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Originally Posted by mayford5 View Post

I would have to find the article but some of the Corsair PSUs are made by seasonic and some aren't. When put through the oscilloscope the Seasonic Corsair PSU's are usually at the top for stability, efficiency, and longevity. I wish people would understand that there are two different kinds of Corsair PSU's and you can't lump all in together.

Here is a breakdown by Toms about PSU mfgs and who actually sells them and builds them. I went to the C's thumb.gif

I agree, if you would read my previous posts, you would see that. My problem, is that even on the models that seasonic is the maker for, the seasonic units are CHEAPER than the equivalent corsair unit. So why buy the corsair? Just for the name? No thanks.

I don't have an issue with corsair as a company, I just don't understand paying more for something just because it says corsair, that's retarded.

I referenced @shilka before, the OCN resident guru on PSU's, and previously stated that the name on the psu doesn't matter, only the OEM does. I'll take first hand knowledge over what the payed reviewers like toms hardware say also, just my feelings, but I've seen toms do reviews on products in the past that they had horrible issues with, and still give them a passing score, I stopped looking at theirs reviews then. Just my 2cents.gif
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

Personally, I wouldnt. It's really up to you, obviously. I've never honestly been a fan of most corsair products, but especially their PSU's, as there are PSU's that are equal to theirs or better, for cheaper. Heck, I only have the Air 540 because it was a freebie from one of my distributors, and it seemed like it would be a fun build wink.gif

That's your opinion, and I can respect that, but there are good reasons to buy Corsair PSUs and their products in general. Their level of support is amazing. I put in a ticket because I lost a mounting nut for my he 10th while moving and asked how I could buy one. A day later, no questions asked I had a tracking number. In a few days I had a brand new full mounting kit. Sure, some of their stuff is higher priced than the competition, but I doubt the competition has that level of support. I know for a fact season is doesn't do things like that.
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Thanks for the help guys, a 360 with less headache sounds good to me. I will check measurements and see id like to match the alphacool with another one the rad is awesome.

Far as fans go push only is enough as I have 2 pwm deltas laying around from my last computer, so I can just pick up one more.

Appreciate the input again and will post some pics when it's finished.
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

I agree, if you would read my previous posts, you would see that. My problem, is that even on the models that seasonic is the maker for, the seasonic units are CHEAPER than the equivalent corsair unit. So why buy the corsair? Just for the name? No thanks.

I don't have an issue with corsair as a company, I just don't understand paying more for something just because it says corsair, that's retarded.

I referenced @shilka before, the OCN resident guru on PSU's, and previously stated that the name on the psu doesn't matter, only the OEM does. I'll take first hand knowledge over what the payed reviewers like toms hardware say also, just my feelings, but I've seen toms do reviews on products in the past that they had horrible issues with, and still give them a passing score, I stopped looking at theirs reviews then. Just my 2cents.gif

That I agree with 100%. However when I bought my HX650 the equivalent Seasonic was about $50 more. So I guess it really depends on what you are looking for and when you buy it. By the way, how far back was this conversation? I read the last 5 pages and I would have sworn I didn't see anything to reference what you were saying. I apologize for taking your words out of context.
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Originally Posted by jameyscott View Post

That's your opinion, and I can respect that, but there are good reasons to buy Corsair PSUs and their products in general. Their level of support is amazing. I put in a ticket because I lost a mounting nut for my he 10th while moving and asked how I could buy one. A day later, no questions asked I had a tracking number. In a few days I had a brand new full mounting kit. Sure, some of their stuff is higher priced than the competition, but I doubt the competition has that level of support. I know for a fact season is doesn't do things like that.

Yep. With my 650D the front filter had some broken tabs from shipping. I contacted support and without any questions about how it got broken they sent me a new one. I fully expected them to hound me about misuse or something like that but they just said it's in the mail.
post #5986 of 12513
The 1050 model of Seasonic X is $350 on Newegg and $250 on Amazon. I bought my RM for $180. I could downgrade and go with the 850 and still stay within my price range but I'm ready to say #$@! it lol
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I found out by repositioning the 2 140 mm intake fans air cooling to the bottom of the front wall I can lower my temps by 3 degrees C in a sli setup.
The original position of the fans is not optimal for air flow to reach the gpu's.
post #5988 of 12513
Just built this rig. Love the 540.




Edited by subie - 3/31/14 at 2:23pm
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Recent pictures of my 540 set up. It's my Blue Devil system and it's been running great since last summer. I'll be adding a white LED strip inside (NZXT model recommended?) and new radiator fans (probably SP120's, even though I get great CPU and GPU temperatures while OC'ed with what I'm currently using). And I'll probaby use white compression fittings instead of the blue ones I'm currently using down the road. I'm all ears to any suggestions, etc. Just don't give me any crap about Duke from this tournament. wink.gif









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Intel Core i7-4770K Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked w/ EVGA ACX C... Corsair Vengeance Pro (Silver) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW Western Digital  LG UH10LS20 BD-ROM Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
LG Flatron L227WTG Corsair HX850 850W Corsair Carbide Air 540 Microsoft Trackball Explorer 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Logitech Z-2300 XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal CPU Liqui... Monsoon 90° Rotary Angle Adapter - 1/2" ID - Bl... IandH Silver KillCoil 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Koolance Inline Drain Valve Prolimatech Blue Vortex 14 140mm x 25mm Fan Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentFan XL2 120mm x 25mm... Mod/Smart Kobra Cable MAX 24-Pin Motherboard Ex... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Mod/Smart Kobra Cable MAX 6-Pin PCI-E VGA Exten... Mod/Smart Kobra Cable MAX 8-Pin 12V EPS Motherb... Mod/Smart Kobra Cable MAX 8-Pin PCI-E VGA Exten... Blue Anodized Thumbscrews (14x) 
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XSPC Razor GTX 770 Full Coverage VGA Block XSPC Razor GTX Titan / 780 / 780 Ti / 770 Backp... PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 1/2"ID... XSPC Tank Reservoir 
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Got the third radiator installed, just bleeding the air out then good to go. I opted to use barb fittings only this time and hopefully no clamps, however I think the bends around the cpu block put too much pressure on the hose and I had to use worm drive clamps. Maybe I'll order some black ones...

Also had to put the exhaust fan on the outside of the case, wouldn't fit because the hose for the 240 was in the way. Had not considered that until I tried to fit it in.
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