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For my upcoming PC build, I am undecided about which PSU I want. First, I was going to go with a Corsair CX 750M, but I have decided that I want a fully modular PSU for very nice cable management. the PSU I was looking at in particular was this PSU, in the Fully Modular version. Link - http://products.xfxforce.com/en-us/Power_Supply/ProSeries_750W_PSU/P1-750B-BEFX. So, are XFX power supplies any good, as good as Corsair for example?
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They are just re-branded seasonics, so yes, they are extremely reliable. Couldn't be happier with mine.

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Every XFX power supply is a non-cut-down Seasonic rebrand with a ball bearing fan and Japanese capacitors. They're all reliable; some are just better than others.

That XFX Black Edition 750W (the full modular one you linked) is based on Seasonic KM3 design (used for new X Series), same as Corsair AX760. It's among the best out there. Seasonic and Corsair versions use a more premium Sanyo Denki fan, but the one in the XFX is fine.
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It's a Seasonic X KM3 design unit, so yes it's indeed a good, reliable unit.

What will this PSU be powering? Also, what your budget and where are you able to buy from (provide links if possible).
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If you want a Seasonic KM3 unit then get a Cooler Master V700 that one is the cheapest KM3 you can get

Do you need 750 watts to begin with?
Edited by shilka - 8/17/13 at 4:58am
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They are in truth Seasonics if you are concerned just get a Seasonic unit, but XFX is great
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

If you want a Seasonic KM3 unit then get a Cooler Master V700 that one is the cheapest KM3 you can get

Do you nedd 750 watts to begin with?

When it comes to what manufacturer with similar OEM, I always check the return policies and warranty. How much postage it would cost to return a broken unit, ect...

And yeah, 750W / 850W for SLI / Crossfire, 550W for single cards, 650W for power drains like the GTX480.

But hey, who am I to judge (single 7970 + AX850) smile.gif
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