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Simple question, this: http://www.ebuyer.com/352621-coolermaster-gx-lite-600w-86-single-12v-rail-230v-rs600-asabl3-uk
vs this: http://www.ebuyer.com/264509-ocz-zs-series-550w-80-bronze-psu-with-135mm-fan-single-ocz-zs550w-uk
I'm guessing there is a reason the 600w Coolermaster is cheaper, even though it claims to have more watts and amps?
I was hoping to crossfire HD 6870s, and heard I can just about manage it on a decent 600w so was hoping to get the Coolermaster, but I've heard their "budget" power supplies are rubbish. Can anyone comment on this? Thanks!
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I would go with the cooler master. You get 50 more watts and I have had nothing but good luck with their psu's. In the end though it is not that big of a difference. The OCZ might have a better warranty.
    
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Corsair? I see a coolermaster and an OCZ psu here. Did I miss something?

Over the 2 you listed, I would probably go with the OCZ. I have not had luck with low end cooler master product.
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I would go with the cooler master. You get 50 more watts and I have had nothing but good luck with their psu's. In the end though it is not that big of a difference. The OCZ might have a better warranty.

Same warranty
    
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get a corsair..get a corsair..i can not stress enough to get the corsair!!!!!
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I no longer have bold, italics, spoiler, url.. ect.. the post toolbar uptop. Kind of dissapeared one day sorry for posting links like this:

XFX Pro Series Core Edition 550w: £48.66 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-pro-series-core-edition-p1-550s-ukb9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-fan-atx-v2

Seasonic Bronze S12II-620: £63.14 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/620w-seasonic-bronze-s12ii-620-87-eff-80-plus-bronze-quiet-fan-atx-psu
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Originally Posted by Gangsta Hotdog View Post

Simple question, this: http://www.ebuyer.com/352621-coolermaster-gx-lite-600w-86-single-12v-rail-230v-rs600-asabl3-uk
vs this: http://www.ebuyer.com/264509-ocz-zs-series-550w-80-bronze-psu-with-135mm-fan-single-ocz-zs550w-uk
I'm guessing there is a reason the 600w corsair is cheaper, even though it claims to have more watts and amps?
I was hoping to crossfire HD 6870s, and heard I can just about manage it on a decent 600w so was hoping to get the Corsair, but I've heard their "budget" power supplies are rubbish. Can anyone comment on this? Thanks!

I wouldn't go with the Cooler Master since the GX line isn't known for being the most efficient or being able to deliver their rated wattage.

I'd probably shoot for this - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-103-NX

Spend a little more but don't cheap out where it counts.

You get what you pay for. smile.gif
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^That's a good suggestion.... the 550W version would be plenty as well, it also comes with the required PCIe connectors for a 6870 CFX setup.
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^That's a good suggestion.... the 550W version would be plenty as well, it also comes with the required PCIe connectors for a 6870 CFX setup.
I'm pretty sure 550w wouldn't be enough for a crossfire 6870 setup.
And sorry about the errors in the OP guys, I meant Coolermaster lol.
So the overall opinion is I should just go for the OCZ unit, or spend more for a decent 600w+?
    
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post #10 of 15
spend more..trust me save a little more cause later on down the road you will be kicking your self in the ass cause you didnt...my first build was that way..i wasted to much money...and if you want quality go with a corsair or an ocz is good also..
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