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What's a good 1000W PSU?

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Just curious what a good 1000W PSU is (going to use a Coolermaster HAF 932 full tower case so needs long cables). Someone recommended this one - thoughts?http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341028

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1000W wait a sec what are your specs that could be way too much. If you just have and i7 and one x16 GPU and 1 or 2 HDD you will not need more than 700W which is what I have but if your sure on getting 1000W get this one http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171049&cm_re=1000w_power_supply-_-17-171-049-_-Product it's all 5 star and it's cheaper, you don't need Gold Certifed blah bla it won't matter to you. This is the one to get. Btw a fellow canadaian?

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Yep. Get the corsair HX1000. Probs the best and most efficient PSU out there. Oh try the Enermax Revolution 85+ range. They are 850W, 1000W and 1200W I think and are very very good

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Not sure what I want to do in the future so I figure a 1000w will futureproof me well.What about this one? http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817139007And yes fellow Canuck :)System will be ASUS P6X58D / i7 950 (to be OC'd to 4.2ghz) / 6 gigs Muskin redline / single Geforce GTX 480 / twin SSD's
That would have been my recommendation. Corsair is as good as it gets, and you definitely want to go modular with them. I got the 750W nonmodular version, and now I have 8 cables coming out of the thing that I don't know what to do with.

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Not sure what I want to do in the future so I figure a 1000w will futureproof me well.What about this one? http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817139007And yes fellow Canuck :)System will be ASUS P6X58D / i7 950 (to be OC'd to 4.2ghz) / 6 gigs Muskin redline / single Geforce GTX 480 / twin SSD's
Looks good but there's no reason to get such an expensive one, cooler master us a great product/company

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Corsair have a seven year warranty on the 850 watt version of this PSU in the UK and Europe, so they are built to last.

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Hi,I had my coursair 750 watt P/S for 13 months before it went bad, it burnt out my processor and M/B. If you want a good P/S, Enermax is one of the best available. It is the only company I will ever buy a power supply from again. I now own/run a 1000 watt and a 1250 watt P/S from Enermax.As far as Coursair, they may have been a great company in the past, but things have changed. I had the 750 watt power supply go bad, I had to exchange my top-of-the-line state-of-the-art memory THREE times because they went bad within a month or two after installing them. I had to have a second set of ram replaced twice as well.I will no longer pay top dollar for inferior products from Coursair...

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The Corsair HX1000W Modular unit has been good to me for quite some time and I have a pretty good load on it: (i.e. I7-975, Scythe CPU Fan, GTX285, Pedals & Yoke, 4 HD's plus an occasional external backup, 4 monitors, Scanner, Flash Card Reader, Two Printers, Two CD/DVD Read & Writes, PlusDeck 2C, WinTV etc.) The modular cables save a little bit of room as well.Good luck:RTH

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Hmmmm I doubt a company offering a 7 year warranty (it says 10 year on their website) would produce an inferior product. I reckon there is something wrong with your actual computer setup, rather than te PSU. I, and so many of my mates, have used cordair PSUs whether TX or HX ranging from 650 to 1000, for about 4 years now. Never ever ever had a single problem with corsair PSUs. The only explanation to your problems are: a fake, a very unlikely dud, computer setup issues, other component faults, or a dodgy retailer (second hand maybe?)

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HelloCorsair do not make PSU's.They are made by various companies for corsair, some good some not so good.Stick to companies that build and sell their own brand.Seasonic are one of these and probably the best out there.And yes Seasonic do make some corsair HX PSU's but not all of the HX's are seasonicsome are by Channel Well Technology.The TX's are all channel well technology AFAIK

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Try an Antec TruePower Quattro1000W... My last pc had an Antec Quattro 850W and it's still going strong (+2 years)...You may want to invest also in a UPS because line spikes and overvoltage may damage your brand new PSU... APC is a good brand (if not the best) for that stuff...Dexter

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Please don't turn this post into another fight of "get this psu, it's made by ..." or "don't get that PSU, it's not made by themselves". As I said before, out of all the guys I know with custom rigs, 14 of them use corsair PSUs. About 9 use HX, and 5 use TX. None of them have ever had problems with their PSUs. So all this rubbish about some corsair PSUs being dodgy because they're made by ... Is complete BS.

