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    HEC Group USA; XPower1080; Model XP1080
    Manufacturer's Link:
    http://hecgroupusa.com/products/swit...ly/XPower1080/
    Egghead Link:
    http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817339035

    A friend of mine is looking to add a 2nd GTX260 video card for SLI, and naturally he needs a power supply upgrade. I recommended the Corsair 950TX or the CoolerMaster SilentPro 1000w, but he's on a very tight budget (about $300US total for video card and PSU) and he brought the above HEC unit to my attention. I figured I'd ask the knowledgeable crew here at JG for some input.....
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    Also, not truly 1080w. Its 800w with 1080 peek.

    It's "not a real Cougar". It seems like HEC brand and Cougar brand are run by quite different persons.
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    You don't actually need that much power for SLI GTX260.

    A good PSU from the 60 amp range would cover it, or get a bit more to cover future upgrades.

    Corsair 750TX - 90 bucks after rebate and free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

    850TX - 120 after rebate and free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139009
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    That's an X-Power Series Unit, where they sell the cheapest things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    It seems like HEC brand and Cougar brand are run by quite different persons.
    True, the headquater of the Cougar brand is here in Germany.
    To make things worse: every devision of HEC does it's own thing...


    For a GTX260 SLI setup you don't need such a powerful unit!
    A (very) good 650W Unit like Antecs True Power New is more than enough for it.

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    Ditch the HEC. Not worth it.
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    Thanks for the input! A 750w would be enough juice for two GTX260s? He's got 3 or 4 SATA HDDs and 2 optical drives too if that makes a difference. I think he wants to future-proof the PSU in case he goes with 2 higher end GPUs in a year or two when prices drop on the GTX285 or even on the new GTX4xx series. He doesn't want to have to upgrade the PSU again with this rig; he's already on his 2nd PSU (a 650w Antec EarthWatts EA650) and figures after the 3rd upgrade, he'll just buy a new rig if another upgrade is needed +/-2yrs down the road. So we're looking for something in the 900-1100 range. Any thoughts on the Kingwin ABT-1050MM (Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121070).

    Thanks again!

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    That Antec Earthwatts should be enough for those 2 GTX260.

    And why do you want tu buy such a cheap crap?!
    Why not buy a really good PSU, that has almost the entire power on the +12V rail?

    There are 850W PSUs on the market, that only have 732W on the +12V line.

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    why do you want tu buy such a cheap crap?!
    I don't. A guy I'm working for doesn't want to spend too much on a PSU. Why? Who knows. He really wants a modular unit, but I'm pretty sure we'll be getting the Corsair TX950. Yeah, it's not modular, but it is a kick-ass unit, the price is excellent ($10 rebate and free shipping!), and will future proof the system against future GPU upgrades. The TX950 should handle 2 GTX4xx cards in SLI, right?

    EDIT- we just found we can grab a Seasonic 850w SS-850HT for about $125!!! Yeah, not modular, but so what!!! 80+ Silver, 2 x 12v at 40a each (70a combined).... looks good to me!
    Last edited by dlb; 04-27-2010 at 07:08 PM.

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    Sounds good.
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    And y do you want to buy such an oversized unit?!
    I doubt he'd even need anything near that power...

    Even for 2 GTX480, a good 800W Unit, like the Seasonic M12D, is more than enough.

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