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Are you planning to only run a single GPU setup? 550W is more than enough for one GTX 480/580
Even with my current Corsair TX 750 watt, my PSU becomes UNBEARABLY loud (with one GTX 480) so I disagree that 550W is more than enough.

And yes I will be running 2x GTX 480s in SLI. I need silence which is the main reason I am going for higher wattage

I will check out the XFX unit you mentioned
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post #12 of 35
HX1000 definitely showing it's age. Many superior 1000PSU, NZXT is one.
Your TX750 should not be making that much racket. Are you sure it's not your 480?

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The NZXT is superior to the HX1000.
    
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HX1000 definitely showing it's age. Many superior 1000PSU, NZXT is one.
Your TX750 should not be making that much racket. Are you sure it's not your 480?
My GTX 480 is a Hydro Copper card with no fan.
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post #14 of 35
the XFX 850w Black edition PSU is a great unit and it was on sale for $130 a week ago or so. if you can find it at that price, there isnt much that can beat it at $130 or so

here:

XFX Black Edition 850w $200 regular, $50 off instant, $30 MIR = $119 after MIR. hard to beat that

XFX Black Edition 850w Review by JG

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It may be a mad, mad world outside this lab, but in here the XFX is chugging along like it's not even warm. Sure, the exhaust temperature is a toasty sixty-one degrees by test five, but look at those voltage readings... stable like the unit was made out of concrete. 3.3V and 5V are still inside 1% regulation. 12V is barely outside 1%. And the efficiency has actually gone up in test two, now flirting with 90%!

Did I hear the fan yet? No, I did not. It just wasn't speeding up to audible levels for anything.
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Sweet Jeebus! Ok, I think we can say XFX is dead serious about taking over the market now. 12V ripple under 25mV. 3.3V and 5V barely active enough to get a reading at all. These results put the XFX into an elite group occupied by the likes of the Antec CP-850, Antec SG-850, PC Power & Cooling Silencer 910, and... yes... the Corsair HX850. It's really, really, really hard to get better ripple suppression than this, people.
this thing will run SLI GTX480s, watercooling, OC'd i7 even if your toom temperature was 40*C (104*F) without flinching AND keep the fans quiet.

If you still want to spend $180 or so for a unit with a bit more efficiency, the NZXT Hale90 850W is a better fit for your rig, and the Corsair AX850 is also in that range ($189). the Seasonic X-850 is also in that price range, but a bit higher at $195. i dont think the AX850 or the X-850's efficiency ratings earn them a price higher than the NZXT unit. out of these, the NZXT wins, but the XFX is $60 cheaper and still does Silver Efficiency
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post #15 of 35
The Hale90.

Looks much better, warranty is better and well, I'd trust NZXT my life. Not the same to Corsair.
   
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post #16 of 35
For the price of the corsair i'd pick up the silverstone 1000 gold and i think the sparkle 1250 is on promo on newegg for 190 after rebate



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256068



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817800001
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post #17 of 35
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so I disagree that 550W is more than enough.
Whether you disagree or not, it's true that 550w can easily power any single GPU setup currently available. Your PSU fan shouldn't be making alot of noise because under normal gaming load conditions, you should be be below 400WDC.
Edited by GameBoy - 2/22/11 at 1:05am
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post #18 of 35
The TX750 has an aggressive fan controller. It's quiet up to about 300-400W, then starts kicking into high gear.

Something like a SeaSonic X750 would be much quieter, even though it's the same wattage. For that matter, the X560 would do as well and only be audible when running benchmarks.
post #19 of 35
I am trying to figure out if I should go with the AX850 or Hale90 850. Is the fully modular any better vs the almost modular Hale90. I plan on sleeving the PSU but im going with a black and white theme. Uh the choices....
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post #20 of 35
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I am trying to figure out if I should go with the AX850 or Hale90 850. Is the fully modular any better vs the almost modular Hale90. I plan on sleeving the PSU but im going with a black and white theme. Uh the choices....
fully modular just means there are no hardwired cables, which, imho is not so smart. there are cables that you ALWAYS need and should be hardwired to avoid any connection issues such as the 24pin main pwr, the ATX/EPS12v 4/8pin and atleast one Sata and PCIe cable. the 'partially' modular designs have these cables hardwired and also have plugs to allow expansion with the other modular cables for more PCIe cables or Sata, etc.

i would pick the Hale90. its equal to or better than the AX850 in every aspect, the white color theme is awesome (specially if you want a black/white theme) and the 'partially' modular cables are a non-issue for me. i might even say i like the partially modular set up more because i like the main connections to be hardwired
    
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