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What exactly are your options?
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My options are either the Antec Truepower quattro 1000w, the thermaltake toughpower 875w, or the Corsair HX1000w from Frys. I need to return mine by this weekend to be under the 30 day mark so I cant order one and wait a week or so since I need my PC running. I am not sure what else Frys has in stock that is any good. I dont know enough about PSU's to tell.

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post #33 of 56
Get the HX1000w then. The Quattro 1000w has problems with it and the Toughpower is not as good as the HX1000w.
Only thing with the HX1000w is that if you run SLI/Crossfire make sure they are off of different 12v rails
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post #34 of 56
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LOL, I believe you. I will just do it myself then. If Ican take apart a motor and put it back then I can do this. i just worry about static. So would the Thermaltake toughpower 875 be a good one. i know a lot of people say their other line of PSU's are crap, but this one is left out and said that it is good. Otherwise I will get the Antec truepower quattro 1000w they have. The 850's are gone and discontinued they said so are the corsair 850's and 750's. May just be discontinued from their invntory only though. If the Thermaltake 875 toughpower is a good one I can get it from Tiger direct for 139.00 with my coupon.
If you can shop from Tiger Direct, then why are you limiting yourself to just those PSUs?

It sounds like you're not limited at all.

I can pull up some good 750W power supplies from Tiger Direct or perhaps Amazon.com. I won't look at Newegg because of CA tax.
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post #35 of 56
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Get the HX1000w then. The Quattro 1000w has problems with it and the Toughpower is not as good as the HX1000w.
Only thing with the HX1000w is that if you run SLI/Crossfire make sure they are off of different 12v rails
Um, the TT Toughpower is definitely a better choice over the HX. It uses the CWT DSG platform which is superior to the old CWT PUC platform used in the HX1000.
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post #36 of 56
Well I was thinking since i was going to have them install it I was limited to what they had, but since gameboy says the TT toughpower is pretty decent I may as well do that one unless you find a better option. I would like to go with a more powerfull unit if i am going to go through the hassle of changing it. Thanks for the help and ya I dont buy from new egg since it costs more than buying from frys since they have to ship to you and I cant go pick up even thugh they are 15min from me.

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If you can shop from Tiger Direct, then why are you limiting yourself to just those PSUs?

It sounds like you're not limited at all.

I can pull up some good 750W power supplies from Tiger Direct or perhaps Amazon.com. I won't look at Newegg because of CA tax.
post #37 of 56
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Well I was thinking since i was going to have them install it I was limited to what they had, but since gameboy says the TT toughpower is pretty decent I may as well do that one unless you find a better option. I would like to go with a more powerfull unit if i am going to go through the hassle of changing it. Thanks for the help and ya I dont buy from new egg since it costs more than buying from frys since they have to ship to you and I cant go pick up even thugh they are 15min from me.
Many great PSUs on Newegg have free shipping, but if you live in CA then you have to pay tax.

Do you live in Los Angeles, or Louisiana?

Also, replace the PSU yourself. It's really not difficult at all.

Finally: you have to be 100% sure that you're going to add a 2nd 6970 to truly justify the purchase of a quality 750W+ power supply. As your system stands right now, even a quality 550W power supply would be able to power it.
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post #38 of 56
Ya i am near los angeles, and I avoid rtaxes at all costs. I am going to add another card for sure and likely OC them at some point. I think I will get the TT toughpower 875 then.

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Many great PSUs on Newegg have free shipping, but if you live in CA then you have to pay tax.

Do you live in Los Angeles, or Louisiana?

Also, replace the PSU yourself. It's really not difficult at all.

Finally: you have to be 100% sure that you're going to add a 2nd 6970 to truly justify the purchase of a quality 750W+ power supply. As your system stands right now, even a quality 550W power supply would be able to power it.
post #39 of 56
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Ya i am near los angeles, and I avoid rtaxes at all costs. I am going to add another card for sure and likely OC them at some point. I think I will get the TT toughpower 875 then.
There are better options than the 875W ToughPower XT.

Why are you limiting your choices?
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post #40 of 56
I dont have much time to decide this. I have to return my PSU by sat and I need my PC running for woring from home as well. I dont want to 2nd day or overnight a PSU from Tiger because it will cost too much.I already figured out that Tiger lies about their shipping time frame. they were supposed to send my monitors and active adapter today and send me a tracking. they then told me that it wont fgo out until tomorrw becaue they are backed up with orders over the weekend like mine. So I may not even get it by friday to replace it. So I need something I can get my hands on the day I take mine out.

If it were you which higher power PSU would you do?

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There are better options than the 875W ToughPower XT.

Why are you limiting your choices?
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