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Advice for a 750W PSU...

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June 28, 2012 1:19:44 PM

Hello all,

I'm looking for buy a new power supply but I'm not sure which is the best value in terms of reliability vs features vs price.
I KNOW I'm going to get flamed for this, but I'm really trying to spend as little as possible for the PSU, but not exactly skimping out and buying garbage, if y'know what I mean.

My story is that i'm basically upgrading to two GTX560s for an SLI config (which is why I need to save as much $$$ as I can), so I think 750W is the decent amount of power. I'm open to anything from 700W and up if it'll work and be of good value (~$60-$70). Any other suggestions?

I've done a bit of research and the best value PSUs that I can come up with are:

PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W SLI Certified ATX Power Supply 80 Plus Silver


OCZ FATAL1TY Series 750W ATX 24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Red Fan 80+ Bronze Power Supply


OCZ ZT Series 750W ATX12V 20/24PIN Modular 80+ Bronze Active PFC Power Supply 140MM Fan

All of these can be had for $60 after some rebate. I've read the reviews and they all recieve extremely positive reviews (every review site I've read recommends them all). I don't care much about the Fatal1ty branding, and I think OCZ PSUs are fine. I'm using one as I type (it's been over a year).

I'm just having a hard time choosing because the way I see it is that the OCZ has a modular design which I think is a must in these modern times.... as compared to the PCP&P which is of slightly higher quality, but has a mess of permanent cables (is it worth the trade off?)

Thanks for your time.

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June 28, 2012 2:31:59 PM

OCZ fatality is a nice one the 1000w version got a 9.5 in Jonnyguru and is recommended by many other sites like Hardwaresecrets.
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June 28, 2012 2:49:04 PM

I'm using an OCZ as well and I'm very happy with it. I've ordered an 850 fatality for my sli GTX 670 and that's going really well as well, it's fully modular. My older OCZ isn't and the cables get pretty annoying. I think you're better off with a modular PSU rather than a traditional PSU.
June 28, 2012 2:56:03 PM

Yeah.. I think I'm leaning towards the OCZ Fatal1ty 750W.

The PCP&P is great, but lacking modular cables.
The OCZ ZT is fully modular, but I'm reading alot of reviews where the fan sounds like a loud helicopter under load .. =="

Th OCZ Fatal1ty seems to be getting the least negative comments, and with lots of recommendations so I'm hoping that's a safe bet.

And the XFX would be ideal.. but $100 is $40 above my expected $60 budget xD
June 28, 2012 3:45:04 PM

Ugh. I've been looking at the mechanical drawings for the PSUs...

Is there really any point in having a modular power supply if I'm going to use 7/8 of the cables provided ? ==" That leaves me with 1 spare cable to take out..

Where as if I go with the PCP&C non-modular PSU... I'll be using 6/8 cables, leaving me with 2 to hide... damn.
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June 28, 2012 4:21:45 PM

id highly reommend getting the mkII 750w or the xfx xxx 750w. the mk2 is right now 59.99 at ncix which is a killer deal. the xxx is made by seasonic and has 2 free games right now for 99.99 at ncix
June 28, 2012 4:28:12 PM

Well if that's the case, then go with the PCP. I'd take the PCP if I were in your shoes.
June 28, 2012 5:18:14 PM

I think I'm going to go with the PCP&C ... reliability ftw ~
June 28, 2012 5:55:58 PM

Azeem40, I'd love to but it doesn't fit in the budget :( 

The PCP&C is not that bad, right?
June 28, 2012 6:18:30 PM

Well I really just pulled $60 outta nowhere.

I just keep an eye out for sales and I've found that a 'decent' 750W power supply can be had for $60 (such as, the three PSUs I listed in the original post).

I came to the forum to ask if there were any other power supplies around the same price (or cheaper) I should consider for my purposes. If not, I'm perfectly happy with the ones I listed, they have all the connections and the recommendations that I need to be satisfied.

Of course, I could buy something better. There is always something better, at a price... which is not the point of this thread. Or else I would've bought a 1000W+ Seasonic already.
June 28, 2012 6:19:52 PM

None of those PSUs you linked in the first post are $60. They are all in the $100-130 range.
June 28, 2012 6:25:56 PM

They are in the $60-$70 range when they go on sale (which is very often, I've noticed).

This week, the PC&P is on sale for $60 after MIR.

Last week, the OCZ Fatal1ty 750W was on sale for $60 after MIR (currrently $75)

The OCZ ZT 750W is on sale for $75 atm, but I have seen it for less before as well.
June 28, 2012 6:33:58 PM

The ones you linked in OP weren't. These are.

One of the PSUs in OP linked:
Reg. Price: $129.99 CAD

After Mail In Rebate: $109.99 CAD
June 28, 2012 6:40:30 PM

They are the same PSUs, same SKU and I did mention somewhere that I they could be purchased for $60. I just didn't bother to search for each specific one until you asked, I'm not one to keep track of every single sale in the PC world. So I came here to ask if anyone else encountered a better deal/value for a PSU, which I might have missed (most likely).

Exactly my point, you see :) 
From $130, down to $60. More than 50% in savings!!!
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June 28, 2012 6:51:19 PM

just get the mk2 or the xfx xxx.

ask g-unit1111 about how the mk2 performs. he has one himself and seems to recommend it alot
July 31, 2012 4:01:06 PM

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