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    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.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    -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.


    FINAL NOTE:

    so just tell me what you think and any suggestions

    The PSU that I have been looking at is:


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121067

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

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    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139016

    ... or the next step up to an AX850

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139015

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    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

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139025

    im pretty good with cable management so it being modular isn't too much of a bummer but performance wise any thoughts ?
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    I'd go for one of these two at the 850w mark.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371053
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151102
    I personally reviewed the Antec and found it to be excellent.

    At the 750 mark, this thing is 80+ platinum:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121088
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    ^^^ 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.
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    i ended up going for this PSU tell me what you think

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010

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    It's a solid unit, you'll be happy.
    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." -- Einstein (maybe)

    Thinking about an Asus motherboard? Think again.

    How to check your PSU with a multimeter.

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    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.

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    For $10.00 more than the HX750 you could have gotten the AX750.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redduc900 View Post
    For $10.00 more than the HX750 you could have gotten the AX750.
    think theres a big difference from 80 + silver to gold ? i could tell the supplier im getting it from to get me ax750 (maybe) :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAPiTAL View Post
    think theres a big difference from 80 + silver to gold ? i could tell the supplier im getting it from to get me ax750 (maybe) :/
    HX Is semi modular and AX is full modular

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    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

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    so after I got the PSU today and got it in there. this is what it looks likes just in case anyone was wondering...


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    You got the same case as me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhzTyphoon View Post
    You got the same case as me lol
    phantoms a very nice case so good for cable management

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    I like it for the unique design. I had to choose between that and the raven, ended with phantom

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