Originally Posted by rpg711
Well, amazon sells the hx750 for $118.99, and you could even get it for cheaper on newegg with the +15% off promo code and rebate they're running right now. most(or all) quality made 90% 650w's are at least $110, so there's a good reason right there, if you can get something better for the same price, why not?
You're right that it's $118.99 shipped from Amazon.com, but it's $139.99 shipped from Newegg. Sure there's a $20 rebate card making it $119.99 shipped, but you have to wait 1½ to 2 months (6-8 weeks) to receive it after you send in the request form. Until then, it's $139.99 shipped. Now of course, if you use the promo code (which ends on June 8th), then it's $118.99 shipped and then $98.99 shipped after the rebate card finally comes in the mail. However, you have to make sure to select the free shipping option, otherwise you'll be stuck with the $4.99 shipping that they're trying to push on us making it $123.98 after shipping before the rebate card. That's why it just says that free shipping is available. Newegg must've been losing money from offering free UPS Ground shipping on many of their items.
The Gold-rated HX750 (as opposed to the Bronze-rated HX750) is based on the SeaSonic G Series from what I heard. The 650W SeaSonic G Series is $109.99 shipped right up front, and as you can see from my breakdown of the power consumption, it has all the power that's needed. Plus, you wouldn't be feeding the Corsair beast that is already overstuffed as it is. :)
However, the HX750 does have nicely sleeved cables whereas the 650W SeaSonic G Series only has those relatively stiff, flat modular cables. The HX750 has some of those flat cables, but most of the modular cables are sleeved.
If those flat modular cables aren't a problem, then the 650W LEPA G Series can be an even more attractive option at $109.99 shipped because it's then $89.99 shipped after the rebate card.