Okay so here is the list of Tier 1 PSU's that I will choose from. I have never had any of these brands and I don't which one to choose. Anybody that has or has had these let me know what you think. I want a big daddy power supply. I looked up all of these last night and some look better to me than others. I personally liked the Enermax Galaxy and the PCP&C brand. Today is a great day for computer sales so I would like to get it ordered this evening. Thanks.
Tier 1 Brands - The Most Powerful And Stable Components On The Market
PCP&C Silencer >610
Silverstone ZF (Etasis 85/75/56)
Seventeam ST >600 (SSI, V2.91)
Silverstone OP/DA >700W
I have found that with the same MB/CPU/RAM that I get the same high end (or better) OC's as other people,but with a PC Power & Cooling I -never- needed to go over stock volts on any of the parts of the system.
The older systems in my forum profile (3 years old) all have a 50% OC on air.
EDIT: If you order dirrect from PC P&C you get same day shipping and @ or below Newegg/Tiger sale prices.
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750w Quad, that is the most stable power supply on the market, the only one that comes close to it's stability is the Enermax Galaxy S DXX 1000w, which with its extras like modular cables, 1000w, and a huge load of Amps, I would say they are tied as the absolute best. Thing is, get the PC Power and Cooling, it is cheaper, slightly more stable, quieter, runs cooler, and is of reasonable size. I own one and I can honestly say, wow, every single overclock I had been using was suddenly able to work at lower voltages, and the PSU is totally silent.
P.S. the Crossfire edition looks great in it's crimson red paint!
Okay, so after going through pretty much all of jonnygurus.com reviews. I think I'm going with the Corsair HX1000. It is overkill, but he gave it an amazing review for stability and efficiency. I also looked at some other reviews for it and they pretty much all said the same thing. Plus who knows, maybe when Nehalamen comes out and the way video cards are going I might just be able to use all that juice.
When you say "remember modular cables"
do u mean remember to get them or not get them?
PSU's with modular cables tend to spread their amps over more rails, which is one reason why pcp&c DONT make modular psu's.
This can lead to a situation where you are maxing out one rail, and hardly using another.
For me, using the psu's power evenly was more important since ive got an Antac P180 and plenty of room for excess cable.
Out of many web sites that give PSU test reviews, until one starts using the Chroma Power Supply Auto Test System model 8000, I will rate the bast sites in order.
Hard OCP their test methodology and equipment are the best that I have found to date. (they tested the PCPower Silencer 860 and gave it a so-so review) The reason I bought the 750.
Jonny guru and the hardware canucks are neck and neck.
Most other sites just don't do a good job of reviewing a PSU.
These are the 2 I would consider from your list kiwi.
PCP&C TurboCool Industrial series
PCP&C Silencer 610
Now the TurboCool is loud, and more suited for a factory floor, than the study. So that leaves the Silencer series.
I have both a 610 and a 750 (the red one, which looks nice in my Antec 900)
Regardless, the sale prices on the PCPower units put them at the top of my buy list.
I have Enermax Galaxy 1000W.... it is mammoth overkill! A pretty big mistake on my part. With that said it is a pretty kick ass PSU.
I would go with a PCP&C Silencer if I could go back. I was just too impatient, it was backordered
Yes im also the kind of nerdy indivdual who has a dream psu, and its the galaxy 1000w. Its got it all, sexy name, huge ouput and a shiny glitzy case. Good purchase in the long term, assuming it doesn't break down you'll never need to buy a psu again.
Get the PC P&C 750w it is more than you will ever need, but if you have your heart set on 1000w the Enermax Galaxy S is a good deal better than the Corsair counterpart, though the Corsair is a great PSU. The Enermax Galaxy S 1000w has been used with a full skull trail system that Intel says requires a 1400w power supply, but the Enermax handled without a single problem.
Okay, after reading all the latest comments and checking out hardwaresecrets.com/page/power for more reviews, I have my decision. I will be getting the Corsair, my second choice pick was the PCP&C 750 Watt Silencer, but it has shorter cables than typical. I will be using this in an Antec Twelve Hundred which has the bottom mounted PSU, so I want to have the longer cables. Therefore Corsair will be the power supply of choice for this summers first build, I still have 3 more to do for friends.
That is false about the PC Power and cooling, the cables are not short. The early models had this problem, the new ones do not. The only short cable is the 4/8 pin CPU connection, and this fit perfectly well in my Antec 1200 and some larger cases. If you want to pretty it up and want a little bit more cable length PC Power and Cooling offers an extension, but this is truly unneeded. Another cool thing about the PC Power and Cooling is that each and EVERY power supply is tested before it leaves the factory and you even get the results in the box, my 750w is rated at being able to push 823w continuous instead of only 750w!