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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?
Well, it would be easier if I knew what 750W power supplies were at the local Fry's. I mean, I can't go by their website because it doesn't show the entire inventory.

For the price of the 875W ToughPower XT, I would much rather get the Corsair HX750 (and I'm not just being biased), the 750W Antec TruePower New, or one of XFX's 750W power supplies like the "XXX" edition, or "Black Edition" units. Their Core edition units are ok too.

I mean for what you're going to be powering (with the possibility of having two 6970s), a quality 750W should be absolutely plenty.
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Ya with Frys you have to search the name like just put "corsair power" or "antec power",they carry a limited amount of PSU brands and limited models. They are reducing their inventory selection they said right now becaue they were not moving those high end PSU's. Most just buy the lower power and cheaper ones.

They have a raidmax RX 1000AE gold, a couple of coolmax but 700 and below.

What about theis Sparkle 850 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...9&sku=S15-2020

I may be able to 2nd day one in time but it is not for sure tiger will get it out in time

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Well, it would be easier if I knew what 750W power supplies were at the local Fry's. I mean, I can't go by their website because it doesn't show the entire inventory.

For the price of the 875W ToughPower XT, I would much rather get the Corsair HX750 (and I'm not just being biased), the 750W Antec TruePower New, or one of XFX's 750W power supplies like the "XXX" edition, or "Black Edition" units. Their Core edition units are ok too.

I mean for what you're going to be powering (with the possibility of having two 6970s), a quality 750W should be absolutely plenty.

Edited by Topgearfan - 4/25/11 at 9:29pm
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Ya with Frys you have to search the name like just put "corsair power" or "antec power",they carry a limited amount of PSU brands and limited models. They are reducing their inventory selection they said right now becaue they were not moving those high end PSU's. Most just buy the lower power and cheaper ones.

They have a raidmax RX 1000AE gold, a couple of coolmax but 700 and below.

What about theis Sparkle 850 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...9&sku=S15-2020

I may be able to 2nd day one in time but it is not for sure tiger will get it out in time
If you're going to shop at Tiger Direct and if you're going to look at PSUs in that price range, then here's a much better unit than that Sparkle one:

The Corsair AX750 for $173.99

This PSU is a rebranded SeaSonic X-750: it's the best 750W power supply that money can buy. However, it is major overkill on quality for most people (I don't know about you, but I most certainly wouldn't need this level of quality), so here's another high quality unit that is still excellent and slightly overkill on quality:

The Corsair HX750 for $149.99


I personally guarantee you that either of these 2 power supplies will easily power your system if you were to add in another 6970 (I have absolutely no doubt about it). In addition, they would probably be the last PSUs you'd ever have to buy for the next several years because they are just that good.

Now, I could probably put more effort into shopping around on Tiger Direct, but their PSU inventory is quite limited. The next best choices were the XFX "Core" units, but both of these Corsair PSUs are superior. Plus, XFX's "Core Edition" units are not modular.

So if you want to have complete peace of mind, then get either the AX750 or the HX750. They will last you for several years.

If you are still worried about installing it yourself, then remember this: you are a member of Overclock.net, so you're covered.
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Well i think I am going to get the HX850 only because in jonnygurus test of the AX and HX the HX actually is a better unit and the AX falls short of its gold rating in his tests. So it is really more of a silver rating, so I may as well spend less money on the HX850 and get a silver rated one already that seems to get almost perfect marks from him. I really wanted to get teh Kingwin LZ-1000 only because it is cool lookin.lol The cougar SX850 is also really nice looking but most seem to hate it on this board. the kingwin is also 150 bucks from newegg shipped even with tax. This used to be well over 200 bucks.

Also like I said before I plan on several mods that may stress a 750 too much. I want to add a 5.25" drive bay fan, SSD, another HDD, adn liquid cooled GPU's and possibly mod the rear panel behind the mobo to put a 200mm fan on it since it gets really hot in that small space.

I dont think my GPU should be idling at 42-43 degress with an Antec 620 cooler on it. mobo stays around 27 idling.

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If you're going to shop at Tiger Direct and if you're going to look at PSUs in that price range, then here's a much better unit than that Sparkle one:

The Corsair AX750 for $173.99

This PSU is a rebranded SeaSonic X-750: it's the best 750W power supply that money can buy. However, it is major overkill on quality for most people (I don't know about you, but I most certainly wouldn't need this level of quality), so here's another high quality unit that is still excellent and slightly overkill on quality:

The Corsair HX750 for $149.99


I personally guarantee you that either of these 2 power supplies will easily power your system if you were to add in another 6970 (I have absolutely no doubt about it). In addition, they would probably be the last PSUs you'd ever have to buy for the next several years because they are just that good.

