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TX850 v2 or HX850

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So I've recently come upon this dilemma while searching for my last component of the long awaited build coming up in a couple weeks. While searching for PSU's I've decided on corsair for their customer service and long warranties for their PSU's. However I can't decide between the TX850 v2 and the HX850. Since I'm building in a haf x I brought in non modular PSU's into consideration. I also thought that the extra $40 difference between the two could help me buy batman arkham city coming out in the next couple months. The psu must handle 580 sli in the future as well as an ssd, 2x samsung spin point f3 in raid0, and 1 samsung spinpoint f3 as backup. Also would like to overclock CPU to at least 4.5 ghz with a slight gpu overclock as well. Any Advice?
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Crucial M4 64GB, 2x Crucial M4 256gb and 2x1 TB... Windows 8.1 27" QNIX QX2710 and 25" HP 2511x Corsair HX850 
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post #2 of 12
The major differences are that the HX is modular and it is built on a new CWT platform, compared to the TX which is built on the ageing CWT PSH platform, which is really stretched to attain the 850w power level. The HX has a cleaner (less ripple) power output than the TX. The HX is also a little longer than the TX, which shouldn't be a problem in the HAF X

A TX would provide all the power you need and is a great PSU, I love the 750W version that i have, but if you definitely want a modular PSU or want the newest item, the HX is the one to go for. Whether or not it's worth the extra $ is subjective. The HX certainly is a better PSU, but if it's worth it compared to the TX for your needs is your call to make.
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Actually the TXv2 is built on a brand new SeaSonic platform, the SS-***AT platform. CWT DSG, which the HX850 is built on, has aged a little bit. But the HX850 is still better all around, because the SS-***AT platform was designed to slot in a price/performance bracket lower than the CWTDSG.
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Actually the TXv2 is built on a brand new SeaSonic platform, the SS-***AT platform. CWT DSG, which the HX850 is built on, has aged a little bit. But the HX850 is still better all around, because the SS-***AT platform was designed to slot in a price/performance bracket lower than the CWTDSG.
Does the new tx platform perform close to what the hx can do? Or does the hx blow the tx away?
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Crucial M4 64GB, 2x Crucial M4 256gb and 2x1 TB... Windows 8.1 27" QNIX QX2710 and 25" HP 2511x Corsair HX850 
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post #6 of 12
I have a 850TX and it's great. I can't say the hx is not better, but I can say this about modular designs. In my experience, the more connections you have, the more connections to fail. Especially when those connections pass power. Voltage corrodes metal faster than anything.
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post #7 of 12
I have an HX-850 powering my sig rig and it does it just fine with only one gripe. It buzzes 24/7. And this has been going on since day 1 of usage.

Whether at load or idle it makes a buzzing noise that is easily heard over my case fans and even over my 580s fans raging at 80%.
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post #8 of 12
There's always the SeaSonic SS-850HT which is built on the same platform as SeaSonic M12D 850W.
post #9 of 12
I have the hx850 and it should last me a while, it is also the quietest thing in my pc.
post #10 of 12
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I'm not that psu savvy so I was wondering what the benefits of having a better voltage ripple in an hx850 as well as the other specifics. Also will the 70A rail in the tx850 be good enough to power dual 580s in the future?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k @ 4.3 GHz 1.35v Gigabyte Z77X UD5H 2 x Galaxy GTX 670 GC G. Skill Ripjaws X 4x8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 64GB, 2x Crucial M4 256gb and 2x1 TB... Windows 8.1 27" QNIX QX2710 and 25" HP 2511x Corsair HX850 
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Corsair 650D 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k @ 4.3 GHz 1.35v Gigabyte Z77X UD5H 2 x Galaxy GTX 670 GC G. Skill Ripjaws X 4x8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 64GB, 2x Crucial M4 256gb and 2x1 TB... Windows 8.1 27" QNIX QX2710 and 25" HP 2511x Corsair HX850 
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Corsair 650D 
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