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November 19, 2010 12:45:05 PM

thinking of either of these psus

huntkey x7 900w (80+ silver)
http://www.itocp.com/htmls/56/n-656.html

or this one

scythe chouriki 2 850w (80+ silver)
http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/power-supply/chour...
http://www.scythe-eu.com/index.php?eID=tx_cms_showpic&f...;%20background:%23fff;%22%3E&wrap=%3Ca%20href%3D%22javascript:close();%22%3E%20|%20%3C/a%3E&md5=529d792c4f06bcfc04aaeed8ea61d4dc

no review for that one, but the specs are there.

thanks in advance.

~drex

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November 19, 2010 12:52:17 PM

Hey,

It really depends on what specs you are going to be running.....
Are you planning on overclocking? Crossfire? SLI?
If you are, the i would go with the Huntkey X7 900W, as you get the extra 50W As "Cushioning", And it looks like an overall better PSU.

xXCozter8Xx
November 19, 2010 12:55:43 PM

actually im currently running 5850 xfire with an overclocked phenom ii 965. my current psu is a 700w hec cougar. But im not sure if my psu is cut out for it.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/303175-33-5850-xfire-...

thats the link to my other post regarding the xfire prob. Thanks for the reply xXCozter8Xx.
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November 19, 2010 1:10:45 PM

Well, i am running a Radeon HD 5970 (Basically XFire 5850) and i have a Phenom II X6 1090T OC @ 4GHz, And my PSU is only 850W (HX850W Corsair). I personally think that your right about getting a new PSU. So i would get the 850W, But your GPU's pull quite a bit of power so if in the future if you plan to chuck another one in then your just gonna have to upgrade again to the 900W

I would just go with the 850W, because i'm basically running the same GPU's as you and i have overclocked mine, and it works great.

Good to see another person with good taste in CPU's ;) 

xXCozter8Xx
November 19, 2010 1:13:05 PM

Whatever one delivers more amps over the pci-e rails as your GPU's are going to be the biggest draws - it's not all about wattage and 800W is more than enough for those GPU's!
November 19, 2010 1:14:03 PM

drexeus said:
thinking of either of these psus

huntkey x7 900w (80+ silver)
http://www.itocp.com/htmls/56/n-656.html

or this one

scythe chouriki 2 850w (80+ silver)
http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/power-supply/chour...
http://www.scythe-eu.com/index.php?eID=tx_cms_showpic&f...;%20background:%23fff;%22%3E&wrap=%3Ca%20href%3D%22javascript:close();%22%3E%20|%20%3C/a%3E&md5=529d792c4f06bcfc04aaeed8ea61d4dc

no review for that one, but the specs are there.

thanks in advance.

~drex


What is your budget for the PSU and where will you be buying from? As maybe could get a more reputiable brand of PSu for you, but if its only between these 2, i'd opt for the Huntkey as i had the 650W (rocketfish or something, was a rebranded one) and it worked fine for my system (still is in another system i built)
November 19, 2010 1:15:09 PM

Cheers man..so i guess im just gonna get the 850w scythe model then..cant actually afford the modular version of the corsair..dont want to get stuck with a non-modular again..
November 19, 2010 1:16:37 PM

Sweet, Hope it works out, good luck! ;) 
November 19, 2010 1:19:23 PM

@reccy actually im in japan so psus tend to cost a lot here..the 850w corsair modular goes for around 18000 yen or around $170..actually didnt want to spend any on the psu..hahaha..but i guess i have to..so my budget is arpund $150..but as i said im in japan so not all psus are available here..
November 19, 2010 1:30:36 PM

the scythe is a good one ive heard of it they are popular in fans and cooling as well but i havent heard of huntkey but if i were you i would definaitely go with the scythe and its effficiency is 80-silver thats a good sign and that it has been tested rigoursly under all conditions.. and so i hihly recommend the scythe if you can do in for the crosair as thats a time-tested awesum brand!!
November 19, 2010 1:46:18 PM

yeah man...ill have to check the budget...hahahaha...thanks for the reply guys...
November 20, 2010 3:25:20 AM

no problm
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