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Old May 25, 2009, 09:56 PM
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+1 Decent PSU....save you a ton of grief!!!

Rig 1 - Corsair HX 1kW
Rig 2 - PC P&C 750W
rig 3 - Enermax 450W (P4 / 2 GB Kingston / 6800GT AGP)
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Old May 26, 2009, 06:41 AM
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Expensive much?
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Old May 26, 2009, 06:48 AM
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The TPQ 850 is a great PSU altho it did suffer some issues with nvidia cards around the debut time of the 8800GT but was later fixed and runs well.
I believe thats the revision I ended up with.

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Old May 26, 2009, 07:03 AM
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I've never heard anything bad on the Antec Side of things.
Their Earthwatts are really nice PSU's.

I'll stick with the ones I have right now, but worth a look in the future for me.
If only they'd go the Ultra/Silverstone Route and make it 100% modular I'd be happy.


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Old May 26, 2009, 12:18 PM
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I guess pricing is all relative. For a solid build with some OCing in mind I would never skimp out on the PSU. $200 for these seems reasonable to me. But I guess if you are going for a budget build then these are not for you. People saying these are priced too high it's simple you are not the market segment that Corsair is targeting. I'm sure these PSUs will sell like crazy.
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Old May 26, 2009, 09:32 PM
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I guess pricing is all relative. For a solid build with some OCing in mind I would never skimp out on the PSU. $200 for these seems reasonable to me. But I guess if you are going for a budget build then these are not for you. People saying these are priced too high it's simple you are not the market segment that Corsair is targeting. I'm sure these PSUs will sell like crazy.
But you might as well spend a bit more and get the 1KW HX...

In case anyone wants to buy one:
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Professional HX850W In Stock

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Professional HX750W Coming June
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Old May 26, 2009, 10:36 PM
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Well with the sale and the MIR its a great price for the HX1000 which is what I have but these will be getting the same treatment I'm sure.
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Old May 26, 2009, 10:38 PM
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I personally always wished Corsair would release a HX750 or 850. They hit the sweet spot for Crossfired configurations since the 620 works, but is a bit close to the limit, and a 750 or 850 would comfortably power a Crossfired/Sli configuration with an overclocked CPU.

And the pricing for the 850 isn't actually that bad. I never do MIR, too much hassle and the success rate is supposedly quite bad.
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[H] just published their review of the HX850 - entirely different platform than any of the other HX models, it turns out. Looks pretty sweet, I'd say. Although their unit's fan was a little tetchy at higher loads, they say.
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The new 850 is a single rail setup compared to the 6 rail 1000w. Much better design and performance
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