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Kadayi
03-06-2011, 02:17 PM
My existing 600W generic PSU seems to be on it's last legs. One of the 6 pin GPU ports snuffed it the other night, so I'm presently bootstrapping through a 4 pin to 6pin adaptor, though that's likely less than ideal.

Anyone have any recommendations regarding a good 6-700W PSU with decent cable management and a reasonable price?

(System spec is i7 2.8, 12 GB Ram, 460 GTX, 4 1TB HDs). I don't OC as a rule as I'm the one paying the leccy bill.

I have been pondering a Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 600, but would appreciate any recommendations from the RPS collective.

DJ_Squizzy
03-06-2011, 02:55 PM
I've always been partial to Corsair - although I'm sure another well-known name brand would be just as good. Take a look at this guy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005 . I just bought the 750W version for my GTX 460 SLI system and it's been an EXCELLENT PSU for the price.

Screwie
03-06-2011, 03:02 PM
I found this tiered list of recommendations very useful:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/1/323050/ShowThread.aspx

Theoban
03-06-2011, 03:10 PM
DJ_Squizzy's right, Corsair do some good PSUs - I've got a 650w Corsair one and it's served me for two years, no fuss.

Actually the one DJ_Squizzy linked *is* my one. It's excellent!

Wizlah
03-06-2011, 03:13 PM
These aren't recommendations, but the two places i always go to for PSU reviews are Silent PC (http://www.silentpcreview.com/) and Jonny Guru (http://www.jonnyguru.com/) because they seem to be pretty throrough in their testing. I'm actually looking at a potential upgrade at some point, because AMD have given me a nice upgrade path, and my corsair 450w probably isn't going to handle stuff anymore.

If you haven't checked it out already, the extreme Power Supply Calculator (http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp)is always a reasonable guide.

Wizlah
03-06-2011, 03:21 PM
Yeah, and while I'm at it, my old corsair vx450 is a decent psu which was happily running a Phenom dual core Black Edition 5000 with a 512mb 4870, plus all the usual bits and bobs. I think seasonic were the ones who actually produced it. Certainly a happy, quiet and efficent PSU, although, it doesn't look like you can get by on 450W and a higher end graphics card anymore, unless you want your cpu bottlenecking the whole shebang. But corsair deffo worth a look.

Kadayi
03-06-2011, 04:30 PM
Cheers for info guys I will peruse after work ;)

cowthief skank
03-06-2011, 06:16 PM
Yeah, Silent PC Review seem really good in their hardware reviews.

Kadayi
03-06-2011, 08:48 PM
Cheers for advice ppls. After a few hours and taking on board peoples suggestions (as well as diffing around with the PSU calculator) I've opted for one of these: -

http://www.corsair.com/power-supplies/modular-psus/professional-series-1/hx650w.html

As I figure 650W gives me a bit of breathing room if I do opt to OC at some point and as well the handle a beefier GFX card I'll likely get next year.

DarkNoghri
03-06-2011, 11:10 PM
Cheers for advice ppls. After a few hours and taking on board peoples suggestions (as well as diffing around with the PSU calculator) I've opted for one of these: -

http://www.corsair.com/power-supplies/modular-psus/professional-series-1/hx650w.html

As I figure 650W gives me a bit of breathing room if I do opt to OC at some point and as well the handle a beefier GFX card I'll likely get next year.

I just came in to recommend Corsairs, specifically that one after the requirements in your first post. The only requirement it might not have met was the reasonable price, but that depended upon your definition.

I have the 520HX, and it's served me well for going on four years now with no problems whatsoever. The modular cables are also wonderful.

Good choice.

Kadayi
03-06-2011, 11:50 PM
I just came in to recommend Corsairs, specifically that one after the requirements in your first post. The only requirement it might not have met was the reasonable price, but that depended upon your definition.

