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Spoon_E11 11-12-12 10:31 PM

Looking for a PSU
 
Hi,

I am looking for a PSU that achieves the following:

1. ~600w this will be plenty for my 2500k and 560 but I want some headroom
2. Fully Modular/ hybrid modular with minimal cables
3. Cables have to look nice (the corsair ax series are great but come in 750w as a minimum)
4. 80 plus silver or better


and lastly I would like a quiet(ish) one.

I know that's a tall order. But all I can see is the 750w/ 760w from corsair that fits that bill.

Alternatively how much work is it to braid my own cables? has anyone done a guide on this to make sure I don't go killing components.


Thanks in advance


Spoon

jamesriley94 11-12-12 10:35 PM

Silverstone Striders are great if you want to save a bit of money.

What about an AX650?

Ross_Kirkbright 11-12-12 10:37 PM

Corsair all the way :)

Spoon_E11 11-12-12 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamesriley94 (Post 579830)
Silverstone Striders are great if you want to save a bit of money.

What about an AX650?

I did take a look at the strider's, but the cables weren't pretty enough for my liking. I would have to re-braid them.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...der_cables.jpg

Assuming the cables still look like this.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Ross_Kirkbright (Post 579833)
Corsair all the way :)

Please be more specific. Like I said above, I was unable to find a corsair unit that fell with in those specs. 750w is just overkill for a 2500k / GTX 560

Ross_Kirkbright 11-12-12 10:57 PM

it may be overkill but i would say go for the new AX760i :)

SnW 12-12-12 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ross_Kirkbright (Post 579845)
it may be overkill but i would say go for the new AX760i :)

Forget the overkill blabling for a few minutes , it will only draw what it needs,
so i would almost say 'future-proof" but HEY i didn't.......:)

Corsair all the way in my personal experience as well , Ray.......

jamesriley94 12-12-12 11:57 AM

They do look like that yeah. But considering they cost less than half the price of the Corsair units, it just depends how against braiding you are. Could do it yourself, or employ someone to do it and still save yourself a fair bit of money.

It's up to you. I have nothing against Corsair - I use one myself and love it. But they are still expensive, and is it worth the price over the Silverstone just for the cables?

Spoon_E11 12-12-12 12:06 PM

Anyone know a good guide on braiding cables? I really don't want to go killing parts.

Spoon_E11 14-12-12 08:31 PM

I have bought a Corsair 760i

should be here before new year. =]

Pics will go up when I have finished.

Whaler_99 14-12-12 10:13 PM

Good choice!


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