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CORSAIR AX850 vs. HX850 vs. SeaSonic X-850
So After much reading on reviews, it seems like the Corsair HX850 just seems better valued_ than the AX850 according to Johnnyguru but who knows. I have read a few reviews on the Seasonic X-850 and it seems great also.

Damn it, so many PSU's and just not sure which is TOP of the Line quality..

I'm willing to pay good money to get a good PSU(As I don't want to skimp out on the PSU as I've already invested so much in the build)

Between these power supplies which one would you prefer?

This is a hard pick for me, as I am unsure which route I should take_

This is for:
GTX580 SLi (Overclocked)
Overclocked CPU(i72600k)
1 7200rpm HDD
1 SSD
1 DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive
1x 230mm LED Fan
3x 120mm fan
2x 140mm LED Fan


I need some input =] thanks
Edited by httuner - 3/15/11 at 12:01am
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post #2 of 24
850 would be enough - however.. to be very safe i'd go with the 1000. Not that much of a price increase, and gives you peace of mind. I've read reviews saying that the 850 is capable of giving 900w+ assuming its still in good condition.
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CORSAIR HX1000 Watt
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post #5 of 24
I would take the AX850 for that build. The HX1000 is still not a bad PSU but it is a bit out dated.
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post #6 of 24
The Corsair HX1000 is an outdated unit and is actually 2 - 500w units combined. I owned one and it was fine but there are many other 1000w range power supplies that are superior (Enermax Revolution for example).


The big draw will be your video cards, the other stuff is minimal.

A good quality 850w - 950w will be plenty.
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post #7 of 24
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So I guess I'll have to avoid the HX1000, okay so I'll look towards the Enermax Revolution model and read on some reviews first before deciding on the purchase tonight.

Anyhow I also looked at the Rosewill Lightning series 1000watt model and liked it(Alot of bling, but I rather have function/reliability/quality over looks), but I'm just unsure of Rosewill, I suppose I have to look into more reviews for it.

I'm looking for something to last me 5 years at least. I'm willing to spend 260 dollars on a high quality PSU( at least 850-1000 watt but it seems 1000 watt might give me more room to work with )
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post #8 of 24
The following units are all based on the same platform:

Kingwin Lazer Gold
NZXT Hale90
Rosewill Lightning Gold

They're all based on the Superflower Golden Green platform, and are generally pretty good quality/value 80PLUS Gold units.
post #9 of 24
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194079

Recommended? Heck this looks perfect and the price is A++ from my point of view, just unsure if this is a great reliable unit, never ran with Enermax before so IDK, read a few reviews and so far the reviews said good PSU, just wanted some personal input from others so input away =]
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post #10 of 24
This is a better value really:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121076&Tpk=Kingwin%20lzg%20850
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