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Old March 7, 2011, 04:47 PM
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So here is a question for you all, what PSU for about $170 or lower?

The reason I ask is cause I'm getting a new 580 and while I know that my current HX620 will work I wouldn't mind getting a new psu and moving the 620 to another possible build. Now for the next couple days Mem Express here in town has the Corsair AX850 on for $169 and it has peaked my interest.

I know that it gets good reviews and such but I would like to know if I should try to jump on this or if there are any others out there that are better in that kind of quality and price.
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Old March 7, 2011, 04:53 PM
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Newegg.ca - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
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Since you're spending a ton on a PSU anyhow, I'd wait for those insane 80plus Platinum units that are coming down the pipe. (+/-1% vreg FTW) Superflower, Great Wall, Seasonic, Delta, FSP, etc. Even if you're folding and want to run at 50% efficiency, you won't need more than a 750W. Unless you plan on SLI.
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Old March 7, 2011, 05:27 PM
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I should have mentioned I want fully modular as well. Also I am aware that the AX850 would be overkill for my system as it is, but I do plan on using it for a few years and most likely will end up with SLI in the future.
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Try to find those that use the new flowerpower design. the new NZXT and use it. Also, these kingwin PSU are killer for cheap. Can't remember what design they use but I'll update this post soon with the info

Newegg.ca - KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC W/ 3-Way LED Switch and Universal Modular Connector Power Supply
Newegg.ca - KINGWIN LZG-850 GOLD 850W ATX 12V v2.2 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Also, for the fully modular, all the strider plus series from silverstone are very good PSU ( not gold but silver for most ) affordable and well, I let you read on them. This is a link the the strider plus retail at NCIX.
NCIX.com - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection.

So, these 2 kingwin unit also use the flowerpower design so get them!!!

Kingwin Lazer Gold 850W Review
Kingwin Lazer Gold 1000W Review
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Newegg.ca - SeaSonic X660 (SS-660KM) 660W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91, 80Plus Gold Certified, Active PFC Power Supply

You will want to shop around to price match, but if you get it from memory express, you won't be able to price match special order items, which rules out the 760W unit. Not 100% sure if memory express can special order seasonic, but they probably can.

Other than that and the AX850, I can't think of any other 100% modular PSUs (which I would spend up to an extra 8% for).
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I should have mentioned I want fully modular as well. Also I am aware that the AX850 would be overkill for my system as it is, but I do plan on using it for a few years and most likely will end up with SLI in the future.
Seasonic X series, Corsair AX series, OCZ ZX series, and Silverstone Strider Gold series are the only ones that are fully modular and worth mentioning. Ordered from most impressive to least impressive performance. (Corsair and Seasonic are the same)
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