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Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 vs. CORSAIR Professional Serie

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September 11, 2011 10:11:08 AM

Hey guys, this is my system that I am building:

PSU to be determined(looking at 850W ones)
i5 2500k
Asus P8Z68-V
Dual HD 6950's Crossfire(Either 2x Sapphire Toxic or 2x MSI Twin Frozr)
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Samsung or Seagate 1 TB HD
Some cheap optical drive
Haven't decided on if I'm getting a SSD yet. Prob not worth

These are the contestants for my psu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$130

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$143(10% off coupon + free shipping and $10 MIR)

They both have good reviews, the Antec is cheaper with more Wattage but has less of a warranty, but the Corsair is more expensive and a better warranty. I shouldn't be worried about the warranty, are psu's even meant to last 5 years?

Which one would be the better bet? The Corsair is on sale now so the price might be the

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a b ) Power supply
September 11, 2011 10:48:49 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If i was you i would go for corsair ax750 professional series or seasonic x-760(760w).You will ask isnt it too low?

No, its enough. With dual cf 6950 pulling 479w and i would think that you could overclock them both masssively and the ax750 is a newer product line which is to me better.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1488/18/


Unless you are not going to upgrade your rig much then solid 80 plus gold rated 750w psus are for you.
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September 11, 2011 11:14:49 AM

ghnader hsmithot said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If i was you i would go for corsair ax750 professional series or seasonic x-760(760w).You will ask isnt it too low?

No, its enough. With dual cf 6950 pulling 479w and i would think that you could overclock them both masssively and the ax750 is a newer product line which is to me better.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1488/18/


Unless you are not going to upgrade your rig much then solid 80 plus gold rated 750w psus are for you.


Thanks for your input, but the 850w is still cheaper because it comes with a rebate, better safe than sorry to have more wattage I guess. Everyone has told me I should go for 850w.

Or should I go with the 750w because it is gold certified and voted best in class?
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a b ) Power supply
September 11, 2011 11:17:55 AM
a b ) Power supply
September 11, 2011 11:29:49 AM

Too me,
its better to juggle build quality, wattage and price.

Even though it has high wattage but if build quality aint up to the standard than you arent getting any benefit.

But if i had to choose it would be corsair hx850.
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September 11, 2011 11:38:19 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm gonna go with that one.

The issue is mainly price, and newegg has a coupon for 10% off all corsair cpu's. It's the same version as the first one I listed just $20 cheaper.

I just have one last question:

I will never go over 2 cards in my build, but lets say 2 years from now I get 2 6990m's and crossfire them, would 750w still be enough? Or should I go with the 850w version if I'll be upgrading within the next 2-3 years?
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a b ) Power supply
September 11, 2011 11:40:29 AM

apav said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm gonna go with that one.

The issue is mainly price, and newegg has a coupon for 10% off all corsair cpu's. It's the same version as the first one I listed just $20 cheaper.

I just have one last question:

I will never go over 2 cards in my build, but lets say 2 years from now I get 2 6990m's and crossfire them, would 750w still be enough? Or should I go with the 850w version if I'll be upgrading within the next 2-3 years?

if you want to crosssfire 6990 i would suggest a 1000w psu.
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a b ) Power supply
September 11, 2011 11:42:08 AM

6990m is a laptop card

or do you mean desltop 6990's??

2x6990's are 4 6970's so you'll need 1000 watts plus for 2 6990's
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September 11, 2011 11:48:27 AM

obsidian86 said:
6990m is a laptop card

or do you mean desltop 6990's??

2x6990's are 4 6970's so you'll need 1000 watts plus for 2 6990's



Woops my bad, I did mean 6990 desktop cards.


I was just using that as an example though. I mean in 2-3 years I wanna replace it with that years version of the 6950 and crossfire them. So I would be better to pay an extra $20 for an 850w?

Also if I have a higher wattage psu will it consume more power than what I am using? ie if I'm only using 630w, will it only take 630 or 850?
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a b ) Power supply
September 11, 2011 11:50:06 AM

apav said:
Woops my bad, I did mean 6990 desktop cards.


I was just using that as an example though. I mean in 2-3 years I wanna replace it with that years version of the 6950 and crossfire them. So I would be better to pay an extra $20 for an 850w?

Also if I have a higher wattage psu will it consume more power than what I am using? ie if I'm only using 630w, will it only take 630 or 850?

The psu only uses what it needs.
Efficiency is different on different load levels but your psu will use what it needs.
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September 11, 2011 12:08:44 PM

Final question:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1000w for $130(was $200) and with a 20% off coupon is that a better option? Or are rosewill's not as good as corsair build quality wise.

I have no need for 1000w(maybe future proof, thats it) but should I go for this or the corsair 850w?
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a b ) Power supply
September 11, 2011 12:26:47 PM

apav said:
Final question:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1000w for $130(was $200) and with a 20% off coupon is that a better option? Or are rosewill's not as good as corsair build quality wise.

I have no need for 1000w(maybe future proof, thats it) but should I go for this or the corsair 850w?

I have no experience with Rosewills.
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a b ) Power supply
September 11, 2011 2:38:19 PM

Go for Corsair

I have both HX850 and HX1000.... Works like a charm

I stopped using Antec due to 3 failures of Quatro 850( i have 4) and 1 failure on 500W in the last 4 years.

I expect my PSU to last until i scrapped my PC because its old and obsolete.
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a b ) Power supply
September 11, 2011 3:24:14 PM

Corsair AX series are built by seasonic and based on their Seasonic X platforms. Both units are extremely good but the X series and its derivative ,Corsair AX, is on a complete different level in regards to build quality, stability, and output power.

Severely overspec'd and can pull nearly 200w more than its rated power and still stay in spec and 80+.
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