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Well, the Chieftec BPS-750C is not a bad PSU, but the Thermaltake XT 775W is better and Thermaltake provides a much better warranty, 5 years warranty on the Thermaltake PSU, while Chieftec gives you just 24 month, i.e. 2 years warranty for their PSU. Personally, I would buy the Thermaltake one, because the better internal design, overall efficiency and above all a much better warranty of 5 years.
 

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Well actually I'm screwed... there's no longer XT 775w in stores here... Now it's between Chieftec BPS-750c and Seasonic SS 620 GM
 
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Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1080 FTW3
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So I guess those FSP psu are great choice then, actually they are really cheap in my local stores, and btw seasonic are cheaper than corsair at least ^_^.

at first I thought that FSP psu are garbage but I guess this list clarify that it's not
 
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Cooling Scythe NINJA PLUS Rev.B[skt478] Modded to 1155 Scythe SH12 fan
Memory Samsung 32nm 16Gb 4x4 (@19xxmhz} low profile[ better than 2133 banwidth]
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So I guess those FSP psu are great choice then, actually they are really cheap in my local stores, and btw seasonic are cheaper than corsair at least ^_^.

at first I thought that FSP psu are garbage but I guess this list clarify that it's not
Oh wow they are fantastic My FX700GLN has been going thru 3 systems now!
Most every one here nudge me there waaaay back in the P4EE 3.4 day and it has been super.
Even though it was marketed as a 4 rail unit, it has stood up very very stable @ 24/7 365 use. Even back then with shitloads of fans, an about 6-8 HDD's, but now just 5 Hdds{no IDE connector!!}

My current range = 12v 12.21-12.12, 5v 5.07-5.03, 3.3v 3.40-3.36
I just this week sprang for the SS X-750 Gold since I got it for $109 FS!
Only reason is I getting a little coil whine at times and dont want to take any chances loosing our new hardware, it's gotta outlast me !:wtf:
And save some $$$ since I may to go on Disabiailty:twitch:

I had my heart set on the XFX 750 XXX Edition, but this was a Gold, and cheaper. Ripple and noise was my biggest peave.
 
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I can tell you know just off of the amp ratings.
 
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My fancy Seasonic X-560 died on me after only 11 months. :twitch: It'll work for two to three hours before cutting out and then it won't turn on for about a day. :wtf: Had to go back to my 5 year old Nexus 500W (made by FSP).

I think I'll actually go back to FSP and get one of their 80-plus gold Aurum units; quiet, efficient, and very affordable.
 

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My fancy Seasonic X-560 died on me after only 11 months. :twitch: It'll work for two to three hours before cutting out and then it won't turn on for about a day. :wtf: Had to go back to my 5 year old Nexus 500W (made by FSP).

I think I'll actually go back to FSP and get one of their 80-plus gold Aurum units; quiet, efficient, and very affordable.
RMA it, it's pretty much new. It can and does happen to every single manufacturer of everything.
 

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Looking to upgrade my PSU

So i have been using this Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU since 2010 (22/07/2010 to be exact).

I frequently overclock CPU/GPU with it, I'm not sure how much headroom i might have left using a 700w but i have had OC'ing failures causing the settings to revert to default more than a few times.

These are my specs.
Asus Crosshair IV Formula 890FX MB
AMD FX 8350 8 Core Black Edition Vishera @ 4.2Ghz
GeForce GTX 680 OC'd @ 1242Mhz
8GB XMS3 DDR3 RAM @ 2000Mhz.

I guess thats the most important specs to note.

Can anyone advise a decent upgrade? Budget £120, will to go slightly higher if you can justify cost vs gain! Really appreciate any feedback! :respect:
 
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You shouldnt be remotely close to 700W... Its a 200W card + 20% for overclocking, your CPU is 125W + 100W for overclocking, then tack on another 100W for board/ram/fans/etc. If the PSU is functioning properly, you have 200W of headroom really on the 12v rail (since it only has 600W there).

That said, Im not sold on that PSU being quality. Have you looked it up at jonnyguru?
 

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Looking to upgrade my PSU

You shouldnt be remotely close to 700W... Its a 200W card + 20% for overclocking, your CPU is 125W + 100W for overclocking, then tack on another 100W for board/ram/fans/etc. If the PSU is functioning properly, you have 200W of headroom really on the 12v rail (since it only has 600W there).

That said, Im not sold on that PSU being quality. Have you looked it up at jonnyguru?
No i haven't looked it up at jonnyguru before but I will get around to doing just that. I just felt that now I've had it a good while now, the lack of any real issues might signify I was either lucky or that it was time to move on before i outstay my welcome:laugh: .

Thanks for putting that in perspective.
 
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Plz help... i buy corsair 1200i and have buuuzzzzzz/ Go to shop and passed it. NOw i take Enermax Platimax 1500w and i have noise(( quiet but have(( electrical noise, itis normal ? (( I do not know what do I need to change it (to 1200-1500 Platinum:banghead:
 
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Plz help... i buy corsair 1200i and have buuuzzzzzz/ Go to shop and passed it. NOw i take Enermax Platimax 1500w and i have noise(( quiet but have(( electrical noise, itis normal ? (( I do not know what do I need to change it (to 1200-1500 Platinum:banghead:
Yes, the Corsair 1200, although a great psu, suffers from whine/buzz; this is something most reviews won't tell you. I don't know about the Enermax. Why don't you try an Antec or Silverstone? ;)
http://www.overclock.net/t/805273/do-not-buy-the-corsair-1200ax-psu
http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=113443
 

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Plenty at stock and overclocked.
 

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