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04-28-12, 02:33 PM #1
Help choose PSU?
Hey...I haven't looked much into my PSU I put into my PC which was a pretty big mistake being that it limits me (I can't OC my graphics) and I want to make sure my new power supply won't blow out and take some parts with it because right now I got a terrible ULTRA LSP 650w.
I NEED A SOLID HIGH PERFORMANCE PSU. I wanna future proof this PSU so ima get more juice then what I need ATM but i AM UPGRADING TO MORE THINGS DOWN THE ROAD SO I WANNA JUST BUY THIS GOOD PSU NOW.
-Modular (but it can be semi-modular like have the few "mandatory" cables like ATX not modular)
- 80+ Bronze or higher (im sure any good PSU will have this no question)
-700w-800w (my future plans do involve sli 580s just an idea) (water cooling is optional too if i can get away with it with 800w)
- aesthetics. My build scheme is black/blue if it could relate to it that be nice.
LEDs are prefered since I have next to none.
so just tell me what you think and any suggestions
The PSU that I have been looking at is:
04-28-12, 02:52 PM #2
Without knowing how much you're willing to spend, but considering a 750-800W 80+ Gold modular unit...
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
... or the next step up to an AX850
04-28-12, 03:00 PM #3
i'd pay up to $200 for a PSU.
I think that Corsair PSU is just expensive cuz it's profesional, from a few technicians that I know they say they don't see any difference from profesional to enthusiast or gaming.
Actually I think you got me sold on the Corsair PSU's...just dont have a really good look to them. I was looking for one with LEDs cuz I have none in my PC and just wanted a few..got any other suggestions ? Perhaps
im pretty good with cable management so it being modular isn't too much of a bummer but performance wise any thoughts ?
Last edited by CAPiTAL; 04-28-12 at 03:23 PM.
04-28-12, 06:40 PM #4
I'd go for one of these two at the 850w mark.
I personally reviewed the Antec and found it to be excellent.
At the 750 mark, this thing is 80+ platinum:
04-29-12, 07:55 PM #5
^^^ I'll put a vote in for the Kingwin Lazer Platinum. My understanding is that this is a SuperFlower based unit so it should be excellent. Likewise, the fan doesn't actually spin up before hitting a certain temp so it will be a nice quiet unit.CPU & HSF: AMD FX-8120 & Noctua NH-D14
Mobo: Asus M5A97-EVO
RAM: 16GB (4Gx4) DDR3 2133 G.Skill RipjawZ F3-17000CL11Q-16GBZL
Storage: 1x 120GB OCZ Vertex II SSD, 1x 250GB Samsung 830 SSD, 1x 1.5TB Samsung Silencer Series HDD
GFX: 4GB Gigabyte ATI R9 270X OC Edition + Yamakasi Catleap Q270 SE 27" IPS LED LCD
Teamspeak Audio: SMSL SD-793II DAC, Sennheiser CX270 Earbuds + BM800 Condenser Microphone
Amp/Speakers: SMSL SA-50 T-Amp, Polk Audio TSi500 Bookshelf Speakers
Case & Lighting: Silverstone Temjin TJ04-E w/ Side Window + Red CCFL's
PSU: 550W Antec EarthWatts Platinum
05-01-12, 11:55 PM #6
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05-02-12, 01:11 AM #8
I probably should have looked into this before getting this PSU but..does anyone know where to buy aftermarket cables for the Corsiar HX series ? I wanted either individual sleeved cables or just sleeved. these don't come with either.
05-02-12, 04:54 AM #9
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05-03-12, 12:07 AM #12
The HX series is semi but the cables that are attached are 24pin and cpu so it's not like it's useless cords. but i wanna thank people replied to this for the help
05-03-12, 09:01 PM #13
so after I got the PSU today and got it in there. this is what it looks likes just in case anyone was wondering...
05-04-12, 10:39 AM #14
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05-04-12, 08:50 PM #16
I like it for the unique design. I had to choose between that and the raven, ended with phantom