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System specs in sig, with 7 fans, a controller, and want to be future proof for any upgrades ect.

I want a good strong modular power supply. One that will have cables long enough to reach in a HAF 932 case.

My current PSU is a Xion 1000watt, and while it works, Once in a while during boot up, right before post, it will shut down and restart. I am beginning to think its the PSU.

I have looked at a few 750-850 watt ones from Corsair and XFX. I just installed a Corsair HX650 into the rig I built for the wife and was impressed with its quality.

I need suggestions please, as I am a bit overwhelmed from the choices, and being laid up from an injury yesterday, my brain is somewhat fried and cant seem to decide.

I thank you all in advance.
Edited by TDS - 2/19/11 at 5:42am
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post #2 of 28
xfx is the best value psu on the market today and corsair is also very good since both companies better psu's are made by seasonic you could llok into seasonic as well and antec has some good offerings but its hard to justify the price of the others over the solid xfx units
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well what wattage would you recommend? I lean towards the 850's
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post #4 of 28
Get the Corsair,reliable and stable.May cost a bit more but you get a 7 year garuntee so at least you know you not gonna have to shell out for another in that time.

I'd say 850w is plenty,but if you want future proof for adding more kit i'd get the HX1000Wmodel,there not too pricey now.
Edited by crossy82 - 2/19/11 at 6:03am
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850 seems reasonable with overclocking and advanced cooling
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i like silverstone psu getting this one would future proof your rig for a long long time SilverStone ST1200 or 1500 great reviews on them.
    
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i like silverstone psu getting this one would future proof your rig for a long long time SilverStone ST1200 for gtx480/580 3 way sli or 1500 4 way sli great reviews on them.
are you planning anything like that?
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post #8 of 28
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Get the Corsair,reliable and stable.May cost a bit more but you get a 7 year garuntee so at least you know you not gonna have to shell out for another in that time.

I'd say 850w is plenty,but if you want future proof for adding more kit i'd get the HX1000Wmodel,there not too pricey now.


Well only thing is, if I go too overkill, its not really efficient. The efficiency peaks the closer to the midrange of the PSU wattage from what I understand. I know my current PSU was overkill, so while I want plenty of headroom, I also want to be realistic about it.
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are you planning anything like that?

I have 6970's crossfired and will never be more than the two cards. I see no reason to go a third or fourth, as the scaling is not there after the second card.
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post #10 of 28
If you're never going to have more than two cards then an 850w PSU is more than enough for anything you're going to do with your system.

Corsair 850HX is an excellent choice.
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