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July 2, 2009 6:40:24 AM



New PSUs

CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or ZALMAN ZM1000-HP 1000W Continuous
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Any other PSUs would be good, too. I just need to know a good one that can support the above features. I don't really know a lot about PSUs and graphic card requirements..

If anyone can review them for me that would be great... I trying to get it under $200 if that is possible...

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a b ) Power supply
July 2, 2009 9:12:30 AM

You've got some horrible PSUs listed there!

I think my preference would be the Corsair HX1000
a b ) Power supply
July 2, 2009 9:25:33 AM

+1 for the Corsair HX1000w PSU

Most of the PSU's you list are tier 5 junk.
Stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PCP&C, Enermax or Antec Earthwatts PSU's for the highest quality.
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a c 144 ) Power supply
July 2, 2009 9:46:07 AM

Sigh. Yet another person who is willing to build an upper end computer and power it with a cheap PSU.

A Corsair 850TX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
has more usable power the the Rosewill you listed (70 amps @12 volts as opposed to 67 amps). Only problem is that it cannot power 3 video cards without using adapters.

And for anyone who is going to say, "But it's not modular.", I will point out that if you are going to use two or three video cards, you will not have many, if any, cables left over. So modular is wasted.
a b ) Power supply
July 2, 2009 10:09:26 AM

+1 for the Corsair HX1000...
Actually not all the PSUs that he has listed are bad...Dint you people notice that SILVERSTONE OP1000-E 1000W

One one more very good alternative to the Corsair and within $200...This can power even 2x GTX295
PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS910 910W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b ) Power supply
July 2, 2009 12:10:42 PM

Alright, I located a few good reviews for you.
It looks like, out of your list of PSU's, the Silverstone OP1000-E is defiantly the best.
The Silverstone really is a 1Kw PSU but, at higher loads, the +12v ripple can be quite large.
Review Here

The Coolmax '950w' PSU is JUNK!
It is really just a 600w PSU labeled to output 950w.
Defiantly do NOT get this PSU.
Review Here

The Apevia Warlock 1100w is most defiantly also JUNK!
Although the 900w version I found a review for is the best Apevia made PSU I have ever seen, it is still overrated by 100w.
Apevia PSU's are always overrated (sometimes very much so) and way overpriced.
Stay away from this PSU!
Review of the 900w version Here

I found no worthwhile reviews for the Tuniq Ripper 1000w or the Rosewill 950w.
I can, however, tell you to stay away from the Rosewill PSU.
They have never made, and probably never will make, a quality PSU that is capable of reliably delivering its rated power.
Stay away from all Rosewill PSU's for the foreseeable future.

I again submit the Corsair 1000HX as a great PSU for you.
You definatly want to have the highest quality PSU available to you, especially with a high end tri-SLI setup.
The Corsair 1000HX is about as good as you can get with out spending quite a bit more.
In fact, its internals are nearly the same, slightly better even, than the Thermaltake 1.5Kw PSU.
You can locate two good reviews of it Here and Here.
July 3, 2009 7:59:43 AM

outlw6669 said:
Alright, I located a few good reviews for you.
It looks like, out of your list of PSU's, the Silverstone OP1000-E is defiantly the best.
The Silverstone really is a 1Kw PSU but, at higher loads, the +12v ripple can be quite large.
Review Here

The Coolmax '950w' PSU is JUNK!
It is really just a 600w PSU labeled to output 950w.
Defiantly do NOT get this PSU.
Review Here

The Apevia Warlock 1100w is most defiantly also JUNK!
Although the 900w version I found a review for is the best Apevia made PSU I have ever seen, it is still overrated by 100w.
Apevia PSU's are always overrated (sometimes very much so) and way overpriced.
Stay away from this PSU!
Review of the 900w version Here

I found no worthwhile reviews for the Tuniq Ripper 1000w or the Rosewill 950w.
I can, however, tell you to stay away from the Rosewill PSU.
They have never made, and probably never will make, a quality PSU that is capable of reliably delivering its rated power.
Stay away from all Rosewill PSU's for the foreseeable future.

I again submit the Corsair 1000HX as a great PSU for you.
You definatly want to have the highest quality PSU available to you, especially with a high end tri-SLI setup.
The Corsair 1000HX is about as good as you can get with out spending quite a bit more.
In fact, its internals are nearly the same, slightly better even, than the Thermaltake 1.5Kw PSU.
You can locate two good reviews of it Here and Here.


ok, after looking at them I have 2 choices

Corsair 1000HX,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


or Zalman 1000W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



July 3, 2009 8:08:26 AM

Corsair HX1000. +1.
a b ) Power supply
July 3, 2009 8:34:42 AM

tryceo said:
ok, after looking at them I have 2 choices

Corsair 1000HX,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


or Zalman 1000W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Unfortunately I was unable to locate any specific reviews for the Zalman 1Kw PSU.
I did, however, look into several of their other products and was somewhat surprised by the results.
Judging by their other PSU's I have seen reviewed, it should be a good unit.

In any case, I would still recommend the Corsair 1000HX for you.
While the Zalman PSU's I saw reviewed were good units, none showed the level of quality available from the Corsair PSU.
Also, as internally the 1000HX really is a 1.5w PSU, and the Zalman states it can 'only' handle a max of 1250w, you will have more power available under extreme load conditions.
Adding to that a lower price (after MIR), 5 year vs 3 year warranty and higher quality internal components the Corsair is the best option.
a c 144 ) Power supply
July 3, 2009 2:24:34 PM

If you need a "budget" PSU at that level, get an 850 watt Corsair. It should be able to put out 950 - 1000 watts and still stay in specs.
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