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January 7, 2009 8:18:07 PM

Ok thanks to alot of help on this form for picking out my motherboard I decided to ask another question.


E8400
DFI LANPARTY DK X48-T2RS
G.SKILL 4GB (DDR2 1066)
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 1GB
Antec Nine Hundred (Not Yet Baught)

I was going to go for either the PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W (Silencer) or the CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX.

My first choice was to go with the Corsair but I have read that the PC Power & Cooling are also really good rated to and have really nice internals but what bugged me is when I went to check the ATI database for what PSU's work well with my card and future cards I may purchase another 4850 or a 4870 but they have no listing for it but it does under the 4870 X2 and since I have seen some good prices for both the PSU's which I should buy. I do plan on going crossfire and overclocking my E8400 and at a later date when the prices on the x2's come down I may or may not buy one it really depends on what better stuff is released but I won't go into that

Basically my question is which PSU should I go for that will help me last to all my other future graphics cards and will work well with two 4850's in crossfire I know it mostly has to do with the amps and both PSU's have a 60A on a 12V Rail so any suggestions.?

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a c 248 ) Power supply
January 7, 2009 9:38:01 PM

Both psu's are excellent choices. They both get consistently good reviews. My personal favorite is Corsair.
January 7, 2009 9:48:38 PM

They perform basically the exact same

PC P&C is Seasonic built. Corsair is CWT. Both excellent platforms.

My favorite goes to the Corsair for looks and the larger fan
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a c 85 ) Power supply
January 7, 2009 10:01:00 PM

Why are you buying DDR2-1066 ram? Why are you pairing the x48 with a 4850? P45 would be a better choice, along with DDR2-800.

As for your question, it doesn't make a lot of difference. Get whichever is cheaper.
January 7, 2009 10:01:06 PM

I would also choose corsair...

I think jonnyguru.com has reviewed both in depth, maybe you could have a read there...
January 8, 2009 12:14:24 AM

link to jonny is in my sig!!! :p 
January 8, 2009 1:47:56 AM

4745454b said:
Why are you buying DDR2-1066 ram? Why are you pairing the x48 with a 4850? P45 would be a better choice, along with DDR2-800.

As for your question, it doesn't make a lot of difference. Get whichever is cheaper.


Why well for one it was a $10 price difference between the DDR2-800 and the DDR2-1066. And I also plan on upgrading this system later with a better processor so I can over clock it though the DDR2-800 would of worked just fine I can push it farther once I get a better processor with a bigger FSB.

I am pairing the x48 with the 4850 because of price I picked up all this hardware for a very good price. The DFI X48 was only like $15 dollar difference. And also I baught a 4850 because I didn't have the money to dump into a 4870 or a 4870 X2 at this time it was just to much money for me right now.

And the p45 would not of been a better choice for me your stating opinion over fact yeah the p45 is more stable but they also only have 8x 8x in crossfire and I wanted 16x 16x. Basically I wanted the best bang for my buck and the ability to upgrade my parts and as more and more of the i7's are released price will drop even more then when I have a good amount of money to spend I will build a new i7 system and use this one for a media server.

I do hope this is all ok with you..........

What ever I am out I know what I am going to buy now thanks for all the help from those with a brain...... I won't be back to this thread.












a c 85 ) Power supply
January 8, 2009 11:37:02 AM

Its your money, spend it however you want. 8x 8x CF is less then 5% slower then 16x 16x from the last review I saw on Toms. Perhaps someone has a link to that article still. If the ram was only $10 more, its probably a good deal. Same with the X48. But I find it hard to believe that you couldn't get DDR2-800 and a P45 for only $25 less then what you spent. The 4870 is now even under $200, I bet you could have squeezed one in.
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