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January 21, 2012 9:28:59 PM

How do you guys feel about this PSU... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .. 1000W may be overkill, but I would like head room for OCing and duel and trip Crossfire if i want..My 630W im running now won't be enough at this point. Basically I'm looking for a PSU that meet/exceed my requirement at a reasonable price that is reliable...if anyone else have better deals.. for power/buck w/ reliability then please let me know. Thanks Guys!! I'd rather keep it under $200..and lower if possible.
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January 21, 2012 9:38:16 PM

Would 850W be enough for duel/trip(incase i want to go with 3) GPU, WCooling, many large fans case fans, 3+ HDD, and OCing on CPU GPUs and possily RAM?
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January 21, 2012 9:43:14 PM

Yes, the HX850 will handle that!

If you have any concerns go for the Corsair HX1050, also a great PSU.
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January 21, 2012 9:51:34 PM

I was surprised to see that many of the Coolmax units are build by CWT, and Sirtec... but some are also built by ANTG, so I would be careful of which specific unit you get.

The one you linked is made by Sirtec

eta: the Corsair HX series > 700W are also manufactured by CWT... but they are designed by Corsair.
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January 21, 2012 9:55:45 PM

Is Sirtec decent?

I am aware that the Antec and Corsair PSU are main stream and well known for reliability and performance, but this doesn't mean that other less expensive brands are not..

I guess I am trying to figure out more about the "less expensive brands" that may be reliable
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a c 96 ) Power supply
January 21, 2012 10:00:49 PM

MAVE2ICK said:
Is Sirtec decent?

I am aware that the Antec and Corsair PSU are main stream and well known for reliability and performance, but this doesn't mean that other less expensive brands are not..

I guess I am trying to figure out more about the "less expensive brands" that may be reliable

The PSU is the heart of the system! This is not where I want to economize!

I am sure that there are other brands that also perform well, but I like to stick with Corsair.
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a b ) Power supply
January 21, 2012 10:05:09 PM

Sirtec is typically considered mid-grade.

This Thortech unit is made by Sirtec also, and is probably a similar unit:

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

eta: CWT is also somewhat middle of the road. While a lot of their units recieve very high marks in the reviews, every now and again you see one come through that doesn't. Here is the Jonnyguru review of the Corsair HX1050 which earns nearly the same score as the Thortech unit.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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January 21, 2012 10:37:10 PM

interesting...thanks for the info...
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a b ) Power supply
January 21, 2012 10:44:48 PM

The thing you really have to be careful with on the budget re- labelers, some of them take underpowered units, and claim that they are a higher capacity unit than they are. Not saying that is the case with Coolmax, just saying do your research. I haven't really heard much about them at all.
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a c 96 ) Power supply
January 21, 2012 10:47:28 PM

This is why one should stay with known good brands. Corsair, Seasonic, Antec.
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January 22, 2012 12:03:43 AM

Hey guys I think I found the PSU I will get...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's actually made by seasonic but relabeled by XFX <-- love XFX

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/XFX/P1-1250-BEFX/1.h...
^^^Review on the PSU (little over my budget but what the hell)

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

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

What do you guys think?
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a c 275 ) Power supply
January 22, 2012 12:31:52 AM

What exactly are your system specs?
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a b ) Power supply
January 22, 2012 12:51:02 AM

MAVE2ICK said:


What do you guys think?


I think you skipped ahead a little, in both capacity and quality. Those are to be sure very good units, but you were just in the 1000W unit range a little while ago.

There are some really good deals out there that can be had for less. Here is a Platinum rated unit for ~230

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

and its reviews

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
http://hardocp.com/article/2012/01/04/kingwin_lzp1000_1...

I like both the Jonnyguru, and HardOCP reviews the best. They don't really pull any punches.

If you do settle on the XFX I am sure you will not be disappointed. :) 

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January 22, 2012 12:57:09 AM

My Specs are:
HDD - 3 - 1TB 7200rpm Sata HDD (raid 1 config and 1 stand alone)
Motherboard - Asus Crosshair V
CPU - AMD Phenom II 1055t - OC to 3.6 stable - working on stable 4.0 config
RAM - 12 GB - G. Skill Ripjaws 1600
GPU - I have the AMD Radeon HD 6970 (just ordered another one for CF may get another one if i get crazy)
Cooling - Just ordered the XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 for CPU (possibly for GPU or chipset in future)
Current PSU - 630W
Case - Thermaltake Level 10 GT(love it)
USB Devices - Razer Megalodon Headset, Razer Mamba Mouse, Logitec G15 keyboard, and a 2 TB external HDD(for backups and storage)

I think thats about it
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January 22, 2012 1:38:19 AM

hmmm nice, thanks for the links!
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