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recommendations for upgraded PSU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by KingZeddy, 2 Oct 2009.

  1. KingZeddy

    Gangster

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    Hi,

    I am looking to upgrade my PSu for my rig. ASUS M3A32-MVP deluxe, triple radeon 3870 graphics cards, 4gb ram, bluray and dvdrw drives and two sata 500gb drives. The present 700w thermaltake psu doesn't seem to have enough juice to run all the cards intensively.

    Suggestions gratefully received, budget not an issue.
     
  2. niko

    Hitman

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  3. BriT

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  4. niko

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  5. cmndr_andi

    Capodecina

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    To purely answer your question, this PSU would be a very good bet.

    However, I suggest you instead sell the 3870s and get something like a single 5850 instead. It will give you spectacular performance in games, produce a lot less heat and save you a fortune in power bills.


    Nope, Channel Well Technology (CWT). Not that it matters, fantastic quality all the same.
     
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  6. KingZeddy

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    I am liking the corsair, good point about the 5850 or 5870 but its just cool to see crossfire 3 cards all draining the national grid :) Will check out the seasonics as well- all quality psus,
    thanks guys.
     
  7. niko

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    iam sure seasonic made some of there psu's didnt they ?
     
  8. cmndr_andi

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    Aye, they definitely make some of the corsair PSUs, (the non-modular ones if memory serves and the older HXs), but the new HX series ones are definitely made by CWT and they seem to have done a blooming nice job.
     
  9. niko

    Hitman

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    cheers for the info (and sorry to op for asking on this thread)
     
  10. zsolmanz

    Associate

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    Lol - anyone here interested in saving the environment?

    *gets stoned to death*
     
  11. _SBradley_

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    Corsair HX650 - Seasonic
    Corsair HX750 - CWT
    Corsair HX850 - CWT
    Corsair HX1000 - CWT
     
  12. KingZeddy

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    I make up for it by keeping the heating off until January (the cards keep me warm) :)
     
  13. niko

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    cheers mate:cool: