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  1. #1
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    Looking for a 750-850W PSU

    Yo!

    I need a new PSU.

    Last time I went PSU shopping, Seasonic were untouchable gods at the head of mount Olympus, Antec wasn't far behind, and everyone else was a gamble. I got on newegg yesterday and saw really, really scary stuff going on with Antec and Seasonic PSUs.

    I've heard good things about Corsair and OCZ. I'm wanting something modular (preferably, but I'll get over it if it's not modular), something able to handle SLI+a spare GPU (potentially) and a bit of overclocking. So, 3xGPUs+1xCPU. I think a decent 850W should be able to do it as long as I avoid cramming 3 flagship GPUs into one system and putting them all under load simultaneously, but I'm not too concerned about using a 750W PSU as long as it's significantly cheaper to a point I won't hate myself in the future if I have to replace it. (<$90).

    What's no-frills with clean power output? What brands and models should I be looking at?
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    Re: Looking for a 750-850W PSU

    Well the problem you're going to run into is support for 3 GPU's is not going to be cheap, but the advantage of getting a quality PSU
    is that you only need to get one once.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139011
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    Re: Looking for a 750-850W PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by oldbrave View Post
    Well the problem you're going to run into is support for 3 GPU's is not going to be cheap, but the advantage of getting a quality PSU
    is that you only need to get one once.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139011
    Yep! This is why I dropped $120 on a Seasonic 550W 7 years ago, and run the thing near 24/7.

    Before I dive into in depth reviews doing analysis of the minutia, do you know off the top of your head if the lower efficiency PSUs with the same build quality as this one? I'm seeing an 80+ Bronze semi-modular PSU for $30 less, http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthus...keywords=HX850 . The HX1050 is only $30 more than the HX850, and I am fully confident that I could do anything I would want, perpetually, with a 1KW PSU. However, if the TX850M would do the job well, for a long period of time, and the only difference would be the efficiency, I'd rather save $30 and go with it.
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    Re: Looking for a 750-850W PSU

    I think the one on Amazon should fit your needs !
    Electronic Smoke Signals From my "Techno Teepee"
    ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ 990FX, 1703 bios
    AMD FX 8350 Vishera @ 5142Mhz [21x244] 1.536v
    Water Cooled - Koolance EX2-1055, CPU 370 WB, Idle=22c Load=53c
    32Gb G.Skill Sniper ddr3 1600 8G X 4 , 9-9-9-24 @ 1.55v
    ASUS HD7970-DC2T-3GD5, Cat 13.6 beta 2, Dell U3011 @ 2560x1600
    SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD SATA 6Gb, 250Gb SATA 6Gb, 1Tb SATA 6Gb x2
    Win 7 Ultimate 64bit, Corsair Obsidian 800D, Corsair HX1000w PSU

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