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Need a good power supply for COSMOS II Case... help !!!

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January 9, 2012 10:14:31 PM

What is a good power supply for a COSMOS II case. Since the case is ultra tower sized- I need something that will work in this large case.

My current PC build:

2500k CPU
Asus Deluxe Z68 LGA1155 Mobo
2 Velociraptors RAID 0
10 2TB storage drives for BluRay MKV's
VERTEX 3 SSD MAX IOPS 120GB
ASUS Bluray drive
Liteon DVD Burner
AMD 6000 series video card (single card) (might upgrade soon)

I want to buy a power supply that I can live with for a few builds. Something very good. Modular. Excellent cable mgmt and long enough to work in my large case and power my system

Someone help me.

Best reply I will paypal 5$ if I actually buy it. :) 
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January 9, 2012 10:36:25 PM

whats your budget?
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January 9, 2012 11:33:44 PM

obsidian86 said:
whats your budget?



$500 for case and power supply or $200 for power supply alone.
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January 9, 2012 11:34:28 PM

Can you get a good high end power supply that would fit my needs for my budget?

What should I look for?

Cable management and options to fit my build is a must!
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January 10, 2012 8:38:23 AM

wil lyou ever consider getting more then one card?
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January 10, 2012 8:55:56 AM

Corsair tx850w
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January 10, 2012 7:28:01 PM

amuffin said:
Corsair tx850w


Is 850Watts enough for 10 HDD's and overlclocking on Z68 ?

Only one Video card.. probably ?
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January 10, 2012 9:28:39 PM

THOSE BOTH LOOK NICE !!!!! THANKS!
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January 10, 2012 9:30:26 PM

Corsair AX1050 is a sick unit, and modular. I wouldn't go with Rosewill.

It seems newegg only has 2 1050W units right now, but both are better. That Rosewill has 83A on the 12V, whereas the Seasonic and XFX ones have 87A. Better hardware.
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January 10, 2012 9:48:25 PM

I really probably only need 850watts. I Think this would be enough.

But I need a slick unit.. modular... that looks cool and performs well for under $200
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January 10, 2012 10:16:28 PM

id go with atleast the toughpower grand 1000w, seeing as if somehow you used peak power on all drives u could draw like 300w just in HDD. adding a 2nd gfx card would probably push you beyond what 850w can sustain.
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January 10, 2012 10:48:21 PM

wolfram23 said:
Corsair AX1050 is a sick unit, and modular. I wouldn't go with Rosewill.

It seems newegg only has 2 1050W units right now, but both are better. That Rosewill has 83A on the 12V, whereas the Seasonic and XFX ones have 87A. Better hardware.


The Lightning 1300 (which is pretty close to the 1000w) has a Recommend 9+ rating from the Jonnyguru site. The Kingwin unit and the Rosewill Lightning are both Super Flower units

The two 1050 units are both Seasonic units, with gold rating, but are a touch pricier.

Where as the Kingwin unit is 80+ platinum and costs less than the two Seasonic made units, and comes recommended by the Jonnyguru site. Any of the 4 would be great units.

The Toughpower W0132RU 1000W is a Channel Well, which some people like, but I have had troubles with in the past, Their new Toughpower TP-1000M is an Enhance product, which is 80+ Gold rated, so should be a good product, but I haven't seen any reviews on it.

The thriftier choices are still the Rosewill or the Kingwin units.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

You could even get the Rosewill Lightning 1300 for the price of the Seasonic units and it has 108A on the 12v line.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 11, 2012 12:46:42 AM

thank you for an excellent reply !
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January 11, 2012 10:01:16 PM

I like the rosewill lightining..


WHo makes this ?
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January 11, 2012 10:24:35 PM

Mfusick said:
I like the rosewill lightining..


WHo makes this ?

Super Flower is the OEM for the three models that are currently in the Rosewill LIGHTNING Series.
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January 11, 2012 11:12:02 PM

ko888 said:
Super Flower is the OEM for the three models that are currently in the Rosewill LIGHTNING Series.


are they any good?

As good as Corsair or Thermaltake? Or coolermaster? or OCZ?
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January 12, 2012 12:02:03 AM

Corsair, Thermaltake, Cooler Master and OCZ do not make the units that they sell under their label. Although a few of them, Corsair I believe is one, design the units that they sell. Other PSU brand simply rebrand the PSU's of other manufactures. FSP, Delta, AcBel, Super Flower, Seasonic, Enhance, Seventeam, and Channel Well Technologies are a few examples of the actual manufacturers.

Here is a list that shows the actual OEM of some of the more popular units:

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page364.htm

At a certain point what you are really buying is support. Once you pick one, then do some research and read different reviews on it. I have a Antec HCG-750 which is made by Delta, and a Rosewill Capstone 750 built by Super Flower.

