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Need help on PSU and Case.

Last response: in Components
October 18, 2011 10:40:02 PM

I am planning on building a new computer. One of the items I am considering is the:

Corsair 500r:

I have to have Dust filters on a computer case. Gets dusty around my place. I need plenty of room and nice air flow. Seeing as I am planning on running a GTX 570, possibly SLI later.

So I need a solid PSU, modular would help me out with all the connections and cable management. Also one that I can keep for a while, so that I could upgrade the rig if needed. Some that I am considering:

XFX 850w:

Corsair 850HX:

Any help is appreciated.

More about : psu case

a b ) Power supply
October 18, 2011 10:45:10 PM

The link below will allow you to objectively determine how much power in watts and 12v rail amps. are required for your current or future PC build without any guessing or conflicting opinions. It will also help you determine which PSUs are quality built and reliable.
October 18, 2011 10:59:03 PM

Well if you have your heart set on a Carbide 500R, I'd recommend getting the below combo.

Carbide 500R + AX850

It'll cost you $295, but if you use the promocode "CorsairPSU1" (expires 10/19) you'll save an additional $19, which will bring it down to $276, plus if you use the MIR for $35 ($15 for the case, $20 for the PSU) it'll bring you down to $241.

I've had my eye on that Carbide 500R since it was released, my next build will definitely include unless they make a White 600T with an onboard header for USB 3.0 (can't stand the pass through). I've seen many videos using the Carbide 500R and NewEgg TV's video shows how nice it really is --> Carbide 500R on NewEgg TV
a c 140 ) Power supply
October 18, 2011 11:19:32 PM

It's not rocket science. The GFX subsystem will control the size of the PSU for 99% of the enthusiasts frequenting these boards. An easy start is to visit the GFX manufacturer's web site and see what cards they "certify" for their card combinations. These recommendations will take into account both power needed and what connectors are needed.

Another option is to use the various PSU calculators:

Finally, check the reviews on and other reliable sites.

Couple of combos to consider:

Case - $ 160 - Antec 1200 V3
PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850

Case - $ 155 - Antec DF-85
PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850

For the above two ..... read why they have an "unfair advantage" over the competition

Also 10.0 performance rating per

[The CP-850] is completely unmatched by any ATX unit on the market I can think of. You'd have to spend twice as much as this thing costs to find the next best thing, performance wise.

Case - $ 290 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow
PSU - $ 170 - Corsair AX850

9.5 PSU performance rating per
Case review

Case - $ 180 - HAF-X
PSU - $ 144 - Corsair HX-850

9.5 PSU performance rating per

All cases have air filters. All PSU's are 1st Tier. Modular for the sake of modular is a silly concept. There's absolutely no sense in providing modular cables for those cables for which you absolutely can not make a build without.,801...

Hybrid Modular is what ya want where the necessary cables are hard wired and the optional one are modular.

As for the Guru3D's tests, twin 570's get 873 fps ..... Twin 900 MHz 560 Ti's get 862 fps and ya can have both of those for $410. Check the max overclock scores in the reviews below and see who wins.

570 review
560 review