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June 22, 2012 6:05:27 AM

Hello,

I'm debating between saving money between these two psu:

Rosewill Hive Gaming Power Supply 750w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

vs

Seasonic X-series 750w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

obviously the Seasonic one is going to be more reliable and expensive but saving money is nice too so I would like to know if is okay to go with the Rosewill Hive psu. I've heard good things about this Rosewill psu though I have a bad experience with a Thermaltake TR2 Bronze certified modular psu which I brought for 85 dollars but returned it because I read some pretty awful reviews about that psi. Which is why I want to ask if the Rosewill psu is more reliable than the Thermaltake psu that I brought. Should I just go with the Seasonic or the Rosewill - thought that extra money can be put into a beefier sad for example. Thank you guys!

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June 22, 2012 6:08:39 AM

basch99 said:
Hello,

I'm debating between saving money between these two psu:

Rosewill Hive Gaming Power Supply 750w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

vs

Seasonic X-series 750w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

obviously the Seasonic one is going to be more reliable and expensive but saving money is nice too so I would like to know if is okay to go with the Rosewill Hive psu. I've heard good things about this Rosewill psu though I have a bad experience with a Thermaltake TR2 Bronze certified modular psu which I brought for 85 dollars but returned it because I read some pretty awful reviews about that psi. Which is why I want to ask if the Rosewill psu is more reliable than the Thermaltake psu that I brought. Should I just go with the Seasonic or the Rosewill - thought that extra money can be put into a beefier sad for example. Thank you guys!


Hi basch99,

A 750w PSU may be overkill for your PC Configuration. Do you plan to Crossfire/SLI it? List the specifications of your PC. It will help in determining the best PSU for your money.

Regards,
SmartGeek
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June 22, 2012 6:31:20 AM

If you want a good 750Watt these are good http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... the seasonic you listed is very good but to save money i would buy one of these i listed hope it helps
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June 22, 2012 12:04:01 PM

I'm looking at a core i5-3570K with possible headroom for two gtx 670


Core i5-3570K
ASUS P8Z77-V Motherboard
2 x 4 G.Skill RipjawsX 1333
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 670
60gb mushkin callisto ssd
2tb seagate barracuda green 5900rpm
cooler master hyper 212+

And that's pretty much all my hardware
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June 22, 2012 4:46:13 PM

basch99 said:
I'm looking at a core i5-3570K with possible headroom for two gtx 670


Core i5-3570K
ASUS P8Z77-V Motherboard
2 x 4 G.Skill RipjawsX 1333
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 670
60gb mushkin callisto ssd
2tb seagate barracuda green 5900rpm
cooler master hyper 212+

And that's pretty much all my hardware


You plan to SLI your Graphics Card, so, a 750w PSU fits the need. According to me, you should get the Antec Earthwatts 750w PSU which has 4 +12V rails delivering 40A on each. It also features Active Power Factor Correction which results in more stable and continuous power supply. It is about 88% efficient too. Not only this PSU will save your money but also this PSU will be able to handle your PC for years.

Antec Earthwatts Green 750w PSU---$95. After rebate, $75---
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Regards,
SmartGeek
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June 22, 2012 5:34:13 PM

SmartGeek said:
You plan to SLI your Graphics Card, so, a 750w PSU fits the need. According to me, you should get the Antec Earthwatts 750w PSU which has 4 +12V rails delivering 40A on each. It also features Active Power Factor Correction which results in more stable and continuous power supply. It is about 88% efficient too. Not only this PSU will save your money but also this PSU will be able to handle your PC for years.

Antec Earthwatts Green 750w PSU---$95. After rebate, $75---
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Regards,
SmartGeek


problem is that I want a modular power supply as the space behind my motherboard tray in my case is limited (Rosewill Blackhawk mid tower ATX case) - this Antec psu is not modular - which is why I'm willing to shell out some extra for the cable management capability. I don't want to skimp out too much on my psu but don't want to overpay for my psu. How would this handle oc'd i5-3570K and slightly over clocked GTX 670 SLi (remember I'm using the Gigabyte GTX 670 which uses 6 and 8 pin PCI-E connectors. Thanks for the feedback so far. Can you recommend a reliable cheaper modular psu than the Seasonic X750?
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June 23, 2012 5:41:39 AM

basch99 said:
problem is that I want a modular power supply as the space behind my motherboard tray in my case is limited (Rosewill Blackhawk mid tower ATX case) - this Antec psu is not modular - which is why I'm willing to shell out some extra for the cable management capability. I don't want to skimp out too much on my psu but don't want to overpay for my psu. How would this handle oc'd i5-3570K and slightly over clocked GTX 670 SLi (remember I'm using the Gigabyte GTX 670 which uses 6 and 8 pin PCI-E connectors. Thanks for the feedback so far. Can you recommend a reliable cheaper modular psu than the Seasonic X750?


In this case, I will recommend you the OCZ 750w Fully Modular PSU which has 4x6+2 PCI-E connectors making it ideal for building a PC with SLI/Crossfire setup. It also features active power factor correction, efficiency greater than 85% and a strong single +12V rail delivering 62A.

OCZ ZT Series 750w PSU (Fully Modular)---$110. After rebate, $90---
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This PSU and brand both are reliable. It is Fully Modular too. It delivers continuous power and has an ultra quiet 140mm fan also. This PSU can handle the SLI setup of the Graphics Card you've mentioned and your overclocking needs easily and will surely run your PC without any problems.

Regards,
SmartGeek
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June 23, 2012 5:52:55 AM

SmartGeek said:

This PSU and brand both are reliable.

The ZT series is the only good series from OCZ. It is essentially the equivalent series of Corsairs TX series of PSU. Everything else from OCZ except for a few models is not "reliable"
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June 23, 2012 4:01:33 PM

My biggest concern for this particular psu is the loudness of it. I'm afraid that this is so loud....after looking at reviews. Other than that this is a very attractive psu.
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June 23, 2012 4:11:09 PM

I'm also thinking about switching to the corsair tx750m....is it reliable?
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June 23, 2012 6:07:58 PM

TX750M is a perfect PSU for you.
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June 24, 2012 3:18:46 PM

really? I'm concerned because TX750M has some reliability issues. I've seen some pretty bad reviews from newegg.com so I'm wondering if I should go with the tx750M. thanks for the heads up.
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June 24, 2012 4:08:40 PM

basch99 said:
My biggest concern for this particular psu is the loudness of it. I'm afraid that this is so loud....after looking at reviews. Other than that this is a very attractive psu.



Purchase this PSU, it is very good. Three of my friends have been using this PSU and they have no complaints about it. That's why I recommended it to you. It won't be loud. It has got an ultra quiet fan to keep itself cool.
Believe me, while operating your PC, you'll hear only the sound of your speakers, not the noise of the fan!

Also, it is FULLY Modular, which is your top priority when looking at a PSU.

Regards,
SmartGeek
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June 25, 2012 6:01:57 AM

Newegg reviews=POS!
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June 27, 2012 12:26:51 AM

Guys, I have chosen the HX750 power supply unit. I felt it's very similar to the AX750 just got Silver certified and the main power connectors attached. Thank you.
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June 27, 2012 12:27:27 AM

Best answer selected by basch99.
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June 28, 2012 12:26:19 AM

Your welcome!And great choice.
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