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Windows 7: PSU choice-Opinions wanted

21 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
PSU choice-Opinions wanted

Hi folks

As I have posted elsewhere, after just 14 months my Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 850 watt PSU gave up the ghost a couple of weeks ago.
It was out of it's 12 month warranty from CCLonline: CCL Computers - Awarded PCPro Best Online Retailer 3 years running for PC, PC Components, Laptops, Notebook, Computer Components, Intel Servers, Hard Drives, PC Memory
I didn't have an invoice or the original packaging but they agreed to RMA it for me to Be Quiet! in Germany. Amazing eh?
Be Quiet! are unable to repair it so they have sent CCL a credit note.
Interestingly CCL no longer stock Be Quiet! products, but they have immediately offered me a cash refund or a choice of these three PSUs:

Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 Power Supply Unit (850 Watts)


850W Antec Signature Modular Power Supply


Home > Products > Power Supplies & UPS > Performance PSUs > 800W and Over 1000W Corsair HX1000W Modular Power Supply


So. Which should I choose? My specs are there and will remain the same for a while. I may upgrade my GPU at the end of this year but will probably keep my current mobo and chip for another couple of years.

I would really value any input on this. I'm gonna start reading reviews now but I need to make a quick decision.

Thanks in advance, John

PS Damn fine company CCL I reckon. A lot of companies would have left me making long distance calls to Germany.

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21 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Simply because you might upgrade the GPU and might even decide to upgrade more I'd get the Corsair HX1000W Modular and be future ready.
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21 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Corsair HX1000W is a bit old war ... about three years of market ... I would opt for AX850 Professional Series
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21 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I would go with the Corsair AX850. It is a higher quality PSU with a 90% Gold efficiency rating and 7 Year warranty.

Jim
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21 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yeah. I'm thinking along the same lines. Reviews for the 1000 watt Corsair are all from 2008. The Antec also looks good but I think the 850m Corsair is the one.

Thanks to all for your input
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21 Mar 2011   #6

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Yes John, the 850W looks the best, pity the 1000W is so old.
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21 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Get the Antec Signature edition, one of the best quality ones.
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22 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks to everyone for input. It was a toss up between the Corsair and the Antec. The Corsair has a 80+ Gold rating so I've decided to go with that one.

Thanks again, John
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22 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Looks like it's solved, but I recommend you read this before.
Antec Signature 850W Review
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23 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Markus. That does get a very good review but I've already accepted the Corsair. Hmmn.
Oh well. The Corsair gets excellent reviews as well so I think it'll be ok.
Thanks for your interest, John
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