Once upon a time Super Flower had a bad rep for its QA of its units, but the got better, and now the reviews of their 80+ Gold units seem to be consistently very positive. No matter what you get there is always a change that you get the bad apple of a bunch, but some makers tend to have more bad apples then others. Most of the talk I have seen around the Super Flower units has been positive in recent years.

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January 12, 2012 1:17:08 AM

Mfusick said:
are they any good?

As good as Corsair or Thermaltake? Or coolermaster? or OCZ?

Generalizations usually don't always work when it comes to OEM power suppliers. Not every model within a brand is good.

Corsair, for example, uses CWT, Seasonic and Flextronics as its OEMs. The Corsair Builder Series “CX“ uses CWT's low-end DSA II (it's also used by Enermax's NAXN/Tomahawk II series) platform and shares the reputation that goes along with it.

Each OEM offers platform tiers that their customers choose from. Some OEMs' low-end tiers are awful in terms of electrical performance. Some of the high-end tiers are excellent performers and that trait carries over in their customers' products as long as the customer hasn't directed the OEM to cut corners and compromise quality in the name of increasing their profit margin.

Some of the OEMs, like Seasonic, CWT (Channel Well Technology) and Delta, have high-end tiered products that show up in brands like Antec, Corsair, XFX and always get excellent reviews by the reputable power supply test review sites.

Other brands that have used OEMs that don't have a good reputation will have products that also have developed a lousy reputation. Examples are Raidmax (OEM: Andyson), Rasurbo (OEM: HEC/COMPUCASE), Cooler Master's Extreme Power Plus Series (OEM: AcBel Polytech, Seventeam) and Elite Power Series (OEM: Solytech, FSP Group), Thermaltake's TR2 and TR2 RX series with some models that can't deliver the power specified on their label (i.e. intentional mis-labelling).

AXP/XION, Azza, Kingwin, NOX, NZXT, Rosewill and Sentey are brands that use Super Flower to manufacture some or all of their models. Some of the models in high-end tiers for these brands, that have been tested, get good reputable reviews.

Purchasing a good power supply requires arming yourself with knowledge about the specific product by reading reputable test reviews, assuming the product has been reviewed.
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January 12, 2012 11:49:39 AM

thanks for this excellent reply !
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January 12, 2012 9:14:26 PM

The Cosomos II is an awesome case I was just drooling over a review of one yesterday. If you are looking at a 1000 watt or better unit I look no further than either the SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050. It's 80 PLUS GOLD Certified and Fully Modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The SeaSonic Platinum-1000 1000W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Fully Modular is a little pricey but the Best 1000 watt PSU there is.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Reviews
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Seasonic/P1000/
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1336/pg1/seasonic...
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/11/01/seasonic_plat...

Seasonic also makes a 1250 watt Gold Certified PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seasonic makes excellent PSU's and is the manufacturer for some of the leading brand names
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January 12, 2012 9:42:08 PM

Yeah I can't wait for COSMOS II

It releases soon !!!!
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January 12, 2012 9:47:34 PM

Cosmos II is pretty nice. I think when I buy a new one it might be between that and the Temjin TJ07B. The Corsair Obsidian 800D is nice and big, but it's rather ugly IMO.
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January 12, 2012 10:06:00 PM

The cosmos has the most features to price ratio... and it will hold and accomodate any build... and component list
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January 12, 2012 11:11:04 PM

wolfram23 said:
Cosmos II is pretty nice. I think when I buy a new one it might be between that and the Temjin TJ07B. The Corsair Obsidian 800D is nice and big, but it's rather ugly IMO.


I have the Corsair 800d and if I were to change cases it would be for the exact same ones you mentioned. I wonder if Corsair has something new on the horizon to answer the gauntlet CoolerMaster has thrown down? Maybe a 900 series down the road perhaps.
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January 12, 2012 11:29:17 PM

yeah.. I could imagine a 900 series.

The 800D is quite a nice case. It was a front runner for me in my search.

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April 29, 2012 6:44:45 PM

So I have a Cosmos II I bought for the computer I am putting together and I am worrying about getting a PSU that has cables that will not be long enough to reach. What PSU did you buy and were the cables long enough? Also looking for around 1000w.

Thanks
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April 29, 2012 10:05:26 PM

roarback said:
So I have a Cosmos II I bought for the computer I am putting together and I am worrying about getting a PSU that has cables that will not be long enough to reach. What PSU did you buy and were the cables long enough? Also looking for around 1000w.

Thanks


The Cosmos II case included the extenders you need for your power supply cables to make them reach.

They came in the box and worked great. You should be all set.

If not- you can buy cheap extenders online.

I would just get it and start building. You should be fine.

I used a ROSEWILL 1000 watt PSU. It's really a superflower golden Green inside.



HERE IS THE LINK FOR MINE:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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