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850W PSU - Seasonic vs Silverstone vs ?

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July 9, 2011 11:55:35 PM

Hello,

I've been putting parts together for a new gaming PC and wanted advice on which 850 watt power supply to get. Here are my specs:

Mobo: Asrock p67 Extreme 6
CPU: Intel i5 2500k 3.3GHz
Memory: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 (2x4GB)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM
Video: HIS HD6950 Radeon 2GB
PSU: ??

So far I have two in mind : the Seasonic SS-850HT and the Silverstone Strider Plus 850W.

I noticed that Tom's Hardware used the Seasonic in their $2000 PCs last month so I'm sure they are stable and reliable, but I'm almost leaning towards the Silverstone because I would prefer a modular PSU.

Seasonic SS-850HT
Silverstone Strider Plus 850W

So what do you guys think between these two? Is there third option that is even better price/performance wise?

Thanks in Advance!

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July 10, 2011 12:10:29 AM

I would go with the seasonic. Modular is hit or miss in quality. I had an older model silverstone modular 750w until recently; I couldn't get the cpu fan or case fan to stop turning with my system off, and as other reviewers noted, they often don't have a switch.
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July 10, 2011 12:25:09 AM

I have used Seasonic in my last few builds. There are modular Seasonic supplies - the X series are modular, and highly efficient, and they are quiet, too - that's a plus.
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July 10, 2011 12:36:31 AM

I have used seasonic for years, andd they have always made great products, would go with that.
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July 10, 2011 1:11:36 AM

Thanks for the quick responses. I had a feeling that Seasonic would probably be the way to go, but it never hurts to ask.

I also came across this Corsair for about the same price as the other two : Corsair TX850.

It looks decent enough, but the last Corsair PSU I bought died after 3 days use and I've been leery of them ever since.
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July 10, 2011 1:16:10 AM

Corsair, Antec, XFX and other high quality companies usually use Seasonic units for their better lines. IIRC the corsair TX HX and AX units are made by seasonic(?).

If i were you, i'd look at the seasonic X units as CB' said.
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July 10, 2011 2:51:24 AM

ForgetAboutFreeman said:
Thanks for the quick responses. I had a feeling that Seasonic would probably be the way to go, but it never hurts to ask.

I also came across this Corsair for about the same price as the other two : Corsair TX850.

It looks decent enough, but the last Corsair PSU I bought died after 3 days use and I've been leery of them ever since.

That Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W (CMPSU-850TXV2) that you linked to is made by Seasonic.

Its semi-modular version, the new CMPSU-850TXM, isn't available on the market yet.
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July 10, 2011 1:15:14 PM
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July 10, 2011 2:24:02 PM

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July 10, 2011 3:36:57 PM

XFX all the way.
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