Originally Posted by wol-va-rine
truthfully, any one of those psus should work, though that's definitely an enthusiast's build and if I ever put that much money into a system like that I would get the absolute best psu I could afford, even if I had to take a hit somewhere else to make up the difference just to afford it...
go to any hard core computer site, put up those choices and you will get an overwhelming amount of replies telling you to spend the extra money and get the Corsair, that's definitely a good deal on the OCZ though, I have a 500w StealthXStream in my kids' computer, OCZ makes good units but failed reviews like this
from reputable review sites make me nervous about a product, in the end it's up to you though...
was this helpful enough...?
I think I'll pick up a Corsair.
With Corsairs being well-known as a very reliable and stable PSUs; it should last for quite some time as I upgrade other pieces of my build; think itd be worth digging just a bit deeper to pick up a bit more powerful Corsair?
650W $90, 750W $110, 850W $120 ? 1000W is $200 which is out of my range and i dont forsee me needing 1000W anytime in the next few years, but I think I could pull for the 850W if you think its worth it; considering I'd expect a Corsair to keep running for years & years.
The computer I'm on right now has been stable for the past 10+ years of use, with cheaper & less reliable brand parts (much less stress on this system, but still, havent had any part fail, used it for gaming EverQuest & whatnot when this was new) and I expect to use this new rig for many years (though this rig will experience much more stress); upgrading parts as they become obsolete; maybe add another HDD; a second GPU, more USB/Firewire devices, more RAM, etc. all things that will require a higher PSU eventually
also still looking for feedback on the monitor!!
(see previous post)
P.S. NewEgg glitch? I added a Promo Code to my cart for an item awhile ago... that item is no longer in my cart but its still showing -$10?