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Psu for build (Need advice quick)

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November 27, 2009 3:18:12 AM

Ok so heres the question im about to finish buying the parts for my new build here are the specs

Intel i7 920 DO ( going to be OC'd to 3.6 ghz)
Asus P6x58D
Intel x25m g2
samsung spin point f3
Antec 1200 case
Ocz platinum ddr3 1600 mhz
Gpu 5870 (crossfireing when I can get 2 and i plan to OC them)

My question is for the psu, which would you guys recomend a corssair hx 850 or hx 1000 I can get them for about the same price right now on sale... soooo my reasons for not imeadately going with the hx1000 is

1. I have heard the 850 has better ripple supression and a more stable rail, will this make a big difference?

2. Will the hx1000 generate alot more heat ( keep in mind it is going in a Antec 1200)?

3. The hx1000 has 2 12v rails... i have heard this can be finicky, will this be any type of nuisance?

4. I have heard the hx 850 is more efficent all around than the 1000, which is kind of why i want to go with it, how much more efficent is it, because I dont want the rents complaing about a huge power spike?

5.My final question is would the hx 850 be able to run this rig with the 5870s OC'd while not pushing within 10% of the power supplies maximum wattage or will i have to go with the hx 1000? I need answers quick due to the quickly selling sale priced hx1000s. Thanx for any help.

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November 27, 2009 4:17:22 AM

1) They're both great
2) No
3) No
4) Not much, if any
5) Yes

The 850 HX would be fine.
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November 27, 2009 1:08:24 PM

So would you recomend the hx850 over the 1000 for this rig
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November 27, 2009 1:22:26 PM

850 will be just fine for 2 5870s
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November 27, 2009 1:50:46 PM

Any other opinions, i think im leaning to the 850 now
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November 27, 2009 2:03:44 PM

So would anyone recomend getting the hx1000 over the 850 for this build and if soo why?
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