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XFX Core Edition 550W vs Corsair CX600W

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I found both of these at around the same price. From what i read the cx600 isn't a "true" 600w and also i see that xfx has 44a current at the 12v and outputs 528w as oppose to cx600 480w at 40a.

Although in the 5v, 3.3v, -12v and the +5vsb the cx600 it's a little better.

So what you guys recommend between the two? PC specs at my sig.

Also the xfx has a 5 year warranty in comparison to cx600's 3 year.

I hope either of these are enough for my system, i will like to have a bit of headroom for overclocking.
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Take a look at the Rosewill Capstone series, Ive been hearing praises for them for a while now
    
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I would go with the XFX unit because it is a SeaSonic unit internally, but I also heard that XFX's customer service is bad.

 

Where are you ordering from?

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Thanks for the replies, i will buy it from a local store, not an online order.

Ah, also do you guys think that with my setup the xfx 550w would be sufficient for overclocking my gpu? I know that it's oc'ed by default but i know it can reach at least 950mhz core but with my current psu when i hit above 930 mhz the pc shuts down when i run heaven/3dmark.

Or should i look at more watts like the xfx core 650w? Note that i am not planning now or in the future to have sli setups.
Edited by Haruspex - 11/17/12 at 12:47pm
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There is plenty of power for that in a quality-made 550W power supply (I don't consider the ZM-600 HP to be a "quality-made" power supply).

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Capstones are awesome, seasonics 520 is a great one. The seasonic has been handling my sig rig with the 3570k @ 4.5ghz and the gtx 580 @ 950/2100 no problem.

I am not a fan of xfx's current customer service and the corsair unit you are asking about is the bottom of the barrel for them as far as build quality is concerned.

Maybe Tater will chime in here for you.
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post #7 of 13
Get the XFX.

The unit is superior to the corsair's, and they have good customer support.
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post

I am not a fan of xfx's current customer service

What's wrong with XFX's CS..?
They almost always answer my tickets within 20-30 minutes, and their RMA is pretty fast. Have you ever had to deal with them recently?


Also, I agree that the capstones are really impressive, but they arent in the same price bracket, AFAIK. If you want to have a premium unit at a decent price, they are the units to buy.
Edited by splinterize - 11/17/12 at 1:06pm
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Capstones are awesome, seasonics 520 is a great one. The seasonic has been handling my sig rig with the 3570k @ 4.5ghz and the gtx 580 @ 950/2100 no problem.
I am not a fan of xfx's current customer service and the corsair unit you are asking about is the bottom of the barrel for them as far as build quality is concerned.
Maybe Tater will chime in here for you.

Wow that's really impressive, i didn't know that a 520w psu (even if it's top notch) would handle such a system. Guess i underestimate quality vs watt.
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Wow that's really impressive, i didn't know that a 520w psu (even if it's top notch) would handle such a system. Guess i underestimate quality vs watt.

Yeah, people tend to do that a lot! There's a lot of marketing tricks when it comes to PSU that you need to be aware of.
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Thanks anyone for the help, i guess i will go for the xfx 550w unless someone else has anything to say on the matter.

I will post impressions here when i got it.
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