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post #21 of 28
When it comes to power supplies, no warranty covers damage caused to other components by the failure, doubly so because there's no way to prove that the PSU was the cause.

However, Corsair and Antec and PC Power & Cooling (pre-OCZ) and other top-tier brands have been known to go above and beyond to cover some or all of the cost of damaged hardware. However they are not legally required to and it is not guaranteed. Especially if something like a $1000 Gulftown i7 gets fried, as the cost of replacing the damaged components may exceed the value of the good will and publicity they get in return.
post #22 of 28
i just went through this about 3 days ago with both these units.
it comes down to this, the antec is a better unit, the corsair has more cables and is fully modular.

i got the HCP 1200, it is just the best PSU on the market.

the hardwired cables all got used for me, so it made no difference.
i would get the HCP 1200, it will do much more then 1200watts.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Wow. I wish I had that kind of money. $1,000 for JUST THE CPU? Holy crap. What are you going to be doing with your computer?

Anyway, I recommend studying this to learn more:

PSU "Single/Multiple Rail" Myth
I read through that, it doesn't cover the information I am seeking.

Also I plan on just doing gaming for the next 6 years or more on this thing. +Compiling and other sorts of development.

Just getting the computer built and done. Then convert the current into a linux media server probably. Maybe unix if I can find a distrib I like.
Edited by Sagenth - 8/12/11 at 5:19am
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post #24 of 28
Ok. Well, check out the other posts that were made since the time I posted that.
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post #25 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
When it comes to power supplies, no warranty covers damage caused to other components by the failure, doubly so because there's no way to prove that the PSU was the cause.

However, Corsair and Antec and PC Power & Cooling (pre-OCZ) and other top-tier brands have been known to go above and beyond to cover some or all of the cost of damaged hardware. However they are not legally required to and it is not guaranteed. Especially if something like a $1000 Gulftown i7 gets fried, as the cost of replacing the damaged components may exceed the value of the good will and publicity they get in return.
Okay good to know

@bumsoil:
I think I may end up getting the HCP1200 then if I can't find a more suitable one. Especially since the psu could do me for many years, probably beyond the life span of the rest of the hardware.
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post #26 of 28
Unless you decide to go with the equivalent of like 3 or 4 GTX 580s in your system someday, the 1200W HCP could be a major waste of money. Manufacturers are continually trying to release components that are less and less power hungry and more and more efficient.

However, again: it's not my system. If I had that kind of money to throw around, then I guess I'd spend it like that too.
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post #27 of 28
I have the HCP-1200 and it's rock solid.
Sure it's overkill for my system, but I wouldn't call it a waste of money.
I plan to expand later.
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post #28 of 28
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Yea it is a nice though that manufacturers are creating more efficient means of processing; however, I'm afraid I don't trust the industry to not have hiccups. Aside from that, you never know.. maybe there will be a huge break through in processing where speeds are quadrupled and power only gets a 50% increase. If I am running at 800Watts or less that's about a 400 Watt increase, if I have a 1200 Watt PSU I will be able to keep it.

In any case I do intend to push as many things to their limits as possible. The bottle neck will probably end up being the motherboard or the memory, maybe the CPU.
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