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post #1 of 18
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Hey folks,

I am building a gaming rig for a relative and have stumbled upon a few PSUs that are on sale. I will be ordering the parts today and need a little help deciding between the 2.

option A: Corsair AX650 - $147.94
option B: OCZ FATAL1TY 1000w - $159.99 (discounted as a bundle offer)

There is quite a difference in wattage between the 2, but I have no experience with OCZ. I personally use a Corsair AX series PSU and love it.
The OCZ seems like it is a better "deal" considering the regular price. The OCZ also has individually-sleeved cables. But if the rig does not require more than 650w to run - which I believe it does not - I really couldn't care less. Basically what I am wondering is if OCZ is a reputable/quality PSU.

I will be powering a Sabertooth Z77 mobo, a 3570K and a single 7970 GPU among the rest of the components.

Thanks in advance for your vote/input. I am also open to other PSU suggestions, but prefer to order from NCIX as it is local and the rest of the parts are being ordered from them. thumb.gif
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post #2 of 18
The OCZ. is rated 80+Gold and has good reviews online. It's also good because it's individually sleeved! thumb.gif

Some downsides - I think the red LED looks really stupid. I also think 1000W is a big overkill.

If you want to save money, get the corsair. It has all the power you need.
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post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by Evilsplashy View Post

The OCZ. is rated 80+Gold and has good reviews online. It's also good because it's individually sleeved! thumb.gif
Some downsides - I think the red LED looks really stupid. I also think 1000W is a big overkill.
If you want to save money, get the corsair. It has all the power you need.

Both units are 80-PLUS Gold certified wink.gif I agree that the red LED fan looks tacky. It also doesn't go with the color scheme of the build.

I am still browsing and looking for an even better buy. I want modular/semi-modular so my choices are limited.

Thanks for your 2cents.gif
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post #4 of 18
The Fatal1ty 1KW is brilliantly priced at 160$, the AX 650 is not in any way a good deal at ~150$, on the contrary.... and both are overkill for such a system (yes even the AX).
You don't need to spend anywhere neat ~150$ on a PSU for such a system.
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The Fatal1ty 1KW is brilliantly priced at 160$, the AX 650 is not in any way a good deal at ~150$, on the contrary.... and both are overkill for such a system (yes even the AX).
You don't need to spend anywhere neat ~150$ on a PSU for such a system.

Alright, thanks for your input. Mind recommending a good PSU? Thanks again thumb.gif
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post #6 of 18
1000W is ridiculously overpowered, 650W gives you enough overhead for future upgrades.

Given the choice I would go with Corsair, but I've used both Corsair and OCZ units and they have all worked excellent for me and the owners I sold them to (after upgrading)

If you have a small case, or a case with poor cable management options, you ought to consider getting a modular unit
post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by kulbida View Post

Alright, thanks for your input. Mind recommending a good PSU? Thanks again thumb.gif
Here you go, excellent value considering it's ~30$ cheaper compared to the cheapest comparable unit (Seasonic X 560). smile.gif

edit:
Make that ~50$ cheaper after promo code, and at 80$ that unit is a helluva deal.
post #8 of 18
Both are overkill. Both are good PSU designs. At that price, I'd get the OCZ one (yes, they use reputable OEMs, most of the time) out of the two mostly because it's sleeved => Worth quite a lot. There are way better options though and they will allow you to get a PSU that's better suited while saving tons of money. I can't make recommendations right now but I should be back soon.
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EDIT: Suggested same thing as Sin. Disregard
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post #10 of 18

Hey, 

 

       The Corsair CX650 should be fine.

 
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