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CORSAIR 750TX to COUGAR-GX700 Worth the upgrade?

post #1 of 7
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The COUGAR-GX700 is on sale for $79.99 after MIR with Free Shipping.. I just got one for my upcoming File / PS3 Media Server and got to thinking this might be worth getting for my sig rig too.

I just want to know is the upgrade from "80 PLUS Certified" to "80 PLUS GOLD Certified" going to really save me that much on electric?

Will it be able to handle my system without the extra 50watts? I am guessing yes but I just wanted to ask anyway.

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

COUGAR COUGAR-GX700 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

It is most likely that I could sell my 750tx for at least $40 to $60 on eBay. So this looks like a great idea or am I missing something?
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post #2 of 7
Keep the Corsair. Your not really saving anything between 80 Plus and 80 Plus Gold. All your really doing is losing 50W and time spent swapping/selling the PSUs.
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you're missing that the sleeving looks terribly ugly! haah..
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post #4 of 7
It's actually a downgrade in some components and voltage regulation (in addition to being down 50W), though better in efficiency and +12V ripple. Efficiency really isn't at 80 plus gold levels at higher temperatures though.

You're really not going to save that much on electricity by gaining like 4-5% there. How much of your power bill is your computer draw? Is about 5% of that back a lot of money?
post #5 of 7
No.
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Ok. It does not matter now anyway. It is Sold Out. I'm no PSU expert it seemed to me that it might be worth it. That's why I ask here.
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post #7 of 7
it IS worth it IF you're really upgrading...but for that matter...no.
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