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Hi there,

After installing my first custom water loop, I was reminded of how annoying it is to have a non modular power supply. My TX750 has a lot of cables that are thick, stiff and hard to manage cleanly.

Therefore, I am looking for a modular design with single braided cables. I've been very happy with the unit from Corsair in the past and would have no issues going with them again. It's also handy that they sell modular sleeved cable packs. You might ask why I don't just sleeve my own though, but I don't think I'd be able to do as good of a job as I would like. However, I may give it a try at some point in the future. I'm using sleeved extensions at the moment but I would prefer not to as they just add even more length that has to be managed.

I have quite a few components in my rig and would like a nice amount of power to leave headroom for overclocking and component upgrades in the future so I feel as if the 750 range would be ideal for me. An efficient unit is also a plus!

So here's where I am asking for your help. What unit would you suggest based on my points above? I have been looking at the following unit from Corsair -

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/760w-corsair-ax760-full-modular-80-plus-platinum-92-eff-eps-12v-sli-crossfire-1-x-120mm-fan-atx-psu

With these cables. It doesn't say they support the 760 in the description but it does mention all of the other AX units so I assume this won't be an issue. Anyone that knows different, please feel free to correct me.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-individually-sleeved-modular-cable-upgrade-kit-for-the-pro-series-ax850-ax750-ax650-psus-bla

Tell me what you think! Sorry for the long post!
 

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Hey dude,

I'd not actually go with Corsair at all, don't get me wrong, I love corsair, but their PSU's are quite expensive for what they are. Also you don't really need 750w, you'd be fine with around 600w give or take. I'll link you 750w PSU's though.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-evga-supernova-nex-120-pg-0750-gr-full-modular-80-plus-gold-90-eff-eps-12v-sli-crossfire-atx

That's excellent bang for buck.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-seasonic-x-series-modular-80-plus-gold-90-eff-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-fan-cooling

That's the one I would go with. To be honest as well mate, you really don't need to be going platinum... It's a rather large expense for something you'll never really notice.

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Hey dude,

I'd not actually go with Corsair at all, don't get me wrong, I love corsair, but their PSU's are quite expensive for what they are. Also you don't really need 750w, you'd be fine with around 600w give or take. I'll link you 750w PSU's though.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-evga-supernova-nex-120-pg-0750-gr-full-modular-80-plus-gold-90-eff-eps-12v-sli-crossfire-atx

That's excellent bang for buck.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-seasonic-x-series-modular-80-plus-gold-90-eff-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-fan-cooling

That's the one I would go with. To be honest as well mate, you really don't need to be going platinum... It's a rather large expense for something you'll never really notice.

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Thanks for your advice Comp! I was looking at the Corsair units as they're usually a good reliable unit and I know they done the (easy way out) sleeved cables for the units. Are these universal do you know?

I'm aware that it's more power than I need but I like to know that I will be covered should I choose to grab a pair of thirstier cards! I will look into the units that you have linked though.

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I had the HX series cables and I tried to use them on my AX series 750w... They didn't work and caused my machine to not even turn on... now it could be different between the AX750 and the AX760i but I'd want to confirm that with either corsair or scan.

The other thing is, your machine won't be loading the PSU very much at all, including your watercooling i'd expect it to be around the 500w mark. As time progresses the new cards that get released are going to use less power, not more. You may still want to reconsider your requested wattage
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Don't get me wrong, corsair make excellent PSU's, I'm just saying you could possibly get more for your money
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I had the HX series cables and I tried to use them on my AX series 750w... They didn't work and caused my machine to not even turn on... now it could be different between the AX750 and the AX760i but I'd want to confirm that with either corsair or scan.

The other thing is, your machine won't be loading the PSU very much at all, including your watercooling i'd expect it to be around the 500w mark. As time progresses the new cards that get released are going to use less power, not more. You may still want to reconsider your requested wattage
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Don't get me wrong, corsair make excellent PSU's, I'm just saying you could possibly get more for your money
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You're absolutely right. I was quite impressed with the EVGA one you posted, especially for the price! I will have a look at the lower wattage models and see if I can find one I like the look of. Makes you wonder why there are quite a few on the market at 1200w - 1500w!

EDIT : The EVGA NEX 750 is actually £1 cheaper than the 650 version, how strange.
 

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The reason you have the ones at 1200w is because some people run things like 580's and they still need a hefty amount of wattage to drive those.

Also I believe there are phase change units that power off your PSU connections... that'll need a lot of juice as well. It really depends on what each person is using tbh
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I remember the GTX295's in SLi pulled around 500w each or something stupid
 

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The reason you have the ones at 1200w is because some people run things like 580's and they still need a hefty amount of wattage to drive those.

Also I believe there are phase change units that power off your PSU connections... that'll need a lot of juice as well. It really depends on what each person is using tbh
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I remember the GTX295's in SLi pulled around 500w each or something stupid
Wow, they're quite some numbers. Good job the cards are getting my efficient these days. I'll be reading some reviews over the next few days from multiple sources to get a good idea. The Corsair 760 reviews seem glowing so far but the price reflects that.

I'm looking forward to reading some on the EVGA unit and seeing what's what. Will do the same for a few others that I have been looking at too.

Just out of interest, are you also in the UK?
 

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Yes I am, near london.

Check out www.jonnyguru.com for some reviews, he strips them down and does a full job on them.

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