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i currently have the psu in my rig, XFX 750w Black Edition since April of LAST year, so nearing the 1 year mark
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003 (current one, actual model I bought)
I impulsively bought an AX750w Corsair because it came with a giftcard (it made sense at the time, don't question it)
Anyway, should I just RMA the Corsair, get my money back and keep my XFX? Or sell the XFX on craigslist and use the Corsair?
From the reviews i've read on the XFX, it's a great psu, I honestly have no idea why I bought the Corsair.
What would you guys do?
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post #2 of 6
The Corsair is a good PSU, but not so much better that you'd really notice. Slightly quieter, a bit more modular, slightly more efficient, a bit better output quality (but not enough to effect overclocking). Decide if those improvements are worth the hundred and whatever you paid for it. *shrug*
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Corsairs are good, but most of the time, they are seriously overstated. Most of the PSU brands are pretty much the same, and the corsair ones really arent worth the extra 100 or so you spend over an arguably nicer looking XFX Psu that isnt noticably worse. I say silverstone. Cheap, striders are all silver, and cost about 40bucks less than a similar bronze rated corsair.
    
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post #4 of 6
You dont even need 750w for all that. 650 is plenty for that setup.
    
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by R4Z0R View Post

You dont even need 750w for all that. 650 is plenty for that setup.

when I got the setup i have (back in april) i had plans to crossfire, and i'm finally going to since the 7k series is going to be released in a couple of days, i'm going to pick up another graphics card.
i got 750 purely for reassurance.
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post #6 of 6
Have you opened the corsair one? If not try and return for a refund or store credit if you don't want to keep both or use the corsair and sell the xfx. They are both great psus so it really doesn't mater which one you use
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