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April 26, 2013 12:47:11 PM

hi there,
im kinda a noob when deciding on psu's i cant tell the diferrence between any of them.i have a asus p8z77-v mobo gtx 680 sc sig 2 a custom water cooling unit and 7 fans with that. im deciding between these 2 psu's
1. ocz z series gold 1000w - $160/$140 m-i-r
2. xfx pro series 1050w - $180/$150 m-i-r

i know a 1000w is overkill now but i do plan on having tri-sli in the future any help would b appreciated thanks in advance

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April 26, 2013 12:56:11 PM

zink937 said:
hi there,
im kinda a noob when deciding on psu's i cant tell the diferrence between any of them.i have a asus p8z77-v mobo gtx 680 sc sig 2 a custom water cooling unit and 7 fans with that. im deciding between these 2 psu's
1. ocz z series gold 1000w - $160/$140 m-i-r
2. xfx pro series 1050w - $180/$150 m-i-r

i know a 1000w is overkill now but i do plan on having tri-sli in the future any help would b appreciated thanks in advance


Out of OCZ & XFX...go with the XFX but try get a Seasonic or Corsair PSU please :)  They're better by a lot
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April 26, 2013 12:57:36 PM

Well, personally I'd go for the OCZ PSU, but that's just me :p 
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April 26, 2013 1:05:38 PM

ok i will look into them but im trying to stay around the $150 range
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April 26, 2013 1:07:51 PM

zink937 said:
ok i will look into them but im trying to stay around the $150 range


Yeah you can get the Corsair's for about that price even cheaper
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April 26, 2013 1:48:29 PM

slitweaver a little to colorful for me but thanks and ihsaan96 i found a corsair hx1050w professional at newegg for original $230 with promo code it drops down to $175. is that a good one? i know corsair is good but so many names cx,fx,tx, gamer,enthusiast,professional. to anort 3 true its ovekill now but i do plan on tri-sli in less than a yr
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April 26, 2013 2:01:56 PM

ihsaan96 said:
zink937 said:
hi there,
im kinda a noob when deciding on psu's i cant tell the diferrence between any of them.i have a asus p8z77-v mobo gtx 680 sc sig 2 a custom water cooling unit and 7 fans with that. im deciding between these 2 psu's
1. ocz z series gold 1000w - $160/$140 m-i-r
2. xfx pro series 1050w - $180/$150 m-i-r

i know a 1000w is overkill now but i do plan on having tri-sli in the future any help would b appreciated thanks in advance


Out of OCZ & XFX...go with the XFX but try get a Seasonic or Corsair PSU please :)  They're better by a lot


Then get the XFX. All XFX power supplies are made by Seasonic. In fact since it looks like you are buying from newegg that is an amazing deal since that is the new 80 Plus Gold XFX that is basically a Seasonic X series rebadged with an XFX case. A very nice savings over buying the Seasonic X 1050 directly.

I need to listen to myself better and actually read before I post. I totally missed you saying you actually were planning on Tri Sli!
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April 26, 2013 2:13:00 PM

its alright i figured you didnt see that stuck it in the fine print.:)  i thought i heard that somewhere else aswell because that why i originally looked at xfx because someone said there just seasonic psu but with the xfx logos. is there really any difference between xfx and corsair? at this point i feel like im comparing apples to apples and seeing which one saves more money
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April 26, 2013 2:13:01 PM

ihsaan96 said:
zink937 said:
hi there,
im kinda a noob when deciding on psu's i cant tell the diferrence between any of them.i have a asus p8z77-v mobo gtx 680 sc sig 2 a custom water cooling unit and 7 fans with that. im deciding between these 2 psu's
1. ocz z series gold 1000w - $160/$140 m-i-r
2. xfx pro series 1050w - $180/$150 m-i-r

i know a 1000w is overkill now but i do plan on having tri-sli in the future any help would b appreciated thanks in advance


Out of OCZ & XFX...go with the XFX but try get a Seasonic or Corsair PSU please :)  They're better by a lot


Most XFX units are SeaSonic designs with slight changes. (They're not just rebadged - they often have different sources for capacitors and don't match up directly for mosfets on one brand's wattage model to another - For example, a XFX 1000 watt might use the same DC-DC circuit as a SeaSonic 850W which was underrated) and of course the Modular connectors are different.

