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Please Help Me Choose a PSU

Hey everyone, I've come here from the Systems section to get more help with choosing a PSU.

I plan to purchase the core components of my build which will last me until BF3, at which point I will purchase a discrete GPU and add more to the build over time.

These are the parts I plan to purchase first:
Intel Core i5 2500k
Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Asus 24X DVD Burner
G.Skill Ripjaws X 4GB DDR3 1600 Ram (already purchased)
Cooler Master HAF 932 (already purchased)

I then plan to add:
an HD 6970
a 2nd HD 6970 for CF
a 2nd HDD
a SSD (more likely to buy two)
a CPU fan
and probably something else I forgot

I also plan to overclock eventually.

So after using a PSU calculator, I've determined I should get an 850W PSU.

These are the recommendations I've been given, along with the prices I've found after tax+shipping:

PC P&C 950W: $142 ($131 after MIR, locally bought for less than newegg)
Corsair TX850: $147 (locally bought for less than newegg)
Corsair HX850: $180 (locally bought for less than newegg)
XFX 850W: $180 ($165 after MIR, from newegg)
Cooler Master M850: $147 ($130 after MIR, locally bought for less than newegg)

My absolute maximum budget is $200, but $160 is a much more comfortable maximum for me.

So based on those prices, which would you guys choose?

Oh and any other suggestions are appreciated as well!

Thanks!
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  1. I'd go for corsair or xfx. Some xfx are made by seasonic.
  2. Best answer
    Out of those, i'd go for the tx850 or xfx850 with PC P&C and CM m850 coming in behind. Other models i would look at would be the seasonic X series / cosrair ax - hx series units that are in your price range...
  3. I would tell you to get a 900w.
    Cuz if you are going crazy overclocking you might need a more bigger pump.
  4. lilotimz said:
    Out of those, i'd go for the tx850 or xfx850 with PC P&C and CM m850 coming in behind. Other models i would look at would be the seasonic X series / cosrair ax - hx series units that are in your price range...

    Unfortunately, the Seasonic X series is significantly over my budget. :(

    As for the Corsair HX series, the HX850 is slightly over my comfortable budget of $160, but I think I could fit it in as it is $180, which is $20 under my absolute maximum.

    Anonymous said:
    I would tell you to get a 900w.
    Cuz if you are going crazy overclocking you might need a more bigger pump.

    In that case, would the PC P&C 950W be the best choice? I really can't go over $200 Canadian ($160 is my comfortable max) so if there's another good choice it would have to fit within that budget.

    But if it's only a bit more mention it anyways as I might be able to find it at a cheaper price locally.


    Thanks to everyone for the replies!
  5. Also, does anyone have an opinion on the Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900?
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371050

    I've found it for $175 locally, and I've been told Antec are a great choice for power supply's, so if anyone can offer an opinion it would be great!
  6. Antec is fine; I've talked to a warranty person by phone and they sent me free replacement parts for my old super lanboy case. Even paid the shipping.
  7. I would suggest you to pick any one of these,
    xfx 850 xxx black edition
    corsair hx850
    antec high current gamer 900
    corsair ax850
    seasonic x850.
  8. Thanks for the replies! After looking at reviews and opinions throughout other sites and forums, it seems the huge majority would pick the Corsair HX850 over any other of the options.

    Although XFX 850 XXX is a high rated choice as well, it is the same price as the HX850 (for me). So I guess I might as well go for the HX850 considering the XFX is only semi-modular, and Corsair is supposed to be the "safer" choice from what I've read (although the latter is probably a more personal thing).

    I'm still open to more opinions and advice though!
  9. Best answer selected by Lobodomy.
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