Well given the choice I'd of rather not spent any money (the last couple of months have been hard on the Kad wallet and I was hoping for a few quiet months to balance the books..C'est la vie), but I'm always of the opinion that it's worth the temporary pain of paying for a quality product if it pays dividends in the long term. 7 years warranty is not to be sniffed at either. Cheap bread and cuppa soups for the next month ;)

Wizlah
03-06-2011, 11:54 PM
I'm probably going to go and get one of ther 750w models, and I have to admit, I'm kicking myself for not sorting it sooner when I had more disposable cash to splash. I had myself a nice little upgrade path worked out for the next year and a half, and it all looked just about affordable, then I realised I hadn't properly realised how much potential power I might need to keep knocking about - I could probably get by with 550w for now, but if I want to overclock or drop in a second card (I have one of those dfi lanparty jr mobos), suddenly I need to think in terms of an extra 200w to keep things running smooth.

Wizlah
03-06-2011, 11:56 PM
7 years warranty is not to be sniffed at either. Cheap bread and cuppa soups for the next month ;)
Whoa, they're doing 7 year warrantys now? Cool.

the things you miss when you don't think about system building for a couple of years.

JiminyJickers
04-06-2011, 07:54 AM
Yeah, good choice with Corsair. I have the hx750W variety after i found out my previous PSU was rated 600W at 20 deg C only. Problem is that the PSU will never run at 20degC, damn cheap bastards, in reality it was rated only around 300W.

The corsair one is brilliantly made and definitely run at the rating they say.

Rossignol
04-06-2011, 02:59 PM
Hmm, my last Corsair was faulty. I ended up buying a 700w OCZ one, which has done well (and done it silently).

TheLastBaron
04-06-2011, 10:39 PM
I use the 750w Corsair PSU, have had it for two years or so and it's been solid for me, plan to keep it when I do a new build some time in the not to distant future. Keep in mind that the 650 is yellow, the 750 is orange and the 850 is blue, so if you go for Corsair the most important thing you need to know is if it will match your case.

Scroll
04-06-2011, 10:47 PM
I was looking at the cooler master HAF X and there's a deal where they throw in their brand GX 750 psu, should I be worried about this?

Mistabashi
07-06-2011, 12:15 PM
Most PSU brands don't actually manufacture or even design their own products, they just re-brand them. As such it's a bit pointless to reccommend one specific brand as you can often buy the exact same unit made in the same factory but sold under different brands. Likewise, some brands source different models from different suppliers.

There's a pretty comprehensive list of brands & suppliers here: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDArticles&op=Story&ndar_id=24

Also if you want to find out who really made your PSU there's a decent article about it here: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/370

Kadayi
07-06-2011, 12:30 PM
All fitted, extremely painless and slightly less noisy than the old one.

Kelron
07-06-2011, 03:14 PM
I was looking at the cooler master HAF X and there's a deal where they throw in their brand GX 750 psu, should I be worried about this?

You want to be careful with Coolermaster, some of their older PSUs aren't particularly good (although they're not likely to explode on you like a cheap PSU) and I think the GX series is one of the ones to avoid. That said, their newer ranges have improved a lot with good reviews all round. I replaced my PSU a couple of months back and went for their Silent Pro Gold 700W, it's inaudible even under load and has a 90% efficiency rating. Unfortunately the price now seems to have risen by 40, it may not be such a good deal.

Screwie
12-06-2011, 02:02 PM
I use the 750w Corsair PSU, have had it for two years or so and it's been solid for me, plan to keep it when I do a new build some time in the not to distant future. Keep in mind that the 650 is yellow, the 750 is orange and the 850 is blue, so if you go for Corsair the most important thing you need to know is if it will match your case.

Is that the TX750? I just upgraded with that, liking it so far. :)

I also like how it came with a ton of cables (it has 8 SATA plugs and 8 Molex plugs, as well as 4 PCI-E plugs, seriously) so right now it's a cheap alternative to a modular PSU and almost as adaptable.