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Need help finding a PSU please!

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So, I've been researching and looking for a good PSU for the new system I'm building. I'm kind of a newbie when it comes to the technical jargon so bear with me and try not to laugh too hard ;D.

 

I haven't put anything together just yet, but here are the specs of the hardware I have and what I'm still waiting to get:

 

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 (Blue)

Motherboard: MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD

Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition

Memory: OCZ AMD Black Edition 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Hard Drives: WD Velociraptor 150GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 10000rpm; Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm SATA 3.0gb/s

Graphics: 2 x XFX ATI Radeon 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 Crossfire

OS: Linux (Ubuntu), Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

 

I'm planning on over clocking and I think I'm going to go with a 1000W PSU, but I just don't know which to choose. I keep seeing people point to Antec right away or Corsair or something else and it's starting to get frustrating. I think I find a decent one and then read too many reviews saying otherwise.... :doh:

 

As for budget I'm building this whole system on $2,000 and I've decided I don't want to spend more than $160 on the power supply.

 

Suggestions of what to buy, tips on what to look for, anything at all will be appreciated! Please help!

 

Thanks!

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Here are three units you should give serious consideration to;

 

Corsair 750TX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

 

Corsair 850TX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

 

XFX Black Edition XPS-850W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001

 

You really don't need a 1000W power supply for the rig you're building. It's kind of an overkill. Your best bet is to get a high quality psu in the capacity that suits your build, instead of spending more money on a lower quality unit that says it's a 1000W power supply :)

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Realistically a good quality 600W unit would do the job but I like a little to spare so :withstupid: .

 

If you like modular then the Corsair HX units are within your budget.

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If you want to find a good powersupply on your own go to JonnyGuru's website and look at the reviews. http://www.jonnyguru.com/

 

Like the others have said a good 750W or 850W powersupply would have plenty of power for that rig.

 

 

The SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W is one of the best powersupply money can buy in the 750W range (well it was last time I checked) but here is the JonnyGuru Review.

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If you want to find a good powersupply on your own go to JonnyGuru's website and look at the reviews. http://www.jonnyguru.com/

 

Like the others have said a good 750W or 850W powersupply would have plenty of power for that rig.

 

 

The SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W is one of the best powersupply money can buy in the 750W range (well it was last time I checked) but here is the JonnyGuru Review.

 

+1 on the seasonic.

 

I trust and respect the Corsair HX series as well. Mine has served me very well for several years.

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I won't down play that Rosewill is a major contender in the mid-low price computer parts industry, and for the most part they make average to good parts. But I wouldn't trust my own rig to one of their big dog power supplies. Therefore I can't recommend them for yours.

 

Stick with a high quality, well recognized brand name. Seasonic, Antec, XFX, Corsair, Thermaltake, OCZ, PC P&C, etc.

 

In the long run you'll be happy that you did.

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I've talked with some sales reps and a few other people and I think I'm going to go with one of the Corsair psu's most likely one of the HX series. Thanks a lot for pointing me in the right direction in regards to how much power I would need for my system! Will post pictures of my rig when I get the rest of the hardware! Thanks again! :)

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I've talked with some sales reps and a few other people and I think I'm going to go with one of the Corsair psu's most likely one of the HX series. Thanks a lot for pointing me in the right direction in regards to how much power I would need for my system! Will post pictures of my rig when I get the rest of the hardware! Thanks again! smile.gif

 

 

One of the benefits of the HX series it is modular. The TX series, if I remember, is not.

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One of the benefits of the HX series it is modular. The TX series, if I remember, is not.

You are correct :)

 

To the OP - good choice going with the Corsair. They make great power supplies, and in fact are my personal choice for use in my own rigs.

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