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SeaSonic X750 [2nd 470 arrived] Do I buy it?

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I've been waiting to buy a second 470 for quite some time, and I found the same type of card, so I was looking for a PSU upgrade.

I know Black Friday and Cyber Monday are around the corner, which is why I'm so hesitant, but there is a great deal going on with the SeaSonic X750 for $125 shipped (+CALI tax).


Now, if I were to wait until after Thanksgiving to see what I can score:
Which PSU would be recommended to me? I was told Corsair HX/AX 850/750. I heard the Corsair HX series isn't as quality as the SeaSonic X series, and I recall it had something to do with power efficiency (a member posted this, so I want to know if it's true).

I'm just lost, and I don't mind having a modular PSU (especially, a fully modular one). I want to learn how to sleeve, so I think having this feature would make it a breeze. Not too sure about the flat cables on the new AX series, but it sounds nice for airflow - just not sure how that would work out with finding the right sleeves.

What's most important to me is quality, I don't want to skimp out, but I do want to save money. This seems like a deal, but I was hoping someone who knows the market or some confidential information to PM me or share some general information here. Thanks in advance, and sorry for the somewhat-unnecessary write-up.

TL;dr (too long, didn't read):
Me: Hey bro, I got a second 470
You: Cool story, do you need a new PSU
Me: Yea broski, I do, but I want to save money and get a good one too
You: K bro, you should get this____
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post #2 of 14
They're all good psus.

The corsair AX is the same as the seasonic X, except a different case, different cable sleaving and the seasonic has less warranty on it i think. Go for whatever is cheapest of the two, which is usually the corsair. I dont think the hx series are quite as good as these, but they are cheaper. They are all top quality psu's though, and you cant go wrong with any of them.

As for the sales, make sure you get one early if you think they are going to sell out.
     
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post #4 of 14
125 is agreat price for a x750. I;m seriously considering getting another one and just have it sit till I need it. I love mine. I say go for it before they sell out.
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Seasonic is the best IMO. I know they are the OEM for corsair but it could be had cheaper

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Will purchase ASAP/
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post #7 of 14
pop that second card in and test out SLI before you run off any buy another PSU.

It wont damage anything if it is not powerful enough for the setup. It sill simplyj ust shut off and thats it.
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post #8 of 14
1. Love the TLDR breakdown
2. Great deal on the 750. I wouldn't pass that up.

Same as my Corsair AX for about 40 less than I paid. Only thing you lose is the extra warranty, which is no real loss.
post #9 of 14
Little input about the HX850, it was actually Gold Rated by 80 plus but since it was close they decided to market it as Silver. Still not as nice as the AX, but something to consider
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Originally Posted by wumpus View Post
pop that second card in and test out SLI before you run off any buy another PSU.

It wont damage anything if it is not powerful enough for the setup. It sill simplyj ust shut off and thats it.
I don't think my PSU has the 2x 6pin connectors that I need

Yup, it doesn't. $40 brand new for a OCZ 750 brand new, was a steal 2 years ago (black friday).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Humafold View Post
1. Love the TLDR breakdown
2. Great deal on the 750. I wouldn't pass that up.

Same as my Corsair AX for about 40 less than I paid. Only thing you lose is the extra warranty, which is no real loss.
Haha, thanks. Glad someone caught it.

I'll pick it up today, now as far as sleeving goes. I have no idea how to do it, and what kind of tools and materials I need.

Anyone got an idea of how many Ft of sleeving I need, and what size should I get for the sleeving and heatshrink (if that's what it's called). Thanks in advance.
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