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04-28-12, 01:33 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, 01:52 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, 02:00 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 02:23 PM.
04-28-12, 05:40 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, 06:55 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 Ryzen 1800X & Corsair H110i
Mobo: Asus Prime X370-PRO
RAM: Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) CMU16GX4M2C3200C16 DDR4 3200MHz
Storage: 1x Crucial 1TB M.2 SSD, 1x 500GB Samsung EVO SSD, 1x 1.5TB Samsung Silencer Series HDD
GFX: 6GB Asus GeForce GTX1060 Turbo + Yamakasi Catleap Q270 SE 27" IPS LED LCD
Audio: SMSL M3 DAC, SMSL SA50 T Amp, Polk Audio TSi100 Bookshelf Speakers, AKG K121 Headphones + Rode M1 Microphone
Case & PSU: Fractal Define R5 & 650W Seasonic G-650W
05-01-12, 10:55 PM #6
05-02-12, 12:04 AM #7
05-02-12, 12:11 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, 03:54 AM #9
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05-02-12, 11:07 PM #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, 08:01 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, 09:39 AM #14
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05-04-12, 07:50 PM #16
I like it for the unique design. I had to choose between that and the raven, ended with phantom