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What PSU should I get for my new rig?

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March 30, 2011 12:43:08 AM

i7 2600k cpu (with Corsair H50 cooler with 2 scythe slipstreams) will be doing some mild overclocking to about 4.2-4.6
p8p67 deluxe mobo
evga 580 gpu going to eventually have another one for sli
64gb crucial ssd
1tb WD or Samsung
Windows 7 home or pro
All packed into an Antec 1200 case all fans high


Looking to get around 1000watt psu (seasonic,xfx,corsair etc...) what should get the job done for the sweet spot price but not have to upgrade in the future?

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March 30, 2011 12:56:20 AM

Corsair CMPSU-1000HX fits your needs for a dual card setup or more.
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March 30, 2011 1:04:00 AM

tecmo34 said:
Corsair CMPSU-1000HX fits your needs for a dual card setup or more.



I was looking at that power supply, is that really worth $300+?

I want it, but if I can get the job done with something cheaper.
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a c 77 ) Power supply
March 30, 2011 1:07:35 AM

Can you provide a link to where you want to buy from (if other than Newegg.com)
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March 30, 2011 1:10:53 AM

tecmo34 said:
Can you provide a link to where you want to buy from (if other than Newegg.com)



Oh sorry,


Newegg.ca
Canadacomputers.com (I have a local shop in my city)
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March 30, 2011 1:35:27 AM
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March 30, 2011 1:46:03 AM

Good call for an Antec 1200 case. I don't think about it much, as it is designed for a few Antec cases only :D 
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a c 77 ) Power supply
March 30, 2011 2:44:22 AM

Yeah... that sounds about right.
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a c 275 ) Power supply
March 30, 2011 2:44:43 AM

benson733 said:
This might sound noobish but what would I use to hook up two 580's?

GTX 580 A 6+2 pin standard and a modular 6 pin?
GTX 580 B 6+2 pin standard and a modular 6 pin?

Yep! you have the correct combination for the 580.
The CP-1000 has them.
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/connectors.php?ProdID=2...
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March 30, 2011 2:45:37 AM

Thanks, I'm going to highly consider that psu...
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March 30, 2011 5:30:10 AM

Corsair Ax 1200 psu... Quality! I assure you this bad boy will take whatever you throw at it! It's one of the first psu's corsair designed themselves from the ground up, and it was close to nearing 80% platinum level efficiency. That's my next psu for sure
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a b ) Power supply
March 30, 2011 8:34:15 AM

The hx1000 aint worth its price its solidly beaten by cheaper power supplies

.the cp1000 is also good but it will only fit in 4 cases made by antec obviously.
have a look at the silverstone strider silver or gold

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

.the ocz zx1000 or sparkle computer corp gold 1000

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


.even the kingwin lazer gold will beat the hx1000.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


and offer better efficiency over the cp1000 and will fit any atx case unlike the cp1000


this is another great option


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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March 30, 2011 6:06:37 PM

hey benson.. 2 letters, 4 numbers, "AX 1200"
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March 30, 2011 6:13:18 PM

asantesoul said:
hey benson.. 2 letters, 4 numbers, "AX 1200"



$329.99! that is pricey, Would I ever need more than 1000w for two 580's and a mild overclock on a 2600k? I'm trying to cut some prices down and the cp 1000 could be beneficial considering I have the antec 1200 case in the box waiting.....
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March 30, 2011 8:43:47 PM

exactly..if you wanna plop that many cards into ur rig then maybe the antec..but i stand by what I said..have i ever done u wrong benson haha.. AX 1200 ..do the right thing, son!
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March 30, 2011 8:46:20 PM

asantesoul said:
exactly..if you wanna plop that many cards into ur rig then maybe the antec..but i stand by what I said..have i ever done u wrong benson haha.. AX 1200 ..do the right thing, son!



