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Old September 19, 2010, 11:40 PM
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Question Which PSU should I go with?

Hey all I'm new here and I'm going to buy a brand new PSU sometime in the near future to future-proof my system, which I am also upgrading in the near future... anyways, which PSU would you guys recommend above the other?

I'm looking at either an Ultra X4 1200Watt OR

an ABS Majesty series 1100Watt

which one would you choose and why? Thanks!
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Old September 20, 2010, 12:09 AM
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hey dude, welcome aboard.

strider 1500 watts if you need to have enough juice for the next couple years and reliability to go with it
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Old September 20, 2010, 12:10 AM
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Corsair AX1200?
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Old September 20, 2010, 12:29 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I was also thinking of going with the Corsair 1200... but was a little leery after I've heard some of them tend to have coil whine noise.

@dangtx: I'm not entirely sure I'll need that much juice. I've also read that most quality PSUs have a single 12v rail, this one has 8... though I read through the link you provided it isn't an issue... anyways, is there a good reason I should go with so many watts? Also, I've heard that Silverstone PSUs can be pricey. Well let me know what you think, and thanks again for replying.
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Old September 20, 2010, 10:54 AM
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What is wrong with the psu you have now? IMO you have a great PSU already! Are you planning something big in the future?
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cool. stay away from unknown brands/units. if johnnyguru or a reputable site tests it? then go for it.
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hey dude, welcome aboard.

strider 1500 watts if you need to have enough juice for the next couple years and reliability to go with it
Nice. I think you just found me my new power supply.
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Old September 20, 2010, 11:26 AM
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What is wrong with the psu you have now? IMO you have a great PSU already! Are you planning something big in the future?
Yes, planning on adding a bunch of new hardware, including a 5970 to go with my 5870... but you make a valid point, I'm pleased so far with the performance of my Corsair 850... however, I'm just not sure it will have enough juice when push comes to shove.
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even if you add a 5970 it will be fine.

@ xeven. from what i see thats the one to get to be sure of headache free. of course you can be unlucky and get the one in a million thats doa, but chances are youll like it.
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