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post #12 of 25
Im getting the AX next week Friday so will let you know on my thoughts of it.

I think it is literally between the 2 you have up there as the best 1200w psu at the moment. Antec has crap cable management. Excuse the french, but you are paying over $350 for a PSU, the very least they could do is make it 90% modular.
The review on Jonny Guru, puts the ax above the antec:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=189
Edited by SystemTech - 2/16/11 at 10:22pm
   
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post #13 of 25
1200 watts, mannn

will a computer ever use this much power? i remember seeing some charts from anandtech/toms/xbit about how much power graphics cards actually use, and it makes me feel like a dumbarse for being suckered into buying an 850watt psu (even though i love the psu, i could get away with 500 less watts .) i cant remember the charts exactly, but a system running an i7 + 6950 was using around 300 watts (from the wall iirc, so gotta factor in the psu efficiency to figure out how much wattage the psu will push out.)

looking at the amd and nvidia websites seems to verify this. the gtx 570's power is 219w (http://www.nvidia.com/object/product...tx-570-us.html), does this mean itll draw 219w at max load? amd's site also lists recommended PSUs, and this one, the antec tp-550, can power 2 x 4850's (about the same as the current amd cards i think.) (http://support.amd.com/us/certified/...s.aspx?item=48)



this is the image i was talking about. if anyone knows the actual article, id really appreciate hot sexy linkage
post #14 of 25
As the mythbusters say...if it's worth doing....it's worth over doing a buddy of mine has the antec high current 1200 with 2 570's and a i7 950 or 960 can't remember which, but that psu doesn't flinch if you go that way u would not be disappointed...oh yea he also plans on adding a 3rd 570
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this is the image i was talking about. if anyone knows the actual article, id really appreciate hot sexy linkage
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4137/a...lack-edition/6
post #16 of 25
nice nice nice, thank you shub
Edited by Vuashke - 2/17/11 at 8:36am
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Something inside me tells me that I should go for the AX 1200W instead of the Antec one if im buying a 1200W PSU. Maybe it's because i own more or less everything Corsair makes and im realy happy with it! Everything from the 800D case to my Corsair Dominator GT, maybe it's better to go for a brand you like rather than the BEST of the BEST?
post #18 of 25
You can't really go wrong with either unit, personally I'd just get whichever is cheaper between the two.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shub View Post
You can't really go wrong with either unit, personally I'd just get whichever is cheaper between the two.
Well, it's 15$ more for the Antec than the Corsair
post #20 of 25
tx850 + 480's sli = win

tx850 + 480 WC = fail get the drift?
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