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August 27, 2010 7:22:05 PM

Hi All.

After 6 years, my PSU finally died.
I'm looking for a roubust/stable/premium PSU that should last forever(a very long time) - in the 750-850w range. Fancy lights are not necessary.
I have a C2Q, Gigabyte UD3P, 8gigs RAM, ATI 4870, 6 hard-drives, etc.
I'm looking for a PSU that can easily handle this and perhaps a HD5970 or 2x 5870s in CF.

I also live in a tropical area with a high ambient temp, so the psu needs to easily handle high-temps & humidity.

I hope I never need to fuss with the PSU again. Just put in and forget.

thanks!

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a b ) Power supply
August 27, 2010 7:26:24 PM

go with a corsair (maybe a 750tx or 750hx)
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a b ) Power supply
August 27, 2010 7:28:41 PM

By far my favorite would be a Corsair 750TX or 850TX. I have the 750 running an OCed i5 750, two OCed 5850s, a GT 240 for PhysX, a sound card, two hard drives, and 6 case fans on top of the aftermarket CPU and GPU heat sinks... it's a solid PSU.

The "HX" version is just as good but adds modular design for a little more cash. I'd say with an 850TX you'd be rock solid for a long time.
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a c 248 ) Power supply
August 27, 2010 7:37:56 PM

Corsair and Seasonic are two brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty. Some of the newer models come with a 7 year warranty.
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August 27, 2010 7:55:26 PM

Thanks for the good suggestions guys!
It seems Corsair & Seasonic is the way to go.
Since don't do overclocking anymore (Guess I'm past that phase) - I may just go with a 750hx/750TX.
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August 27, 2010 8:18:06 PM

I'd recommend a modular PSU since they help reduce cable clutter.. They are priced a little higher compared to the non-modular one's but IMO its worth it.. Also, its good to have as much headroom when considering a PSU.. A 750W model will surely handle your rig.. Getting a 850W model though will give more headroom and operate nearest to the 50-60 % load level wherein the PSU's are at their utmost efficiency.. The XFX 850W Black Edition, Corsair HX 850, Antec Signature 850 and the Seasonic M12D-850 are the recommended models here..
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August 27, 2010 8:59:44 PM

Actually like Emperus said the XFX 850 BE is a great psu as it is on par with the Corsair 850HX but cheaper by if I remember correctly 25$ Another good PSU is the XFX 750 BE that should easily power a 5970 and 5870CF as it is cheaper than the 750HX But the safest route and for a budget is the XFX 850W BE.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/12/10/xfx_black_edi...

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These results trounce those posted by some of the best 850W units on the market such as the M12D-850, Antec Signature 850, and Corsair HX850W
That was from the review and it stated that during the DC Output. The cost however is MUCH less than that of the 850HX. Just read the conclusion. XD

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/04/20/xfx_black_edi...

Another postive review for the 750 edition :D 
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a c 274 ) Power supply
August 27, 2010 9:13:07 PM

Currently using a Corsair HX750 quiet,cool,and efficient.
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a c 248 ) Power supply
August 27, 2010 9:27:48 PM

Emperus - just a quick note about load levels and efficiency. The new power supplies are much more efficient across a very large load level so it is no longer necessary to select a power supply for a 50% to 60% load level. My own Seasonic X650 Gold is a good example. It is very efficient over just about the entire load level from 0% to 100%.
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August 28, 2010 1:03:44 AM

Another vote for not skimping and choosing one that's modular. Keeps the inside of the case less cluttered which may also hamper air flow.
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August 28, 2010 4:44:25 PM

Hi All.

I ended up getting the HX0.
Living in Singapore, I can't just order from NewEgg, so I picked from what's available.
I first looked at Seasonic, but it seems they where all 80 Plus Bronze.
Then finally I got the modular HX850. It was only $10 more than the HX750.
This PSU is more than I'll ever need. I hope this will last and I'll NEVER need to un-screw it/ upgrade from the case, ever.
Actually, the packaging is great. A nice soft box for the modular cables and a carry-on bag. I'll never carry around the HX850, but the bag makes a great sack for a telescope-large finder scope.
Thanks again for all the help guys!
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September 6, 2010 6:10:55 AM

Best answer selected by enewmen.
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nI was reluctant to give a best answer to one person since I got good advice from many people.
nthanks again!
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September 6, 2010 5:45:34 PM

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