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post #31 of 49
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ok so, its between the:

Antec TPN 650W 100$

Corsair HX650 $120
Corsair TX750M $129
Corsair AX650 $133 (pushing my budget)

Seasonic 620W S12II $74


which one should i pick up? this is for my parents computer (sig rig) so i don't need it to be too crazy as there wont be much gaming going on at all
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post #32 of 49
I love my Corsair HX650. Great cables, easy to maintain, super quiet as well!
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post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by ryder View Post
ok so, its between the:

Antec TPN 650W 100$

Corsair HX650 $120
Corsair TX750M $129
Corsair AX650 $133 (pushing my budget)

Seasonic 620W S12II $74


which one should i pick up? this is for my parents computer (sig rig) so i don't need it to be too crazy as there wont be much gaming going on at all
The best unit from your list is the AX650, next inline is the TPN.. but the question is, why do you need 650W?.. for any single GPU rig(being it GTX580) the TPN 550W or the Seasonic X 560(same platform as AX) would be plenty, and the X 560 should also fit your budget.
post #34 of 49
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Originally Posted by ryder View Post
ok so, its between the:

Antec TPN 650W 100$

Corsair HX650 $120
Corsair TX750M $129
Corsair AX650 $133 (pushing my budget)

Seasonic 620W S12II $74


which one should i pick up? this is for my parents computer (sig rig) so i don't need it to be too crazy as there wont be much gaming going on at all
For your parents' computer? What does their system have for a GPU?

To give you an idea of where I am headed with this, take a look at my sig rig: I would be more than fine even with a quality 520W-550W power supply.

However, if you absolutely positively must get one of these units and nothing "smaller", then get the 620W SeaSonic M12II. I bet even the 520W version is enough (more than enough).
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post #35 of 49
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the system for my parents is the sig rig that im building.. i will be giving them my current gtx285 once i upgrade my card.

i want this i5 to last them a while so i thought the psu should be important?

looking clean (modular) is very important.. as for watts, i guess all i need is 500-650.
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post #36 of 49
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the system for my parents is the sig rig that im building.. i will be giving them my current gtx285 once i upgrade my card.

i want this i5 to last them a while so i thought the psu should be important?

looking clean (modular) is very important.. as for watts, i guess all i need is 500-650.
The PSU is always important; there are never any exceptions. However, there comes a point where it's easy to go overkill on quality, such as getting a SeaSonic X-Series unit, or a Corsair AX series. That's just not necessary unless you're building a system where very extreme overclocking will be done (like when using sub-zero cooling).

For powering a system that has one GTX 285 in it, NVIDIA recommends a power supply that has a peak capacity of 550W. Most power supplies with a peak capacity of 550W are capable of continuously delivering about 400 to 450W at the most. So a quality 520W-550W unit is indeed enough and it's overkill. This is because the units we would be looking at can continuously deliver 520W or 550W.
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post #37 of 49
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
The PSU is always important; there are never any exceptions. However, there comes a point where it's easy to go overkill on quality, such as getting a SeaSonic X-Series unit, or a Corsair AX series. That's just not necessary unless you're building a system where very extreme overclocking will be done (like when using sub-zero cooling).

For powering a system that has one GTX 285 in it, NVIDIA recommends a power supply that has a peak capacity of 550W. Most power supplies with a peak capacity of 550W are capable of continuously delivering about 400 to 450W at the most. So a quality 520W-550W unit is indeed enough and it's overkill. This is because the units we would be looking at can continuously deliver 520W or 550W.
yea, so pretty much i just need one that looks good (black, sharp, modular) for a good value.
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post #38 of 49
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DirectCanada.ca have excellent prices and free shipping over 50$

Corsair AX650 Gold
http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=CORSAIR
and wickedly fast delivery times my order was knocking at my door in 47 hours
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post #39 of 49
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how do the tx750m and HX650 differ asthetically (aside of color) in terms of looking clean, wire management etc.
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post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by Ikthus View Post
Yeah I haven't bought anything off them for ages, they just can't compete with other Canadian retailers at the moment

But yeah I think I'd go with TC's recommendation. It's probably the best modular PSU you can get for that price. Lowest price I can find for the TX650v2 is $85 and it's not even modular, HX650 seems to be about $20 more as well.
I have purchased alot from both NCIX, and Newegg. I can honestly say that i prefer Newegg over anything. Fast service, unlike NCIX which takes forever.
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