I'll see what I can do. $149.99 for the cp-1000 is too good to pass up. I only plan on running two 580's and that's all I would need and I have the case requirements...
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a b ) Power supply
March 30, 2011 9:01:12 PM

benson733 said:
Damn that thing almost handles double its capacity... That can't be good for it or the electricity bill :cry: 

not exactly double factoring in efficiency its pulling 2200 from the wall but if it breaks 80% efficiency at that load its providing more like 1700 to the system
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March 30, 2011 9:11:10 PM

obsidian86 said:
not exactly double factoring in efficiency its pulling 2200 from the wall but if it breaks 80% efficiency at that load its providing more like 1700 to the system



Still pretty close I guess, either way its ridiculous...
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March 30, 2011 9:15:59 PM

Benson, I see you and I are in the same boat and are ready to pull the trigger on a very similar system.

My difference is that I'm really sold on the Silverstone line, look at the Fortress FT02B case and the Strider 1000w Gold ST1000-G.

That's where I'm going. Search the net for reviews on both of these, nothing but good things.

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March 30, 2011 9:30:47 PM

silverstone psu's are quality! I owned the ft02 and psu...was happy..but i prefer corsair stuff...well..particularly because the majority is made by seasonic
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March 30, 2011 9:32:30 PM

rockitman said:
Benson, I see you and I are in the same boat and are ready to pull the trigger on a very similar system.

My difference is that I'm really sold on the Silverstone line, look at the Fortress FT02B case and the Strider 1000w Gold ST1000-G.

That's where I'm going. Search the net for reviews on both of these, nothing but good things.



yeah, thats why I came to this thread. I really like silverstone as well. I already pulled the trigger on some of my pc parts. I have the antec 1200, H50 cooler for my i7 2600k, an evga 580 coming from step up, and 8gb of Mushkin silverline 1333mhz 1.5v ram, and a WD 1tb black hdd. Im just doing the last bit of research and hopefully have all the parts ordered within 2 weeks, and hopefully have the motherboard in a week so I can at least get the base of the computer built....
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a b ) Power supply
March 30, 2011 10:23:35 PM

Would the Antec CP-850 not suffice for 2 x gtx580s ?

As its what i have in my Antec 1200 with just one gtx580 at the moment but may wish to upgrade in near future to SLI, still i suppose for bensin the extra $9 for the CP-1000 is a no brainer.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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March 31, 2011 1:07:17 AM

850 will suffice...the psu is sufficient...my point was the ax 1200 is highly efficient...and perhaps, arguably, the best 1200 watt psu out there...its definitely in my top 3
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March 31, 2011 1:16:11 AM

asantesoul said:
850 will suffice...the psu is sufficient...my point was the ax 1200 is highly efficient...and perhaps, arguably, the best 1200 watt psu out there...its definitely in my top 3




Its a great point. The issue is the price. even if the cp-1000 is $2 per month less efficient, for $200 less means its a better deal for me at the moment.
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March 31, 2011 1:24:31 AM

of course! I'm one of the most economically conscious people out there..by all means, grab that psu and never look back...the brand is reliable, and it will fulfill your needs... juss sayin..when you hit it big..or win some money at the casino...grab an ax 1200..and ship one to me :) 
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March 31, 2011 1:27:28 AM

asantesoul said:
of course! I'm one of the most economically conscious people out there..by all means, grab that psu and never look back...the brand is reliable, and it will fulfill your needs... juss sayin..when you hit it big..or win some money at the casino...grab an ax 1200..and ship one to me :) 



If I hit it big I'll send you one..... maybe 10...
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March 31, 2011 1:47:25 AM

Yes! Right on...antec psu's are the bees-knees though...it will be pretty good once you got it going
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March 31, 2011 2:07:29 AM

I have everything but whats on this list. I'll pick whatever mobo is in stock on Friday.



Any suggestions on similar priced parts?
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March 31, 2011 2:15:10 AM

nice...your almost there
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March 31, 2011 2:48:18 AM

asantesoul said:
nice...your almost there



Got my father waiting on a good pay check, he's going to help me get my funding arranged and I'm going to pull out the good old credit card pretty soon as well. If you have any suggestions or see any good deals just let me know. Can't wait to get some pic's and benches posted.
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April 6, 2011 11:56:16 PM

Best answer selected by benson733.
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