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  1. skellattarr

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    i ben having problems with my system shuting off sudenly sence i upgraded it look at my specks to see upgrade anyway i think its the power supply i called ultra today and they are sending me a new one but i hurd a lot of bad things about ultra so i think ill buy a new psu so i would like some help picking one out i think i want to go for a 1100 watt or 1200 my cpu cooler draws some power and so does the video card and cpu
     
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    you need like 500-600W max LOL that ultra must suck... If you do want to change AND have A LOT of upgradeability, you can get a 750 or 850W from Corsair :)
     
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    I'm picking one up off newegg next week to replace my power trio 550. Then when I order my wc'n stuff ill be getting a kilowatt and sending the 750 to my back up rig :)
     
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    Yea, overkill. You wouldnt need to go higher than a 750w. Look for something efficient too if you can.
     
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    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    As suggested, Corsair or PC Power and Cooling. 750 Watts should be more then enough.
     
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    or seasonic... or even Earthwatt if you want or xigmatek... but for the price corsair and sometimes PCP&P are usually the best choice
     
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    My vote is the Corsair 750W. It's just a beast of a PSU, before my 4830's and PII 720 it was powering two 3870X2's and a 9950 @ 3.3Ghz with ease.
     
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    Another nail in the coffin, the Corsair 750 is stellar and rock solid. It's more than enough to handle your single 285, and would be able to handle another. :)
     
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    Another vote for the Corsair :)
     
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    that 750 will be able to power a 295 and an i7:)
     
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    thanks for all the replies ya i was looking at the corsair but I'm not sure how much power my cpu cooler takes its a ultra chiltech it works on thermal electric cooling
     
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    +1 for Corsair.. using one on my rig right now pretty stable :)
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not too much.

    If you want modular, look at Corsair or Seventeam. If you don't care about modular, but want samething with brass balls, get a PCPower&Cooling Silencer 750W.
     
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    Id happily run a GTX 285 on my PSU (Corsair TX 650W)

    If you really want modular, a HX620W should be ok too.

    EDIT:

    Just looked it up, the cooler of yours uses about 50W.
     
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    50W for a cooler? :eek: but the corsair TX 750 or 850 make great choices... a 650 would to, but you want upgradability and peak efficienty
     
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    im going to wait tel i get the replacement psu from ultra the sell it and get the corsair psu so it will be a wile before i play any games or do any thing that will put a load on the psu cant wait to get the corsair
     
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    I had to read your post twice....
    cant understand anything without punctuation:laugh:
    well G/L on getting the corsair!
     
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    lol haven't you practiced reading the Hit squad thread h3ll? :p Yea g/l with corsair :) you getting the 750W?
     
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    The Ultra X3 1000W is certainly not a bad power supply. It's actually one of the best in 1KW range. While Ultra has some "adequate" power supplies their X3 line of units are really good.

    I think a few people in this thread need to do a bit more reading before posting to get a Corsair psu.

    If Ultra sends you a new power supply I'd keep it. You payed for a really good unit and it makes no sense downgrading it to some 750W or just a Corsair power supply for that matter.
     
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    I was wondering where I heard the name "ultra" :p Well we didn't know much about Ultra and he seemed unsatisfied, so we gave him options:ohwell:

    If it is a good power supply, then obviously keep it :D Sorry for misleading you :(
     

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