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Recommend a PSU under $100 please?!

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  1. manofthem

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    So I bought a Rosewill 1000w off Newegg and am RMAing it. I'm having too many problems with it locking up my system while gaming, which directly started after buying this PSU. I have learned my lesson of trying to cheap out on the PSU. So would someone recommend a good one that will run my setup without problems? Specs are on the side. I ran my system before on a Raidmax 730 without problems, so as long as the wattage is good enough to run my stuff, it's all good with me. Thanks in advance!
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    If you could snag a used Corsair or Enermax PSU on the forums, that would be ideal. Those are my two go-to companies for rock solid PSUs 500W+.
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    I did see a recent good deal on a used Corsair HX850 on TPU forums very recently I'll see if I can find it. I've had good luck with Corsair, Seasonic, Cooler Master, etc.

    Damn he sold it...not surprised tho. But he has a Seasonic 750HT that would be a good deal at $55. But with a higher budget, I'd go for Corsair HX series in all honesty. I've had the best luck with them.
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    The HX850W on here was pending last I heard. There was also a good deal on one on [H].
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    I bought the 850HX. The Seasonic 750HT is still a good deal though.
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    PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Red 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    $20 Mail-in rebate w/ purchase, limited offer
    $74.99, $54.99 after mail-in rebate card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703029

    But the Antec PSU is a very nice one too with smooth power delivery and modular for the price.

    On XS forums someone is selling a PC P&C 910w for $100 shipped CONUS.
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    you should pickup one of the PSU's listed above, somewhere around the 750/850 mark,

    keep in mind your system will not be pulling even close to 500 watts of power so you have PLENTY of room to expand to dual or even triple video cards should you wish too.


    (system in specs dosnt even pull 450watts from the wall, let alone out of the PSU assuming 80% efficient. heavy overclock + plenty of hard drives.)
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    Beautiful! Thanks for all the tips on the psu. I'll be getting one of them when I get home today, when I get a chance to browse better than on my phone. I'll report back with my decision tonight!
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    I'm really impressed by the XFX build quality. I'm running a 750 Black edition, and the quality seems right up there with the Corsair HX series.
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    Actually

    It's been a very good power supply that has enough power to run anything I throw at it; multiple hard drives, several (6) fans, GTX 460 graphics card, etc. And it hasn't skipped a beat.
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    Well, I sincerely thank you all! I just purchased this PSU.
    XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI...

    I checked the forums and all the good stuff mentioned was already gone. I appreciate all the assistance in choosing this part, as I surely didn't want to get stuck with another piece of trash. This should round out my setup for a while and get it running nice and smoothly again! See you around TPU
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    Did you use the promo code?
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    I really hope he did. =/ I may very well buy this one myself lol.
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    The Antec True Power New 750 is basically the same unit as the HX750. Made by Seasonic using the X750 board and branded by Antec
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    Most definitely. And maybe I'll even get the rebate; they gave me the rebate from my 6950. Hopefully it work smoothly.
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    For Crossfire/SLI, I would recommend against the Antec, as it has its +12V rail split into 4. A single strong +12V rail is preferable for high-end GPU setups.

    The XFX 750W is non-modular, so all cables are hard-wired, while the 650W is modular. My choice from those 3 would still be your original choice. My top recommendation is still a used Corsair HX 750-850W off the forums.

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