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Hi all,
New forum member so go easy on me!
I'm about to build a new PC with the following specs:
NZXT H2 case
Asus P8P67 PRO
Intel 2500K
Corsair 2x4GB Vengeance
MSI HD6950 Twin Frozr III in silent mode (CF will be possibly be added later)
Vertex 3 120GB SSD
Samsung 2TB EcoGreen F4
Couple of low RPM fans

I want a quiet computer and was therefore looking at getting an AX850 but after hearing many horror stories about coil whine problems with the AX series I've decided to go for a Hale90 with a big and quiet 140mm fan instead. Here in Sweden both the 850 and the 1k can be had for about 1500:- SEK ($230:- or 150:- EUR). I was thinking the obvious choice would be to get the 1kW version since it would have more headroom and the fan would stay quiet even when "stressed" by my system.

What do you guys think? Is there even a better solution out there?
Edited by Explorer45 - 4/4/11 at 10:46am
post #2 of 29
For the same price i'd take ta 1kw
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its not needed but if theyre the same price might as well go for the 1k
     
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A strong 700w would be enough for CF... Look at the seasonic X- series. 1kw is way overkill even for CF.
    
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A strong 700w would be enough for CF... Look at the seasonic X- series. 1kw is way overkill even for CF.
Yeah, but a X-750 is more expensive than both Hale90s so that one's out. I know a 1kW PSU is overkill but I'm thinking that if I never stress the PSU, then the fan will stay quiet and the PSU will stay cool. If I instead stress a 750W the fan will spin up and the noise will be a problem (unless I want to spend serious $ and get a X-series Seasonic).
Also, according to the 80+ Gold standard PSU's reach their highest efficiency at about 50% capacity, right?
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At that price the 1KW for sure. It has more headroom and would be worth more if you come to sell it.
    
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A Radeon 6750? Do those even exist? Maybe you meant 6850? Either way, a 550W unit is more than enough power for two 6850s, and if the 6750 exists I would imagine it needs even less power than the 6850, so 500-550W would still be more than enough... 850W is ridiculous and 1000W would be even worse. Please don't waste your money.
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A Radeon 6750? Do those even exist? Maybe you meant 6850? Either way, a 550W unit is more than enough power for two 6850s, and if the 6750 exists I would imagine it needs even less power than the 6850, so 500-550W would still be more than enough... 850W is ridiculous and 1000W would be even worse. Please don't waste your money.
Oh, sorry I meant 6950.
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For two 6950s, get a good 650W unit, it's more than enough.
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1kw. Generally, PSUs are more efficient when they are outputting less power. You also have a lot of headroom for any future upgrades and it's a decent build.
    
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