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Hi,I've been building computers since the days of the IBM 8088 with full height drives, there is nothing wrong with my computer setup. The PSU was purchased from Newegg, I find it hard to believe they sold me a fake and/or second hand unit. You seem to be going out of your way to try and show its anyone and everyone else's fault (something wrong with your actual computer setup, a fake, a very unlikely dud, computer setup issues, other component faults, or a dodgy retailer) but Coursair. I purchase top of the line products from reputable companies, this problem as well as my memory issues lie with faulty Coursair equipment and noone else!.Now back to my new system build with a Prometeia Mach II GT phase changer. Lets see what FSX can do at 5GHz. :Big Grin:

Hmmmm I doubt a company offering a 7 year warranty (it says 10 year on their website) would produce an inferior product. I reckon there is something wrong with your actual computer setup, rather than te PSU. I, and so many of my mates, have used cordair PSUs whether TX or HX ranging from 650 to 1000, for about 4 years now. Never ever ever had a single problem with corsair PSUs. The only explanation to your problems are: a fake, a very unlikely dud, computer setup issues, other component faults, or a dodgy retailer (second hand maybe?)

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I'm not saying it's your fault, or anyone fault. All I'm saying is that it is extremely unlikely that a company giving 7-10 year warranties on their products would give the same person 2 faulty PSUs. Did you ever consider the possibility that the issue could lie within the electrics of your home, and the power going into the PSU is causing faults?

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Please don't turn this post into another fight of "get this psu, it's made by ..." or "don't get that PSU, it's not made by themselves". As I said before, out of all the guys I know with custom rigs, 14 of them use corsair PSUs. About 9 use HX, and 5 use TX. None of them have ever had problems with their PSUs. So all this rubbish about some corsair PSUs being dodgy because they're made by ... Is complete BS.
HelloOk no one mentioned dodgy, only that some may be better constructed than otherswould you rather have a Seasonic (top tier PSU maker) or a Channel Well Tech, Corsairbadged PSUChoose your Corsair carefully because they are not all equal.All Corsair PSU's will be good, Some will be better, NONE are made by corsair.Corsair are just a marketing brand, they box nice products from other OEM's. With some homework it is quite easy to determine who make the best quality PSU'sAnd who badges and boxes them.Still if you would rather think it is all BS .. fine, but when you have watched a less than stellar brand PSU blow sparks over your carpet you get choosy very quickly.

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HelloOk no one mentioned dodgy, only that some may be better constructed than otherswould you rather have a Seasonic (top tier PSU maker) or a Channel Well Tech, Corsairbadged PSUChoose your Corsair carefully because they are not all equal.All Corsair PSU's will be good, Some will be better, NONE are made by corsair.Corsair are just a marketing brand, they box nice products from other OEM's. With some homework it is quite easy to determine who make the best quality PSU'sAnd who badges and boxes them.Still if you would rather think it is all BS .. fine, but when you have watched a less than stellar brand PSU blow sparks over your carpet you get choosy very quickly.
It's pretty ridiculous, these things can't just blow up within a month or no one would buy. I got a Retail Plus cheap 700W PSU and I've had it for 2 years and it's still going strong.

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Hi,You may want to go back and read my first post again, I never stated that I had two Corsair P/S units go bad.What I purchased from Corsair1. 1-Corsiar 750W P/S - The unit went bad within a few weeks, it took out my Asus P6T Deluxe V2 M/B and my I7-975 processor. Replaced once, still waiting for my replacement.2. Three Corsair matched 2GB modules (6GB Total) - Ultra-high performance 6GB DOMINATOR GT modules, 7-8-7-20. (Top of the line at time of purchase) Replaced three times due to faulty modules. I actually purchased a spare set of Mushkin XP3 memory that can be used when Corsair's memory goes bad.3. Two sets of Corsair 2GB Matched Ram (4GB Total) - 2x1GB DDR2 1142MHz Xms2 Dominator Ram (Top of the line at time of purchase). Replaced Twice due to faulty modules.Some additional info on this company, Corsair knew about the faulty Elpida's Hyper ICs on their memory boards and yet they continued to sell these top-of-the-line memory kits. The rate of failure and numerous returns finally forced Corsair to address the problem.As I said before, they may have been a top-of-the-line company in the past, but the times, company leadership and/or quality control have changed.I will not purchase from, nor recommend Corsair again.

I'm not saying it's your fault, or anyone fault. All I'm saying is that it is extremely unlikely that a company giving 7-10 year warranties on their products would give the same person 2 faulty PSUs. Did you ever consider the possibility that the issue could lie within the electrics of your home, and the power going into the PSU is causing faults?

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Once again, never had any problems with corsair RAM. Now that I think about it, I've never had a single problem with any corsair product. You must just have been the unluckiest guy on earth to get that. Once again, 10 year warranty given with corsair RAM, highly doubtful that 5 sets of memory would be faulty.

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