Now, I could probably put more effort into shopping around on Tiger Direct, but their PSU inventory is quite limited. The next best choices were the XFX "Core" units, but both of these Corsair PSUs are superior. Plus, XFX's "Core Edition" units are not modular.

So if you want to have complete peace of mind, then get either the AX750 or the HX750. They will last you for several years.

If you are still worried about installing it yourself, then remember this: you are a member of Overclock.net, so you're covered.

Edited by Topgearfan - 4/26/11 at 2:06pm
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Well i think I am going to get the HX850 only because in jonnygurus test of the AX and HX the HX actually is a better unit and the AX falls short of its gold rating in his tests. So it is really more of a silver rating, so I may as well spend less money on the HX850 and get a silver rated one already that seems to get almost perfect marks from him. I really wanted to get teh Kingwin LZ-1000 only because it is cool lookin.lol The cougar SX850 is also really nice looking but most seem to hate it on this board. the kingwin is also 150 bucks from newegg shipped even with tax. This used to be well over 200 bucks.

Also like I said before I plan on several mods that may stress a 750 too much. I want to add a 5.25" drive bay fan, SSD, another HDD, adn liquid cooled GPU's and possibly mod the rear panel behind the mobo to put a 200mm fan on it since it gets really hot in that small space.

I dont think my GPU should be idling at 42-43 degress with an Antec 620 cooler on it. mobo stays around 27 idling.
I learned from Phaedrus2129 recently that the Cougar SX series aren't all that impressive.

Anyway, even after those mods along with the watercooling, the HX750 has enough power. It won't be stressed at all.

However, I have noticed a pattern: no matter how many times I tell you that a good quality 750W power supply has enough power, I can see that you will keep insisting on some 850W+ quality power supply. So go with the HX850 and be done with it.
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lol. ya I am always of the mindset that is more is better. I have the same sickness with cars and Horsepower. If 600hp is insane than 700 is insaner I am going to stick with corsair and deal with it not being pretty to look at.

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I learned from Phaedrus2129 recently that the Cougar SX series aren't all that impressive.

Anyway, even after those mods along with the watercooling, the HX750 has enough power. It won't be stressed at all.

However, I have noticed a pattern: no matter how many times I tell you that a good quality 750W power supply has enough power, I now know that you will keep insisting on some 850W+ quality power supply. So go with the HX850 and be done with it.
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lol. ya I am always of the mindset that is more is better. I have the same sickness with cars and Horsepower. If 600hp is insane than 700 is insaner I am going to stick with corsair and deal with it not being pretty to look at.
Aw, but the HX series is a nice looking line of power supplies. To be honest, I originally wanted the HX450 when it was still available because it is just right for me and it has the look I'm after, but I had to pay for international shipping. So I got the HX650 instead because it also had free shipping.
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Ya it is not bad looking but not as fun as the kingwin. I guess the real diff between the AX and HX is the AX is 100% modular, but even though it is gold the review I saw say it really doesnt hit gold under load and heat. Wondering before I place my order here if the AX is worth the extra. My Pc has to sit on my desk so if I am going to have to look at it all the time it may as well be something nice to look at.

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Aw, but the HX series is a nice looking line of power supplies. To be honest, I originally wanted the HX450 when it was still available because it is just right for me and it has the look I'm after, but I had to pay for international shipping. So I got the HX650 instead because it also had free shipping.

Edited by Topgearfan - 4/26/11 at 9:19pm
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Form follows function. Try to resist that Kingwin because the HX750 crushes it.
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Well i think I am going to get the HX850 only because in jonnygurus test of the AX and HX the HX actually is a better unit and the AX falls short of its gold rating in his tests. So it is really more of a silver rating, so I may as well spend less money on the HX850 and get a silver rated one already that seems to get almost perfect marks from him. I really wanted to get teh Kingwin LZ-1000 only because it is cool lookin.lol The cougar SX850 is also really nice looking but most seem to hate it on this board. the kingwin is also 150 bucks from newegg shipped even with tax. This used to be well over 200 bucks.

Also like I said before I plan on several mods that may stress a 750 too much. I want to add a 5.25" drive bay fan, SSD, another HDD, adn liquid cooled GPU's and possibly mod the rear panel behind the mobo to put a 200mm fan on it since it gets really hot in that small space.

I dont think my GPU should be idling at 42-43 degress with an Antec 620 cooler on it. mobo stays around 27 idling.
They trade blows. Voltage regulation is slightly better on the HX850 but ripple suppression is slightly better on the AX850. They both have solid build quality and are close in efficiency.

I don't know what you define "cool" as, but these are some to consider:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182238
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121076
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817322011
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