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Default Considering new PSU - 04-29-2013, 03:52 | posts: 19,055 | Location: Toronto, Canada

Hey guys,

I was considering getting a new PSU, my budget is about C$75-100 and I'm looking for a good 650-750W PSU for my rig. No specific requirements on the 80PLUS but obviously if I can get a nice 80PLUS for the price, the better. Doesn't have to be modular but preferred. Brand preference: Antec, Cooler Master, Corsair, OCZ, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, Thermaltake.

I was thinking of getting an OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W just because I don't have to disassemble the wiring and reroute them and just switch the PSU itself. I already have an OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W right now. My other choice is the newer OCZ ZT Series 750W Modular PSU. I've liked OCZ PSUs because they're pretty good and plus, if there's any problems, I'm close to their Toronto office so I can just drop off any defective products and get a new one on the spot.

Thoughts?

Cheers,
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Default 04-29-2013, 04:12 | posts: 23,783 | Location: NZ

why do want a new one?

Anyway CM have a new line called Obsidian or something, Hilbert did a review the other day.

Mind you, no reason not to get another OCZ if this one has treated you well. Stick with what you know...

I'm on my 3rd AcBel (they are OEM for Coolermaster) because I know from first hand experience how reliable they are. My old one is another rig with a Phenom II. 6 years old and stick ticking.

OCZ has treated you well so yeah...

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Default 04-29-2013, 04:17 | posts: 19,055 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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why do want a new one?

Anyway CM have a new line called Obsidian or something, Hilbert did a review the other day.
Considering getting a new GPU soon. That and my bro needs a "new" PSU stat since he's running off a generic PSU. Those things scare the living sh*t out of me. I rather get a new PSU and give my old one to him.

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Default 04-29-2013, 04:18 | posts: 23,783 | Location: NZ

Ah OK, I edited my post btw....
   
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Default 04-29-2013, 06:27 | posts: 1,599 | Location: Unknown

You could get a Seasonic G550. If you really need 650W, there's an OEM version of G650 for 95$.

Rosewill Capstone seems to be a decent performer too.

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Default 04-29-2013, 10:33 | posts: 5,456

Quite a few good PSU makers out there. I dont look at brand names, just who the OEM is, and what model it is. Seasonic and Superflower are probably the cream of the crop, but also would have no problem going with Delta or CWT made units.
   
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Default 04-29-2013, 12:43 | posts: 4,643 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

Enermax?
   
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Default 04-29-2013, 13:52 | posts: 6,669 | Location: Dubai, UAE / London, UK

Fracture make great psu's, also the wires are modular which is handy for using only what you need as well as having neat & tidy cables...

They are also silent, VERY silent...
   
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Default 04-29-2013, 14:51 | posts: 10,733 | Location: Finland

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Quite a few good PSU makers out there. I dont look at brand names, just who the OEM is, and what model it is. Seasonic and Superflower are probably the cream of the crop, but also would have no problem going with Delta or CWT made units.
This, and currently I would prefer SuperFlower over Seasonic. CWT is always quite decent but nothing mind blowing, I wish that I would have bought SuperFlower unit some time ago but they weren't in stock and I got mine cheap. For single GPU system 450W-550W gold or platinum certified SuperFlower would do nicely. If I remember correctly some Kingwin and Rosewill units are made my SuperFlower.

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Default 04-29-2013, 23:00 | posts: 2,883 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

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I was thinking of getting an OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W just because I don't have to disassemble the wiring and reroute them and just switch the PSU itself. I already have an OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W right now.

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That would be fast and easy^...Your Bro would be happy too...
   
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Default 04-30-2013, 00:26 | posts: 2,317 | Location: Memphis TN

In my current build I decided to take a chance and go with a Seasonic.
At first I was a little reluctant because in the past I have always used PC Power & Cooling supplies.

I have to say that I am beyond impressed with this Seasonic Power Supply. Mine is their higher end unit, but they have some very affordable mid-range offerings.

You may want to check out Seasonic as an option to provide the clean and solid power you want.
   
