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Old 07-26-2010, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I'm building a rig on newegg, and I currently have an xfx psu. Should I switch to cooler master if I can save ~60$? Are the cooler master PSUs reliable enough? Or would it be worth the difference to stick with xfx?
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first, what are the basic specs of your rig? we need to know how much power you need.
second, what is the model of the xfx psu you have now?
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Basic specs:
proc- i7 930
gfx- XFX Radeon HD 5870
mobo- GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
ram- 6bg ocz gold
case- CM Storm Sniper

Current psu: 120$
Newegg.com - XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
note: I will be buying this AFTER the 15$ promo expires =(

Possible psu: 110$.... and 70$ after a combo deal I plan on using with the CM Storm Sniper.
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

50$ diff, and they both have 5 eggs, but I wanted to hear what you guys think.

Edit: my bad the second psu only has 4 eggs O_O
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well i understand your getting a combo deal, but you would be downgrading your psu....i would stick with xfx, it should work great with your new rig.
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there's also this psu
Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

oh and btw, don't base your purchases from newegg's "egg" ratings or newegg reviews, you have no way of knowing if they are accurate or not. search for some thorough reviews of the parts you're looking at if you want more info on them.
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exactly^ some people just rate products based on neweggs service, doesnt mean the product is good or bad. But the antec is a great psu, personally i always use antec. But, i think he wants a modular psu, so i was trying to decide between the two he was looking at. He already has a 750w modular xfx, pretty good psu, why would you change?
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he has it in his newegg shopping cart i think, not like he actually has it already. atleast that's what i think you're thinking.

yea i figured he wanted a modular since the ones he listed were too, i would've suggested a corsair 750tx which is also like $110, not modular though.

but the antec is modular too though.
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ya i would either keep the xfx or go with the antec....
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