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April 5, 2011 4:26:25 AM

I want a GOOD PSU for my computer, which if possible, could be re-used/be good for the computers life span (if even possible)
Setup
Intel 2500K (overclocking in the future)
6GB of DDR3 Ram at 1333mhz-1660mhz (possible overclock)
1TB Hardrive (western digital black)
DVD/CD drive
Not sure on graphics card possible card are- GTX560 Twin frozr (most likely) GTX580 (Possible) ATI 5870 (unlikely) Ati 5770 (My current card)

I plan on crossfiring/sling the cards i get in the future so a power supply that can handle at least two GTX580 is a must.
And most likely overclocking also.
Willing to spend a little over 200$ Im Aussie so thats a little different to Americans.

XFX 850W black edition- http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... -209$

Silverstone strider 1000W http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... plus 215$

Opinions? Im really stuck to what to buy. I want the silverstone one (its 1000W for 6 more dollars) but is the XFX better quality?
EDIT: forgot to add i have 3 140mm fans (LED) and one 120M fan (non-led) and i plan on adding some lighting in it.

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a b K Overclocking
April 5, 2011 4:38:42 AM

the silverstone is the better deal there

more PCI-E power connectors, more amps on its 12v rail, gold efficiency to the XFX silver...not that the xfx isn't a great PSU itself
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April 5, 2011 4:45:26 AM

ct1615 said:
the silverstone is the better deal there

more PCI-E power connectors, more amps on its 12v rail, gold efficiency to the XFX silver...not that the xfx isn't a great PSU itself

Crap linked it wrong. I ment this http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Can't beilive i did that -_-
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a b K Overclocking
April 5, 2011 4:59:42 AM

well its not as good but still has more power connectors. looks like the xfx is slightly overpriced still compared to the silverstone (or the silverstone is slightly under priced)
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April 5, 2011 6:04:04 AM

What's with the 6GB ram..?? If you are planning to get 3 x 2GB ram set then drop the idea and get 2 x 4GB (total 8GB) ram set.. You get more memory and also the dual channel benefits.. As for the PSU, the Silverstone unit looks good here and should have no problems handling a couple of GTX 580's..
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April 5, 2011 1:26:48 PM

Silverstone is better!
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April 6, 2011 12:03:33 AM

Emperus said:
What's with the 6GB ram..?? If you are planning to get 3 x 2GB ram set then drop the idea and get 2 x 4GB (total 8GB) ram set.. You get more memory and also the dual channel benefits.. As for the PSU, the Silverstone unit looks good here and should have no problems handling a couple of GTX 580's..

Facepalm -_-
Sorry i ment 8GB. So silverstone is better? Thank you all (yet again)
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April 6, 2011 12:03:53 AM

Best answer selected by lavitz1125.
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