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Hello everyone. Building myself a new gaming rig very soon, and wanted to get opinions on this PSU. It's a GREAT deal, and I've heard great things about it and cougar, but figured I'd ask here first before buying it.
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  1. Well , we know it's a Cougar
    They have more than 1 in thier line-up
  2. That's better.
    Now, the spec's that you feel you 1Kw for ?
  3. I don't really need 1Kw, however, the 750w cougar is the same price as the 1000w cougar right now. As far as specs, I am planning on a 6950, 2500k, extreme4 p67 motherboard, 8GB of ddr3 memory @1600 Mhz, 2 500 gb hdd's 7200rpm, and a bunch of fans, with the hyper 212 plus for a cooler. Howver, I am planning on upgrading to a 7970 some time down the road when the prices drop way down.
  4. Have you seen any good independent reviews of the Cougar PSUs?
  5. I have actually. I while back I saw a thread on toms about PSU selection and cougar was in the top 5.
  6. I don't know, the 700 watt didn't fare to well here
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cougar-CMX-700-W-Power-Supply-Review/1317

    Have you ever heard the definition of a deal;
    Something you don't need at a price you can't resist

    Personally I'd grab a known good quality 750-850w
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341052
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116016
  7. I am never buying OCZ. I've bought a few things from them, all of which failed. I was looking at a 750w antec and a 750w corsair. Also, I want a PSU that is either orange or red, because I am going for an orange/red themed build.
  8. The reason why its so cheap is that is being replaced by the COUGAR CMX (v.2) 1000W.

    A couple of the first version COUGAR CMX series have already been discontinued.

    All of Cougar's power supply models are made by HEC/COMPUCASE. Not an OEM known for making good power supplies.
  9. So is it even worth it?
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    jrwizbang said:
    So is it even worth it?

    That's a decision only you can make.

    I know that I would never buy any power supply made by HEC/COMPUCASE.
  11. My friend has a psu that is made by HEC and it is okay so far. I think I'm gonna go for it, because it has good reviews on newegg, and I found quite a few reviews of it online that say good things about it. Thank you everyone for all of the help!
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  13. jrwizbang said:
    I am never buying OCZ. I've bought a few things from them, all of which failed. I was looking at a 750w antec and a 750w corsair. Also, I want a PSU that is either orange or red, because I am going for an orange/red themed build.

    Corsair Enthusiast line of PSU is orange and Corsair PSU are rebranded Seasonic which mean quality. The Enthusiast line is not modular though and have quite a bit of cables but if you have a case with room it should be ok.
  14. theconsolegamer said:
    Corsair Enthusiast line of PSU is orange and Corsair PSU are rebranded Seasonic which mean quality. The Enthusiast line is not modular though and have quite a bit of cables but if you have a case with room it should be ok.


    Corsair enthusiast is not orange or red, and I'm looking for a modular PSU. Thank you but I have already made my decision.
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