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I can get a used Corsair AX1200 for the same price as a new Seasonic 660W Platinum PSU, What should I go for?

post #1 of 24
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Any opinions? Planning on sticking either one into a Corsair 350D.

I know the AX1200 is massively overkill for the rig I'm going to build but I just want to see what you guys think before I take the plunge. thumb.gif

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post #2 of 24
Get the AX1200. Their should be a lot of problem with seasonics platinum PSUs. They perform well but most of the units got coil whine.
    
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Although your rig deff doesnt need a 1200w psu, getting an AX1200 corsair PSU for the same price of a 660w PSU is deff a steal. So just buy the corsair one and tell your self that it is for future upgrade purposes. :P

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post #4 of 24
Hi Stayyfrosty,

Definitely get the 1200. And hey look at it this way even if you never need that much power you could always build an arc welder port into your PC. Now how many people have that !! :-)

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Just found out the guy is relatively far away from me, so I'm going to need to pay around $170 for the PSU itself (w/shipping) or I can go down to the store and get a the brand new Seasonic 660W Platnium PSU for $160, argh. mad.gif

Is it worth the trouble?
post #6 of 24
If you want to risk the chance of coil whine go with the seasonic unit. But I would go ax1200
    
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post #7 of 24
ax1200 for sure. what really makes it worth the hassle is if you want to get rid of it down the road for some reason, its going to be worth a lot more. no reason to not get the more expensive PSU for the same price
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post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post


Thanks for that incredibly rude yet slightly helpful comment.

Agreed. Fieldsweepers comment is rather rude, but I kinda still think you should get the 1200w PSU. Dont get put off tho, from time to time you see these types of people, but overclock.net is mostly filled with nice and helpful peopl

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post #9 of 24
just think of it as am I going to get a slow beat up old banger of a car or a pristine ford gt for a $10 difference

I know what I would go for.
and cant you budge the guy on price for the ax1200
post #10 of 24
I personally wouldn't ever power my pc with a used PSU, but that's just me.
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