Originally Posted by B33m3RBOY
Craven1, what PSU's did you refer to as a waste of money?
500w PSU is NOT going to power this system. I would be nuts to buy one for this rig if it does gaming/folding and it's ALWAYS on 24/7 doing something, never idling almost. If this computer was only turned on 1-3 hours a day sure.... 600w fine, but I'd much rather have the extra 200-300w and be using 50%-70% of the PSU's rated capacity under full load.
Using the PSU calculator program stickied in this forum, even that recommended a 550w. 6HDD, 4 of them are 15000rpm SCSI drives, 7 fans, 5 of those are high performance fans.
Anybody approve of either of these two Corsair PSU's? As far as I know, both are OEM Seasonic. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913.html
Corsair AX760 $149!!! http://ncix.com/products/?sku=77639&vpn=CP-9020045-NA&manufacture=Corsair
Corsair AX860 $174 http://ncix.com/products/?sku=77641&vpn=CP-9020044-NA&manufacture=Corsair
other one I am considering
Seasonic X-750 $159 http://ncix.com/products/?sku=80026&vpn=X-750KM3&manufacture=Seasonic%20Electronics
I don't want a Corsair AXi power supply, as far as I know, the OEM of those isn't great. I've also been reading around that Seasonic Platinum and Corsair AX power supplies have been experiencing humming noises. Should I be worried about that or have they fixed it. Been thinking it may even be the reason for the sale.
If you want to recommend some better 750W+ PSU''s
, please select from NCIX.com. Any Platinum performers that are rated Gold would be considered.
Alright to clear some of that up
OEM for the AX series both the old and new is Seasonic
AX650/750/850 is Seasonic KM2
AX760/AX860 is Seasonic KM3
The AX1200/AX760i/AX860i/AX1200i is made by the OEM Flextronics and there is nothing wrong with Flextronics units
I say again Corsair units are overpriced you would be better of getting something else
Not becuse of bad quality but overprice
Now main problem with the Seasonic KM3 and the KM2 to to a lesser degree is coil whine
Not that big a problem with coil whine on the AX760i/AX860i but the Corsair Link control software on those are broken and useless so you pay money for something half broken
At the end of the day i would saty clear of Corsair for the reasons above not becasue of bad quality
If you want a Seasonic KM3 the Cooler Master V700 is the cheapest KM3 there is and i think Cooler Master may have fixed the coil whine problem on those
Or you could get a Rosewill Capstone if you dont mind semi modular
There still some other options as well like the NZXT HALE 90 V1 and V2 or the Fractal Design Newton R3 or the Be Quiet Dark Power Pro P10 just to name a fewEdited by shilka - 8/1/13 at 6:28pm