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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 13:46

I have 5 HDDs and will be getting a second 7870 XT, so I need to upgrade my 550W PSU.
 
I need at least 750W I believe.
 
It seems modular 750W PSUs start at around £70.
 
I only want to pay between £70 and £90.
 
These are my options:

  • £71 - 750W Corsair Builder Series CX750M 80PLUS Bronze Modular
  • £83 - 850W XFX Pro XXX Edition 80PLUS Bronze Modular
  • £84 - 750W Corsair CS750M CS Modular 80 Plue GOLD-RATE 12V
  • £87 - 750W be quiet! Power Zone Modular

Which would you go for and why?

EDIT: I should have checked if these PSUs have the correct cabling for 2x video cards. I'll assume for now that they do.




#2 +Phouchg

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 13:54

I'd probably get CS750M. It's half-modular and Gold. There are no reviews yet (it's pretty new series), but there's my belief that one can't really hit Gold efficiency with crap components and bad design.



#3 watkinsx2

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 14:12

This site does some really good PSU reviews, including proper thermal and load testing.

 

http://www.jonnyguru.com/

 

Im pretty sure most of those PSU's are on there.

 

When it comes down to it you are comparing 4 very good PSUs!

 

I'd probably take the higher efficiency of the CS750 unless you needed the little bit more power the XFX gives you.



#4 spikey_richie

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 14:13

AFAIK BeQuiet! and XFX are re-branded Seasonic, where as the Corsair models are own-brand. If it were me, I'd get the CS750M too, same as Phouchg or the BeQuiet model.





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