They're both pretty good units with 5 year waranties from companies that might decide to no longer make power supplies at a moments notice (OCZ stopped making their primary product RAM to focus on SSD and might start going towards enterprise more, while XFX might decide to stick with video cards)

In the end, you might as well just go with price unless the 1" longer XFX makes a difference in your case.


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April 26, 2013 2:24:07 PM

For a system using three GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards in 3-way SLI mode NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 900 Watt or greater system power supply that has a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 69 Amps or greater and that has at least six 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors or three 6-pin and three 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors depending on brand and model of the graphics card.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated @ 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) will require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

The discontinued OCZ Z Series 1000W (OCZZ1000M) Power Supply, with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 83 Amps and with six (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with three GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards in 3-way SLI mode.

The XFX ProSeries 1050W 80+Gold Full Modular (P1-1050-BEFX), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 87 Amps and with six (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with three GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards in 3-way SLI mode.

The Corsair HX Series HX1050 (SKU# 75-001220 / CP-9020033), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 87 Amps and with six (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with three GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards in 3-way SLI mode.
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April 26, 2013 2:33:59 PM

All XFX units are made by Seasonic. The new 80Plus Gold XFX Pro units are rebranded Seasonic X KM3 units.

Source:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/XFX-PRO-850-W-Bl...

The OCZ is a Great Wall made unit and while still very good not as good as the Seasonic. Seasonic makes the best units on the market right now with the possible exception of the equally good Corsair AXi series made by Flextronics.

Corsair uses 4 OEMs. Seasonic and Flextronics make their high end AXi , AX and HX models and Chicony Power Technology makes the TX750 and TX750M with CWT making the rest. CWT is a decent OEM but with the CX series and now being seen in the TX series they are using cheap Samxon capacitors. Personally I would go with a Seasonic or a Seasonic made unit every time.
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April 26, 2013 3:34:35 PM

zink937 said:
slitweaver a little to colorful for me but thanks

I'm glad you hate it too :D  I can't stand lights on my PC other than the hard drive indicator light and motherboard lights that tell me when something is broken :) 

Good luck on choosing the right PSU for you ;)  (I've seen some awesome suggestions so far)
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April 26, 2013 10:32:39 PM

SlitWeaver said:
zink937 said:
slitweaver a little to colorful for me but thanks

I'm glad you hate it too :D  I can't stand lights on my PC other than the hard drive indicator light and motherboard lights that tell me when something is broken :) 

Good luck on choosing the right PSU for you ;)  (I've seen some awesome suggestions so far)


I just hate lights in general I should make a all back pc with no lights and call it the black hole.:D  I would rather the pc tell me something is wrong then beep a bazillion times and try to decode it. this aint the 70's using morse code , I mean were in 2013 right someone has had to try that right? seems like a brilliant idea to me.:D 
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April 27, 2013 1:48:18 AM

zink937 said:
SlitWeaver said:
zink937 said:
slitweaver a little to colorful for me but thanks

I'm glad you hate it too :D  I can't stand lights on my PC other than the hard drive indicator light and motherboard lights that tell me when something is broken :) 

Good luck on choosing the right PSU for you ;)  (I've seen some awesome suggestions so far)


I just hate lights in general I should make a all back pc with no lights and call it the black hole.:D  I would rather the pc tell me something is wrong then beep a bazillion times and try to decode it. this aint the 70's using morse code , I mean were in 2013 right someone has had to try that right? seems like a brilliant idea to me.:D 


I had an AOpen AX4C Max II motherboard w/ "Dr Voice" that tried to speak the error messages, understandable speech via PC speaker was a pretty big fail.

Most higher-end motherboards will have a 2 digit post code 7-segment display to use rather than having to listen to beep codes.
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