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Power Supply Question, last obstacle in my build (HELP)

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October 20, 2011 11:25:04 AM

Which Power Supply would you get, $ not an option?

OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom


Thermaltake Toughpower Grand TPG-850M 850W ATX 12V v2.3 & SSI EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Power Supply


System set up.
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced
I7-2600k
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
2 XFX HD-697A-CNDC Radeon HD 6970 2GB in crossfire mode.
ASUS 24X DVD Burner
& a blue ray player, burner I will be installing later in the near future
& a 240gb ssd, burner I will be installing later in the near future
& sound card, burner I will be installing later in the near future
& bluetooth card, burner I will be installing later in the near future

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October 20, 2011 11:27:49 AM

It really doesn't matter as they're both good choices. I'd get OCZ because it takes less time to read. That's how pointless it is to decide between the two.
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October 20, 2011 11:54:00 AM

I'd go with a Seasonic or FSP as they actually produce their own parts and build the PSU themselves... neither TT or OCZ do.
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October 20, 2011 12:21:52 PM

If I were you I would take corsair's HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . It is one of the best series ever made and it's manufacturer is Channel Well which is for years the best psu manufacturer. The only downside is that the HX850 is 80 silver while the others you suggested is 80 gold. Still the difference is small, so i would prefer HX850.
The final choice is yours. :) 
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October 20, 2011 12:29:40 PM

Btw Thermaltake and Corsair give 7 years warranty. OCZ gives 5 years.
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October 20, 2011 5:05:11 PM

Best answer selected by dudeguzman.
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October 20, 2011 5:09:57 PM

You can get objective PSU test data on power and performance from www.jonnyguru.com, www.hardwaresecrets.com and Tom's so you know which PSUs are quality units as all Corsair, Antec, Rosewill, etc. branded PSUs are not the most reliable and you can't tell which are good PSUs without objective, scientific testing and internal component inspection.
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October 20, 2011 6:15:51 PM

This OCX ZX series 1000 gets a 9.5 Performance rating
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

This OCX Z series gets an 8.5
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

This Toughpower Grand gets a 9.0
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

This Toughpower Grand gets a 7.0
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Personally I lean to the Seasonic X Series, Antec SG / CP series, and Corsair HX series at 850 watts (other sizes of HX not so hot) ..... posted closest ones in size to where I couldn't find an 850 watter

Seasonic X-750 (9.5)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Seasonic X-760 (9.5)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Seasonic X-650 (10.0)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Antec SG-850 (10.0)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Antec CP-850 (10.0) - steal at $115 but ya need compatible case)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Antec HCP-850 (9.0)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Antec HCG-900 (9.5)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Corsair AX850 (9.5)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Corsair HX850 (10.0)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Corsair TX850 (9.5)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Corsair TX850 V2 (9.5)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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October 20, 2011 10:24:20 PM

Thank you very much, super informative!!!!
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