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Poll Results: Which PSU should I buy

 
  • 25% (1)
    Corsair GS700W 80+ 800W Tri-Color
  • 50% (2)
    NZXT Hale82 650 & 750w
  • 0% (0)
    Silverstone Strider Essential 500 & 600w
  • 0% (0)
    Thermaltake toughpower XT 575w
  • 0% (0)
    Silverstone Strider 80+ ST50F & ST60F
  • 25% (1)
    Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Modular
  • 0% (0)
    COOLERMASTER GAMER EXTREME 80+ GX550W & GX650W & GX750W
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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Greetings,

I have a newly setup rig with the specs
Mobo: Asrock z77 Extreme 4
HDD: 1TB Hitachi Deskstart
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 2GB
RAM: F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
PSU: Corsair TX650 v2

Now I'm setting up a new rig for my cousin, the only difference is the RAM, he's getting F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL. The problem is the PSU, they don't have the Corsair TX650 v2 anymore. It would take 3 months before they would restock. They have the TX650, the v1.

Comparing the 2 versions v1 (http://www.corsair.com/tx650w.html/) and v2 (http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-units/tx-series-power-supply-units/enthusiast-series-tx650-v2-80-plus-bronze-certified-650-watt-high-performance-power-supply.html) in the tech specs, I don't see any difference except the Dimension?

Is it ok if I buy the v1, does it have the same quality of the v2... or basically what makes the v1 different from v2? Other shops in area has the ff:
Corsair GS700W 80+ 800W Tri-Color
NZXT Hale82 650 & 750w
Silverstone Strider Essential 500 & 600w
Thermaltake toughpower XT 575w
Silverstone Strider 80+ ST50F & ST60F
Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Modular
COOLERMASTER GAMER EXTREME 80+ GX550W & GX650W & GX750W




I don't want to buy online so I'm stuck with these options. He's planning to OC his rig to the full extent. I Really need your feedback.

Thanks
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post #2 of 13
You failed to mention what CPU you're using, the HW you already listed sums up to below 100W though.

As for the PSUs

Corsair GS700W 80+ 800W Tri-Color -> CWT PUQ-B inside, solid mainstream unit, but not particularly impressive in any regard
NZXT Hale82 650 & 750w -> Seasonic SS-xxxAT internally, identical to the Corsair TXv2, but modular.
Silverstone Strider Essential 500 & 600w -> value/low end High Power made units, inferior to most of the units you listed
Thermaltake toughpower XT 575w -> CWT DSG internally, more or less on par with the Hale82 and TXv2, very good unit.
Silverstone Strider 80+ ST50F & ST60F -> FSP (ST50F) & Enhance (ST60F) built units, both discontinued.
Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Modular -> oldish Enhance design, solid unit.
COOLERMASTER GAMER EXTREME 80+ GX550W & GX650W & GX750W -> trashy Seventeam build units, pass.

The XT 575 and the Hale82 are your best choices from that list.
post #3 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruno0920 View Post

Greetings,

I have a newly setup rig with the specs
Mobo: Asrock z77 Extreme 4
HDD: 1TB Hitachi Deskstart
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 2GB
RAM: F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
PSU: Corsair TX650 v2

Now I'm setting up a new rig for my cousin, the only difference is the RAM, he's getting F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL. The problem is the PSU, they don't have the Corsair TX650 v2 anymore. It would take 3 months before they would restock. They have the TX650, the v1.

Comparing the 2 versions v1 (http://www.corsair.com/tx650w.html/) and v2 (http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-units/tx-series-power-supply-units/enthusiast-series-tx650-v2-80-plus-bronze-certified-650-watt-high-performance-power-supply.html) in the tech specs, I don't see any difference except the Dimension?

Is it ok if I buy the v1, does it have the same quality of the v2... or basically what makes the v1 different from v2? Other shops in area has the ff:
Corsair GS700W 80+ 800W Tri-Color
NZXT Hale82 650 & 750w
Silverstone Strider Essential 500 & 600w
Thermaltake toughpower XT 575w
Silverstone Strider 80+ ST50F & ST60F
Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Modular
COOLERMASTER GAMER EXTREME 80+ GX550W & GX650W & GX750W




I don't want to buy online so I'm stuck with these options. He's planning to OC his rig to the full extent. I Really need your feedback.

Thanks
I would be looking for something in the 300-400 watt range myself with that sort of hardware.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Original Sin View Post

You failed to mention what CPU you're using, the HW you already listed sums up to below 100W though.

