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Hey.
I plan to get a 2'nd GTX 580, though i have to upgrade my PSU (which is 700W from Coolermaster). I've been looking at all the 1200+ W PSU there is to find here in my country (Norway). And i've got my eyes up for two of them. Corsair AX 1200 and the "new" Antec High Current Pro 1200W. And after all the reviews i have seen, the Antec is the best out of these two. Now, i like the cable management on the Corsair because i won't be using ALL the cables that are pre-attached to the Antec, though i can get the Antec for the same price as the Corsair, and that's why im thinking of the Antec because it got "better" reviews and have all the cables i could ever imagine So, which one to choose? Corsair AX1200W or the Antec High Current Pro 1200W.

PS: If you do know about a PSU, and think i don't need a 1200W. Then say it
post #2 of 25
No, just no. Get a quality 850w. Even that is slightly overkill.

Have a look at the Recommended PSU List here.
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post #3 of 25
850W is more than enough
Corsair AX850 is a good example.
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Or not
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post #5 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
No, just no. Get a quality 850w. Even that is slightly overkill.

Have a look at the Recommended PSU List here.
*mongoloid likes this*

lol..but seriously, a quality 850 is plenty.
post #6 of 25
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I see. The reason i thought about a 1200W was to be ready for the future, never know when there will be a third card or anything extra. But it seems like a 850W will do the thing for me?
post #7 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
No, just no. Get a quality 850w. Even that is slightly overkill.

Have a look at the Recommended PSU List here.
+1 Decent 750-850W is plenty. Seasomic X750/850 or Corsair AX750/850 come to mind.
post #8 of 25
If you really do believe that a third 580 is in your future, then the Antec HCP1200 is your best bet. Until then, the Corsair AX850, Seasonic X850, Antec HCP850, Antec TPQ850 or similar will do any dual GPU setup.
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I do have to say that I would be more prone to the 1200W than the 850 if you're not 100% sure that you're not going to get a 3rd/4th gpu. Better to have more power than not enough, I went through like 3 upgrades (and lost a lot of money) before getting the PC Power and Cooling 1200W. I figure with a PSU, you can use it through many builds, so it's worth it. Either of the 2 you have up there are quality.
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post #10 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by microterf View Post
I do have to say that I would be more prone to the 1200W than the 850 if you're not 100% sure that you're not going to get a 3rd/4th gpu. Better to have more power than not enough, I went through like 3 upgrades (and lost a lot of money) before getting the PC Power and Cooling 1200W. I figure with a PSU, you can use it through many builds, so it's worth it. Either of the 2 you have up there are quality.
Yup, would be bad to buy a 850W now and then get a third card and then have to upgrade again to have enough power would be sad. In Norway the Corsair AX 850W cost arround 260$, and the Corsair AX 1200W (and the Antec) will cost me 370$. It's a jump in the price for sure, but not nearly as bad that it would be to buy two PSU's
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