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Old 09-10-2008, 04:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hey, im slowly slowly building more ideas for my new rig. Im going for either Quad Crossfire or Sli with a 2.93ghz Core i7.

Now, i just wanted to know if OCZ makes decent powersupplies and how they compare to Antec and Corsair...

OCZ GameXStream 1010W SLI [OCZ1010GXSSLI] - $235.00 : PC Case Gear, Quality case accessories and components

Thats the OCZ one i was thinking of because its cheap.

The Corsair 750TX is $180 for comparison. If i was to go for a better brand, but above 700w i would buy this one:

Antec TruePower Quattro 850W [TPQ-850] - $235.00 : PC Case Gear, Quality case accessories and components

So help. Is the OCZ a great psu??
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I personally haven't had any problems with OCZ PSUs however; I would go for the Corsair one as I think they are better. My current one has lasted quite a long time and has never failed or even burped in the wrong direction.
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Corsair is slightly better than Antec, but theyre both made by Seasonic, with some Antecs being manufatured by FSP Group and Enhance also. I would rank OCZ just under, but they do own Pc Power and Cooling now which i would rank right next to corsair (all their designs are single-railed).

Both psu's you linked are great, but i would go with the Quattro due to the modular design which makes case cleanup and wire management much better and easier.
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So i wont have any issues running quad crossfire or tri sli with a 850w Antec?
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Default Re: Power Supply.

I dont have any experience with those high end setups, but there is a 1000watt quattro as well.

Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W [TPQ-1000] - $279.00 : PC Case Gear, Quality case accessories and components


This is the Enhance built Antec i was referring too, its a monster psu:
Antec Signature Series 850W PSU Antec Signature Series 850W PSU [SG-850] - $289.00 : PC Case Gear, Quality case accessories and components


With a 850 you could run four 150watts cards which would come out to 600watts and leave 250 for the system. Most guys to be safe go with a 1000watt or higher for the extra headroom to oc and such.
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Most Corsair PSUs I've come across are modular as well. Also Antec do make some nice silent ones (apparently).
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Yup, ill take a Corsair over an OCZ any day.

Very nice psu's, and great modular designs as well.
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