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Corsair AX850 or CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 1000??

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I'm in need of advice on new PSU. Current sig rig specs below. Will be adding a second 5870 in crossfire, plus a SSD drive.

I know AMD pulls lower overall power draws & I'm sure the AX850 would power the crossfire setup plus just about anything else I care to add.

That said, I'm sure next build will be Intel & new PSU will transfer to that rig whenever it happens - so I'm planning ahead - hope the new PSU lasts for several years of upgrades too.

Any thoughts on either PSU? Both are priced about the same right now. I personally think the AX850 is likely the better product, but the 1000w has me looking seriously at CM too.

Thanks.
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Velociraptor 150x2 RAID0 / WD-CaviarBlack 320-16 LiteOn 24x DVD/CD EK Supreme HF Nickel CPU // EK 5870v2 Acetal-Ni... Win7-64 Pro 
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3x22" @ 5040x1050 on Custom Desktop/Racing Rack WASD - Cherry MX-Blues with Switch Dampeners Corsair AX850 Corsair 800D 
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Velociraptor 150x2 RAID0 / WD-CaviarBlack 320-16 LiteOn 24x DVD/CD EK Supreme HF Nickel CPU // EK 5870v2 Acetal-Ni... Win7-64 Pro 
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3x22" @ 5040x1050 on Custom Desktop/Racing Rack WASD - Cherry MX-Blues with Switch Dampeners Corsair AX850 Corsair 800D 
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Corsair ax850 smile.gif

Great piece of kit smile.gif

edit : must update sig from many years ago smile.gif
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Seagate 120/160/200GB Xp Pro 19" CRT (1600x1200) Antec Trueblue 480W 
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Call me a fanboy, but I'd go with Corsair. The only reason why you're thinking about the 1000w is because of the 200W that you do not even need! Get the Corsair, you won't regret it.
    
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OCZ Vertex II 90GB External Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro 64bit 
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If you can get it for cheaper, an NZXT HALE90 or a Seasonic X-850. If not, Corsair.
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1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 ASUS 24X SATA Drive Windows 7 64-bit Some Viewsonic at 1680X1050 
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