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post #1 of 10
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I am needing to get a new power supply for wife's system. I know Corsair makes one hell of a power supply and it is definitely in the running.

I have it narrow down to these.

Corsair 850HX - egg price 170

Corsair AX850 - egg price 190

XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES - egg price 150

SILVERSTONE ST85F-P - egg price 150

Silverstone ST85F-G - egg price 190

I do like fully modular, keeps things nice and neat. What are your recommendations and why? How does it truly compare to the others listed? I will be pulling the trigger on this in the next up coming days.

System is almost identical to my sig rig, SLI will be added later why I have chose to go with 850.
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post #2 of 10
Get the XFX, it's cheap, has good warranty, and is a fantastic unit.
It's made by SeaSonic, same company that manufactures Corsairs units.
    
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post #3 of 10
The XFX is the best value out of those by far, and it is an exceptional unit.
Fully modular doesn't do you any good if you use all the non-modular cables in a semi-modular PSU like the XFX. To be fair though, there will be one unused cable if you get the XFX, which is either the 4+4-pin CPU power cable, or the 8-pin EPS12V cable. You will be using everything else, and the one cable won't be very hard to tuck away from sight and airflow.

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Get the XFX, it's cheap, has good warranty, and is a fantastic unit.
It's made by SeaSonic, same company that manufactures Corsairs units.
To be precise, SeaSonic manufactures some of Corsair's units, but not all. By sheer numbers, the majority of Corsair units are made by Channel Well Tech these days (including the HX850).
post #4 of 10
Stick with the units in your list. Based on the price, XFX is thew way to go but you say you prefer full modular so ax850 is only best full modular in your list.
Edited by linskingdom - 1/29/11 at 4:14pm
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how is it vs the silverstones? is it fully modular also?
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post #6 of 10
Its better then the silverstones. It is semi modular, but you'l use most of the cables anyways.

In addition, the XFX is good for SLI, as it can deliver almost all of its power to the 12v rail.
    
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post #7 of 10
The Silverstone units are also fully modular, yes.
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Stick with the units in your list. Based on the price, XFX is thew way to go but you say you prefer full modular so ax850 is only one full modular in your list.
I thought i read silverstones were fully modular also
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I thought i read silverstones were fully modular also
Yes. It is. My bad. A typo. XFX unit is the best value.
post #10 of 10
850w is overkill for two 570's... are you going to be heavily overclocking? If not, the Antec TPN-650 is only $90 at newegg at the moment and will handle that rig fine.
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