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October 20, 2011 6:46:36 AM

Hello

I need your opinion here in those PSU , suppose I need that power range no disscusion here , and my system is for gaming i7 and 570 , no SLI(maybe in future) no overcloking... I don't care about light color or noise .. Which one to get from those :

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

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

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

or any other you suggest , preferably 700watt, modular and <120-130$ ?

Second : Can I use all these in a case that has the PSU location in the bottom of case ?

Thanks
a b ) Power supply
October 20, 2011 8:13:07 AM

Did you see any options in Seasonic?
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October 20, 2011 1:59:29 PM

Out of those the 650TXV2 is the best. The cables on it are reasonably long, so shouldn't have any trouble in a case that mounts the PSU at the bottom, altho of course it depends on the case.

The OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W has fairly short cables only ~45cm to the first connector, so is less suitable for a bottom mounted case.

Here is a good modular one:
Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W 80Plus Silver $120 ($6 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BTW i7s (certainly the Sandy Bridge i7) aren't always the best option for gaming, as hyperthreading isn't really utilised by games and the money saved by getting an i5 could be put to better use.
a b ) Power supply
October 20, 2011 4:39:59 PM

Check the reviews at www.jonnyguru.com or www.hardwaresecrets.com in addition to Tom's to get objective test data and component quality review info. on ANY PSU you are considering buying as you can't tell the quality without load testing. For performance, quality and reliability my personal recommendation would be a Seasonic or PC Power and Cooling PSU.
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