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will the 8-pin cable of the xfx-black edition 850 be long enough for me to route behind my case?
Yes, and that 850w will handle GTX 580/480 SLi without a problem.
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post #12 of 18
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The X3 line is the only Ultra line that is really endorsed around these forums..not to the same way a Seasonic or an Antec unit is endorsed, but the X3 line is a good PSU.

I heard somewhere on these forums that the X3 1000w only gives about 900w, but I would need someone more proficient to confirm.

You're going to get a lot of people who are on the Corsair bandwagon and refuse to recommend anything that isn't Corsair, but I can tell you the X3 is a great unit. I have had it for about 3 years now and it is still holding strong, fully modular, great customer service (I actually started with a smaller X3 unit and they upgraded me for free).
Tell me what I need to download to test it, and I will post some sort of screenshots. Since I have an X3.

Also, I have had Ultra powersupplies in the last 3 builds I have done and have had nothing but great performance out of them and with a lifetime warranty.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Eagle1337 View Post
Corsair, I don't trust anything Ultra. There's the silverstone StriderPlus (or gold) 750w as well.
Why? The X3 1000w is quite decent.


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Originally Posted by BlahBlahBlah View Post
I heard somewhere on these forums that the X3 1000w only gives about 900w
It has a +12v capacity of 840W so it's a 900w PSU.

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Originally Posted by x1x50Jayx1x View Post
Tell me what I need to download to test it, and I will post some sort of screenshots. Since I have an X3.

Also, I have had Ultra powersupplies in the last 3 builds I have done and have had nothing but great performance out of them and with a lifetime warranty.
Read above.
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post #14 of 18
The implication that GamerBoy is making (which is true) is that most rigs are not going to draw more than 50-60w's from the 3.3v & 5v rails. Thats why you see them listed only up to 150w on most unit (Besides that 150w is a number of compliance with EPS Standards.)

Generally, on a PSU for a modern system; since all major power draws (CPU, GPU, HDD, Fans, Pumps, & cathodes) use the 12v rail for power, you'll want to have the vast majority of your total capacity taken up by the 12v rail.

In this case, the key bits to look for are the 3.3v/5v rail's combined total not taking up more than 50-60w of the units total capacity on label. And a 3.3v/5v rail having a listed 120-150w output.

Obviously you'll want to read reviews to make sure these numbers are accurate and the unit can do it all in spec. Though labels can tell you a brief overview of what you want to know.
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Thanks for expanding on that, Tator.
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Tell me what I need to download to test it, and I will post some sort of screenshots. Since I have an X3.

Also, I have had Ultra powersupplies in the last 3 builds I have done and have had nothing but great performance out of them and with a lifetime warranty.
What you need to download to test your PSU is about $3,000 and then send most of it to buy a decent load tester and scope. There is no software only solution.
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Why? The X3 1000w is quite decent.
I totally missed the x3 part. I can't say I disagree.
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well i have an X3 1000w running my rig (see my sig) and it has been the best PSU i have use, which included xfx and corsair in that line. It has a rock solid +12V which never drops. Very beautifull PSU fully module with black sleeving wires. Their customer service is the best. I tried their rma, i didn't have a problem with my psu but told them i did cause i read that theres was a chance they would send me a X4. Their advance exchange service had a BRAND NEW X3 1000W in my door in 2 days. i did not had to pay for any shipping (send or return). I returned the new x3 since i didn't needed it but now i know how well the RMA system works. can't beat lifetime warranty.
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