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Old June 13, 2010, 11:26 AM
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Hi there, I looking for some help with picking a new modular power supply. I'm currently using an Antec 650W non-modular PS in my system (specs in sig) and all the extra molex/sata/etc wires are getting in the way. They're blocking air flow and making half my drive bays unusable.

Can you guys recommend a reliable brand? Any to avoid?

I'm looking to upgrade my system in the near future with a new motherboard (for high OC and Xfire), second HD4850, and additional HDDs. Is 650W enough?

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Old June 13, 2010, 11:39 AM
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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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Old June 13, 2010, 12:07 PM
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Strap the extra wires on the side of the HD cage...
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Old June 13, 2010, 12:08 PM
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corsair,seasonic or antec would be the direction i send you in
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anything that ends in hx ;)
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Old June 13, 2010, 01:02 PM
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Seasonic is a great choice if you want an 80+gold unit.
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Seasonic or Corsair (there are other brands that have excellent PSU, but you have to sort the good from the bad with many of them...Seasonic and Corsair are safe buys). 650w will be more than enough for what you want to do. Only way you would need more than 650 is if you plan to upgrade to high end graphics (hd 5970, gtx 480/470, or multiple 5870 etc).
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Seasonic X-series (X-650 and X-750 are out now, with many more shown at Computex)
Corsair HX-series (650W-850W + 1kW out now, many more shown at Computex)
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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.
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If the new Corsair power supplies are available, the AX series, then that is the way I would go. I've had only 2 brands of psu and Corsair are still going strong. The new series is totally modular if I remember coreectly, and are rated gold. A bit pricier, but this is one component you don't want to skimp on. There are other good brands such as Seasonic, though I've never owned one.
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