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October 25, 2010 5:43:39 AM

well im stuck on picking a new PSU for my system since im gonna be running 2 gtx 460's these are the one i choose so far and would like an input and my budget for a psu is up to 130$

Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-775M 775W 80PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply - choice 1

SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W Power Supply - choice 2

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - choice 3

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W Power Supply - choice 4

XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W Power Supply - choice 5

personally i want the xfx black edtion to match my xfx 780i board or the corsair 850 for alittle lead way

EDIT: i know i got the corsair 750 also cause it was cheaper and does have the right amount of pcie plugin's i need for a cheaper price
October 25, 2010 5:48:40 AM

warranty decides.
October 25, 2010 6:43:14 AM

Corsair, Silverstone, and XFX all make (or brand-label) quality PSU's.

If you like the astetics of the XFX, I see no compelling reason to go with another It will leave you with room for overclocking.

It's obviously the one you want, it has adequate amps on the 12V rail, it's modular, and it comes in a pretty box. Why not?
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October 25, 2010 6:44:45 AM

I'd get the corsair 750tx because it is quality and it is the cheapest. Have you thought about getting a antec ea750 or tp-750 as they are $100 and $115 respectively and don't require a rebate.
October 25, 2010 6:47:26 AM

anonymousdude said:
I'd get the corsair 750tx because it is quality and it is the cheapest. Have you thought about getting a antec ea750 or tp-750 as they are $100 and $115 respectively and don't require a rebate.



i didnt see the antec ea750 or tp-750 ill have to check those out then
October 25, 2010 6:54:13 AM

etk said:
Corsair, Silverstone, and XFX all make (or brand-label) quality PSU's.

If you like the astetics of the XFX, I see no compelling reason to go with another It will leave you with room for overclocking.

It's obviously the one you want, it has adequate amps on the 12V rail, it's modular, and it comes in a pretty box. Why not?



true true but the only thing holding me back on that is 70% of my fans are molex connectors and the xfx only comes with 4 thats the only thing holding me back from it
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October 25, 2010 7:07:58 AM

For the budget you've, surely look out for a modular unit.. It helps immensely with cable management which in turn keeps the inside of the case look neat and clean.. The XFX 750W Black Edition is a great unit.. You can get SATA to Molex converters to cover up for low number of pre-available molex plugs..

P.S. - Just a last minute suggestion.. Do check out the Seasonic X series PSU's also..
October 25, 2010 7:11:29 AM

If you can't daisy chain the fans, you can get 2 to 1 molex adapters for next to nothing on amazon, or if you have access to an old blown PSU, cut the molex connectors off, leaving some slack, and splice into your 4 connectors for power.
October 25, 2010 10:44:47 PM

Emperus said:
For the budget you've, surely look out for a modular unit.. It helps immensely with cable management which in turn keeps the inside of the case look neat and clean.. The XFX 750W Black Edition is a great unit.. You can get SATA to Molex converters to cover up for low number of pre-available molex plugs..

P.S. - Just a last minute suggestion.. Do check out the Seasonic X series PSU's also..



yea im taking a look at it now


@etk i also thought about that i could probably chain them all together

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October 26, 2010 12:53:28 AM
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You could spend even less and get a Corsair tx650w

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 460gtx should come with an additional molex connection.
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October 26, 2010 1:00:20 AM

Did you already buy the 460's?

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October 26, 2010 2:23:32 AM

Id recommend 2x 6850s in Xfire over 2x 460s.
October 26, 2010 2:27:29 AM

ares1214 said:
Id recommend 2x 6850s in Xfire over 2x 460s.



my board doesnt support radeon cards
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October 26, 2010 2:31:17 AM

xaigeta said:
my board doesnt support radeon cards


Not at all?! I find that very hard to believe. Any X58 board can do AMD or Nvidia.
October 26, 2010 2:34:18 AM

i dont have a x58 board i have a old school xfx 780i board
October 26, 2010 5:53:22 AM

nged72 said:
You could spend even less and get a Corsair tx650w

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 460gtx should come with an additional molex connection.



which i did cause it lead me to a combo for a gigabit gtx460 and ill add another and it takes 10-15$ off the orignal price i began with and it supplys enough power and molex connectors only downfall i would have loved it was modular =)
October 26, 2010 5:54:41 AM

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