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Recommend me a PSU, please.

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November 6, 2013 12:09:10 PM

I'm looking for a 700+ watt PSU.
I don't know anything about PSU's so I figured the lazy way around this is to just ask some people.

I'm going to run a single R9 290x when aftermarkets hit and my current AMD FX 9370.
My current choice would be a Corsair AX 750 watt. Though I'm open for suggestions.
I prefer reliability and longevity above everything, doesn't everyone anyway?

Price is not really an issue. Hit me up with some good ones ^.^

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November 6, 2013 12:38:36 PM

For a system using a single Radeon R9 290X graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 750 Watt or greater system power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 52 Amps or greater (based on the CPU you're using) and have at least one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

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

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) may 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.

Corsair AX Series AX760 (SKU# 75-001304 / CP-9020045) - This model is the replacement model for the discontinued Corsair AX750 that you mentioned.

Seasonic Platinum Series 760W (SS-760XP2)
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November 6, 2013 12:58:00 PM

ko888 said:
For a system using a single Radeon R9 290X graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 750 Watt or greater system power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 52 Amps or greater (based on the CPU you're using) and have at least one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

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

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) may 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.

Corsair AX Series AX760 (SKU# 75-001304 / CP-9020045) - This model is the replacement model for the discontinued Corsair AX750 that you mentioned.

Seasonic Platinum Series 760W (SS-760XP2)


I have been seeing a lot of people talk about Seasonic, are they really that good?

Edit: I don't see anything about AMPS on the +12 Volt rail on the corsair website. http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/ax-series-...
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November 6, 2013 3:34:53 PM

Yuhan said:
I have been seeing a lot of people talk about Seasonic, are they really that good?

Edit: I don't see anything about AMPS on the +12 Volt rail on the corsair website. http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/ax-series-...


Yes they are that good. They earned their reputation.

All of Corsair's AX Series models, except for the CMPSU-1200AX model, uses Seasonic as its OEM (i.e. Original Equipment Manufacturer).

Specs for all of Corsair's PSUs can be found on this PDF document:
http://www.corsair.com/en/media/cms/manual/corsair-psu-...
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