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I'm getting a new PSU, sold The Dodge, building new AUX PC, though might as well upgrade PSU and kick this Antec HCG off main, and after about 9 hours of looking through PSU's I'm finally stuck between these two and need some help folks.

The Seasonic X750 at the current shipped price of $105

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The NZXT HALE90 @ $110 .

The issue is I know the Hale will looks immensely better in my Fractal Arc Midi but the better warranty and general performance is making me lean towards the X750.
I'm a bang for buck person so I would normally be picking the the bronze rated FSP Group RAIDER 750W @ $76 shipped but, I want to finally have a modular unit and the Raider would be pretty much a side-grade at best.

Picking the more expensive somewhat inferior doesn't seem right but at the same time it would be so purrrty in my case .......... Anyone have any thoughts?
 

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The only problem I see with the 750W HALE90 is it only has 2 x 6-pin and 2 x 6+2-pin PCI-E cables while the other two PSUs in question have 4 x 6+2-pin PCI-E cables.

What you be powering that you need a 750W?
 
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The only problem I see with the 750W HALE90 is it only has 2 x 6-pin and 2 x 6+2-pin PCI-E cables while the other two PSUs in question have 4 x 6+2-pin PCI-E cables.

What you be powering that you need a 750W?
I was thinking the Hale would be more than up for it if I got a second set of 6+2's cables from NZXT, looking at the plugs on the psu they all seem to be interchangable. Would my assumption about the the extra NZXT cables be incorrect? because if so any and all aesthetic bonuses go right out the window and my decision is made.

Unfotunately my current Matrix requires the two 8 pins :/ so if I ever want to go CF I would need the additional two more 6+2. I'd like to have the headroom for the OC as ASUS has given me up to 1.4 as far a volts and even the stock cooler can hit 100C so I'm already planning the Dwood mod for it as far as temps.
 

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I was thinking the Hale would be more than up for it if I got a second set of 6+2's cables from NZXT, looking at the plugs on the psu they all seem to be interchangable. Would my assumption about the the extra NZXT cables be incorrect? because if so any and all aesthetic bonuses go right out the window and my decision is made.

Unfotunately my current Matrix requires the two 8 pins :/ so if I ever want to go CF I would need the additional two more 6+2. I'd like to have the headroom for the OC as ASUS has given me up to 1.4 as far a volts and even the stock cooler can hit 100C so I'm already planning the Dwood mod for it as far as temps.
I don't know yet if they're interchangeable. I'll have to leave that question to someone who can give the definitive answer.

Anyway, now I see why you want a 750W PSU. :)
 

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I don't know yet if they're interchangeable. I'll have to leave that question to someone who can give the definitive answer.

Anyway, now I see why you want a 750W PSU.
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This way I don't have two triple cooler monsters creating heat havoc in my mid case.
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As far the PSU side though you raise a very good point that I just brushed aside with an assumption........

Would my train of thought be correct in assuming that worst case scenario I might have to use a hot cutter and "mod" the PSU plug. The unit would have the power at the end of the day........ Hmmmmm but killing the warranty on a nice PSU isn't something I would want to do. Wish their live support would work on weekends, I'll look for a rep but I'm not sure they'll be able to provide the answer and if I do get one I'll most be " Maybe but it would void your warranty"
 

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This way I don't have two triple cooler monsters creating heat havoc in my mid case.
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As far the PSU side though you raise a very good point that I just brushed aside with an assumption........

Would my train of thought be correct in assuming that worst case scenario I might have to use a hot cutter and "mod" the PSU plug. The unit would have the power at the end of the day........ Hmmmmm but killing the warranty on a nice PSU isn't something I would want to do. Wish their live support would work on weekends, I'll look for a rep but I'm not sure they'll be able to provide the answer and if I do get one I'll most be " Maybe but it would void your warranty"
Oh, this is way out of my league. I'm sorry.
 

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Oh, this is way out of my league. I'm sorry.
No worries, you've been a great help and at least helped me finalize my decision based on the answer to this new question. I thank you , and Artikbot too
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. (though I didn't reply it pushed me towards being OK with the hale).
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Yeah, the HALE90 is a Super Flower Golden Green. That's a very nice PSU. The Rosewill CAPSTONE Series uses the same Super Flower Golden Green platform, but y'know, it doesn't have that beautiful white finish. Although, the 650W and 750W models both have 4 x 6+2-pin PCI-E cables. :)
 

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Yeah, the HALE90 is a Super Flower Golden Green. That's a very nice PSU. The Rosewill CAPSTONE Series uses the same Super Flower Golden Green platform, but y'know, it doesn't have that beautiful white finish. Although, the 650W and 750W models both have 4 x 6+2-pin PCI-E cables.
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Oh, I saw them!!!! but the colors!!!!!
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I think the only other options were a Raidmax 550w bronze PSU
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and the PC&C MK III silencers but at $150 they seems a bit overpriced when we have so many great PSU's in the 120ish range.......though I guess since they're so far the only full fledged line of white PSUs (aside from NZXT Hale90s) they can charge whatever they want.
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Oh, I saw them!!!! but the colors!!!!!
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I think the only other options were a Raidmax 550w bronze PSU
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and the PC&C MK III silencers but at $150 they seems a bit overpriced when we have so many great PSU's in the 120ish range.......though I guess since they're so far the only full fledged line of white PSUs (aside from NZXT Hale90s) they can charge whatever they want.
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Yeah, those sneaky bastids. :)
 

