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April 5, 2013 2:29:27 AM

Im looking For a new PSU. These are the PSU's I have been looking at what else is there out there or which on of these PSU's.
Possible PSU's
AX1200I
Silverstone strider plus 1000w

Regards Robert Scott

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a c 877 ) Power supply
April 5, 2013 5:06:55 AM

What are you mating them up with?
a b ) Power supply
April 5, 2013 6:05:40 AM

rscott711 said:
Im looking For a new PSU. These are the PSU's I have been looking at what else is there out there or which on of these PSU's.
Possible PSU's
AX1200I
Silverstone strider plus 1000w

Regards Robert Scott


What is it running, Quad Crossfire/SLI or something? It seems like the AX1200I will be more efficient at 5-15% of it's power rating, which is where most of your power usage will sit unless you are building some crazy energy sucking vortex of a machine.
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April 5, 2013 2:06:50 PM

I am currently running one 7970 I am looking to upgrade to crossfire soon. My current PSu is a coolermaster 700w I feel this PSU is Insuficant as I am running five Hdd's and Two ssd'd in raid0. What PSU' out there will be sufficient and future upgrade proof.
Regards Robert Scott.
a b ) Power supply
April 5, 2013 2:16:00 PM

The coolermaster 700 may not do it, depending on the model and specs. Especially if you have it paired with an AMD CPU or something like a 3960x or something. Though, pretty much any good quality 850 or up should be fine. If you take a look over at http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/588 they have a pretty beefy test rig and their CF 7970 pulls 648 watts from the wall. Assuming a 90% efficient power supply that means it would need to deliver about 585 watts to the PC . . .

Do you have the other specs of your machine and model of the PSU you are using?
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April 6, 2013 1:01:32 AM

rscott711 said:
Antec DF-85, Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z, corsair Vengeance 1600, 2x strontium
Hawk 120gb ssd in RADI0, 2x segate Barracuda 1TB drives in RAID0, 1x Western
Digital 500GB black for backup, I5 3570K OC to 4.2ghz, Antec
Kuhler H20 920 cpu cooler, MSI 7970 Twin Frozr GPU.

PSU Currently Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700W ATX12V


You really ain't gonna need anyway close to 1200w. As already said a decent 850w would be more than enough with headroom for overclocking.
You can get the Seasonic X-Series 850w Gold Modular at a very good price right now, and Seasonic are considered one of, if not the best PSU manufacture.
a c 877 ) Power supply
April 6, 2013 5:25:05 AM

It would be smart spending the money on high quality efficient 850watt as recommended above, it would have power to spare.
a c 500 ) Power supply
April 6, 2013 7:02:23 AM

rscott711 said:
Im looking For a new PSU. These are the PSU's I have been looking at what else is there out there or which on of these PSU's.
Possible PSU's
AX1200I
Silverstone strider plus 1000w

Regards Robert Scott


rscott711 said:
I am currently running one 7970 I am looking to upgrade to crossfire soon. My current PSu is a coolermaster 700w I feel this PSU is Insuficant as I am running five Hdd's and Two ssd'd in raid0. What PSU' out there will be sufficient and future upgrade proof.
Regards Robert Scott.


Hi - the GTX690 & HD7990 are the only 2 current GPU's that require more than
800w PSU, so unless you're going to switch those configs, I have to throw my
hat in with the others, get the best 850w PSU you can afford. No need for 1khw & above.

Consider: Seasonic X-850, platinum 860, comparable Corsair AX models,
Rosewill Fortress or Tachion series, & a few others.