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Originally Posted by BlackHoleSon View Post
The Hale90 is better between the two. One of the best platforms other than the seasonic X-series.


The corsair ax series and seasonic x-series are the same power supply (corsair ax850 is a rebadged x-860) so I'm not sure what you mean by this. And the corsair is reviewed as performing better than the Hale90......
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...Review/1081/10

Call me biased, but I say go for the ax850, more than enough power for what you want to do while staying nice and quiet.
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The corsair ax series and seasonic x-series are the same power supply (corsair ax850 is a rebadged x-860) so I'm not sure what you mean by this. And the corsair is reviewed as performing better than the Hale90......
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...Review/1081/10

Call me biased, but I say go for the ax850, more than enough power for what you want to do while staying nice and quiet.
You might note he was talking about the Corsair HX 1000 vs the Hale 90 1000w, as per the OP. And the NZXT in this case is definitely superior.
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You might note he was talking about the Corsair HX 1000 vs the Hale 90 1000w, as per the OP. And the NZXT in this case is definitely superior.
Doh, foot in mouth......thanks for setting me straight. I've been up for far too long and reading comprehension is clearly not where it needs to be, got distracted and thought this was written by OP.

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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....
So, yes, what they said. Go with the Hale 90
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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

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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
    
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I use an HX1000 in my System (HD6970 CF) and it works Great, I have no experience with the NZXT Unit however they seem to review well.
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