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April 26, 2010 3:02:26 AM

I'm buying a new power supply to replace my stealthxstream pro 700w PSU.

I'm going to be running:

ASUSp6t
I7-930
Cooler Master V8
Cooler Master HAF932 Full-Tower Case with 2 additional 120mm fans.
Dual 5850's
160gb x250m Intel SSD
Hitachi Desktstar 1TB SSD
Blu-Ray Rom
DVD-Burner

I know antec/corsair/seasonic is good, and i had planned to buy a 1000w antec quatro psu but after reading a few guides on psu's, i'm not too sure about the fact that it has 4 12v rails. I've read that one big 12v rail is preferred for dual vid card setups.

My question is this:


What are a few specific models that would meet my power needs AND be good for cable management? (I'm sorta convinced modular is the way to go, because it makes it possible to hide cables.)

Budget is 150 for the PSU. Cheaper is always better, but im not willing to step down unless cable management is good on the PSU.

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April 26, 2010 9:38:53 AM

jamesyboy said:
I'm buying a new power supply to replace my stealthxstream pro 700w PSU.

I'm going to be running:

ASUSp6t
I7-930
Cooler Master V8
Cooler Master HAF932 Full-Tower Case with 2 additional 120mm fans.
Dual 5850's
160gb x250m Intel SSD
Hitachi Desktstar 1TB SSD
Blu-Ray Rom
DVD-Burner

I know antec/corsair/seasonic is good, and i had planned to buy a 1000w antec quatro psu but after reading a few guides on psu's, i'm not too sure about the fact that it has 4 12v rails. I've read that one big 12v rail is preferred for dual vid card setups.

My question is this:


What are a few specific models that would meet my power needs AND be good for cable management? (I'm sorta convinced modular is the way to go, because it makes it possible to hide cables.)

Budget is 150 for the PSU. Cheaper is always better, but im not willing to step down unless cable management is good on the PSU.


Hi
I suggest go for the Corsair TX950. U will have an extra room for another ati radeon 5850 as well. it is cheap in its range and one of the best as well. but this is my suggestion. but before going on to buying it, chk the compatibility of it with your mobo first. hope i helped
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April 26, 2010 10:15:54 AM

You can click on my profile to see my current crossfire 5850 setup.
As for the PSU question, I previously used an Enermax liberty 520watt but after adding the second card I am now using a North Q 850 watt modular power supply.

Myself, I would never reccomend any corsair pruduct again after having 4 friends PC's ram (16sticks in total) die within 5 months of each other, All corsair. After that my own 2nd PC psu, also a Corsair, died too.

I've no faith left in that company.
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April 26, 2010 10:33:04 AM

Hi

I'm currently running the Antec Truepower Quattro with a GTX285, 9800GTX (For Physx) a Overclocked AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.6GHz and 4 HDD's, 3 DVD/BD drives and a watercooler (Corsair H50)

If anything, i would recommend this PSU 100% all the way! It's never let me down since purchased and i soon plan on getting a GTX480 And the new AMD Phenom II X6 CPU's, i reckon this thing will power them no problem.

Never had stability issues Ever with this PSU. (well no BSOD since i got it september last year)
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April 26, 2010 11:17:18 AM

Corsair is a great PSU. For a i7 + dual 5850, 950 is the way to go.
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