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Gtx 560 Ti SLI PSU

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Anonymous
October 21, 2011 5:10:45 PM

Hi, I'm looking into getting another MSI GTX 560-Ti Twin Frozr ii to run in SLI but I'm not sure what PSU I should get, listed are the parts I'll be getting/the parts I'll be keeping.
Mobo MSI Z68-A GD65
Seagate Barracuda 750 GB 3.0GB/S
Either Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 or G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 2x4GB DDR3 (opinions?)
SLI MSI GTX 560-Ti Twin Frozr ii
Intel Core i5-2500k
I was thinking possibly the Antec HCP-850 or maybe the Corsair TX850. But I have had my mobo not detect a Corsair PSU before so I'm kind of reluctant.
I plan to do some OC'ing too! Thanks.

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a c 155 Î Nvidia
October 21, 2011 5:12:46 PM

I would get the Corsair TX750 or equivalent!
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October 21, 2011 5:17:09 PM

yea the tx850 you mentioned should work just fine. and i run corsair xms ddr3 and it is awesome though i cant give you an opinion on the gskill ram i have heard its good stuff too so whatever is cheaper is what i would go with
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a b Î Nvidia
October 21, 2011 5:17:20 PM

Antec HCP 850 has some disadvantages, being huge size and so... and 850W is more than what you need
Antec HCG 750W (non modular)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
NZXT Hale 90 (Modular)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Anonymous
October 21, 2011 5:22:04 PM

joemama069 said:
yea the tx850 you mentioned should work just fine. and i run corsair xms ddr3 and it is awesome though i cant give you an opinion on the gskill ram i have heard its good stuff too so whatever is cheaper is what i would go with

Vengeance or XMS?
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October 21, 2011 5:25:26 PM

The only real thing Modular is better for, is cable management (you only have to connect just the cables you really want). Otherwise - they are pretty much the same (modular vs non)
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Anonymous
October 21, 2011 5:27:13 PM

Sherksilver said:
The only real thing Modular is better for, is cable management (you only have to connect just the cables you really want). Otherwise - they are pretty much the same (modular vs non)

Ok so maybe I should get the Antec HCG 750w because it says it has four 12V rails while the NZXT hale 90 only has one. Would both of these PSU's be compatible with the MSI mobo I picked out though?
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a b Î Nvidia
October 21, 2011 5:30:16 PM

+1, and the NZXT is one of the best PSUs ever.
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Anonymous
October 21, 2011 5:39:25 PM

ilysaml said:
+1, and the NZXT is one of the best PSUs ever.

But is the extra $39.99 worth it over the HCG 750? And is more 12 V rails better? Because the HCG has 4 but the Hale has 2. IDK, I'd be willing to buy the Hale if it was a lot better, but I just need your opinion.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 21, 2011 5:42:00 PM

Yes, it doesn't matter if it has 4/6 12V rails or one 12V, the NZXT has a total of 62A on the 12V rail. No problem at all.
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Anonymous
October 21, 2011 5:59:14 PM

ilysaml said:
Yes, it doesn't matter if it has 4/6 12V rails or one 12V, the NZXT has a total of 62A on the 12V rail. No problem at all.

NZXT it is then! It'll go perfectly with my white NZXT Phantom :D 
Thanks!
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Anonymous
October 21, 2011 5:59:48 PM

Best answer selected by iTryHard.
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a c 75 Î Nvidia
October 21, 2011 6:07:19 PM

First Choices (10.0 jonnyguru performance rating):

Antec CP-850 (requires Antec 1200 / DF-85 / P193 / P182 case)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

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

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

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

Second Choices (9.5 jonnyguru performance rating):

Antec TPQ-850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

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

Corsair TX V2
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Corsai AX-850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

XFX Core Edition 850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Seasonic MD12 850
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

NZXT Hale90
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Third Choices (9.0 jonnyguru performance rating)

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

Enermax Revolution 85+
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Others

Toughpower XT 850 (8.5)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

OCZ Z Series 850 (8.5)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Silverstone Element ST85EF (6.0)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

I'd wipe modular off ya "important considerations" list. Modularizing a connector that is absolutely necessary under all possible circumstances is a complete waste of money and performance (efficiency) . Though the efficiency loss is undoubtedly small, why introduce it as well as a potential failure point into the system when there is no possible way that ya can not use that cable ?

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/power-supplies-psu,801...

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modular plugs utilize delicate pins that can easily loosen, corrode, and burn, creating the potential for a major system failure.


How many systems ya built lately w/o a 20/24 pin MoBo connector ? CPU connector ? 1 SATA power connector ?

Yes, by all means, optional cables which *may* be unnecessary should be modular ....that's why most enthusiast PSU's are "hybrid modular". But making an "enthusiast" PSU "full modular" so you can woo unsuspecting buyers that think this somehow is a benefit rather than a detraction is hypocritical.
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October 21, 2011 6:17:06 PM

I just finished my new build about 2 weeks ago.. with 2600k oc @ 4.5G.. 2 ssd raid 0, 2 optical drive, and 4 wd 1tb in raid 5. and gtx 560ti in sli. i use corsair 750tx and been stable, no problem at all.

i use 2 pny 560ti in sli without oc, factory clock. the max i get peak around 500w, so i think 750w ps should be enough.

unless your are planing to oc your video too.. then i would get 850.
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
October 21, 2011 7:17:09 PM

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