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Superior ability to deliver clean and stable power (at least, that's the impression I have)
Not too sure about that one. I won't comment though, I don't know a whole ton about the Antec. I can't imagine there's much of a difference.

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More power for future upgrades, especially for graphics card upgrades
I'll concede to that point. But shoot, we could say that for any system, anywhere, couldn't we? Haha
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post #12 of 47
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Sure, I guess. Define "better," if you don't mind.

The CX430 is more than enough power for that system. It's also great quality and will last more than long enough for him. It's also cheaper than that Antec. So how do you mean "long-term" in that sense, if you don't mind me asking?
I wouldn't refer to the CX430 as great quality, but it's a decent unit.
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post #13 of 47
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Not too sure about that one. I won't comment though, I don't know a whole ton about the Antec. I can't imagine there's much of a difference.



I'll concede to that point. But shoot, we could say that for any system, anywhere, couldn't we? Haha
According to Phaedrus2129 (who is basically Overclock.net's power supply expert), the TruePower New series is just about as good as Corsair's HX series - at least up to the HX750:

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True Power New (aka TPN) - The True Power New series is one of Antec's newer series, and boy is it a doozy. They returned to SeaSonic again and, um... Combined the TP3 units with the SeaSonic M12D platform? Whatever they did, the result was pure awesomesauce on a bun, resulting in a superb 750W power supply that performs comparably to then reigning champion Corsair HX750, for the significantly lower price of the TX750. The voltage stability is excellent and the ripple suppression is too! And it's partially modular? Holy crap, this is amazing! And the 550W version can be had for a mere $65 AMIR at Newegg at time of writing. GO. BUY NOW. Seriously, that's the best PSU bang for the buck I've ever seen (Well, except for the SeaSonic M12D 850W for $140. But that only lasted, like, two days before they sold out so it doesn't really count. Wish I'd picked up on it, though).


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So just because the CX430 has the "Corsair" brand name, it doesn't mean it's the best of the best.
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post #14 of 47
Let's not argue about which is better between the TP-550 and the CX430. Yes, the TP-550 is better. It's also double the price on average.
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Let's not argue about which is better between the TP-550 and the CX430. Yes, the TP-550 is better. It's also double the price on average.
Well that may not be the case in Finland which is why I'm suggesting it.
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post #16 of 47
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According to Phaedrus2129 (who is basically Overclock.net's power supply expert), the TruePower New series is just about as good as Corsair's HX series - at least up to the HX750:
Of course, I'm not arguing at all about the quality of that unit. I believe it. If price isn't an issue for the OP, then by all means.

We all know the motto in this forum, anyway. Phaedrus has the final word.

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So just because the CX430 has the "Corsair" brand name, it doesn't mean it's the best of the best.
I am not a fanboy by any stretch of the imagination. I'm insulted by the accusation. I am well aware that the newer "builder series" Corsair PSUs are CWT units.
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post #17 of 47
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Well the site I suppose he's buying it from is http://jimms.fi/listaa/26 .

The Antec TP-550 is 117 euros while the CX 430 is a bit under 50 euros, it does indeed seem like the TP-550 is better and I'll have to discuss it with him. Do browse the site and see if you can find something that's nice tho.
    
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post #18 of 47
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Of course, I'm not arguing at all about the quality of that unit. I believe it. If price isn't an issue for the OP, then by all means.

We all know the motto in this forum, anyway. Phaedrus has the final word.



I am not a fanboy by any stretch of the imagination. I'm insulted by the accusation. I am well aware that the newer "builder series" Corsair PSUs are CWT units.
But I was arguing about the quality. It has a superior ability to deliver clean and stable power, and so that's what I would get for a long-term solution. The CX430 may be fine, but PSU's like the TruePower New series are better and should last longer.
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post #19 of 47
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Well the site I suppose he's buying it from is http://jimms.fi/listaa/26 .

The Antec TP-550 is 117 euros while the CX 430 is a bit under 50 euros, it does indeed seem like the TP-550 is better and I'll have to discuss it with him. Do browse the site and see if you can find something that's nice tho.
Here's another one that beats the TruePower New in terms of modularity (the TruePower New series is only partially modular), and is still a very solid unit:

The 520W SeaSonic M12II for 97.00 €.

Here's more about it:

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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
SeaSonic S12II/M12II 520-620 - These are somewhat newer units, hitting the market just recently. They are a group regulated design like the other S12IIs, but vastly improved. Their ripple suppression is virtually unrivaled in their price range, and their voltage suppression is some of the best of any group regulated unit on the market. They're very well priced, they're very competitive and are usually in my recommended list.

Rebrands:
Antec High Current Gamer 520W
Antec High Current Gamer 620W
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Antec NeoECO 620C
XFX Core Edition 550W

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This is the best option: http://jimms.fi/tuote/P1-450S-XXB9
Cheap, very high quality, very nice performance. It's a SeaSonic S12II unit.
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