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Looking into buying a 1000W psu to replace my 750 (getting hard reboots only when I game, with no OC's).

I saw the recommended psu list: CM Pro Gold 1000W, Silverstone strider gold, sparkle gold, OCZ ZX.

I like the Coolermaster, but it appears that there are a lot of cables hardwired.

With the silerstone, i love how the psu is completely modular (like the OCZ)- but I dont like the caps that are on the wires Is this really that helpful?

I want to have nice cables, and preferably all modular. black (any blue would be nice for my case theme). Am I missing any other options for a 1000W? Cost wise under/within the $200 range. I certainly dont want to skimp out on this, as I can see myself getting a new cpu and more hardware in the future.

So- what other 1000W psu's would you recommend and why?

Edit: Might I add- I dont really like the 6+2 connectors. Dont really want extra little wires dangling from 6-pin
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Have you considered the AX850 from Corsair.

I know for a fact from personal experience that a quality 850w can power two OC'd 5970s.

I like that the AX850 is fully modular and have all black cables to boot.
    
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post #3 of 19
Most 1KWs are gonna have 6+2 pins. It's standard.

The new Mushkin Joule 1KW is probably one of the highest quality units you can find. It may not be modular, but it has 80+ Gold and will be reliable for years of use.
    
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ocz zx and sparkle gold both made by great wall using the exact same guts so either one will do

the cm gold and strider gold are made by enhance but based on track record the silverstone will be the better unit seems to be a better platform then the cm gold is based on

and some more options could be

nzxt 1000 if you can find one as they seem to be out of stock a lot

but a good 850-900 range will also work well

the lepa g900 comes to mind

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194083


not fully modular but worth a look
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post #5 of 19
Get the Silverstone Strider Gold, They are modular so you can put aside any unnecessary cables...

You need 1000W + when you run like 3 GTX580 in tri sli or setup with a few higher end cards.
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I certainly dont want to get just an 850W because 100W can be eaten up pretty quickly with new/more hardware.

Also, wanting to keep with a black psu casing. Only thing I dont like about the silverstone are those darn caps on the wires.

I saw the CM gold has both 6 and 6+2 wires.. One reason I like that one, but not the HUGE amount of hardwired cables already..
Maybe another thing i like is the shorter footprint
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Corsair's 1000HX series are good.
    
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Originally Posted by BakingSoda View Post
Corsair's 1000HX series are good.
it was good 3 years ago with the hx1050 on the way the hx 1000 is old and dated and you have to be retarded to by it at its current price if it was $50 cheaper it would be fair but all the psu's the op are interested in will leave it dead on the floor
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Just noticed, the sparkle only has 4 pci-e 6+2 connectors no room for expandability from what I have
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Just noticed, the sparkle only has 4 pci-e 6+2 connectors no room for expandability from what I have
get the zx then since they are essentially the same inside
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