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    Default Any reason to not buy this power supply?

    I'm building another PC that will only be used for VR gaming. I got lucky and found the following for $250 off Craigslist, used: In Win case, Asus X99 mobo, 5820k CPU and a Corsair H110i cooler. I will likely use a 1080 Ti once the prices drop a tad more, or nVidia releases their next line of video cards. Either way, probably 250-300w max from the video card. I will do a mild overclock on the CPU and only have a few fans and a single SSD.

    I've been eyeing PSU's for a while now, trying to find a good deal, and think I did. Granted, I don't need to buy a PS for at least another month but this deal seems good.

    Newegg and Amazon have the EVGA G3 750w for $79 without rebates. I've been eyeing EVGA, Seasonic and Corsair power supplies and this seems to be a great deal. I don't mind spending $100-$120 on a power supply, so if you think there's something else out there worthy of more money, please let me know. I don't mind rebates, and know I can probably get something else for around the same money after rebate, but not having to deal with one is a win in my book.

    Thanks for reading, and I appreciate any input!

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16817438093

    https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOV.../dp/B005BE058W

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    The only real reason not to get it is you can buy the 550 G3 for $70 with a $20 mail-in-rebate. That makes the total for that unit just $50 which is an insanely good value.

    Still, that 750 G3 is an absurdly good value as well. So it wouldn't be a poor decision. It's just more than you would need for a single 1080 Ti.

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    A few reviews I found of a 5820k and 1080 Ti show it pulling around 400w at stock settings and over 550w when both are overclocked. I'd feel a lot better knowing I have some breathing room with the power supply.

    Thanks for the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazeroth View Post
    A few reviews I found of a 5820k and 1080 Ti show it pulling around 400w at stock settings and over 550w when both are overclocked. I'd feel a lot better knowing I have some breathing room with the power supply.

    Thanks for the input.
    id go for the 750w one as well, simply because haswell-e is a really power hungry cpu family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    The only real reason not to get it is you can buy the 550 G3 for $70 with a $20 mail-in-rebate. That makes the total for that unit just $50 which is an insanely good value.

    Still, that 750 G3 is an absurdly good value as well. So it wouldn't be a poor decision. It's just more than you would need for a single 1080 Ti.

    I think he may be enamored with the "without rebates" aspect.
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    I wouldn't say I'm enamored at all. It's a plus, but by no means a deal-maker. However, I am a big proponent to buying things on sale, and hate to pay full price.

    I took about 30 minutes and checked Newegg, Amazon and B&H for the best deals on comparable PS's. Here are my other options:

    Seasonic FOCUS Gold 750w ($90-25 = $65 AR B&H)
    Seasonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850w ($106-20 = $86 AR B&H) (10yr warranty and JonnyGuru 9.8)
    EVGA G1+ 750w ($100-20 = $80 AR Newegg)

    Tough call. Essentially, I was just looking for input from you guys whether you felt there was a superior PS that I should get instead, of comparable wattage, even if it's $30-$50 more.

    Thanks!

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    I told a guy at Corsair today, "If you need a 750W PSU, jump on this deal."

    It's below cost and without rebate.

    My guess is they did a HUGE buy early on (like a few hundred thousand two years ago). So they're not suffering the material cost increase that's impacting the industry right now and because it's a 750W, they're not being inundated by the cryptocurrency miners that are eating up all of our 1200W+ inventory.

    Personally, I think they're crazy to sell at this price. They must be running into issues with warehouse space or cost of storing product wherever they're storing it. I'm used to EVGA selling AT cost. Not this far BELOW cost.

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    jonny, thanks for the input! That really helped me make up my mind. I just purchased one and may try to convince my brother to replace his aging Earthwatts 500w with one of these.

    Thanks again for everyone's input. I greatly appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    I told a guy at Corsair today, "If you need a 750W PSU, jump on this deal."
    As much of a stretch as this is, seeing a statement that could even *possibly* be twisted into "Corsair says to buy the EVGA unit" is quite amusing to me :P
    (yes, I know you were speaking for yourself and not the company)

    Personally, I'd go for the Focus+, but that's mostly just because I'm entirely too much of a Seasonic fangirl right now and not because of any way that it's actually better than the EVGA. The EVGA should work just fine.

    Kind of a moot point now since you already bought something, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    I told a guy at Corsair today, "If you need a 750W PSU, jump on this deal."

    You don't give your own guys discounted supplies?
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