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Old 04-28-12, 01:33 PM Thread Starter   #1
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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.


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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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Old 04-28-12, 02:00 PM Thread Starter   #3
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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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Old 04-28-12, 05:40 PM   #4
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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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Old 04-29-12, 06:55 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 05-02-12, 12:11 AM Thread Starter   #8
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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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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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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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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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