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Will the CMX Cougar 850w Support my build?

Hello,
So I am planning on building a gaming pc, and I was originally planning on going with the Silverstone Strider 850w as my power supply.

As I was searching around, I came across the Cougar 850w, which is cheaper and would allow me to buy an SSD to add to my build, but I am unsure if it will work, cable-wise.

I searched for a compatibility sheet on the Cougar, to see if it would be compatible with dual R9 290's, but I could not find anything.

I am planning on adding a few more fans to the case and a couple of extra hard drives in the future, so I would like to know if the Cougar will have enough connectors to fit all of that.

Basically, will the Cougar suit my needs? Will I be able to add a few more hard drives and fans to the case without any problems, or should I just go with the Strider?

Thanks,
Youssef

My build:
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme 3
CPU: i5 4670k
RAM: 8GB Geil Dragon
Storage: 1TB Seagate Barracuda
Possibly a 60gb SSD as well
GPU: R9 290 Windforce (crossfire in the future)
PSU:
Optical Drive: Samsung (numbers here)
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  1. cheaper psu the worse go with the silverstone alot known then cougar
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    youssef26500 said:
    Hello,
    So I am planning on building a gaming pc, and I was originally planning on going with the Silverstone Strider 850w as my power supply.

    As I was searching around, I came across the Cougar 850w, which is cheaper and would allow me to buy an SSD to add to my build, but I am unsure if it will work, cable-wise.

    I searched for a compatibility sheet on the Cougar, to see if it would be compatible with dual R9 290's, but I could not find anything.

    I am planning on adding a few more fans to the case and a couple of extra hard drives in the future, so I would like to know if the Cougar will have enough connectors to fit all of that.

    Basically, will the Cougar suit my needs? Will I be able to add a few more hard drives and fans to the case without any problems, or should I just go with the Strider?

    Thanks,
    Youssef

    My build:
    Motherboard: ASRock Extreme 3
    CPU: i5 4670k
    RAM: 8GB Geil Dragon
    Storage: 1TB Seagate Barracuda
    Possibly a 60gb SSD as well
    GPU: R9 290 Windforce (crossfire in the future)
    PSU:
    Optical Drive: Samsung (numbers here)


    Hi - In terms of power the CMX850 (there are two v.2 & v.3) could power a system with R9 290's in CF,
    for gaming (not for crypto mining tho).
    However, neither is Haswell certified, and both are mfg by HEC a low quality OEM.

    I wouldn't risk a system with dual 290's & and an i5 4670k with one. I would spend the xtra and
    get a PSU commensurate in quality with the rest of your system.

    But, if the Cougar is what you can afford, go with it. It does have sufficient PCI-E and SATA connectors.
    You'd have to use your mobo fan headers for the fans, unless I'm mistaken the CMX 850 has no
    molex/peripheral connectors.
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $114.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-15 20:18 EST-0500)


    or


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: Cooler Master V850 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $149.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-15 20:19 EST-0500)
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