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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by rangerone766, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. rangerone766

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    my current rig consists of
    msi z68-gd65
    e2600k@5.0
    gtx470 adding a second for sli, hence needing new psu, second 470 puts me over on power.
    3x 74gig raptors
    3x samsung sata drives
    2x swftech 655 pumps
    8x yate loon medium 120mm

    all that puts me at about 750watts, my psu is a pcpower&cooling 750watt silencer. max output is 825watts according to the manufacturer. so i need a new psu.

    look down 2 posts for new info and budget. found more money hiding in the corners of my wallet.
     
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    i've narrowed it down to a short list-
    1- corsair ax1200 keeps floating to the top, even though i would prefer not to buy a corsair unit, it is seaming to be the best value.
    CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-120...

    2- seasonic x-1250, gets great reviews and is a solid psu, there is an XFX psu identical guts, different case that is being considered. price will win that argument.
    SeaSonic X-1250 1250W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 8...
    XFX ProSeries P1-1250-BEFX 1250W ATX12V V2.2 & ESP...

    3- ENERMAX Platimax EPM1200EWT this on gets decent reviews, but is just a bit pricey. i can just fit it into my budget. but thats it, not a dollar more to spend.
    ENERMAX Platimax EPM1200EWT 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V ...

    4- ENERMAX MAXREVO Series EMR1350EWT just a bit more watts and less efficient than the platimax.
    ENERMAX MAXREVO Series EMR1350EWT 1350W ATX12V / E...
    the nice added bonus to the enermax units, is they come with a "free" sample 120mm fan. i can always find a use for fans. i would prefer $20 cheaper and no free fans. the aesthetics of the enermax wins me over, they just look good to me.

    i'm looking for a psu in the 1200watt range. i'm not sure a 1000watt will leave enough headroom in the future. feel free to add suggestions if i've missed looking at your favorite brands. my budget is $330

    i will absolutely not consider Thermaltake, it is a personal reason i don't want to go into. i just hate that company.

    corsair is not my preferred brand but i have nothing bad to say about them. as for value, the ax1200 seems to be the best deal. i just don't like all the nuthugging that goes on with them in the forums.

    this is what it needs to power-
    2600k @5.0 1.5vcore 24/7 higher for short benching runs
    msi z68-gd65
    2x gtx 470 under water and oc'd @ 900mhz core 1.1+ core volts
    2x 4gig mushkin redline 1886mhz ram @ 1.6volts 8 gigs total
    3x 74 gig raptor's
    2x samsung 1tb f3 drives
    1x samsung 500gig drive
    1x pci-e raid card
    1x liteon dvd burner
    12x yate loon 120mm high speed fans
    1x Corsair DOMINATOR Airflow
    1x swiftech MCP655 pump
    1x swiftech MCP650 pump
    1x lcd fan controller
    i plan to add a pair of ssd's and a blueray burner in the future. those will add negligible amount to the total.

    so give me your recommendation. going to buy in the next few days. i'm not opposed to used, so if you have a fairly new psu that meets my requirements. feel free to pm me.
     
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    I would agree a good psu is a good investment like a good case.
    If you spend money and get something good it should last 6+ years.

    My choice would be this.SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST1200-G 1200W ATX 12V v2...
    "In addition, 2200uF capacitors are attached to PCI-E connectors to reduce electrical whine/buzz associated with high performance graphics card’s dynamic loading changes".
    Now im going to try that.
     
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    i've looked at that one closely. but according to a psu calculator i did. my rig is going to pull 950ish watts at full load. add in a few extra components and some capacitor aging, 1000 watts won't be enough.

    i'm hoping to stick with these 2 470's for a while, i know they are power hungry. but i really like maxing out bf3, and couldnt max it on 1 470. so i'm hoping to be good on the gaming front for a year or 2.
     
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    well newegg has the enermax maxrevo 1350watt for $320 + $6 shipping and a $40 mail in rebate. i'm really tempted, it will only cost me about $140 out of pocket with some paypal funds i have stashed away. hmmmmmm

    but in all honesty the corsair ax1200 is a slightly better unit with a few less watts, but the same price once the rebate is considered. man i hate shopping when i'm dropping money. 10 20 bux no big deal. but prying more than 50 dollars out of my pocket is tough.

    EDIT EDIT

    seasonic x-1250 is on sale for 15% off at newegg, bringing it to $235.48 with shipping. this is what i'm buying. deal is good till feb 8th, not passing it up.
     
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