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Oh found it and they have a 500/600 model no 550 >.>;; I actually think they look great but, you know, TEH POWA!!! We need more WHITE PSUs!!!!! WHITE POW.........
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*is Hispanic*
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You're one wild and crazy guy! :)

Anyway, I doubt that those Raidmax PSUs are any good. I mean, most of their PSUs should be avoided.
 

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You're one wild and crazy guy!
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Anyway, I doubt that those Raidmax PSUs are any good. I mean, most of their PSUs should be avoided.
So in my hunt of PSU I was at [H] and it seems like I PM'd a guy who has one for sale...... If he tells me all of the plugs are Identical for both PCI-E ports this should settle it.
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(Though I still PM'd Xnine and hoping he can confirm or let me know if this will void the warranty)
 

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The Hale 90 V2 should actually support what you're looking for.
Thanks for the advice, I saw them and while not really that far out of my range my set budget was $110 and I'd rather not go over.
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Though if you know of any up and coming sales on the 850 V2 I wouldn't waiting a bit longer
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The back of the V2 unit looks puurrrrrrrtyyyyyy

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I have a HALE90 850W and it's the best PSU I've owned. The ripple control is phenomenal!

And yes, the modular plugs are all interchangeable.
 

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I have a HALE90 850W and it's the best PSU I've owned. The ripple control is phenomenal!

And yes, the modular plugs are all interchangeable.
Thank you for that, oddly enough I was able to get a great deal on 850 and thought what the heck and jumped on it.
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Glad to hear it, you will NOT be disappointed! I haven't had a more stable power supply than the HALE90, and the ripple control is just phenomenal! Ever since I hooked it up to one of my Tripp-Lite ISOBAR4(/6/8)ULTRA surge suppressor and line conditioners, the power regulation has only improved; plus, as far as surge protection and brownout protection goes, the ISO-BAR series from Tripp-Lite is an absolute steal! I use them for all my computers, as well as my home theater setups, and I have NEVER had a single electrical issue, not even when the breaker box in my FRONT YARD was hit directly by lightening! I only ended up with a single dead ISOBAR8ULTRA-AV, the equipment attached to it was 100% untouched, which could have been disastrous otherwise as I had been using this particular receiver's multi-zone output to compare speakers and had four separate speaker setups attached at the time (including a pair of McIntosh amplifiers, an Onkyo TX-NR5010 11.4-channel Receiver, 2 of my 4 Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor speakers, a pair of Sonus Faber Amati Futura speakers *my precious*, a pair of Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolution speakers, one of my two JL Audio Fathom f212 dual-12" subwoofers, the 2 Polk RTi-A9's that I was comparing against my favorites, and a few other odds and ends).

I HIGHLY recommend getting at least an ISOBAR4-ULTRA for your PC, which will give you two isolated banks of 2 outlets each and enough outlets to hookup your PC, monitor, speakers, and one other item. This is not some Wal-Mart "surge protector", but a 3-4lb, aluminum-encased, LIGHTNING-EATER!
 

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Glad to hear it, you will NOT be disappointed! I haven't had a more stable power supply than the HALE90, and the ripple control is just phenomenal! Ever since I hooked it up to one of my Tripp-Lite ISOBAR4(/6/8)ULTRA surge suppressor and line conditioners, the power regulation has only improved; plus, as far as surge protection and brownout protection goes, the ISO-BAR series from Tripp-Lite is an absolute steal! I use them for all my computers, as well as my home theater setups, and I have NEVER had a single electrical issue, not even when the breaker box in my FRONT YARD was hit directly by lightening! I only ended up with a single dead ISOBAR8ULTRA-AV, the equipment attached to it was 100% untouched, which could have been disastrous otherwise as I had been using this particular receiver's multi-zone output to compare speakers and had four separate speaker setups attached at the time (including a pair of McIntosh amplifiers, an Onkyo TX-NR5010 11.4-channel Receiver, 2 of my 4 Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor speakers, a pair of Sonus Faber Amati Futura speakers *my precious*, a pair of Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolution speakers, one of my two JL Audio Fathom f212 dual-12" subwoofers, the 2 Polk RTi-A9's that I was comparing against my favorites, and a few other odds and ends).

I HIGHLY recommend getting at least an ISOBAR4-ULTRA for your PC, which will give you two isolated banks of 2 outlets each and enough outlets to hookup your PC, monitor, speakers, and one other item. This is not some Wal-Mart "surge protector", but a 3-4lb, aluminum-encased, LIGHTNING-EATER!
No surge suppressor can protect against a lightning strike. That's not what they're designed for. It's unlikely that it would survive a lightning strike.
 
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