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I've only ever used PC Power & Cooling PSUs in my systems so outside of them I'm not entirely sure what I should be looking at anymore. I was looking at their MK2 series but their 600 watt is white...NOT the color I'm going for here lol.

My first PSU that lasted forever from them was the turbo 510, and right now I got the Quad 750 which is more power than I really need.

So basically I want 1) Black or red 2) Modular...if they include sleeved cables it's a huge plus, or at least someone who sells them 3) Seasonic, Antec?, Pc Power & Cooling are the only great ones I know. Corsairs I've heard are just average budget builds. What do I know though. I have heard Rosewill has become quite the contender in PSU's as well.

If you're just a brand whore because OH GET A CORSAIR BECAUSE ITS CORSAIR!, please go to another thread.

Thanks in advance guys
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It'll be running the system below, I'm getting a new CPU like the 8350 and it'll also be running the XSPC RS360 kit.

[edit] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088 thoughts?
 

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The X-650 is nice (very nice), but it's quite overkill unless you want to have two 7970s.

Actually, will you ever have two video cards?
 

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The X-650 is nice (very nice), but it's quite overkill unless you want to have two 7970s.

Actually, will you ever have two video cards?
I'm thinking about picking up another 7950 for giggles at some point yes. What I'm unsure of is the pictures on newegg show the cables as sleeved, but all the review sites aren't sleeved. Were those just demo models for the sites to review?
 

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I'm thinking about picking up another 7950 for giggles at some point yes.
Oh, then a quality-made 550W would be more than enough:

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_7950_crossfire_review_2_and_3_way,5.html

With two 7950s under full load in their test system, their PSU pulled about 435W from the wall outlet. The graph shows 279, but this excludes the rest of the system. The idle wattage for this setup in their system would be about 150-160, so I should use 155W. That comes out to 434, so I rounded up to 435. Now, their CPU was idling during this power draw test (it's always idling during their video card power draw test), so I have to add about 150W for the CPU which makes the PSU pulling 585W from the wall outlet. So if the PSU is 85% efficient while pulling 585W from the wall outlet, then the system is only pulling 497W from the PSU. The actual gaming load will be closer to about 400 to maybe 450W at times (depending on the game). So, a quality-made 550W power supply would be more than enough because the kind of PSU I'm talking about can deliver its rated wattage continuously if it's ever needed.

However, I will recommend a nice 650W unit just so it's easier to find one that has enough PCI-E cables without needing to spend a fortune.

Here's my first recommendation:

650W Rosewill CAPSTONE Modular Cable Version Series for $104.99 shipped

Of course, the X-650 is only $19.99 more.

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What I'm unsure of is the pictures on newegg show the cables as sleeved, but all the review sites aren't sleeved. Were those just demo models for the sites to review?
Oh, I don't know. This is a good question.
 
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There is the PSU program in my sig. Use it
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What about adding a water pump to the mix. Also, what's your opinion on this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119

That program of yours gives me a rating of 820 with two of my 7950's overclocked. o_O 575 with just my current 7950 OC'd excluding the fact I'll be running a pump as well. Think I'll just stick with that 650
 

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What about adding a water pump to the mix. Also, what's your opinion on this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119
Omg, I forgot about that one! It wasn't the lowest priced high-quality 550W modular PSU for a while there. It always was, and now it is again. Nice. This is another very nice PSU.

I think adding a water pump will be fine. I forgot to ask something though: will you be overclocking the 7950s? Will you be overvolting them?
 

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What about adding a water pump to the mix. Also, what's your opinion on this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119

That program of yours gives me a rating of 820 with two of my 7950's overclocked. o_O 575 with just my current 7950 OC'd excluding the fact I'll be running a pump as well. Think I'll just stick with that 650
Did you also say "over 40% CPU overclock"?
 

