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PSU Just Exploded... What Should i Get?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by T4C Fantasy, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. drdeathx

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    I used a watt o meter on 3 cards and max draw was 1100 watts. 1000 watts would be pushing it... 1100 watt would do the trick . 1200 yes would be better.
     
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    yea, I just don't see many 1.1KW PSUs that's why I said 1.2, besides, the 1.2KW would last longer

    I say that is you have the money, why not overspend, at lest you have piece of mind
     
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    Another Seasonic vote :).. Mine is a oem though PC&Power and been using before i had my 2900XT and it's been faultless, however been past it's 5 year warranty makes me feel like i should get a new one even if i have had 0 issue's with it.


    Seasonic is not over hyped they do what they say they can do..
     
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    I can agree that the midrange Corsair might be overhyped, but the high end Corsairs, seasonics etc are godly
     
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    Tl;dr

    Seasonic Platinum 860W (or Corsair AX860) should be enough.

    Corsair AX860i if you want Corsair Link stuff.

    Seasonic X 1050W if you think 860W won't be enough.
     
  6. drdeathx

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    Yup;). I have a Nexus 1100W and love it.
     
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    I am a firm believer in the Corsair AX series.
     
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    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    Four years ago I got a Corsair GS800 from Best Buy for 110 USD. Wasn't a bad price at the time consider I drove through a snow storm for an hour to get it, back when I was still living in Plymouth. +1 to Seasonic. Do you know exactly how much your rig was drawing from the wall? Did you ever test with a kill-a-watt?
     
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    wtf? why would anyone use a shitty psu like that with a 570 and 7970.:banghead:

    were you trolling? come on man check out those amps on the 12v rails....

    far out man, at least you have seen the light and ordered a seasonic.
     
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    Rig4 is currently drawing ~750w from the wall with the two GTX470s as well as the Phenom II X6 folding.
     
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    Overhyped/overpriced, whats the difference? Never said they were bad PSUs.

    I could sit here and circle jerk Ocz like everyone else does with Seasonic/Corsair, but why?
    :cool:
     
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    OCZ PSU's? To me, that's like, to continue your curious analogy, circle jerking to a hot model (Seasonic/Corsair X/AX series, Zippy, Kingwin Lazer, to name a few great models) vs a run of the mill woman. Some people prefer to pay for the best regardless if something frighteningly mediocre will work.

    There is a reason those PSU's are priced higher, and that is because for the majority of units in the line, if not all, they 'peform' better on the scope and in the hotbox than a lot of lesser units.
     
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    Yes I can actually, and any other non-fanboy could do the same. Would I use Seasonic/Corsair? Absolutely! Would I use them when I can get similar for much less? Absolutely not.

    That said, everyone troll me now for reccomending Ocz PSUs :D
     
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    Somehow fascinated by this thread I got myself today a device that shows some numbers on power consumption at the wall.

    So, my i5 machine (six mechanical HDD inside) draws 120W when idle. Far Cry3 load (4.2 OC turbo on the CPU and 800MHz on the GTX570) goes up to around 380W.
     
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    No, just no. I'm not saying all OCZs are bad. I do often recommend ZS 550W series for low budget builds since at least where I live it is quite a bit cheaper than Seasonic based PSUs. There are no top notch OCZ PSUs ZX series is as good as it gets. BUT...

    ... OCZ ZX 850W and Seasonic X 850W, for example, cost about the same. SS X is superior to ZX. The choice here is obvious. You'd have to be an idiot to choose ZX over SS X in this example.

    But if you got ZX for a significantly lower price, congratulations and enjoy. Just don't stick it in our faces. It's not as good as what Seasonic has to offer.
     
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    It'as like comparing a run of th emill TX series from Corsair to a much better HX or AX series

    It's different classes
     
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  18. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    I would buy the Rosewill 1000w for the same price.

    Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000W Con...

    It's as good if not better than the seasonic. Go superflowers platinum platform.
     
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    FTFY

    The TX series is very close to the HX series, they are still top notch units.
     
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    meh I disagree, the voltage regulation and ripple suppression are far apart, and the overall quality of the unit is much better and the HX will last much lonnger
     
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    LOL, A lot you know. Nexus higher watt PSU's actually perform well and quiet. Love peeps that spirt stuff out and never touched one. The RX-1100 is 80 plus gold too.
     
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    everyone mentions HX RX TX, wtf does all this mean, personally im a numbers guy, cant they just do psus in generation form usingn umbers, whats the newest generation of psus?

    some say this model is based off of an AX then off sprong from a TX like wtf lol

    its actually odd to me to see that psu choices are alot harder than gpu choosing....
     
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    The HX850 and TX850 both keep the ripple under 25mV, so no the ripple suppression is not far apart, it is freakin' great on both. And the parts between the two are pretty similar. The HX uses Nippon Chemi-Con caps, while the TX uses a mix of Nippon Chemi-Con and Rubycon. All good components(some even consider Rubycon to be a little better than Nippon caps). The TX is a Seasonic and the HX is a CWT. I don't see anything in the TX that says it won't last just as long as the HX.
     
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    You can however buy the same units from other companies for the same or lower prices. CWT and Seasonic both make many many more companies units. Honestly the Antec HCP built by Delta are better than both in ripple suppression, load testing etc.
     
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    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    besides looking for reviews for which psu is best, where do we look to see which psu adopts a new technology to help improve on the psu as a whole
     

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