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Best high-end power supply for the price?

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  1. n-ster

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    In the 650-750W range? I hear the XFX are awesome... the HX 650-750 don't seem to be worth the money... Perhaps a silverstone or seasonic I haven't heard of?

    I will be buying from Canada, so for prices, directcanada.com or pricecanada.com

    Budget, ~140$, bang/buck = important

    TX 750 at 108$ looks nice, would love it if I could connect a 5850 CF setup (a 5850 uses 2x 6 pin I think)
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    XFX 850's early on took a dump under decent load, FYI. Dunno what the story is with them now though.

    Personally, I'd only look @ 80+ gold PSUs right now.
     
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    any you could recommend? and could I count it to last me a hell of a long time if I don't stress it much and keep it cool?
     
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    You could easily connect two 5850's to the TX750. It has 4 PCI-E power cables that are 6+2 so if your 5850's only take the 6pin then only plug in the 6pin and leave the extra 2 hangin.
     
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    Oh I know, I just want a good bang/buck and high quality PSU... The TX750 is more than fine, just wanted to know my other options though
     
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    the Be Quiet PSU's are awesome also and get great reviews.

    I have a 80+ silver one. apparently its 91% efficient
     
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    Go the TX750 if you can afford it.....Corsair PSU's are amazing!
     
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    what brand is that?
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I cannot recommend any PSU that blew up for a reviewer, under any circumstance. As far as I am concerned, a PSU should shut itself off before cooking itself.

    $140 just isn't alot of money for a good PSU, in my books. I'd recommend only the Antec CP-1000w; you can take a look in windwithme's post today and see it...

    The only thing with that PSU is it's not a standard size, so doesn't fit in most cases.

    Silverstone 850W Modular Strider is OK. Only 80+ though.

    I'm pretty damn picky when it comes to PSUs...the most Vital component, IMHO.

    For a few bones more you could get this:

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC7547&vpn=OCZZ850M&manufacture=OCZ


    But I hate OCZ. Not that they haven't had soem awesome units in the past, they just don't tickle my fancy any more.
     
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    I am looking for 650-750W, remember... I find 140$ sufficient..

    I want to be picky though, that's for sure
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Well, I dunno that any 650w is good for 2x5850(like I said, I'm very picky). The Corsair HX PSU's are really good, if it wasn't for them, then I'd say the TX ones are good too.
     
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    nothing better than a corsair for the price? I know corsair's TX line is good, but isn't great... The HX is just too damn expensive... I'll see what I can find at jonnyguru then I guess
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    For the money, I think the Silverstone Strider 850w plus is the best option. 67a, single rail, 80+ silver.

    Otherwise, for the TX, i'd get no less than the 850w. 70A, but only 80+.


    Kinda limited based on your choice of retailer too, but thier price on the OCZ Gold is pretty damn good...to such a point I'm really tempted to buy one. Good thing I got other expenses!:laugh:
     
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    I've found a plethora of great PSU's at Newegg.ca in that price range...Depends on what you will do and what not...
     
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    so what are these great PSUs? :D
     
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    Corsair, Enermax (some), Silverstone, Atnec (some) and Topower are the only brands I buy. I think that the Corsair TX series and Topower Zumax line offer the best bang for the buck.
     
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    Whenever someone is looking for a 750w quality PSU, I have to give a shoutout for my Antec TruePower New :D 62A combined 12v amperage- johnnyguru gave it a great review too.

    EDIT: Slightly outside your budget in Canada :(
     
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    lol, I guess it helps to use the sites you suggested!
     
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    Well, I'll choose between a few and ask help to choose between those few ;) just gimme a few mins
     
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    The XFX is neat looking and Modular but the Corsair is proven..
    I dunno flip a coin
    either way it looks like you come out with a nice PSU..If your gonna be able to see it XFX if not Corsair
     
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    Get a TX, it's probably the best choice once you consider the bang for buck. Don't ever generalize like "80+ gold must be the best", always look at real detailed reviews like jonnyguru. For instance this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817814019 is an extremely mediocre psu, but you wouldn't think that just looking at the specs.
     

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