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Old June 28, 2010, 10:47 AM
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here's some of my new picks. NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic M12II 520W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX PFC 80+ Bronze Modular Connectors 6PIN PCI-W 120MM Fan - M12II 520 In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic M12II 620W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX PFC 80+ Bronze Modular Connectors 6PIN PCI-W 120MM Fan - M12II 620 In Canada.
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Old June 28, 2010, 10:56 AM
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+1 for a Corsair HX650. You can usually find it on sale, I think NCIX has the HX750 on sale for 125 right now.

EDIT: NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-750HX In Canada.

Double Edit: Wow nevermind it just sold out.
It's in stock.
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Thanks for the input everyone. I'll most likely just stay with a Strider Plus or HX after all the feedback.
You're better off with the HX750 than the Silverstone.
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Would a 650HX/M12II 620 cover potential upgrade paths? And the 650hx would be the better choice between the two right?

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Old June 28, 2010, 12:27 PM
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I'd recommend the HX 650 yes, but the HX 750 I linked is probably best. 750W is usually enough for most people.
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For some time yeah, depending on what you plan on running in the future. Mainstream upgrades will be fine, if you plan on buying the top end GPUs every few months then spring for a more powerful PSU.
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Would a 650HX/M12II 620 cover potential upgrade paths? And the 650hx would be the better choice between the two right?
Depends on what those upgrade paths are. The HX650 is marginally better quality than the M12II 620W, but it doesn't really perform any better.
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Old June 28, 2010, 12:36 PM
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Thanks for the answers everyone, I don't want to mess around with PSU's, hence all my questions. :P

I'll try and grab a 750HX if I can, or I'll grab the Strider Plus 750. Cheers all.
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Old June 28, 2010, 12:40 PM
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Morale of the story is the PSU is the last component you want to cheap out on. A good one will last longer, save you power, and wont endanger your other components. Enjoy
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Morale of the story is the PSU is the last component you want to cheap out on. A good one will last longer, save you power, and wont endanger your other components. Enjoy

Amen to that Eldonko,

I remember when a XION Supernova 1KW lived up to its name in a friends system.

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Amen to that Eldonko,

I remember when a XION Supernova 1KW lived up to its name in a friends system.

PSU is the Heart.

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Here is that XION PSU by a different name: Kingwin Mach 1 1000W Review

Not great, but not exploding material either unless it's defective. Dismissing an uncommon brand as low quality is just as bad as trusting a generic brand. Oftentimes you can find PSUs that are basically identical to units that are commonly considered to be top of the line being sold for a lot less by other lesser-known brands. The HX1000 is a good example of this; there are at least half a dozen so-called "generic" versions of it.
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