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Silverstone ST1000-P OR Corsair AX850 for GTX 480 SLI?

post #1 of 7
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Both are about the same price and fit my budget. Which one will suit me best? I'm open to other suggestions as well (AX1200 is out of my picture for now ) Must be modular btw
I'll just OC the i5-2500k but not the GPUs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256057
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9015&Tpk=ax850
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post #2 of 7
AX850 will easily do it. Plus the AX has a better warranty.
You could also go for lower priced alternatives like the Antec TPQ850, Silverstone Strider+ 850, and HX850.
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post #3 of 7
+1 for AX850. 850W is enough to handle the GTX 480 in SLI. The quality and the warranty are a must. Beware however, if you have a large case we will probably need an extension for the ATX 8-pin connector.
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post #4 of 7
Neither; get the Sparkle Gold Class 1000w for $140 + $3 Shipping when you use the Promo Code SPARKLESALE3
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post #5 of 7
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Thank you all for the advices. I never own a Silverstone PSU before so I'm not sure about its quality, only heard good things about it but since most of my PSUs that I've owned were Corsair (HX620, TX750, HX650, HX850), I'll probably go with them again. And I'm really confused since some say go for the Silverstone and others think the AX850 is enough, I might as well stretch a bit and bite on the AX1200.
It's $250 AR on Amazon now and I think it's still a good deal consider the AX850 is $189.99 + tax on the egg.
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post #6 of 7
Silverstone's Strider Series of PSU's are good quality.
You shouldn't worry about that.

Like I said above though; the deal on the Sparkle Gold Class is the best around.
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Silverstone's Strider Series of PSU's are good quality.
You shouldn't worry about that.

Like I said above though; the deal on the Sparkle Gold Class is the best around.
Thanks Tator, I already made up my mind and will go with the Silverstone since I could get it + the Corsair H70 cooler for about the same price as the AX1200 on Amazon. If 850W is about right and 1200W is too much for GTX 480 SLI then 1000W would get the job done perfectly I think
The Sparkle PSU is a great deal but I'm not really a fan of the color scheme and it's out of stock on the egg.
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