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hi guys... i have 2 questions... first is just found this on the web... is this a credible guide when getting a good power supply?

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

second question... same wattage different brand... which one is worth buying?

Corsair HX 1050

http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/hx-series-power-supply-units/hx-series-hx1050-power-supply-1050-watt-80-plus-gold-certified-modular-psu.html

or

Cougar GX 1050

http://www.cougar-world.com/products/power_supplies/cougar_gx_v2.html

here in the philippines the price difference of cougar from corsair is around $60... thanks guys...
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  1. hentaiboi_ said:
    hi guys... i have 2 questions... first is just found this on the web... is this a credible guide when getting a good power supply?

    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    second question... same wattage different brand... which one is worth buying?

    Corsair HX 1050

    http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/hx-series-power-supply-units/hx-series-hx1050-power-supply-1050-watt-80-plus-gold-certified-modular-psu.html

    or

    Cougar GX 1050

    http://www.cougar-world.com/products/power_supplies/cougar_gx_v2.html

    here in the philippines the price difference of cougar from corsair is around $60... thanks guys...


    Hi - Cougar has some iffy units, but their GX series seems good. I'd say
    the cheaper one is ok to go with. Check the warranties tho.
    Corsair HX series is one of their professional series of PSU's and should be of a quality build because of that.
    I'm not too familiar with Cougar, a couple of their GX series got good reviews.

    Why 1050w? are you running 3 graphics cards? If not,
    you have serious overkill, which does no real harm except
    for the high cost.

    Tom
  2. ^ toyftw +1.

    You probably don't need 1000+ psu. Even for 2 high end, overclocked video card and an overclocked CPU won't need more than 850W in most cases.
  3. most (if not all) if corsair are made by seasonic so you can be confident with that.

    yes some cougar have had issues, ive seen several.

    and yes 1000w is too much unless you are using 3 680 maybe
  4. Cons29 said:
    most (if not all) if corsair are made by seasonic so you can be confident with that.

    yes some cougar have had issues, ive seen several.

    and yes 1000w is too much unless you are using 3 680 maybe


    HX 1050's made by CWT
  5. I would recommend the CWT made Corsair HX1050 over the mediocre HEC made Cougar GX G1050 v.2 any day.
  6. ok here is the build... currently upgrading right now

    core i-5 3570K
    MSI GD55 z77
    32GB DDR3 1600Mhz ripjaw
    * palit GTX 560Ti 2GB
    coolermaster hyper evo 212
    *150GB raptor
    1TB WD caviar black
    *DVD drive adding another one
    *antec 900
    Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional

    * recycled parts from my Q6600 system

    PSU i'm using right now is acbel 625W... i don't have an idea what is the recommended wattage for my system...

    and the problem is just in case i want to upgrade my video card, i'm having trouble getting the mid to high tier cards due to low wattage...

    following this guide right now... in getting a new PSU...

    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
  7. hentaiboi_ said:
    ok here is the build... currently upgrading right now

    core i-5 3570K
    MSI GD55 z77
    32GB DDR3 1600Mhz ripjaw
    * palit GTX 560Ti 2GB
    coolermaster hyper evo 212
    *150GB raptor
    1TB WD caviar black
    *DVD drive adding another one
    *antec 900
    Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional

    * recycled parts from my Q6600 system

    PSU i'm using right now is acbel 625W... i don't have an idea what is the recommended wattage for my system...

    and the problem is just in case i want to upgrade my video card, i'm having trouble getting the mid to high tier cards due to low wattage...

    following this guide right now... in getting a new PSU...

    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx


    Hi - the eggxpert list is ok to use, keeping in mind it can't cover all the
    good and bad psu's out there. So, if you find a model you are interested in,
    not listed, check for reviews from jonnyguru, hardware secrets, Hardocp, or
    post here in the forum.

    Also, in looking at your sys specs even considering you are upgrading, you
    just don't need anywhere near a khw psu unless you are going to CF
    two 7990's (then 1khw is not enough) or SLI two gtx 690's.

    There is no harm in the hx1050 other than an unnecessarily high upfront cost.
    I'd recommend a quality 750 or 850w unit in case you wanted to
    CF/SLI anything below the 2 gpu's I listed above and still have headroom.

    Tom
  8. 750 or 850 watts for crossfire would be fine.

    unless u wanna sli 2 690s or 2x 7990 witch i doubt.
  9. ok so 750-850 watts is the recommended for my system... how about when i decide to buy an corsair liquid cooler, OC my 3570K and buying a video card that is factory OC'd in the future i might consider SLI/Crossfire... do i need more than 850? how about future proofing?
  10. Best answer
    hentaiboi_ said:
    ok so 750-850 watts is the recommended for my system... how about when i decide to buy an corsair liquid cooler, OC my 3570K and buying a video card that is factory OC'd in the future i might consider SLI/Crossfire... do i need more than 850? how about future proofing?


    Hi - 750-850w covers CF/SLI, water cooling, OC & all the components.
    A 550w unit will comfortably run a system with a 7970 or 680
    & anything below them. You would only need more than 850
    if you were to CF/SLI 7990/690, and those are $1000 cards each.
  11. 750-850 Watts is the sweet spot then... thanks...
  12. Best answer selected by hentaiboi_.
  13. hentaiboi_ said:
    750-850 Watts is the sweet spot then... thanks...



    Enjoy!
  14. second that
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