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Old July 29, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Default Looking for comparable 800W+

Hey so guys, I have a desktop in need of a much better powersupply.
Its an older Q6600 desktop two HDDs etc.- not special. It does do some CPU base rendering though.
I have one GTX 460 (msi cyclone), and may SLI in the future when I change MB etc., but just want overspec so that I don't need to buy again in a few years when I upgrade the rest.

Budget: $100-150 before taxes.

I've been watching for months and Canada Comp has clearance; wonder what everyones thoughts are on these models?
I know they are of an older design like 2009/10, but quite efficient and somewhat modular at excellent price.

Coolermaster Silent pro 850W
Coolermaster Silent pro 1000W
I consider this one too, but downside is it (obvious) not modular Earthwatts 750W

Are there other Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX models I should consider with my budget? I know its tight one? Also I don't mind the 80+ bronze, its fine.
Thanks in advance guys, much appreciated.
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Old July 29, 2012, 03:24 PM
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I run a corsair GS800 watt, love it has red,white,or blue LED's on the fan. Also acan turn lights off, very stable and quiet so far, about a year old.
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Old July 29, 2012, 03:38 PM
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why 800w? a good 650 or 700 would be plenty
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why 800w? a good 650 or 700 would be plenty
A quality 650W would be enough for SLI as well, as long as you're not doing any extreme overclocking.
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Old July 29, 2012, 06:29 PM
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I would go with any of the models recommended by stonee over the ones you mentioned. But of the ones you listed I would go with the antec earthwatts.

Any 650w or greater Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX psu would be my suggestion. If you want some headroom for a planned upgrade build then an 850w. The XFX would be my choice for the cost, but given your rig I don't think I would bother with an 850w. I would go for a 650-750w model. I you upgrade to SLI 460 you will be very much CPU limited in many new games IMO. I would go for a new platform and keep the 460 until you can get a new GPU at a later point.
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Old July 29, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Some other options cheaper options:

PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W SLI Certified ATX Power Supply 80 Plus Silver *7 Yr Warranty* - PC Power & Cooling - PPCMK2S750

XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU - XFX - P1750SNLB9
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Old July 29, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Modular and WAY overkill for your needs:

Silverstone Strider 850 Plus 850W Modular Power Supply ATX 24PIN 135mm Fan 67A 80+ Silver Black - Silverstone Technology - ST85F-P

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2 more options:

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650M Modular Power Supply at Memory Express

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850M Modular Power Supply at Memory Express
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