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It seems like the majority says to go with that thermaltake psu but for some reason I'm still leaning towards that seasonic unit. I don't know why but my gut is telling me to get that one, lol. Realistically though, will going with that thermaltake rather then the seasonic or corsair psu really make that big of a difference?

 

Well again, the modular Rosewill CAPSTONE Series power supplies are superior;  they are top-of-the-line modular PSUs (Superflower Golden Green Pros) at very low prices:

 

450W for $64.99 shipped:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261

 

550W for $79.99 shipped:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182262

 

650W for $111.98 after shipping:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182263

 

Remember, these are top-of-the-line power supplies, so the prices should be much higher than this.  Also, compare the +12V capacities to the power supplies you are looking at.

 

Like I said, with the presence of these PSUs on the market, it is now foolish to buy anything else (unless no one tells you about them).

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Cons
- power consumption when the system is switched off

"Not an important issue but it deserves to be mentioned."

The egg has the x750 on sale for $100 BTW.
Edited by Archngamin - 10/31/12 at 9:50am
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post #24 of 29
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It seems like the majority says to go with that thermaltake psu but for some reason I'm still leaning towards that seasonic unit. I don't know why but my gut is telling me to get that one, lol. Realistically though, will going with that thermaltake rather then the seasonic or corsair psu really make that big of a difference?

Actually most of us are saying Capstone's. Others are just defending TT. Capstones are the best for that price. You would be doing your rig a disservice, if you got anything else in that price.

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post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by kangdemon View Post

It seems like the majority says to go with that thermaltake psu but for some reason I'm still leaning towards that seasonic unit. I don't know why but my gut is telling me to get that one, lol. Realistically though, will going with that thermaltake rather then the seasonic or corsair psu really make that big of a difference?
I think I would take a second look. You might have been fooled about people defending Thermaltake but not actually directly recommending them. Let's do a fact check of the vote count:

Rosewill Capstone: 5 (Quesoblanco, dixson01974, nubbinator, Dimaggio1103, TwoCables)
Thermaltake ToughPower XT: 1 (mikeaj)

So as you can see, 5 recommended the Capstone and only one directly recommend the TT ToughPower XT. Now I'm not saying anything against the Thermaltake ToughPower XT units but being only Bronze certified they are not as efficient as the Gold certified Capstones. I have heard a lot of good things about the Capstones on the forum. As TwoCables mentioned it's a high quality unit made by SuperFlower. AnandTech did a review of the Capstone 450W (non-modular) and 650W (modular), giving them their Silver Editors' Choice award:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5698/rosewill-capstone-450w-and-650w-80plus-gold

So I'd recommend getting a Rosewill Capstone unit, as the 5 others have mentioned. What system will the power supply be going in? Is this for your sig rig, new build, or someone else?
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If you want to completely and ireversably invalidate your opinion you base it on an Anandtech review wink.gif

OT, both the XT 575 and the Capstone are excellent choices, if you can get the XT considerably cheaper then go for it, if not then you should probably pick the Capstone.
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Look, the Capstone is a little better, but it costs more. I didn't think that low-priced (just in case anybody forgot, $55 with $6 shipping) high-quality alternatives were suddenly that controversial... On a side note, should people really be so impressed by about a 2% efficiency difference? If you're going to bring anything up, talk about the louder fan or maybe the Teapo capacitors—not like Teapos are bad, though.

Though really, because you're okay spending in the $90 range, I'd recommend going up $10 more and getting that Seasonic X750 for $100 before that deal goes away. It's a little bit better than the Capstone (has a better fan, anyway), and it's fully modular too.

The Capstones are almost always great values, priced to sell. But when there are unusually-low prices on other good power supplies, look at those too.


edits: added link, but was wrong. fixed now
Edited by mikeaj - 10/31/12 at 12:23pm
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Get the X750 while it is still on sale and call it a day.
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+1 to the SS x750.
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