As for the PSUs

Corsair GS700W 80+ 800W Tri-Color -> CWT PUQ-B inside, solid mainstream unit, but not particularly impressive in any regard
NZXT Hale82 650 & 750w -> Seasonic SS-xxxAT internally, identical to the Corsair TXv2, but modular.
Silverstone Strider Essential 500 & 600w -> value/low end High Power made units, inferior to most of the units you listed
Thermaltake toughpower XT 575w -> CWT DSG internally, more or less on par with the Hale82 and TXv2, very good unit.
Silverstone Strider 80+ ST50F & ST60F -> FSP (ST50F) & Enhance (ST60F) built units, both discontinued.
Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Modular -> oldish Enhance design, solid unit.
COOLERMASTER GAMER EXTREME 80+ GX550W & GX650W & GX750W -> trashy Seventeam build units, pass.

The XT 575 and the Hale82 are your best choices from that list.

Thanks for a quick review for all the PSU on the list! WOW!
So I think between them, it'll boils down to price comparison.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bR0ken_pr0Jector 
I would be looking for something in the 300-400 watt range myself with that sort of hardware.
Oh really? I thought my rig requires a lot of power, I'm planning to change my GPU later on maybe within 3-6months, maybe with 7970 (or anything within our $250 max budget). My CPU btw is i5-3570k
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post #5 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruno0920 View Post

Thanks for a quick review for all the PSU on the list! WOW!
So I think between them, it'll boils down to price comparison.
Oh really? I thought my rig requires a lot of power, I'm planning to change my GPU later on maybe within 3-6months, maybe with 7970 (or anything within our $250 max budget). My CPU btw is i5-3570k

Your looking at a used 7950 in that range for gpu! which is still extremely fast! Especially once overclocked!

As for the psu I would take the nzxt hale. thumb.gif
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Original Sin View Post

You failed to mention what CPU you're using, the HW you already listed sums up to below 100W though.

As for the PSUs

Corsair GS700W 80+ 800W Tri-Color -> CWT PUQ-B inside, solid mainstream unit, but not particularly impressive in any regard
NZXT Hale82 650 & 750w -> Seasonic SS-xxxAT internally, identical to the Corsair TXv2, but modular.
Silverstone Strider Essential 500 & 600w -> value/low end High Power made units, inferior to most of the units you listed
Thermaltake toughpower XT 575w -> CWT DSG internally, more or less on par with the Hale82 and TXv2, very good unit.
Silverstone Strider 80+ ST50F & ST60F -> FSP (ST50F) & Enhance (ST60F) built units, both discontinued.
Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Modular -> oldish Enhance design, solid unit.
COOLERMASTER GAMER EXTREME 80+ GX550W & GX650W & GX750W -> trashy Seventeam build units, pass.

The XT 575 and the Hale82 are your best choices from that list.

Is it the Hale82-M or the Hale82 though? The fixed cable version is FSP made and not as good as the modular version.
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post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ITS OVER 9000! View Post

Your looking at a used 7950 in that range for gpu! which is still extremely fast! Especially once overclocked!

As for the psu I would take the nzxt hale. thumb.gif

Oops, hahaha, yeah right, I assume it was within range. It was a recommendation of my friend. Whew~ I never knew it's more than $350.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nubbinator View Post

Is it the Hale82-M or the Hale82 though? The fixed cable version is FSP made and not as good as the modular version.
it's not the -M.

Btw, I just got a call from a computer shop, they have new arrivals and they're on sale! They cost only around $60 ~ $70
Enermax NAXN 82+ 550W & 650W
Enermax NAXN 82+ 750W & 850W Modular

I'm reading the articles/reviews about this NAXN, seems pretty good!
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post #8 of 13
Was going to say the Seasonic G Series but realized you cant order online frown.gif
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by nubbinator View Post

Is it the Hale82-M or the Hale82 though? The fixed cable version is FSP made and not as good as the modular version.

The truth is in the details: "but modular" wink.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruno0920 View Post

Oops, hahaha, yeah right, I assume it was within range. It was a recommendation of my friend. Whew~ I never knew it's more than $350.
it's not the -M.

Btw, I just got a call from a computer shop, they have new arrivals and they're on sale! They cost only around $60 ~ $70
Enermax NAXN 82+ 550W & 650W
Enermax NAXN 82+ 750W & 850W Modular

I'm reading the articles/reviews about this NAXN, seems pretty good!
Decent units, far from brilliant though.... I suppose it boils down to cost, what's the price on the TT XT 575?
post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Original Sin View Post

The truth is in the details: "but modular" wink.gif

OP listed the Hale82. Since NZXT introduced the fixed cable one, it can sometimes be hard to tell which on is which. It used to just be the Hale82 was the modular one, but now it's sometimes sold as the Hale82-M and the Hale82 is the fixed cable one. Sometimes the fixed cable is sold as the Hale82-N and the modular as the Hale82. As such, it's important to ask to make sure you know which one someone is talking about. It's good I did because OP clarified that the one they're looking at is the fixed cable Hale82-N made by FSP which is a lesser PSU than the Hale82-M.
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