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post #11 of 35
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

Corsair don't make their own PSU. They hire someone to make their PSU.
If you want efficiency get Rosewill Capstone 650 W instead. Since you are using Ivy Bridge you don't need a lot of juice. 650 W is more than enough for you.

The Capstone is a great SuperFlower Golden Green based PSU. Definitely worth considering. If you're just looking for efficiency since it's a 24/7 machine, the Antec Earthwatts Platinum is looking to be a great unit and the Kingwin Absolute Platinum and Lazer Platinum are solid units that can be had for the same price or less than the X750. The Capstone is probably the best cheap 80+ Gold unit you'll find though.


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Originally Posted by jrl1357 View Post

A doa seasonic? Are you sure? If it is your very unlucky, seasonic is probably the most reliable brand out there.


It happens. I'm not sure that they've been able to scale up production as well as they thought they could. They've taken on making PSUs for a ton of different companies. Right now, they're making units for NZXT, Antec, PC P&C, Be Quiet!, Corsair, and XFX to my knowledge.
Edited by nubbinator - 4/2/12 at 8:57pm
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post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post

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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post


Corsair don't make their own PSU. They hire someone to make their PSU.
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True, most of the good Corsair units are rebranded Seasonics, same with most of the Antec units as well.

edit:

Whoops double post!

False, most of the good antec units have DELTA as the OEM. Many of the better corsairs are made by seasonic but some, namely the HX series were made by CWT, which is still good.

OT: Stick with the seasonic.
 
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post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by Biorganic View Post

False, most of the good antec units have DELTA as the OEM. Many of the better corsairs are made by seasonic but some, namely the HX series were made by CWT, which is still good.
OT: Stick with the seasonic.

Antec Neo Eco, 400w, 520w, and 630w High Current Gamer, High Current Gamer-M, and True Power New are all Seasonic OEM and are considered good units. In fact, the TPN are generally regarded as some of their best PSUs they ever made. The new Earthwatts Platinum is FSP made and their High Current Pro, High Current Pro Platinum, most Basiq, most Earthwatts, and HCG 750w+ are Delta made though.

In other words, their nice units are a mix of Delta, Seasonic, and FSP...as odd as that last one is to say.
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post #14 of 35
I was under the impression that the HCP line was the premium line from antec, but I concede the point, the TPN line is pretty good and based off the m12D, while the neo ecos are based on the s12II and are also very good units. However my point still stands, Delta does make the best units from Antec as HCP is superior to TPN.
 
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post #15 of 35
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Originally Posted by NKrader View Post

i wouldnt get PC P&C Silencer they have long sence fallen out of being in the top spot.
id get another seasonic. i love my x750 and my plat 1000w
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Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post

Actually the new PC Power and Cooling units are now Seasonic designs. Just have to get a Mark III and not a Mark II
Like this one here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036

Ummm.... Crazy? The PC Power and Cooling has a 7 YEAR warranty, which no other vendor has. For real, these things must be extremely reliable to get that kind of warranty.
post #16 of 35
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Ummm.... Crazy? The PC Power and Cooling has a 7 YEAR warranty, which no other vendor has. For real, these things must be extremely reliable to get that kind of warranty.

Only on the Silencer and Silencer Mk II line. It was always one of the big selling points for their units besides the overall quality. The Silencer Mk III only (and I feel weird saying only) has a 5 year warranty. It's still a well made unit, but I've also heard that it doesn't live up to the "Silencer" name.
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post #17 of 35
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Ummm.... Crazy? The PC Power and Cooling has a 7 YEAR warranty, which no other vendor has. For real, these things must be extremely reliable to get that kind of warranty.

Warranty does not equal to reliability. It is just that manufacturer can afford to offer a 7 year warranty.
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post #18 of 35
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Ummm.... Crazy? The PC Power and Cooling has a 7 YEAR warranty, which no other vendor has. For real, these things must be extremely reliable to get that kind of warranty.

Corsair's professional series offers 7 year warranty.
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post #19 of 35
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Only on the Silencer and Silencer Mk II line. It was always one of the big selling points for their units besides the overall quality. The Silencer Mk III only (and I feel weird saying only) has a 5 year warranty. It's still a well made unit, but I've also heard that it doesn't live up to the "Silencer" name.

Yeah, Silencers have been pretty primitive until the new ones came along. They added some modern conveniences, such as modular cabling, and maybe it isn't as reliable as it used to be, but it still is a solid unit.
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Warranty does not equal to reliability. It is just that manufacturer can afford to offer a 7 year warranty.

Warranty does not mean absolute quality, but it is a sign. A manufacturer can't put a warranty for a very long time if they have to replace it several times in the span.
post #20 of 35
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Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post

True, most of the good Corsair units are rebranded Seasonics, same with most of the Antec units as well.
edit:
Whoops double post!

Incorrect.
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Channel Well makes the TX750 power supply
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Seasonic and Channel Well make Corsair power supplies, but corsair designs them.

I've had lots of PSU issues in the past. My current comp and 6 business ones I built all have used Corsair and haven't had a single issue. I exclusively buy Corsair now. thumb.gif
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