Power supply bying question

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by stevemk14ebr, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. stevemk14ebr

    stevemk14ebr MDL Senior Member

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    SO very simple question corsair ax850 watt
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    coolermaster 1000w silent pro-
    both 180$
    can't make up my mind love corsair but is the extra 250 watts gonna show

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    i5-2500k
    msi z68a gd80 g3
    corsair vengeance 8gb
    gtx 465 (Overclocked to the max by me)
    thinking of upgrading video card with 600 series in an sli
    1 hdd
    1 blu ray drive
     
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  2. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Corsair is top of the line get it :cheers:
     
  3. stevemk14ebr

    stevemk14ebr MDL Senior Member

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    but should i just get the 1000w for upgradeablity cuz its the same price
     
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  4. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    1) The Coolermaster is an inferior psu
    2) 1000w is overkill for SLI , 850w will do it's the voltage on the 12v rails that counts more.
     
  5. U-Fig

    U-Fig MDL Member

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    i'd have to back R29K on this.
    Corsair PSU has the best Price/QUALITY/Performance Ratio on the market, at this moment, corsair PSU is the only PSU i recommend to my customers.

    Thats after owning 4 of them myself, running and well.
     
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  6. IKER

    IKER MDL Novice

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    I've got a Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W and is more than big enough for me.
     
  7. Darkchyld

    Darkchyld MDL Novice

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    #8 Darkchyld, Nov 4, 2011
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    I belive its not so much the voltage, but the current, on the 12v rail. ( Power=Current x voltage )

    I've been running a pair of 4890's for quite some time now with a Corsair ax850 and have never had an issue with it. Get the Corsair.
     
  8. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    :DYep correct amps :roflmao:kinda stupid to say the voltage on the 12v rails