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Old 05-08-09, 04:49 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Advice on getting a new PSU


So I'm getting a new PSU for a new rig...
I usually go for Antec, but this time I'm thinking of a corsair, either the CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W or the CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W.

Any suggestions ?
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Old 05-08-09, 05:07 PM   #2
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Depends highly on what you plan on running off it

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Old 05-08-09, 05:27 PM Thread Starter   #3
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A phenom II X4 955 BE, and a good graphic card (eithre 4850x2 or Xfire 2x4770, the jury is still out, any advice on that ), a X-Fi sound card, maybe a TV tuner and a bunch of drives (like 8)
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Either of those Corsairs should be plenty then

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A phenom II X4 955 BE, and a good graphic card (eithre 4850x2 or Xfire 2x4770, the jury is still out, any advice on that ), a X-Fi sound card, maybe a TV tuner and a bunch of drives (like 8)
Boule,

I'm not a fan of SLI for what you get out of it unless you are benchmarking. Would a single 4870 or 4890 suits your needs? Or perhaps a single 260,280,285? Are you committed to SLI for any specific reason?

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Old 05-08-09, 06:49 PM   #6
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I just got the tx850 and love it. For 130$ you just can't beat that.
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No, I'm not committed to having 2 of them. According to benchmarks amd reviews I read (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...fire,2288.html), the crossfire setup with 2x4770 outperforms the 4870 and 4890 for a lower price.

4850x2 is a single card setup, but with 2 GPUs... so it's not technically SLI or crossfire
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No, I'm not committed to having 2 of them. According to benchmarks amd reviews I read (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...fire,2288.html), the crossfire setup with 2x4770 outperforms the 4870 and 4890 for a lower price.

4850x2 is a single card setup, but with 2 GPUs... so it's not technically SLI or crossfire
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You are correct, it IS cheaper and I'm surprised!

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So I'm getting a new PSU for a new rig...
I usually go for Antec, but this time I'm thinking of a corsair, either the CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W or the CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W.

Any suggestions ?
I just popped for a Corsair HX and frankly I'm very pleased. I swapped out an Antec TP Quatro 1000 for it. The HX's fit and finish are great, delivery and stabilty are just as good. It's the first modular I've had that actually came with enough cables of differing configurations.

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Old 05-09-09, 10:59 PM   #10
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the 2x 4770 only beat single 4890 after oc-ed, while the 4890 is at stocked, now, don't you think 4890 would oc nicely as well?
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