Shopping for a PSU

I'm looking to upgrade my PSU. My current PSU doesn't give me much headroom for overclocking, being that it is a multi +12V rail PSU. (4 +12V @ 20A).

I have my eye on the Corsair TX950W (far more than I need, but I will be using it in a future build), but I have found a modular PSU with an appealing price tag. I haven't really heard of the manufacturer. It would be great to get some feedback!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817814017
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  1. This is my current PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182067

    I suppose I should add my specs as well:

    M4A79XTD EVO
    Phenom II X4 955 (OCed 3.8GHz)
    8GB ADATA DDR3 1333
    2 x 500GB WD Caviar Blue (RAID 0)
    LG Blu Ray burner
    Radeon HD 5870
  2. The ABS is made by the same people who make the Rosewills.

    As long as the psu is fully functional , 750 watts is more than enough power for you to overclock the snot out of your machine
  3. delluser1 said:
    The ABS is made by the same people who make the Rosewills.

    As long as the psu is fully functional , 750 watts is more than enough power for you to overclock the snot out of your machine


    My system shuts down or restarts when I increase the voltage to my GPU. The only way I can stabilize my GPU overclock is if I bring my CPU's VCORE down to stock voltage.
  4. You don't need more power, instead of looking into a more powerful, lower price psu, you should look into a higher quality psu.
    And single or multi-rail doesn't matter.
  5. Quote:
    Your psu is a complete junk.

    It was actually one of Rosewills better offerings
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=60

    Not enough to make me change my mind about the brand
  6. If you need to have a ridiculous amount of power, I would go with this one. Arguably the best power supply manufacturer, with an 80 plus efficiency(silver rated), for 120 bucks.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151100
  7. The ABS power supply shares the same platform as several other low budget brands. Bit of a problem with voltage drops under load.

    Here are the official power requirements for the new ATI Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5870 video cards.


    ATI Radeon™ HD5850 System Requirements:

    PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard

    500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors.

    600 Watt or greater power supply with four 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode.


    ATI Radeon™ HD5870 System Requirements:

    PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.

    500 Watt or greater power supply with two, 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors.

    600 Watt or greater power supply with four, 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode.

    The power supply recommendations are for an entire pc system.

    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 (in the USA).
  8. I'm aware that my current configuration doesn't require that much power, but I'll be upgrading or putting together another build sometime in the near future with a multi-GPU configuration. I'll be overclocking my CPU, GPU, and RAM. Some headroom would be great.

    A modular PSU would be great, but isn't necessary. I've been looking at this PSU:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139013
  9. Good PSU, but a very large excess for 2x 5870
    An XFX 750w unit is a nice PSU and great for 5870 xfire and overclocking
  10. Best option is the new NZXT HAles, ahh I'm playing, but the new nzxt psu's are definatly fantastic, specially since there 80+ gold. But the XFX 750 Black Edition is a good PSU, the Corsair HX series is good too.
  11. duk3 said:
    Good PSU, but a very large excess for 2x 5870
    An XFX 750w unit is a nice PSU and great for 5870 xfire and overclocking

    +1 on the XFX 750. JonnyGuru gave it a 10/10 for performance: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&file=print&reid=184
  12. jcv0085 said:
    I'm aware that my current configuration doesn't require that much power, but I'll be upgrading or putting together another build sometime in the near future with a multi-GPU configuration. I'll be overclocking my CPU, GPU, and RAM. Some headroom would be great.

    A modular PSU would be great, but isn't necessary. I've been looking at this PSU:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139013


    If you were thinking about getting the ABS PSU for $139.99 you might as well spend $10 more and get that Corsair PSU... :o ... Some companies like Antec and Corsair have Seasonic manufacture their PSUs and they rebrand it as their own...
  13. CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W is good but it is too much power.
  14. The Seasonic "X" models are also 80+ Gold. One of them will likely be the next ATX PSU I buy for myself. They are also modular, so if you don't start out with a pair of graphics cards, you won't have extra cables to stuff.
  15. Thank you all very much for the recommendations! I'll probably end up purchasing the XFX 750W or 850W (It's only $10 more)
  16. jcv0085 said:
    Thank you all very much for the recommendations! I'll probably end up purchasing the XFX 750W or 850W (It's only $10 more)


    Wise decision..
  17. Well, I just tested my PSU with a DMM. I'm not getting any voltage drops under full load. The system restarts were just coincidental.

    I brought all of my components back to stock voltage and speed and stress tested my CPU with both Prime95 and OCCT. OCCT indicated an error on Core #3. Other times I have ran OCCT, my system will restart or BSOD. I was able to catch one of the BSOD stops 0x00000000

    Anybody know what the heck is going on?
  18. ^ If you are getting errors on stock, you *may* have damaged the CPU (ie too much voltage,voltage spike,etc).

    Also, download and run Memtest86+ to rule out RAM problems.
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