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X650 is a superior design with slightly better performance and higher efficiency. HX650's OEM is Seasonic too btw.

However, for slightly less than the HX650 you can get the Sentey Golden Steel 650W ($112.49 shipped after promo code, ends 8/7):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817322009

It's 80 plus gold, has flat modular cables, and is pretty good. It's the same Super Flower Golden Green platform in other good units like the NZXT Hale90 and Kingwin Lazer Gold. Overall it's a bit better than the HX650.

Review of the 850W version:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=234
post #12 of 25
X650 is the better power supply, although both are solid units. The difference is in the details, like the X650 being 80+ gold, fully modular, and using a better San Ace fan.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;14470164 
The X-650 is the best 650W unit on the market.

However, the HX650 is still a high end unit. The benefit of the X-650 (in terms of its internals) is it's better suited for someone doing very extreme overclocking using sub-zero cooling. So, it's overkill on quality. smile.gif

Yeah, no heavy overclocking is going to be involved. Just a 2500K @4ghz and a Nvidia 570.

So the HX650 is indeed a rock solid PSU? The main difference between the two is efficiency, so a slightly less electric bill, and better at higher wattage that's exceeding the 650 watt rating? Most likely, the PSU wont be maxed out at 650 watt 24/7, but if it happened to be, it wont explode? lol
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Originally Posted by mikeaj 
X650 is a superior design with slightly better performance and higher efficiency. HX650's OEM is Seasonic too btw.

However, for slightly less than the HX650 you can get the Sentey Golden Steel 650W ($112.49 shipped after promo code, ends 8/7):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817322009

It's 80 plus gold, has flat modular cables, and is pretty good. It's the same Super Flower Golden Green platform in other good units like the NZXT Hale90 and Kingwin Lazer Gold. Overall it's a bit better than the HX650.

Review of the 850W version:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=234
Never herd of Sentey before. It does look like a solid PSU. I'll take a look into it.
post #14 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by konoii;14470702 
Yeah, no heavy overclocking is going to be involved. Just a 2500K @4ghz and a Nvidia 570.
Overclocking the 2500K to 4GHz is like overclocking the E8400 from 3.0GHz to 3.3GHz.

I got 4.8GHz pretty easily with air cooling. wink.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by konoii;14470702 
So the HX650 is indeed a rock solid PSU? The main difference between the two is efficiency, so a slightly less electric bill, and better at higher wattage that's exceeding the 650 watt rating? Most likely, the PSU wont be maxed out at 650 watt 24/7, but if it happened to be, it wont explode? lol
Yeah, it's a rock-solid PSU. That's why I own it. smile.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by konoii;14470702 
Never herd of Sentey before. It does look like a solid PSU. I'll take a look into it.
Generally, I wouldn't touch any of Sentey's power supplies with a 10-foot pole. However, the internals of this specific unit is the SuperFlower Green which is a damn good unit.
Edited by TwoCables - 8/4/11 at 11:56pm
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Thanks TwoCables, gonna pick up the Corsair HX650 biggrin.gif
post #16 of 25
Quote:
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Thanks TwoCables, gonna pick up the Corsair HX650 biggrin.gif
Well, ok. smile.gif

You're welcome!

Although, the 650W Sentey Golden Steel Power is a superior unit due to it being a SuperFlower Green inside. But, the HX650 is prettier. All that black and gold and white on the Sentey is kind of "loud".
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The HX650 is horribly overpriced for what it is. When you consider that the XFX 650W XXX Edition is pretty much the same unit under the hood and was selling for $80 ($60 after rebate) for the longest time, I think the HX650 is a bad purchase. It's a good unit but totally not worth its price tag. I would never recommend it at that price.
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The HX650 is horribly overpriced for what it is. When you consider that the XFX 650W XXX Edition is pretty much the same unit under the hood and was selling for $80 ($60 after rebate) for the longest time, I think the HX650 is a bad purchase. It's a good unit but totally not worth its price tag. I would never recommend it at that price.

XFX=horrifically horrific customer service. A quick search on these forums or on Google will bring you to numerous stories of people getting their RMAs denied for no reason, never receiving replacements, receiving generic, non-helpful answers to RMA questions, etc.

With their product support being so bad, I would seriously pay more for the equivalent Corsair product, simply because they actually take care of their customers should something go wrong.
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post #19 of 25
I was using the XFX unit as an example of how overpriced that particular Corsair is. That XFX unit is also out of stock everywhere anyway.
That said, I've only heard horror stories with XFX video cards, not power supplies. And since XFX is not responsible for the manufacturing of the PSUs, I'm not too concerned about their quality.
Point being, there are better units than the HX650 for the price.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139035&Tpk=AX650

I wonder if this is any good.
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