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#1 dassan

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:27 AM

hello, i m willing to buy these components for my pc:
FX x8 8350 CPU + Hyper 212 Evo
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Mobo
16GB (2x8GB) RipjawsX DDR3 1600MHz CL10 Dual Kit Ram
WD 1TB Caviar Black Sata 3.0 64MB Cache 7200Rpm Harddisk
Sapphire R9 290 TRI-X OC

And i m willing to overlock both cpu and gpu so which of these PSUs i should get?
Thermaltake TOUGHPOWER XT 80PLUS 775W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153127
Seasonic G-750 80PLUS GOLD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151132


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:22 PM

Would not recommend either, Thermaltake and Seasonic have horrible PSUs. If you would like, I could recommend you a better one.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:13 PM

Seasonic have horrible PSUs.

I find that hard to believe as Seasonic has been the leading manufactuer in power supplies for quite a while where they design and build it. The review below is by HardOCP and JohnnyGuru for the G series power supplies:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/10/30/seasonic_gseries_g750_power_supply_review/
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=348

@OP, both power supplies are rock solid in terms of reliability but i would pick the Seasonic because of it's high energy certfication of gold.

Edited by killerx525, 28 March 2014 - 10:27 PM.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:56 PM

 

Seasonic have horrible PSUs.

I find that hard to believe as Seasonic has been the leading manufactuer in power supplies for quite a while where they design and build it. The review below is by HardOCP and JohnnyGuru for the G series power supplies:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/10/30/seasonic_gseries_g750_power_supply_review/
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=348

@OP, both power supplies are rock solid in terms of reliability but i would pick the Seasonic because of it's high energy certfication of gold.

 

 

80+ Gold certification only means that it wastes less power and generates less heat. SeaSonic PSUs are not the only company to have this certification. 

 

Also if you take a look at SeaSonic reviews of buyers, they have a higher percentage of failure than Antec or Cooler Master, for example. The satisfation rate from the newegg reviews, also may become a deterrent. 16% of viewers were displeased with their SeaSonic. I never thought SeaSonic to be at the "forefront" of PSU production.


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 05:47 AM

Seasonic and Delta between them manufacture most of Antec's higher end models.  Coolermaster use a number of different OEM's.  The high end V series are made by Seasonic.  Enhance Electronics make a lot of their other enthusiast ranges.

 

Out of the two mentioned in the first post I would go for the Seasonic.  The Thermaltake is not a bad unit either, but it's quite an old design now (and marked as out of stock).  It's made by CWT who have had a slightly mixed reputation, but make PSU's for a lot of the big name companies.  Pro review here - http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=182

 

Who makes your PSU? This is worth a read.


Edited by jonuk76, 29 March 2014 - 08:41 AM.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 08:51 AM

I have never had a Seasonic but have heard nothing but good as the ratings on many sites show, as for Thermalake my 430 that was in my old tower did very well -0- complaints.  Any part that might be in question a very easily researched on the net never rely on here say!


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:22 AM

I been using the Corsair 850 rm with my 8350 and have had no problems , stable OC 4.6. Have had 4.8 but temps got to high for my liking tho


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:55 PM

OP I'd go with the Seasonic too I've heard  nothing but good things about them, I even bought a cheap used one of ebay for my project rig

 

Also I'd change out 2 items on your list, one is the Cpu cooler, the 212 is low end cooler, if you are going to overclock it will limit you, upgrade to something like a  Phanteks PH-TC12DX

  The other is  your Mobo, for the same reasons look at these suggestions; Asus Sabertooth, Asrock extreme 9, Msi  990Fxa Gd80, gigabyte ud 5 or ud7, Asus m5a00x evo r2.0  

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:25 AM

I've only ever used Corsair, they come with a five year warranty, or something ridiculous like that, never let me down though :)



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 07:58 PM

The board he picked is known to have temp issues, the suggested ones would be a better choice.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 04:42 AM

For PSU you can trust Seasonic & Corsair. The one you have picked looks very efficient and powerful PSU :)



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:59 AM

The board he picked is known to have temp issues, the suggested ones would be a better choice.

The temp issues would the overheating of the Northbridge although hopefully the retailer sends the OP the latest revision of the motherboard which is 4.0 as the issue itself has been rectified. 


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