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Couldn't you just look for the many higher wattage PSUs for the same price? Or do you specifically want Gold/Platinum rating?
To be honest, I don't really care for Gold, Silver or Platinum status on the PSU. Electricity is included with my rent, so as long as it's not costing the landlord an arm an a leg to have my computer turned on, I think I can settle for anything. I just want to make sure that it's a really good PSU that is future proof to support both a single GPU and dual GPU (possibly) in the future ..

And as long as it doesn't put any needless wear and tear on my parts, such as my existing PSU, which I fear that it does! Something that is fully modular would be nice too so that I can physically take the PSU out of the case and clean it up to avoid dust build up.

Would something like this be available in the $100-$150 CAD price range? With tax and shipping included would be awesome, but that might be stretching it? Thanks!
Edited by revlimiter - 4/12/11 at 4:22pm
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http://ncix.com/products/?sku=48568&...anufacture=XFX good psu and this ships to BC i think
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That XFX looks really nice aesthetically, but I hear it has some issues with the built in cables being too short.

How about this Corsair AX750W? It's a tad over budget but it's fully modular. Is it a good PSU?
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC1745
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Oh and also, the case that I am looking at is the Corsair Obsidian Series 650D.
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC4329

I would love to be able to have the PSU mounted on the bottom, have the PSU intake air from beneath the case, and have the PSU air outtake go to the back of the case. That way, it's not blowing any air at all in the case and I can direct cleaner colder air into the case by other means. Would the AX750W or something similar to this PSU be able to handle that?
Edited by revlimiter - 4/12/11 at 4:34pm
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post #15 of 19
That kingwin can do great things. check out the jonnyguru review
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I am confused.. the Kingwin is a 550W, but it can push out at least 700W? Is this because the efficiency of this PSU is so amazing and if Kingwin labeled it a 700W would it lose it's platinum status?
It can do 650W at 80PLUS Gold. We don't know past that, but I'd be surprised if it couldn't do 700W easily.

As a 550W it's the best power supply on the market, bar none. It beats the SeaSonic X560 by a notable margin, and stomps units like the SeaSonic S12II 520W, Antec TruePower New 550W, and Corsair VX550 flat.

Not just efficiency-wise; the electrical performance is among the best of any power supply I know of.
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Get the LZP-550 if you don't mind the price tag.
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Oh and also, the case that I am looking at is the Corsair Obsidian Series 650D.
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC4329

I would love to be able to have the PSU mounted on the bottom, have the PSU intake air from beneath the case, and have the PSU air outtake go to the back of the case. That way, it's not blowing any air at all in the case and I can direct cleaner colder air into the case by other means. Would the AX750W or something similar to this PSU be able to handle that?
Thats a great unit. I'd get the X-760 or the AX-750 if I were you. Make sure to pricematch at NCIX instead of using directcanada or bestdirect. Ive heard they are a bit shady.
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