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December 14, 2010 12:50:44 AM

Hey guys,

I'm looking to buy a new high tower case and a reliable PSU that would give me alot of headroom for overclocking/upgrades. I've got some crap 650 W PSU right now that's killing the air flow in my crappy case with its non-modular cables so I'm looking for a case with high airflow (considering the HAF X right now, something around $150-$200) and a MODULAR power supply (below $300). Any suggestions here? I do need a power supply with enough juice because I'm looking to run the GTX 580 in SLI soon. Please, no water cooling. Been there, done that, too much hassle.

Thanks in advance.

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a c 77 ) Power supply
December 14, 2010 1:22:46 AM

I would look at a highend 850W PSU for your needs. Here is a comparison of the top four: SeaSonic, Corsair x2 & XFX (IMO)
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December 14, 2010 1:41:40 AM

Thanks!
Are you sure a 850 w psu would be able to run the gtx 580 in sli and overclock my cPu though?
I'm also looking to upgrade to a sandy bridge processor when they come out but I'm not sure about their Power draw
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a b ) Power supply
December 14, 2010 5:20:29 AM

850 W should be sufficient in normal sli or crossfire... but if you OC the cpu and gpu's then you may want a higher wattage psu...

regarding case if its a full tower you want then HAF X or FT-02 would be good choices...
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a c 91 ) Power supply
December 14, 2010 7:58:52 AM

Since you have a 300$ PSU budget, you can get yourself the Corsair AX 1200.. The HAF-X is a good choice for your hardware..
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December 14, 2010 12:12:30 PM

Emperus said:
Since you have a 300$ PSU budget, you can get yourself the Corsair AX 1200.. The HAF-X is a good choice for your hardware..

would the corsair ax 1200 be the best choice compared with options from xfx, coolermaster, thermaltake, or antec?
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a c 91 ) Power supply
December 14, 2010 12:39:01 PM

Its actually overkill for your proposed setup but IMO, the best PSU available for your money right now..
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a c 77 ) Power supply
December 14, 2010 12:46:17 PM

SeaSonic is #1 and Corsair is # 2 (IMO), so the Corsair AX1200 is a excellent PSU.
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December 14, 2010 12:46:59 PM

k thanks guys
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December 14, 2010 12:47:07 PM

Best answer selected by dhongkool1.
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