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Old June 13, 2010, 05:39 PM
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Corsair 850HX is an excellent PSU. Very efficient and will do it for you no problems with room to spare.
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Spot on guys, hx650 hx750 or hx850. The hx650 has a different design/oem, I think it's seasonic or something... The modular cables for hx650 are different from the hx750/850, but all 3 are very good. The AX series is for hardcore peopl, I don't think OP wants to spend a fortune on a modular psu, he's probably just looking for one that is modular and very reliable, in which case he'd want a HX series.
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You could run that easily off a 400W PSU, let alone a 650W. I suggest you have a look at the Seasonic M12II line, as those units are fairly inexpensive for modular PSUs. Other good options include the Antec Truepower New line and the less expensive Corsair HX units. Getting something like a Seasonic X-series or Corsair AX-series unit would be a complete waste with the PC you are using (assuming the specs listed in your profile are up to date). As far as upgrades go, you would be better off replacing your 4850 with a better card like a 5850 rather than adding a second one. If you go that route, any quality 500W or higher PSU would do you fine.
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No one recomended the SilverStone Striders yet, so that is what I'll chime on with. 100% modular, 80+ Silver, and are priced good. Have used a 1000W and and 850W and am loving them.
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No one recomended the SilverStone Striders yet, so that is what I'll chime on with. 100% modular, 80+ Silver, and are priced good. Have used a 1000W and and 850W and am loving them.

I second that Amuse me, I too have the Silverstone Strider Plus and they do their job very well.


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Um, a non modular power supply is fine with the Antec 300, you just need to fiddle around a bit with hiding the cables behind the hard drive bays. 650W should be more than enough for your needs. Using you current power supply, you can squeeze the eps wire underneath the motherboard and pull all the other cables straight into the drive bays. Zip tie the molex/sata cables into a bundle that you don't use and wire everything else from there. It shouldn't be too hard and saves you some money.

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How about AX? This new Corsair series of PSUs will be the most efficient on the market... plus they all run high amperage on a single rail.

Thats one thing that scares me. Corsair should really double think their new "AX" line and make the 850W and 1200W a multi rail design. All that current on one rail with no OCP could mean bad news. I hope Seasonics 850w/1000w/1200w will have 2/4 or 6 rails. If not then my last hope is with Antec's High Current Pro series or the new Enermax Revolution 87+ series.
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No one recomended the SilverStone Striders yet, so that is what I'll chime on with. 100% modular, 80+ Silver, and are priced good. Have used a 1000W and and 850W and am loving them.
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I second that Amuse me, I too have the Silverstone Strider Plus and they do their job very well.
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