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Best fully modular 1000/1050W power supply?

So yeah, the title is really specific. I'm looking for a 1000 or 1050 watt psu to power my new system. Plus the unit has to be 200 dollars or less. Realistically I probably only need a 700w power supply but I with the low prices I think the extra wattage and extra pcie connectors is worth it for when I want to make upgrades. I have mostly been looking at the models from XFX pro gold and Seasonic x gold units (I personally don't think the platinum rank is worth it). But instead of making it a fight between just those two psu's, I decided on hearing what the community has to say. If you have an answer, question, or want to know the specs of the computer I'm building then just let me know in the thread. Thanks!
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  1. Best answer
    Seasonic X-SERIES X-1050 $199.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151110

    XFX ProSeries P1-1050-BEFX $189.99 ($159.99 after $30.00 rebate card)
    This model is based on the Seasonic X-1050 since Seasonic is the OEM for all of XFX's PSUs.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207021
  2. Those are 1050w, how about 1000's? Show us the goods! :)
  3. GamerXtreme2013 said:
    Those are 1050w, how about 1000's? Show us the goods! :)


    Why buy a 1000W PSU for the same price that has less +12V rail capacity?
  4. If you are planning on triple graphics cards, a 1000w+ psu with 6 or more 6+8 pin connectors might be appropriate.
    Otherwise, a properly sized psu will be better.
    Highly overprovisioning a psu will make it loaf and run out of it's best efficiency range.
    I like gold rating, but you will not recoup the price premium from electricity savings.
    The seasonic X gold units are so efficient that they warn you not to be worried if the fan does not run. The main reason for gold or better(or overprovisioning) is for the quietness of reduced fan speeds.
  5. geofelt said:
    If you are planning on triple graphics cards, a 1000w+ psu with 6 or more 6+8 pin connectors might be appropriate.
    Otherwise, a properly sized psu will be better.
    Highly overprovisioning a psu will make it loaf and run out of it's best efficiency range.
    I like gold rating, but you will not recoup the price premium from electricity savings.
    The seasonic X gold units are so efficient that they warn you not to be worried if the fan does not run. The main reason for gold or better(or overprovisioning) is for the quietness of reduced fan speeds.


    Yeah. I just want a PSU that is cappable of running something like sli 780's. Honestly I will likely never get to that point but I think it is a good thing for me to keep in mind later on. My computer specs would be

    I7-4770k
    Asus maximus vi formula
    Nzxt kraken x60
    16gb of ram(haven't decided what kind)
    Seagate barracuda 2tb
    256gb Adata xpg 900 ssd
    Not sure on graphics card yet
    All enclosed inside of an Nzxt phantom 530
    If I left anything out just tell me.

    Can you recommend me a psu based on my hardware. I will be overclocking the cpu and gpu a decent amount, so just keep that in mind. Thanks!
  6. 1000w \ Seasonic made \ Full Modular \ Platinum Certified \ $169.99 \ GTX 780 SLI Capable

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $169.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-12 11:55 EDT-0400)
  7. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    1000w \ Seasonic made \ Full Modular \ Platinum Certified \ $169.99 \ GTX 780 SLI Capable

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $169.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-12 11:55 EDT-0400)


    Does the XFX pro have a decently quiet fan. I'm trying to keep my new rig quiet by putting in noctua's and corsair fans so I don't want it being the loudest component in my system.
  8. Yes very quiet fan.

    Hybrid Fan Control Hybrid mode when activated, allows your fan to stay off when your computer is idle but turns on automatically when the PSU needs it. This PSU operates silently until it reaches 20% load or 25°C. After that, it will switch to Quiet Mode (only 16dBA). When it reaches 50% load, the cooling mode will be on to cool the PSU appropriately.
  9. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Yes very quiet fan.


    I'm going to see what like one more person thinks then mark the solution. I wont forget.
  10. Hybrid Fan Control Hybrid mode when activated, allows your fan to stay off when your computer is idle but turns on automatically when the PSU needs it. This PSU operates silently until it reaches 20% load or 25°C. After that, it will switch to Quiet Mode (only 16dBA). When it reaches 50% load, the cooling mode will be on to cool the PSU appropriately.


    http://products.xfxforce.com/en-us/Power_Supply/Pro_Series_1000W_PSU/P1-1000-BELX



    The XFX Difference
    Other Great Features

    Full Modular Design
    Up to Six (6) PCI-E 6+2 Pin Connectors
    True Wattage Guarantee
    Tight DC voltage regulation with minimal AC ripple
    Extreme Heat Tested Capacitors
  11. So you're asking for the best but you don't want the best?

