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Old August 18, 2011, 11:39 PM
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how is the ocz zx 1250w psu (found it @ $199.99 after MIR)? don't have to worry about load distribution and maybe go watercooling in future. saw some people having problem with hx1000 load distribution with 480 sli and oc'ed i7.
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Old August 19, 2011, 12:03 AM
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good q. someone with a similar setup might chime in.

or look up the 1200 antecs? beasts.
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Old August 19, 2011, 12:07 AM
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how is the ocz zx 1250w psu (found it @ $199.99 after MIR)? don't have to worry about load distribution and maybe go watercooling in future. saw some people having problem with hx1000 load distribution with 480 sli and oc'ed i7.
It's internally identical to this unit other than the fact that the OCZ is fully modular: Sparkle Gold Class 1250W Review

They also reviewed the 1000W version: OCZ ZX 1000W Review

You'll find a lot of dislike for OCZ power supplies in general on this forum. The OEM that makes the ZX series is relatively new, but has made a pretty big splash with its low price tag and high performance.

Load balancing shouldn't be an issue since you're not using any graphics cards that go over the PCI-E power spec, a properly designed multi rail unit should have no issues.
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I would like to know if TX950 can handle GTX 480 sli and i7 950? Thanks.
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Old August 19, 2011, 07:25 AM
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TX950 is old, along with the HX1000 so they're not as efficient as the new ones out

If you want the most headroom at the best price, I'd say the Antec 1200W LINK is your best bet. Fan isn't very loud even though it's an 80mm. If you want 120mm, the OCZ ZX 1250W for 170$ at ncix is good but there is a possibility of coil whine (It appears as a special promo while checking the cart for me).

Funny enough about this thread is that I'm trying to decide on a new power supply and was about to make the exact same thread except for an i7 860 and 2 heavily oc'd 470's.
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Old August 19, 2011, 08:36 AM
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I have the modular Strider gold 1000watt for an almost identical setup.
The 2 x 480's are overclocked quite heavily.
Silverstone Strider 1000 Gold 1000W Modular Power Supply ATX 24PIN 135mm Fan 83A 80+ Gold Black - DirectCanada

Its been a flawless PSU for the last 8 months that I've been using it. It also allowed me to gain a few hundred mhz on my maximum cpu overclock.
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