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Default 04-30-2013, 06:39 | posts: 13

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Hey guys,

I was considering getting a new PSU, my budget is about C$75-100 and I'm looking for a good 650-750W PSU for my rig. No specific requirements on the 80PLUS but obviously if I can get a nice 80PLUS for the price, the better. Doesn't have to be modular but preferred. Brand preference: Antec, Cooler Master, Corsair, OCZ, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, Thermaltake.

I was thinking of getting an OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W just because I don't have to disassemble the wiring and reroute them and just switch the PSU itself. I already have an OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W right now. My other choice is the newer OCZ ZT Series 750W Modular PSU. I've liked OCZ PSUs because they're pretty good and plus, if there's any problems, I'm close to their Toronto office so I can just drop off any defective products and get a new one on the spot.

Thoughts?

Cheers,
deltatux
FSP is another good oem.

Check out these links:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...er,2913-9.html

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...nufacturer/370

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Default 04-30-2013, 09:02 | posts: 397 | Location: Belgium

I just recently bought 2 new corsair psu's can't go wrong with them.Interesting to see that superflower is a good brand never tried them before.
   
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Default 04-30-2013, 14:29 | posts: 19,055 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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Ah yes, I completely forgot about FSP but FSP is usually harder to find and is more expensive no?

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Default 04-30-2013, 14:42 | posts: 10,733 | Location: Finland

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To be honest, many recent FSP units mostly come with C(r)apXon caps and the quality has been less than stellar. Depending where you ask, FSP can get quite a bit of thumbs down. They're probably exaggerating a bit but the quality can vary.

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Default 04-30-2013, 15:25 | posts: 11,415 | Location: England

I've had my current 'be quiet!' PSU for a few years now. Voltages have always been rock solid, build quality is excellent IMO.
   
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Default 05-01-2013, 04:29 | posts: 3,742 | Location: Australia

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I just recently bought 2 new corsair psu's can't go wrong with them.Interesting to see that superflower is a good brand never tried them before.
I had a Superflower on my previous build (carried over from the buiild before that), it was a PSU on got in a hurry to replace one that had blown. I ran it pretty hard at times, in hot weather, and 24/7, never had any issues with it. The only reason why I replaced it was because of the new build. I could have gotten away with it I guess, but that said I am extremely happy with my 750W Enermax Platimax (and it fully supports C6/C7 which is good).

They seem to be a bit harder to find now here, that said the Enermax Platimax wasn't the easiest to find either, but I think it is better than the altnernative option I had (Corsair AX760).
   
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Default 05-01-2013, 10:01 | posts: 397 | Location: Belgium

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I had a Superflower on my previous build (carried over from the buiild before that), it was a PSU on got in a hurry to replace one that had blown. I ran it pretty hard at times, in hot weather, and 24/7, never had any issues with it. The only reason why I replaced it was because of the new build. I could have gotten away with it I guess, but that said I am extremely happy with my 750W Enermax Platimax (and it fully supports C6/C7 which is good).

They seem to be a bit harder to find now here, that said the Enermax Platimax wasn't the easiest to find either, but I think it is better than the altnernative option I had (Corsair AX760).
Thx for the reply,i'm having corsair psu's for years now,glady until now never had any problems with them.Also had a thermaltake toughpower from 2008 850w model wich i had for 3 years but i didn't trust it.
   
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Default 05-01-2013, 17:27 | posts: 14

My previous one was 1300W Tagan, which broke down couple months ago, and honestly it was a missed choice but at the time who would have known.

So this time I decided not to go for such an overkill and just got myself Corsair 860W (not the "i" version as I wouldn't use it anyway) and so far it is serving me really well. I like corsair products so i recommend this one for you. It is as they say quite advanced design.

http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supp...dular-psu.html
   
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Default 05-05-2013, 04:08 | posts: 169 | Location: Australia

Get The OCZ.
If you have to change wires you can make more mistakes.
   
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Default 05-06-2013, 12:31 | posts: 36 | Location: Tasmania

OP, I would recommend Thermaltake toughpower series, got 2 of them, both 750W, got the first one back in 08' and second in 09', never miss a beat, both used in daily gaming rigs but 1st one now used for general 2D work.. been through hot aussie summers but in well ventilated cases.
   
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