My new gaming build will include an i7 of some version and an ati 5870, possible in the future two of them in crossfire. I’ve used a corsair power supply for 4-5 years and it’s been solid since day one so I am thinking I would get a power supply from them again. I looked over the Corsair HX1000W but it did seem a bit pricey. A recommendation came to me to check out the Corsair TX950W. One drawback is its not modular, but it’s not going to be a show computer case, so I can live with some extra wires.
Does anyone have feedback on if the Corsair TX950W will do me well for my upcoming PC gamer build? I don’t want to skimp out on a power supply, but if I can save a few dollars and still be within an acceptable power range I should do that.
Other than one is listed 100 watts more and does not have modular connections? I have no way to really measure out my future system but I do want to make sure I can use it if I ever put, say two 5870 cards into an i7 system. I probably won't have more than 2 hard drivers in the system ever.