Originally Posted by Shub
While I agree with you generally speaking, the OP intends on sleeving his cables, and a fully modular unit helps a lot in that scenario.
Additionally, while I agree with you that the hardwired cables on a semi-modular unit will for the most part be cables you will use anyway, in the case of the Hale90 850W, it has a 4+4-pin CPU power cable AND an 8-pin EPS12V cable, as well as hard-wired SATA cables... in 99% of systems one will only use either the 4+4 or the 8-pin cable, and personally I hate hard-wired SATA cables even though they're going to get used.
yea, i hate that they hardwire BOTH the EPS and ATX12v cables... i just hid it behind the motherboard try with my other cables. some sticky mounts and zip ties fix everything
Originally Posted by Robilar
I picked up the Corsair AX850 from NCIX for $150 after rebate.
Another great unit as well is the Seasonic M12D 850w. I have two of them (both from NCIX), with a bit of hunting, you can get them in the 125-130 range.
As noted above the Seasonic black 850w (having Seasonic internals) is also dirt cheap right now and stellar as well.
i have the Seasonic M12D 850w also and i love it. my system doesnt push it at all cause im using a 775 rig with a 5770, but i know this thing is solid for my next build too. i can run at 4.4ghz and 960/1350 on my 5770 and play crysis warhead all day long and the PSU fan doesnt even spin up. it stays idle
as for the 1000w PSUs in the OP, 1000w units arent necessary for this build if you have a quality 850w unit such as the Hale90 850w or the AX850 or X-850. of these, i would go for the Hale90 850w because its cheaper AND has the best efficiency