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I am wanting to replace my aging OCZ PSU but the bills are not helping lol anyway i ran across this on newegg and it seems to hit the green mark on specs and price but i have never heard of the builder series before. I know corsair is legendary for their quality but i figured i'd ask anyway my point is will this thing be enough for my system? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
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I think it would be, since its the same amount your using now. However, if you decided later to crossfire, or sli...It prob wont be enough.
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I think it would be, since its the same amount your using now. However, if you decided later to crossfire, or sli...It prob wont be enough.

Nah i won't be running SLI on this system. I will go ahead and buy it then thanks.
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The builder series is corsair's lowest end line. It's not great by any standard and the one you linked is the newly revised cx600, which is pretty much on par with (well, it's now a little better) what you have now. I can't see any good reason outside of your current psu showing signs of failure or faulty operation to go with a side grade like that. You should only a) replace a psu when you need to and b) get something better than what you currently have. Otherwise just let it be if it works.
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The builder series is corsair's lowest end line. It's not great by any standard and the one you linked is the newly revised cx600, which is pretty much on par with (well, it's now a little better) what you have now. I can't see any good reason outside of your current psu showing signs of failure or faulty operation to go with a side grade like that. You should only a) replace a psu when you need to and b) get something better than what you currently have. Otherwise just let it be if it works.

last few days my PSU has been showing 12.7V on the 12v rail im not even using my sig rig because i don't want to fry anything i need to replace it with something of equal or a bit better
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It's actually overkill, you could get away with a 450W but I would personally go with a 550W, the GTX 285 is pretty power hungry. The CX line isn't particularly great value, for similar prices you can get a much better unit. I would personally spend a bit more and go with any of the following:
550W Capstone, non modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182068
550W Capstone, modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182262
G-550W, modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119
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It's actually overkill, you could get away with a 450W but I would personally go with a 550W, the GTX 285 is pretty power hungry. The CX line isn't particularly great value, for similar prices you can get a much better unit. I would personally spend a bit more and go with any of the following:
550W Capstone, non modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182068
550W Capstone, modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182262
G-550W, modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119

i refuse to even look at rosewell anything i have had very very bad experiences with them. but i do like that seasoniq one i'll more than likely buy it
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last few days my PSU has been showing 12.7V on the 12v rail im not even using my sig rig because i don't want to fry anything i need to replace it with something of equal or a bit better

in that case go with one of the units Andy posted above. don't get hung up on brands. none of theses guys except seasonic make their own power supplies. they use the same pool of oems. the rosewill capstone series might literally be the best thing you can buy for the price. they are very good.
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post

i refuse to even look at rosewell anything i have had very very bad experiences with them. but i do like that seasoniq one i'll more than likely buy it
The Capstone series is very good, I would set your bad experiences aside smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post

last few days my PSU has been showing 12.7V on the 12v rail

Are you measuring that with a DMM or just going by what a piece of software is telling you?
Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post

seasoniq

It's Seasonic, nut Seasoniq. wink.gif Well.. technically it's Sea Sonic, but nobody calls them that. biggrin.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by PureBlackFire View Post

in that case go with one of the units Andy posted above. don't get hung up on brands. none of theses guys except seasonic make their own power supplies. they use the same pool of oems.

That's actually far from the truth. It's true with a lot of brands, but certainly not all of them. You also have warranty and support to consider too if, heaven forbid, you run into a problem.
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