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Gold vs. Platinum 80+ certified?

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Will I notice a difference?
 
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no one knows?
 
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Very doubtful, unless you use a power meter to check.

There's not a difference in quality, just electrical efficiency. If the computer is using 100W, you'll draw a couple less from the wall (depending, of course, on where exactly in the respective "gold" and "platinum" efficiency ranges they fall). If the computer is using 300W, you'll draw several watts less from the wall. You'd have to crank the overclocks and work your computer hard to get it to use over 300W.
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ok, thanks. I'm gonna go with a gold ceritified Corsair PSU instead of a Platinum
 
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16GB Corsair Vengeance @ 1600 Mhz Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SATA III (OS and BF3) Corsair Force GT 120GB SATA III (Game's and Pro... WD Caviar Black 2TB SATA III (Main Game Drive) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA III (Fraps and other P... WD Caviar Black 500GB SATA II (Non-urgent Progr... Combo LG Super Multi Blue 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H100 Push-Pull x4 Xigmatek XAF-F1256 120MM Fan with Copper Bus... Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung 27" 1ms Response time 1920x1080 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
1440x900 Data Monitor  1024x768 Data Monitor Corsair K60 Mecanical Keyboard Corsair AX1200i Platinum Full Modular 
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