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1000W Extreme Gaming Series PSU

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January 15, 2011 5:45:23 AM

Hey Guy!

I am currently really struggling with my build. This is what I have so Far


NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case - White

Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/8MB L3 Cache)

Processor Cooling
Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Intel) - Standard 120mm Fan

Memory
4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 - 1.5GB - Single Card

Motherboard
[SLI] ASUS P8P67 PRO -- 3x PCI-E 2.0 x16, On-Board Bluetooth


1000 Watt -- Extreme Gaming Series

Primary Hard Drive
640 GB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

Optical Drive
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black


1 x Tuniq TX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound The best interface between your CPU and the heatsinks


My problem is the Extreme Gaming Series PSU... It is the cheapest PSU that is 1000Watts, I am getting that size because sooner than later I will want dual GTX 580's (I'm Greedy :)  ) I have been trying to look up reviews of this PSU but have failed. The next closest PSU price is $50 dollars (USD) more and I feel that 1000W is plenty that and that I do not have to worry about the PSU being strained. Am I correct in this belief or should I fork over the extra $50?
January 15, 2011 12:54:53 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Buwish
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January 15, 2011 3:53:57 PM

I don't trust the cheapest solution when it comes to the PSU since a cheaply built PSU can potentially destroy all the components should it fail (rare, but it has happened).

What brand name the "Extreme Gaming Series" PSU from?

I prefer brands that I can trust. First and foremost, Seasonic PSUs. Seasonic also makes all PSUs for XFX and some PSUs for Antec, PC Power & Cooling, and Corsair.

In other words, fork over at least another $50 for a dependable PSU.
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