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Old January 13, 2012, 09:17 AM
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My current supply was faulty, and needs an RMA. Unfortunately, the one I bought is on backorder, so unless I want to wait a month for another one, I'm going to need to buy a new one. It's going to be less power than the other one, which I didn't really need -- the deal was just excellent on it (and a friend of mine bought the same supply, has no problems). These are the models I've been looking at so far and I would like a recommendation out of them.

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2

Newegg.ca - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Corsair Professional Series HX750

Newegg.ca - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

OCZ ZX Series 850W

Newegg.ca - OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

OCZ ZT Series 750W

Newegg.ca - OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Any recommendations beyond these would be welcomed. The system this supply will be running has the following components:

Intel i5 2500k
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte 2x4GB DDR3-1600

Probably going to add more memory later on. Probably a Blu-ray drive and an SSD as well. SLI is a possibility, but I doubt I'm going to need it for anything, really.

EDIT: I realized that I may have posted this in the wrong area of the Forums. It might be better suited to the Builder's section.
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Old January 13, 2012, 09:38 AM
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Go with the HX750
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Old January 13, 2012, 10:34 AM
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One of the corsairs...its your call if you want modular or not. That or any seasonic, xfx, or most antec PSU 750w (650w if you don't want to sli IMO).
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Old January 13, 2012, 10:52 AM
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The case is a Coolermaster HAF-912. Spacing wasn't a huge issue, but the last PSU I had was partially modular. I'm not 100% sure about cable management on a TX750 V2 in that case, but the value is what's pushing me to go that route. The HX750 is still in my price range, so it's no big deal either way. PSU is always a touchy part of the building process. My first system took a 600W Ultra supply that was on sale and had zero issues until it died 4 years later. After that, I had terrible supplies until the PC wasn't worth dumping money into anymore. Now, with this Return I have to make, it's just making me do some more research.
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Old January 13, 2012, 10:55 AM
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corsair tx750 v2, gs800, or xfx core edition 750.
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Old January 13, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Well, Spikemaul found a good balance of price and quality. XFX and Corsair both come recommended from him, as well as from Adzsask and Bond007, so the best deal on either of those brands works for me. Those links from NCIX made the decision super easy -- 750W Semi-Modular 80-Plus Silver. Fits the criteria and for the price, I can't really go wrong. Grabbing some case fans while I'm at it, too.

Thanks, everyone.
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