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The "High Current" plus the fact that they were not readily available when i bought my TP made me believe that the High Current ones were newer, better PSU's.
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The "High Current" plus the fact that they were not readily available when i bought my TP made me believe that the High Current ones were newer, better PSU's.
Oh, alright.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:48pm
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The "High Current" plus the fact that they were not readily available when i bought my TP made me believe that the High Current ones were newer, better PSU's.
So HCG and Nec Eco are newer version of TP model? and people buy Nec Eco because it is usually cheaper than HCG but HCG is actually better model?

Are both model better than Earthwatts EA model and Earthwatts green model?
post #14 of 36
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So HCG and Nec Eco are newer version of TP model? and people buy Nec Eco because it is usually cheaper than HCG but HCG is actually better model?

Are both model better than Earthwatts EA model and Earthwatts green model?
The HCG and Neo ECO series are not newer versions of the TruePower series; he was just guessing/speculating.

Now, in my opinion the HCG and Neo ECO units are better than the non-green Earthwatts and definitely better than the Green ones.
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Just curios if HCG and Neo ECO are both in the same price, which one will you pick?

And both models are made by Seasonic?
Edited by windforceus - 5/20/11 at 11:18pm
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Just curios if HCG and Neo ECO are both in the same price, which one will you pick?
For me, I think I would get the one that has the look I want (that is, if they were the exact same price after shipping and any tax).
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post #17 of 36
Well, Corsair HX850 and HX750 are better than TruePower New for sure, but the TPN are better than the other HX series probably.

If HCG 400/520/620 is at the same price as Neo Eco 400/520/620, get the HCG. HCG has better capacitors, a couple percentage points higher efficiency, and a larger fan. Both lines (not HCG 750/900) are Seasonic on S12II platform.

I don't think the difference between Neo Eco and Earthwatts Green is that big though. If anything, the Earthwatts Green look like they have lower DOA / quality control issues, at least by anecdotal evidence, and they have higher efficiency. Neo Eco just has better performance.
post #18 of 36
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What about the "Green" Earthwatts? Is that a PSU I should be recommending (I'm currently not).
If you're talking about the EA-650 Green, then yeah. It's at a pretty good pricepoint at the moment ($65 on newegg w/ free shipping) so it makes for a good budget 650w with solid performance. The Neo ECO 620 has slightly better performance, but nothing to write home about. The worst thing I can probably say about the EA650 Green is that it uses SamXon caps on the primary ~ that isn't too much of a worry, though.
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post #19 of 36
Just to make it a little clearer, the high current PRO is the replacement for the top end TP New/Quattro and signature ranges, the gamer model isn't modular and seems to be positioned between the top of the Earthwatts ranges and the modular units.

Here's how I see the range match up with Corsair's.
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Corsair........Antec
VX/CX         Basiq
TX            Earthwatts/High current gamer
HX/AX         TPN/Quattro/Signature/High Current Pro.
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post #20 of 36
The Earthwatts and Earthwatts Green are perfectly fine. It gets a little complicated figuring out which one is better than which; but all of them are very decent power supplies. It's a big series involving multiple platforms and OEMs and you can't just generalize it in two words.


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