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post #1 of 18
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Current rig in is my sig.
I'm looking to upgrade my PSU as I'm going to grab a 2nd 6850.

Between the 2 what would you guys recommend? Both from what I have seen get good reviews. To me I only see the 2 extra years on the warranty for the Corsair as the only real difference.

With that though I've had my "cheapy" Ultra X PSU for about 8 years and never had an issue with it... But things happen so..

Edit: I guess the other thing is the HX650 has more PCI-E connectors incase I go and move up to bigger GPU's in Xfire...

So unless someone has a real reason for me going with the CM over the Corsair I think I'll go with that.
Edited by TwiggLe - 2/5/12 at 11:13am
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post #2 of 18
The Silent Pro M is a good unit but offers poor connectivity for it's output, the HX650 is not worth its price(100+$ at most shops)... where are you buying from and what is your budget?
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I would like to stay under $130. would also like to order from newegg. But if it's a really good deal I will go else where
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No need to spend that much.. pick one of these, both @ 70$ after rebate, both very solid Seasonic units and both modular..
NZXT Hale82 650W or PCP&C Silencer MKIII 600W
If you can live with a non modular PSU you could also pick up a Rosewill Capstone 550W, excellent high end unit.
Edited by Original Sin - 2/5/12 at 12:20pm
post #5 of 18
i personally love the corsair. i have the 750hx and i love it. i dont believe go cheap on a psu is the best line of thinking. i like a reputable, quality psu. corsair puts some serious lovin into their unit. the packaging alone will show you that....unfortuantly, u pay the price. its a little more money but imo, well worth it for the reliability and peice of mind to know your build is safe.

they are modular and the cables are plenty long enough. I have the haf x942 and the cables are more than enough. The unit is quiet too which is always a plus
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post #6 of 18
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Yeah so far I'm still sticking with the HX650. The PCP&P only have 2 6+2 Pins for PCI-E so I wouldn't be able to do Xfire with much else besides my 6850's.
As for the NZXT I know there cases are nice but I haven't heard much +/- for the PSU's and I know Corsair is a good quality PSU. Then again you could always get that bad egg soo..
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post #7 of 18
iirc the hale82 and hx650 are based on the same seasonic unit. as unoriginal sin said, the hx650 is overpriced
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I have the PC P&C Silencer MK III 600W now, and it's a great unit. I've run a 2500K @ 5.1 GHz and a GTX 580 OC'd to 930 core on it without any issues. I've also run GTX 560 Ti SLI on it (using Molex-PCIE adapters), and it ran perfectly fine even under heavy stress testing. It's quieter than my old Corsair TX650V2 as well.

I agree with the others: the HX650 is overpriced for what it is, especially since there are similar Seasonic-based units (such as the Hale82) for less money.

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Originally Posted by TwiggLe View Post

Yeah so far I'm still sticking with the HX650. The PCP&P only have 2 6+2 Pins for PCI-E so I wouldn't be able to do Xfire with much else besides my 6850's.
As for the NZXT I know there cases are nice but I haven't heard much +/- for the PSU's and I know Corsair is a good quality PSU. Then again you could always get that bad egg soo..

This isn't true. You can always use molex-->PCI-E adapters. A 600-650W PSU is not powerful enough to run high-end cards like GTX 580s in SLI, but you could easily run GTX 560 TIs in SLI on a PC P&C 600W using molex to PCIE adapters to get 4 PCIE connections. I know because I've personally done it before, and even with both cards overclocked to almost 1000 MHz core I had no issues.

If you think about it, each GTX 560 Ti pulls 170W, so add in a 2500K and some overclocking, hard drives and other misc. parts and you're at about 500W under full CPU AND GPU load. Still well under the limits of a good 600W-650W unit.

Pic of the Silencer Mk III in my case:

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Edited by 996gt2 - 2/5/12 at 9:16pm
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just curious, wouldnt the exhaust case fan be sucking air away from the psu intake?
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just curious, wouldnt the exhaust case fan be sucking air away from the psu intake?

There's a lot of air going towards both, with the exhaust fan on the D14 and also the fans from my 6950's DCII cooler exhausting into the case. Plus, my Gentle Typhoon AP-15s are running at 900 RPM most of the time and only ramp up when the CPU temperature rises, so I don't think it's going to take much air away from the PSU.
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