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Need Psu recommendation Pls

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January 8, 2010 3:22:37 PM

Hi guys, i would like to get some recommendation on Psu for a new system. it'll be my 1st time building and rig and i'll be putting the followings into the rig

AMD Phenom II X4 955
XFX HD-585A-ZNBC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB Black Edition 256-bit GDDR5
OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB)
GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm
3 harddrive @ 7200rpm

i will overclock my system but not too extreme and also getting another graphic card for crossfire in the feature.
i've read a few forums but i'm still a little unsure about which brand and power supply needed. price range will be anything under $220. i do know a lot of people recommend antec and corsair. Will look forward to your reply, Thank you =).

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January 8, 2010 3:31:36 PM

corsair tx 750
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January 8, 2010 3:45:57 PM

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January 8, 2010 4:57:52 PM

obsidian86 said:
corsair tx 750

hey there, thx for reading my post =). i tried the psu calculator(extreme power supply) and with the components that i included, the minimum required power supply is around 800W+. i might add a TV turner to it too, but not sure if its worth it.
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January 8, 2010 5:06:33 PM

The PSU calculators give you a ball park number. The wattage on PSUs can be manipulated by the manufacturer to make them appear better than they are. I think PSU calculators overestimate for that very reason.

Corsair makes high quality PSUs. They generally run better than theya re rated. The Corsair 750 would power both cards.
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January 8, 2010 5:12:46 PM

i have looked around and have these 2 on my list
Toughpower XT 850W Cable Management
Corsair TX950W
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January 8, 2010 5:17:11 PM

G82 said:
i tried the psu calculator(extreme power supply) and with the components that i included, the minimum required power supply is around 800W+

You either have a lot more components than you stated in your first post or you did something wrong.
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January 8, 2010 5:23:00 PM

delluser1 said:
You either have a lot more components than you stated in your first post or you did something wrong.


Hello again, yeah i set the overclock to around 3600Mhz and show a 800w+ and if i bring it down to 3400mhz it drop below 800W.

Is thermaltake a good brand for psu? i think i'm going to for a 850w psu just so i've enough room to work with if i need to add more stuff. thank you for all the replies, it really helps =D, just need to narrow down to which brand to get and top of the list is corsair since it comes highly recommended by you guys.
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January 8, 2010 5:27:43 PM

A 750W Antec Truepower New would be enough for Crossfire. The price is the same as the Corsair, but it is 80+ bronze vs. 80+, and is also semi-modular.
Both PSUs review very well.
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January 8, 2010 5:36:58 PM

Seasonic is another excellent choice. If you are particularly into efficiency, check out their "X" series, which are 80+ gold. At low load levels, they don't even need to run their fans; irrelevant while gaming, but after the last corpse hits the ground, and you're ready for a [hopefully shorter] rest yourself, your system will quiet down nicely. See www.jonnyguru.com for a review of the X650.
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January 8, 2010 5:41:46 PM

G82 said:
Hello again, yeah i set the overclock to around 3600Mhz and show a 800w+ and if i bring it down to 3400mhz it drop below 800W.

You're still way high.
I set the OC for 3.8, added 5850 crossfire , 3 HD's , 2 sticks of ram , 4 high performance 120mm fans, 2 x 120mm LED fans, 2x DVD drives, floppy drive, sound card, fan controller , TV tuner, a couple of extra USB devices and 25% capacitor aging and only come up with 661 watts.
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January 8, 2010 6:05:18 PM

One up for delluser1. I couldn't come up with above 700W. But if you are dead set on it I would go with corsair I have had 2 corsairs and 2 Thermaltakes and wasn't that impressed with the Thermaltakes could be that they were lower priced Thermaltakes but still. Also think about how much it would cost to run that 950.
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January 8, 2010 6:49:35 PM

Thanks guys, i'm geting a lot of good info here =D
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