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August 12, 2013 8:17:10 AM

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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a c 1098 ) Power supply
August 12, 2013 8:23:51 AM
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Seasonic X-SERIES X-1050 $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
August 12, 2013 8:28:14 AM

Those are 1050w, how about 1000's? Show us the goods! :) 
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a c 1098 ) Power supply
August 12, 2013 8:38:35 AM

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?
a c 126 ) Power supply
August 12, 2013 8:39:34 AM

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.
August 12, 2013 8:55:25 AM

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!
August 12, 2013 9:01:04 AM

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.
a c 1399 ) Power supply
August 12, 2013 9:01:52 AM

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.
August 12, 2013 9:03:49 AM

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.
a c 1399 ) Power supply
August 12, 2013 9:05:39 AM

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_Ser...




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

a c 1098 ) Power supply
August 12, 2013 9:06:33 AM

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=N82E168...

OCZ ZX Series 1000W $199.99 ($179.99 after $20.00 rebate card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 126 ) Power supply
August 12, 2013 9:11:37 AM

I might suggest this Seasonic 850w unit for $110 after rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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.
August 12, 2013 9:20:01 AM

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=N82E168...

OCZ ZX Series 1000W $199.99 ($179.99 after $20.00 rebate card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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!
a c 1399 ) Power supply
August 12, 2013 9:22:56 AM

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.
a c 126 ) Power supply
August 12, 2013 9:25:29 AM

Among the three, the Seasonic X1050.
August 12, 2013 9:26:49 AM

geofelt said:
I might suggest this Seasonic 850w unit for $110 after rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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.
a c 1399 ) Power supply
August 12, 2013 9:29:58 AM

All these units are more than capable , all suggestions are awesome.
August 12, 2013 9:36:09 AM

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!
a c 1399 ) Power supply
August 12, 2013 9:37:37 AM

1000w or 1050w , these units posted above all have more than enough power for your needs.
a c 126 ) Power supply
August 12, 2013 9:41:07 AM

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.

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