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post #1 of 35
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I can't seem to decide between a

a) Corsair HX 1000w (80 plus certified)
and
b) NZXT HALE90 1000w (80 plus gold certified)

Im looking for quietness and reliability. I plan to use this power supply for the next 6+ years
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post #2 of 35
I like the Corsair IMHO
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post #3 of 35
are they your only choices?
    
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post #4 of 35
Corsair HX1000 is like 2 500w power supplies in one enclosure.

NZXT all the way.
    
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post #5 of 35
I would take the nzxt over the corsair..... do you need 1000w tho? cause for the price you could go with really good 850w.

Our local psu guru speaks on the matter

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...l#post12375665

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129
The HX1000 is grossly overpriced, and is vastly outperformed by the Hale90. HX1000 is based on an old version of the CWT PUC platform, which is huge, expensive, and had mediocre ripple suppression.

The TX950 is near the top of CWT DSG's capabilities and is about tied with the Hale90, except the Hale90 is more efficient and modular.

Edited by luvsan - 2/21/11 at 11:17pm
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post #6 of 35
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by microman View Post
are they your only choices?
Not really but I would like to stay within that price range
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post #7 of 35
well i dunno why you need 1000W but if i had to choose i would take the NZXT
    
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post #8 of 35
The NZXT is superior to the HX1000.
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post #9 of 35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by microman View Post
well i dunno why you need 1000W but if i had to choose i would take the NZXT
Hmm perhaps I should tone it down to a 850-900w? How is the Corsair HX850 or AX850

The reason I want to upgrade from my TX750 is because whenever I game, my PSU gets unbearably loud. Even when I had just one GTX 480 in my rig, the PSU fan would ramp up and get extremely loud
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post #10 of 35
Are you planning to only run a single GPU setup? 550W is more than enough for one GTX 480/580, and 850w is enough for two.

The HX850 and AX850 are pretty close in performance, the former has slightly better voltage regulation and the latter has slightly better ripple suppression. The AX850 is fully modular, more efficient, and *probably* a little more quiet so you can decide if it's worth the extra or not. Have a look at the XFX BE 850w aswell.
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