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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Ma15 View Post

I personally wouldn't ever power my pc with a used PSU, but that's just me.

 

 

You're aware that everything become used the moment you touch it.. ?

post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post


You're aware that everything become used the moment you touch it.. ?

I understand where he's coming from, but yeah thanks for the advice guys!

Looks like I'll be an owner of a pretty awesome AX1200 pretty soon! biggrin.gif
post #13 of 24
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I personally wouldn't ever power my pc with a used PSU, but that's just me.

Why not? its more than likely still under warranty as well.
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post #14 of 24
Personally, I wouldn't go with either.

Given your usage, there would be no practical difference between the two units, unless you plan on upgrading to a triple-card setup and such. Efficiency may be higher with the Seasonic and such, but otherwise neither would have much problem with powering anything you throw at it. As a result, I wouldn't say that neither are particularly better, since there won't be much difference in terms of practical usage. Sure, one may have better voltage regulation and/or ripple suppression than the other, but even then you are looking at marginal differences, well within the ATX spec.

The reason I bring this up, is because your system would be fine with a high-quality 550w unit. Not necessarily a flagship $160 unit, but a $70-80 unit like a Rosewill Capstone 550-M or a Seasonic SSR-550RM would work fine (unless you plan on either upgrading to a dual-card setup or go for crazy overclocking and such). No need to spend extra money when you don't need to.
post #15 of 24
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Personally, I wouldn't go with either.

Given your usage, there would be no practical difference between the two units, unless you plan on upgrading to a triple-card setup and such. Efficiency may be higher with the Seasonic and such, but otherwise neither would have much problem with powering anything you throw at it. As a result, I wouldn't say that neither are particularly better, since there won't be much difference in terms of practical usage. Sure, one may have better voltage regulation and/or ripple suppression than the other, but even then you are looking at marginal differences, well within the ATX spec.

The reason I bring this up, is because your system would be fine with a high-quality 550w unit. Not necessarily a flagship $160 unit, but a $70-80 unit like a Rosewill Capstone 550-M or a Seasonic SSR-550RM would work fine (unless you plan on either upgrading to a dual-card setup or go for crazy overclocking and such). No need to spend extra money when you don't need to.

He isnt really spending extra money, He is 10 dollars for shipping, BUT he can use that in another build if need be, Or for upgrades to GPUs' etc.


And how was I being rude?

I told you to take everyone advice and get the ax1200i, when I said shut up and take the ax1200 i am pretty sure I used a few lol's in the post smile.gif

I meant stop overthinking it, are discussing it, you will end up changin your mind, then being un happy, like the guy above me or a few, sure its used, but how badly? especially if its under warranty, beside the better quality used part will still be better than a new lower quality part.

fyi the ax1200i i believe has a 5 or 7 year warrenty
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post #16 of 24
You will never, ever, ever, ever use 1200W with your rig, even if you have 7970 CF with 2500mHz GPU core, and a 10gHz CPU. Get the Seasonic; it is much more appropriately sized, and will actually deliver the 80+ Platinum efficiency, where with the AX1200, you will use such little of its capacity, it will deliver about 80+ Silver or Bronze.
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post #17 of 24
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I personally wouldn't ever power my pc with a used PSU, but that's just me.

Agreed. I wouldn't either.

I would personally recommend this unit:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121093&Tpk=LZP-850&IsVirtualParent=1

It's gone up in price but $160 for a platinum unit is very good thumb.gif
post #18 of 24
The Corsair is an easy pick for me, as they have a EXTREMELy good RMA service wherever you are in the world, they will solve everything!

The 1200 is a steal, go for that and join the OverKill PSU club
     
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post #19 of 24
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I understand where he's coming from, but yeah thanks for the advice guys!

Looks like I'll be an owner of a pretty awesome AX1200 pretty soon! biggrin.gif



Sweet deal, congratulation.

post #20 of 24
I don't see a problem with getting a higher wattage PSU than you currently need. I personally buy the best PSU I can afford, and use it for 3-5 years. I currently have a Seasonic 1250W, which I upgraded from a Cooler Master 850W (which was used as a 1000W by other manufacturers at the time). The 850W was ran from 2008 to 2012. In the long run, you save money on a PSU like that. When I got it, 850W was overkill at the time. But by the end of its life, it was right were I needed it. It is still running today in a friend's new build! My Seasonic should run for the next 5+ years, and I should never need to worry about future upgrades taxing my system.

I think you made a wise choice in going for the Corsair AX1200.
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