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Okay, I'm planning to upgrade my PSU somewhat for future graphics card upgrades - I have two choices:

- Corsair CX500 (2 Years, 6-9 Months Warranty)
- Gigabyte Odin 585W (Almost half price of CX500 - but no warranty)

Battled to find reviews on those units, I probably won't need more than 500W because I can't fit longer than 9" graphics cards in my rig. Anyone have one of those to share some insight?
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That Gigabyte looks like an FSP unit to me, I'm not sure exactly which model it is, though. I would get the Corsair regardless, as it has warranty.
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Found some info (or more like a conversation) about the Gigabyte PSU.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6715

It's an FSP, so definitely go with the Corsair if those are your only 2 choices.
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corsair ftw !!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lazi punk;14254458 
corsair ftw !!

Is there any need for that?
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Okay, then I think I'm going to go with the Corsair unit - also just worked out that I have enough money for it smile.gif

LOL @ "overrated 500W unit" - won't touch it with 10-foot pole.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CourageD;14254567 
Okay, then I think I'm going to go with the Corsair unit - also just worked out that I have enough money for it smile.gif

LOL @ "overrated 500W unit" - won't touch it with 10-foot pole.

Well there are better 500W PSUs out there. The CX500 has a weak 12V for the wattage, some of the internals reek of cheap Chinese too. Perhaps that explains the 2 year warranty vs 5 on the HX range, and why Corsair refused to provide review samples to anyone?

The OCZ ModZStream Pro 500 looks worth the extra to me, it runs with the Seasonic S12 across the board and that's no mean feat.

Edit: Alternatively, try to find a Corsair HX450.
Edited by Phenom_955 - 7/18/11 at 1:33am
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Very hard for me to get OCZ or Seasonic locally at sane pricing, those two were just offered to me second hand. Think I will go with Corsair due to the 3 year warranty, it should be sufficent for anything up to a 560 - which is the largest card I could fit in my case - and it's selling for well below the cheapest I could get the unit retail.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CourageD;14254777 
Very hard for me to get OCZ or Seasonic locally at sane pricing, those two were just offered to me second hand. Think I will go with Corsair due to the 3 year warranty, it should be sufficent for anything up to a 560 - which is the largest card I could fit in my case - and it's selling for well below the cheapest I could get the unit retail.

Okay, but I wouldn't trust it with an overclocked rig or running sustained high load 24/7. Or high-end videocards like the HD6900\GTX570 series.

It's a modified version of this platform:

http://www.cwt.com.tw/english/2_product/1_detail.php?ID=1020

Not terrible, and it just about passes 80+ certification, just not something I'd personally recommend.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story2&reid=214

This review here brings up some of the concerns I've mentioned. Yes, it's of the CX430 but it's series and the CXs use CWT DSA units as the base.
Edited by Phenom_955 - 7/18/11 at 3:40am
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I'm not planning to upgrade past an i5, and at best I will have an 5770,560 in this rig... It surely can do better than my Coolermaster eXtremePower 460W that doesn't pass 80+
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