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PSU Modular...Under $180 plz help

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July 24, 2009 6:04:35 PM

I need some PSU suggestions. I am planning on buying the following i7 rig next week and I am going to be using my 9600GT until the end of August. After that I plan on buying either a GTX 275 or a GTX 285 and using the 9600 GT as a physics card (Possibly add a second GTX card in the future for SLI). I currently own an EarthWatts 430 but I don't want to risk my rig with it. Will my current PSU be fine until I get a new GPU?

I only have a few requirements:

MODULAR ONLY
UNDER $180

ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks in advance. I appreciate everyones advice.

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July 24, 2009 6:21:32 PM

Here are a few you can look at for yourself... :whistle: 

Thermaltake - Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PCP&C - Not modular but good price for item
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seasonic-Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec - Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The PCP&C really catches my eye, but its your choice :kaola: 

*edit- updated to all modular, cept the pc power and cooling
July 24, 2009 7:02:31 PM

the corsair hx models are nice... i am looking for a psu atm to run my 8600 gts 512mb sli'd... i have a 1000w thermaltake toughpower now, but taht is gonna run my gtx 280 sli's :D 
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