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Did you also say "over 40% CPU overclock"?
I did and it bumped it up to like 800 watts, I Dunno if i'll actually get 40% OC though? Does it really matter? I know I'll be pushing that 8350 as far as I can. I'm currently sitting on 4.0ghz on my 965 with 1.5v

My 7950's are OC'd and overvolted. 1150/1575 + 20% power @ 1250v

So basically what it is:

AMD 8350 OC'd to whatever I can hit
7950 OC'd to whats in my sig with the +20% power thing and 1250v or mv or whatever it's called
XSPC Raystorm RS360 kit
Roughly 10 fans (6 on the radiator + 4 through out the case)
3HDD's, 1SSD, 1 optical drive, 2 sticks of memory
 

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I did and it bumped it up to like 800 watts, I Dunno if i'll actually get 40% OC though? Does it really matter? I know I'll be pushing that 8350 as far as I can. I'm currently sitting on 4.0ghz on my 965 with 1.5v

My 7950's are OC'd and overvolted. 1150/1575 + 20% power @ 1250v
hehe no, you have a 17.65% overclock. The way it's calculated is, subtract 3.4 from 4.0 and then divide the result by 3.4.

Edit: Omg, I just noticed your sig rig title! Trogdor!! lol I'm glad I'm not the only fan on here! In fact, it makes me want to watch some sbemails right now! It's been months since I last watched any.
 
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Ok so I think I'm just going to stick with the 650 watt. Just in case I end up adding more to it. What's the cheapest I can get it. So far newegg is the best since I get the 2 day shipping for free.

lol ya, I love SB like crazy. My cousin and I would sit up for house watching the SB emails. Trogdor, the Anime one, and the one about his ab maker are my favorite. Once in a while when I'm a goofy mood I'll grab my guitar and do the trogdor theme song haha.
 

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Ok so I think I'm just going to stick with the 650 watt. Just in case I end up adding more to it. What's the cheapest I can get it. So far newegg is the best since I get the 2 day shipping for free.
Oh that's right! The free 2-day shipping! lol I forgot about that.

I think the cheapest you can get without making compromises would be $104.99 shipped for the 650W Rosewill CAPTONE Modular Cable Version Series:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182263

If you get the X-750 right now, then it's $105.99 shipped after the promo code of EMCXVVW23 (ends 2-23), and then there's a $15 rebate which then brings this all the way down to $89.99 shipped - but after the rebate of course. It's a check that you get in the mail like 6-8 weeks after submitting the rebate form, sales receipt, and UPC label.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

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lol ya, I love SB like crazy. My cousin and I would sit up for house watching the SB emails. Trogdor, the Anime one, and the one about his ab maker are my favorite. Once in a while when I'm a goofy mood I'll grab my guitar and do the trogdor theme song haha.
Oh man, for a long time sbemails was the only thing I'd watch on the internet. It was my "dinner & a movie" thing, but by myself of course. Unfortunately, it's hard to eat when I'm laughing or trying not to smile at least.
 
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Tell me right now that the 750 is worth buying with my intentions of adding another OC'd 7950 to my system.
It absolutely is, and for $90 AR it's an awesome deal. I paid $110 for my X-560 lol.
 

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Tell me right now that the 750 is worth buying with my intentions of adding another OC'd 7950 to my system.
At that price (if you don't mind waiting for the rebate check), it's worth it even though the PSU is overkill. Just think though: one day you could get two 7970s and overclock the crap out of them. hehe

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It absolutely is, and for $90 AR it's an awesome deal. I paid $110 for my X-560 lol.
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The X-650 is nice (very nice), but it's quite overkill unless you want to have two 7970s
I'm running SLI 670 FTW 2gb's on the Seasonic x650 and it works fantastically. Fully modular, and 80+ Gold! It has my recommendation bar none!
 

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I'm running SLI 670 FTW 2gb's on the Seasonic x650 and it works fantastically. Fully modular, and 80+ Gold! It has my recommendation bar none!
It should because that would be ok on a quality-made 550W power supply too. ;)

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Sometimes I really hate you guys. I am now 100 dollars more broke
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That $100 worth of paper just started the process of morphing into an awesome power supply!
 
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