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Gtx 560 Ti SLI PSU

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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  1. I would get the Corsair TX750 or equivalent!
  2. 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
  3. Best answer
    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=N82E16817371049
    NZXT Hale 90 (Modular)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116011&Tpk=NZXT%20750w
  4. ilysaml said:
    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=N82E16817371049
    NZXT Hale 90 (Modular)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116011&Tpk=NZXT%20750w

    I'm liking the look of that NZXT one! Is modular better? I'm guessing so.
  5. 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?
  6. 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)
  7. 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?
  8. +1, and the NZXT is one of the best PSUs ever.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. Best answer selected by iTryHard.
  13. 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=Story4&reid=142

    Antec SG-850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=101

    Corsair HX850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=153

    XFX Black Edition
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=165

    Second Choices (9.5 jonnyguru performance rating):

    Antec TPQ-850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=58

    Antec HCG-900
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=211

    Corsair TX V2
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=218

    Corsai AX-850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=197

    XFX Core Edition 850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=217

    Seasonic MD12 850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=127

    NZXT Hale90
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=199

    Third Choices (9.0 jonnyguru performance rating)

    Antec HCP-850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=215

    Enermax Revolution 85+
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=150

    Others

    Toughpower XT 850 (8.5)
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=172

    OCZ Z Series 850 (8.5)
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=167

    Silverstone Element ST85EF (6.0)
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=164

    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,8016.html

    Quote:
    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.
  14. 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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