High end power supply recommendations needed

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  1. MP

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    I didn't realize how many new companies make power supplies. The last time I had to buy one was a LOONNNNGGGG time ago. I'm in the process of building a new high end gaming & music editing rig and need some suggestions on a good power supply.

    Here's a little list of requirements I will need:

    - Able to fit in a standard ATX style case (LIAN LI PC-6070B is what I have)
    - Crossfire capable (needs to be able to handle at least two ATI 3870x2 GPU's)

    As far as anything else, the computer is getting a quad core phenom cpu, it will have about 5 hard drives in it (one of them a raptor), a dvd/rw drive, high end mother board, and that's about it.

    I was looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817814012 mainly but if anybody has any other recommendations that would be great. I would like to stay under $350 and in the 1000 - 1200w range.

    Thanks :wavey:
     
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    I liked that Tagan but LED ftl.

    PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool, Thermaltake Toughpower, and Silverstone are the popular 1K+ W units.

    phenom = fail
     
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    yeah the Tagan one got really good reviews which is why I was looking at it.

    I'll check out those other ones you listed.
     
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    If you get a thermaltake I will punch you in the crotch.

    PC Power & Cooling needs to be your default choice. Only when you've eliminated them (and specified exactly why) should you consider alternatives.
     
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    Price :dunno: I don't know if I will be able to drop $500 - $600 on a power supply.
     
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    Antec is a piece of shit. They buy other companies PCB layouts and substitute shitty caps and other components. then charge full price.

    Avoid at all costs.

    You want a decent high-wattage PSU but want to bitch-out on the cost of a proper PCP&C? Look at Seasonic or Corsair.
     
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    750w isn't enough. According to everything I am getting and will be putting in 700 - 750w is the MINIMUM so I would like to have a good amount of extra room in case I add more gpu's, more powerfull CPU, more hard drives and so forth.
     
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    ehh, maybe if I get more then expected in my tax returns I will get one, but damn $500 is a lot. Yes I know it's the most important part...
     
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    Ignore P07r0457, he has issues.

    Antecs are decent power supplies.

    750W should be more then enough for your system.
     
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    you are a fucking idiot. Antec isn't decent... it's generic crap with a big-label price tag. If you can't use your brain then shut the fuck up.
     
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    That's pretty interesting. How much did the 800w version run you?
     
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    $200CAD.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Fortron I can recommend for people on a budget. They make good psus.
     
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    yeah I have a Forton right now. A 700w and i like it. It's been able to handle a lot without any problems.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The one's that are really interesting me lately, are the Ultra X series.

    On JohnnyGuru's page for highend psu's, he gives them a tier 2 rating, and someone questions him on it.
    This is what he says in response to that.

    "They're currently working on packaging and are just shipping review samples right now. But let's put it this way....

    You have a dual layer PCB, with quality components, Teapo caps, a huge 5" x 5" heatsink across the top, 130MM fan, 80-85% efficient with 84% efficiency typical and APFC from a "trusted" OEM, almost no ripple.... I surprised myself when I didn't put it in tier 1."


    And i've seen the 800 watt version for $180.

    :cool:
     
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    Honestly a 750-800 watt unit might be all you need, if you go with all that AMD stuff. They are making everything much more power efficient now, check out this article about the 3 series GPUs
    http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/13603/9
     
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    :werd: I know an 800w could handle it but I'm trying to protect myself in the future. I'm not sure how much power the new Phenoms are going to require, or if I add another Raptor Raid setup, maybe a 3rd or 4th? GPU.

    I'm surprised how little power the ATI cards use. I didn't realize they were that low.
     

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