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September 10, 2012 7:21:50 PM

Hey. I have put together a gaming build and I now need a PSU. I am looking for at least gold certified and I do not mind hitting over the actually wattage needed if it results in better economic current use.
CPU: Core I5 3570k
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
Case: Fractal Design Define XL
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws-X 2x4 GB (F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL)
2x GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning (3 GB)
SSD: Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128B 128 GB
1tb normal storage
6 fans and a radiator and a pump for CPU watercooling. I do not know exactly what size.

I want a quality brand these are the ones I have found myself. I am open to suggestions.
Psu:
Antec High Current Pro HCP-850
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850
Sea Sonic X-760
Sea Sonic X-850

Thanks in advance for your indespensable advice:) 

Best regards Mathias

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September 10, 2012 7:24:55 PM

I like the Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850.

If I had a 2nd pick it would be the Antec.

Both are good psu's.

If you cannot pick, get a coin. heads for Antec, tails is Corsair :-)

let us know.
September 10, 2012 8:04:58 PM

I have just read several of opinions that says sea sonic is slightly better?
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September 10, 2012 8:21:21 PM

I'd pick the pump before buying. It's my understanding that some pumps run on a 110V plug from the wall like your computer, while others run off the computers PSU. The 7970 is a 225+W card. Figure 500W or more if you are OCing. IB is a 77w (95?) part, more if OCing. With no/low OCing and no pump, you are looking at around 650W just for the computer. I'm honestly unsure how much a pump will add to it, but I'd bet another 100W or so. I would not pick the x-760. The others will probably be fine, but you might want to consider a 1kW unit. For sure if you will be doing OCing on the CPU/GPUs.
September 10, 2012 9:20:55 PM

4745454b said:
I'd pick the pump before buying. It's my understanding that some pumps run on a 110V plug from the wall like your computer, while others run off the computers PSU. The 7970 is a 225+W card. Figure 500W or more if you are OCing. IB is a 77w (95?) part, more if OCing. With no/low OCing and no pump, you are looking at around 650W just for the computer. I'm honestly unsure how much a pump will add to it, but I'd bet another 100W or so. I would not pick the x-760. The others will probably be fine, but you might want to consider a 1kW unit. For sure if you will be doing OCing on the CPU/GPUs.


I´m almost certain that I am going to pick a pump that is running of the computers PSU.
I could go up to 1050 to be 100% sure.

Sea Sonic X-1050 which is about 40 US dollars more.

September 10, 2012 9:31:41 PM

inerax said:
dont know how you feel about the colors but below is a 1000w gold. 2 friends have it and love it.

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


I could have my own disco with that thing :D 
While Rosewill should be a great brand Sea Sonic should just really stand out. So even though it is more expensive I am compelled by the quality of their PSUs.
a c 85 ) Power supply
September 10, 2012 9:37:55 PM

You shouldn't have any issues with that seasonic. I'd get a big one if OCing and running a pump off of it as well.
a c 85 ) Power supply
September 11, 2012 2:16:04 AM

You've never heard of OCZ? They were the first to give us the current type of performance PSUs with their 520W PSU. When it came out it was the greatest of PSUs though now its just laughed at. (not even 80 certified.) Good company/PSUs overall, though I'm not found of them personally. They have too many duds in their lineup.
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