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As im planning to buy another HD5870 to CrossFire, i was also told to buy another PSU, and it should be ready for some amateur OC (would't dare to say serious)

I must choose one from these and no more:

CORSAIR CMPSU-950TX 950W (Its overkill but its cheaper than the 750)
CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W (most expensive!)
XFX Black Edition 850W ATX12V (dont know why i never liked xfx)

What would you recommend ?
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post #2 of 9
EDIT: PowerCool is generally garbage.

You should look at getting a HX750 or XFX 750w. You don't need an 850w.
Edited by Tator Tot - 3/9/11 at 12:51pm
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post #3 of 9
Personally i always buy the highest watt one i can find for a good price. The reason being if i save 20 bucks by getting the lower one if i ever have to replace it that 20 bucks i saved means nothing because long term im going to have to replace it for a while. I also like to think that the power supply will last longer if im using less than its max rather than running the lower one at near full, so go with the 950 one. Yeah it is overkill but who cares this is overclock.net overclocking in general is overkill most of the time, what game really needs people to run their 6 core CPU upwards of 4.0ghz?
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post #4 of 9
power cooler are low range over rated garb,similar to raidmax in performance i think
Edited by obsidian86 - 3/9/11 at 12:52pm
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by necromancer2 View Post
As im planning to buy another HD5870 to CrossFire, i was also told to buy another PSU, and it should be ready for some amateur OC (would't dare to say serious)

I must choose one from these and no more:

CORSAIR CMPSU-950TX 950W (Its overkill but its cheaper than the 750)
CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W (most expensive!)
XFX Black Edition 850W ATX12V (dont know why i never liked xfx)

What would you recommend ?
corsair 950tx gets my vote,although the xfx 850be is also a very nice psu
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post #6 of 9
I'd vote for either of the Corsair PSU's. Go with the 950 if you think you'll need more power in the future. But the 750 is modular so it'll make cable management easier. I'm sure either would suffice for your planned setup wattage wise though.
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigJeebz View Post
I'd vote for either of the Corsair PSU's. Go with the 950 if you think you'll need more power in the future. But the 750 is modular so it'll make cable management easier. I'm sure either would suffice for your planned setup wattage wise though.
Thats it. Modular and cable management. I would go for that and stay Seasonic,Corsair or antec,there are others but I have never had them like the Cougar and others out there. IMO
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post #8 of 9
PowerCool

Or

PowerColor


Biiiig difference.
post #9 of 9
PowerCool has a 650w, PowerColor doesn't.

PowerColor is 500, 600, 850, 1000w.
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
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Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
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Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
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Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
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