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What rating would you give a antec true power 1000w?

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June 17, 2009 3:59:43 AM

i'm planning to buy that power supply unit for $329.

i'll be having a 4 x 1tb sata hard drive, 2 or maybe 3 video cards, my case has built in fans (cm 932), a cpu cooler, blu-ray drive

q. out of 10 what rating would you give the antec?

note: should i stick with the antec or maybe change to another brand?

help needed, thanks in advance
June 17, 2009 6:31:50 AM

Hi V

I have two 1000w TPQ's, had no problems with 4 SATA drive's. I backed off 4 HDD's because they were blocking the intake resulting in high MB temps, something you might want to consider. I have one TPQ that is approx 2 yrs old and the other a little over a year, haven't had any problems out of either. I would buy an Antec again without giving it a second thought.
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June 17, 2009 10:06:56 AM

I like antec also. But I doubt you need 1000 watts. 800-850 units will cost considerably less and provide adequate power. I would use a case with a lower bracket and mount all your hardrives behind a large 120mm fan for adequate cooling. For what you're spending, seasonic has the best warranty; up to 5 years and they manufacture some of the other branded high end power supplies.
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June 17, 2009 10:38:52 AM

What other options do you have in your price range?
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June 17, 2009 11:52:41 AM

Fry's stores has the antec 850w quad for $149.99 in today's ad, for example. Newegg has the pc power and cooling 910w silencer for $183.99 with free shipping, or the seasonic 750w M12D for $180 after $30 rebate. Either one should be adequate for your system.
June 18, 2009 10:21:48 AM

www.pccasegear.com

- cooler master real power 1000=$365
- seasonic m12 850w=309
- corsair tx-750w=$219
- thermaltake 1500w=$499
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June 18, 2009 9:10:58 PM

o1die said:
For what you're spending, seasonic has the best warranty; up to 5 years and they manufacture some of the other branded high end power supplies.


Corsair HX750 & 850 have a 7 year warranty.
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