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Is this a good PSU desision?

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May 2, 2010 12:20:33 AM

hey i currently have an old thermaltake 750 watt PSU iv'e had this for nearly 5 years! works great but it is starting to get loud due to the fan wearing out.

im planning to upgrade my GTX285 to a 5970 soon ( with possible future crossfire) so it raises the question what power supply is a good purchase?

i have my eyes on this Ultra x4 1600 watt psu which has a life time warranty, and is only 80 dollars more than some decent 1000 watt psu's

would this be a good in vestment or should i just get a cheaper psu?

hope you guys can help, cheers

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a b B Homebuilt system
May 2, 2010 12:27:01 AM

I didn't even know they made them that big yet. You'd need a couple more jet engines to use that.

I'd suggest just going with a corsair 1000w. Which may still be overkill, but it'd do the job.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 2, 2010 12:34:05 AM

NEVER get a cheap PSU!! It is the one component in your build that you never skimp on!! If it goes, it can take everything with it.

Ultra x4 1600 is overkill for your needs. I second the Corsair 1000HX recommendaton, which is a much better PSU.
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May 2, 2010 12:50:32 AM

I forgot to mention that i have a dual water cooling loop 2 pumps, 14 fans on three radiators and case. In the future would 2x 5970 require more than 1000 watts?
If i dd pull 1000 watts from the corsair PSU wouldn't it sequel 24/7 ?
as i really want a silent psu hence the reason for water cooling my entire pc.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 2, 2010 4:14:24 AM

Corsair would be perfect. Or, you could get the Ultra and power a 12V AC system as well.