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post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

Seems like a fair deal.
That Corsair psu seems to be more solid than the Antec one, plus you also know it works, and won't risk losing time with RMA in case of DOAs...
Go for it!

I'm not sure I'd say that. The HCG-M is a Seasonic made unit. I'd be willing to bet it uses the same platform as the Seasonic M12 II. The Corsair is a decent, but less efficient, CWT made unit. It generally sells for more because of the Corsair name and the flashy lights.
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post #22 of 31
How about the Rosewill Capstone?

- 550w
- gold rated
- superflower design
- free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182068
post #23 of 31
I'd say go for it too. That line of PSUs is relatively recent and decent too, and just like ivanlabrie said, if you know it works and the seller is reputable, it's going to save you time and money.
 
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post #24 of 31
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I'd say go for it too. That line of PSUs is relatively recent and decent too, and just like ivanlabrie said, if you know it works and the seller is reputable, it's going to save you time and money.

Exactly those are the top selling points for me.
I'm liking the capstone series more and more each day.
I also like the tx750, which is reliable and more powerful in case you go Sli with it.
post #25 of 31
The only bad thing I can say about the Capstone is that it's not modular.
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post #26 of 31
the capstone is an awesome psu. like you said its superflower, and it uses the same fan as the golden king / lazer pro platform so its very quiet too (it just doesnt have the fanless mode)

alternatively, you could grab the kingwin absolute 550w, which is 20 dollars more but platinum and has fanless operation, depending on how loaded and how hot the psu is
post #27 of 31
I did want to say a couple things.
Most of the Antec HCG series are actually Seasonic units.
Also I recently RMA'd a 520W HCG that got damaged in a power surge (still worked but I wasn't risking the system after a little smoke) and their RMA service was awesome. Had a brand new one in about 2 weeks and only paid to ship it to them (~$10)
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post #28 of 31
Thread Starter 
I still haven't heard back from the guy on that Corsair GS600 PSU so I wanted to get some opinions on a few more options, if you guys don't mind.

Raidmax 500w for $40

Corsair CX500 for $51

Seasonic 620w for $60 (Used)

Antec 520w for $40 (Used)

What do you guys think? Should I hold out for the GS600, are one of these by far a better option than the rest, or will one of the two cheaper ones work just fine?

Thanks for the help!
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post #29 of 31
Get the Seasonic 620 w. It's the most powerful and efficient PSU you listed.
 
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post #30 of 31
Seasonic for sure and be done with it. thumb.gif
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