    The following two are also very good but don't have fanless mode operation. Their cooling fans start off at somewhere between 800 to 950 RPM.

    EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 120-G2-1000-XR $189.99 ($179.99 after $10.00 rebate card)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438010

    OCZ ZX Series 1000W $199.99 ($179.99 after $20.00 rebate card)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341045
  12. I might suggest this Seasonic 850w unit for $110 after rebate.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151108
    And... for what it is worth:
    Save $100 and use a 4670K instead; games rarely use the hyperthreads of a i7.
    I would avoid liquid coolers.
    A good air cooler will cool just as well, be quieter and more reliable.
  13. ko888 said:
    So you're asking for the best but you don't want the best?

    The following two are also very good but don't have fanless mode operation. Their cooling fans start off at somewhere between 800 to 950 RPM.

    EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 120-G2-1000-XR $189.99 ($179.99 after $10.00 rebate card)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438010

    OCZ ZX Series 1000W $199.99 ($179.99 after $20.00 rebate card)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341045

    Sorry I'm getting conflicting advice because every time I refresh the page someone puts a response to the question I'm still typing. So I kind of have gotten all of the things I wanted and just wanted to wrap this thread up with one more question.

    I think my best options are the XFX pro 1000w platinum ($170) , the Seasonic x1050w gold ($200) or the OCZ zx 1000w gold ($200). Out of the three which Unit do you think would be the all around best in performance, price, wattage,noise and quality/reliability? After I get like one or two answers I'll mark the thread as solved. Thanks once again!
  14. Less noise with the XFX 1000w hybrid fan control turned on.

    SEASONIC made = Quality and Reliability

    Great Performance at a great price.



    80 Plus Platinum Certification
    Super High Efficiency

    Efficient Power Use

    80 Plus Platinum certified means that this XFX PSU has an 92% power efficiency (only 8% of the power drawn from the outlet is lost).
    Compare that to non-certified PSUs, which lose at least 20% of power drawn.
    With XFX PSUs, you get every watt you pay for.



    You can't go wrong , they are ALL solid units.
  15. Among the three, the Seasonic X1050.
  16. geofelt said:
    I might suggest this Seasonic 850w unit for $110 after rebate.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151108
    And... for what it is worth:
    Save $100 and use a 4670K instead; games rarely use the hyperthreads of a i7.
    I would avoid liquid coolers.
    A good air cooler will cool just as well, be quieter and more reliable.


    I got most of those things covered. I bought noctua fans for the radiator. I do some light school work which would be better with hyper threading(plus I already bought the stupid thing). I'm not doing photo/video rendering or anything like that but its not just strictly a gaming computer even though that's what I'll mostly be using it for.
  17. All these units are more than capable , all suggestions are awesome.
  18. geofelt said:
    Among the three, the Seasonic X1050.


    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    All these units are more than capable , all suggestions are awesome.


    Alright. I can see that this has come to whichever one I want to pick. Unfortunately one last question has popped up for me. Do you think it's worth getting the platinum version of the unit while losing 50 watts of power. Other than that, thank you all for your help and the solution will be marked in 2 minutes. Have a good day!
  19. 1000w or 1050w , these units posted above all have more than enough power for your needs.
  20. Dman8846 said:
    geofelt said:
    Among the three, the Seasonic X1050.


    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    All these units are more than capable , all suggestions are awesome.


    Alright. I can see that this has come to whichever one I want to pick. Unfortunately one last question has popped up for me. Do you think it's worth getting the platinum version of the unit while losing 50 watts of power. Other than that, thank you all for your help and the solution will be marked in 2 minutes. Have a good day!

    Worth is something only YOU can determine.
    Platinum or gold, the price premium will not likely be recouped in electricity savings.
    Since you are vastly overprovisioning, your psu will be loafing, so the greater efficiency will not be useful in keeping the fans at low speed or off for quietness.
  21. ko888 said:
    Seasonic X-SERIES X-1050 $199.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151110

    XFX ProSeries P1-1050-BEFX $189.99 ($159.99 after $30.00 rebate card)
    This model is based on the Seasonic X-1050 since Seasonic is the OEM for all of XFX's PSUs.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207021


    I'd go with the cheaper XFX as I'm sure those two power suply units are the same. Seasonic made that XFX unit.
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