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Which 750W/850W fully modular PSU?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by MikeB, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. MikeB

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 23, 2006

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    Not overly fussed about bells and whistles, 5 year+ plus warranty would be good, reliability essential

    Ideally the best one with regards to the above and value for money

    Thanks
     
  2. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    Do you actually need that much power? Unless you have dual gpu's a 550/650w psu is more than enough. The pc in my siggy along with 12x 120mm fans, 4x 200mm fans, 2x fan controllers, 2x Temp monitors and a couple of leds for the reservoir only pulls 128-275w at the wall while gaming depending on the game and the very max I have managed to make it pull was 367w at the wall while using OCCT's psu torture test. Idling/ internet browsing is 72w at the wall. I have live power draw displayed in one of my fan controllers which is how I know what is being drawn all of the time.

    I would be looking at the Seasonic Focus Plus gold series and the Antec HCG Gold series which are essentially the same psu housed in a different case. Both are rully modular and have 10 year warranties.
     
  3. MikeB

    Wise Guy

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    we have a pc thats been playing up, 600w psu, never been right, plugged in my own 850w and sweet as a nut, hence why I am looking at bigger
     
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  4. Disco_P

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    That doesn't mean the extra wattage was the fix, could be a number of other things.
     
  5. MikeB

    Wise Guy

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    tell me about it, but not got time to mess about, I know the 850 worked, so time and money and all that :D
     
  6. foster grant

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    What PSU are you using thats playing up ?
     
  7. MikeB

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    A silverstone one that was 2nd hand 3 years ago, caked in crap and caused me to spend too many hours messing about with this pc, I used my XFX 850w in its place and voila, booted right up and was usable
     
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  8. foster grant

    Soldato

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    Hmm I think for myself , I would go for peace of mind and get a nice new one :)..like one of the above as stated by Pasty :)
     
  9. Grimley

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  10. MikeB

    Wise Guy

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    Thanks all, seasonic looks the one
     
  11. Wingz

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    will be buying that psu as well because of the size, length is only 14cm and ofc its a Seasonic :3
     
  12. ilc72

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    Wouldn’t the 850w version be a better buy? It’s £124.99 and 15cm but able to support dual GPU’s, given you don’t want to change a PSU that often isn’t it worth getting the extra headroom and not end up with buyers remorse, since I regret only getting a 650w and not spending the extra!