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post #1 of 12
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So, I've made a bunch of decisions for my Blackhawk rig. While I would like to get an ASUS WS Revolution, I don't think I'm ever going to need/use THAT MUCH board, so I'm leaning towards one of the 3 PCIe boards, most likely an AsRock. I think I'm leaning towards a 2500K, 460's in SLI, and a 450 GTS for phyx/folding. I'm planning on ordering the PSU today. Price isn't the dealbreaker, however, I am going to list the current newegg prices and perks...

XFX Black Edition 750W - 129.99 (99.99 AMIR) + 5.99 shipping

CORSAIR HX Series 750W - 144.99 (119.99 AMIR) + 5.99 shipping

SeaSonic X750 Gold - 164.99 free shipping

CORSAIR Professional Series AX750 - 169.99 (149.99 AMIR) + 3.99 shipping

Thanks
post #2 of 12
XFX Black Edition 750w is the best value out of all of them.
Corsair HX 750 performs just a hair better than it.

Seasonic X750 & Corsair AX750 are the same units inside, but the AX750 looks better.
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+1 on the XFX.
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+1 on Corsair HX; have the 650W version myself and it has been flawless
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post #5 of 12
The XFX gets my vote its a quality PSU however if you want a gold rated PSU go for the cheaper of the gold rated ones you listed, as they are both built based on the same seasonic platform and both are fully modular.

P.s. your thread has been invaded by us brits
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I don't mind mingling with you blokes My boss here at work is from South Africa, LOL

BTW, I went with the XFX. Gave me some room to buy some cable managment and another 140mm Fan
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I was dead set on the xfx one till I found the SeaSonic x750 for $129.99 one day on newegg. I snached it up and never looked back!
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Originally Posted by mike44njdevils View Post
I don't mind mingling with you blokes My boss here at work is from South Africa, LOL

BTW, I went with the XFX. Gave me some room to buy some cable managment and another 140mm Fan
Glad we're welcome . I think youd be happy with anything from that list TBH, you couldn't have really made a bad descision there

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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
I was dead set on the xfx one till I found the SeaSonic x750 for $129.99 one day on newegg. I snached it up and never looked back!
Lucky!!
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post #9 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
I was dead set on the xfx one till I found the SeaSonic x750 for $129.99 one day on newegg. I snached it up and never looked back!
Ya know....if you're still "dead set" on it, we could work out a trade
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Nah im good! Just to rub it in heres a pic. You barely missed it too 1/7/11 was when I ordered it.
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