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post #1471 of 6741
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Originally Posted by SSG1 View Post
This week my part supplier offers a great discount for the TX650. Should i get that?
It's a solid unit, so I see no reason not to go for it
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There aren't links attached to some of the PSU's, namely the Antec High Current Gamer 520W (for me, anyway). Was there a review for it? I'd like to know because I want to recommend this PSU to somebody with a Sandy Bridge and an HD 6950, but I want to be on the safe side and see the review.

EDIT:
Nevermind, snooped around the forums and found a review.
Edited by TheRockMonsi - 9/1/11 at 2:00am
 
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post #1473 of 6741
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Originally Posted by TheRockMonsi View Post
There aren't links attached to some of the PSU's, namely the Antec High Current Gamer 520W (for me, anyway). Was there a review for it? I'd like to know because I want to recommend this PSU to somebody with a Sandy Bridge and an HD 6950, but I want to be on the safe side and see the review.

EDIT:
Nevermind, snooped around the forums and found a review.
It's just a standard Seasonic S12II Bronze unit.

If I've seen the internals of a unit and know the platform; then it's not a big issue on recommending it, since much doesn't change besides fan or capacitor choice on units.

I just attached this review:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/HCG-520/8.html

To the unit in the listing though.

The list, as it stands, is a bit out of date. Not enough to cause concern as all the units should be available still. With only a few, newer, units available and priced better.
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post #1474 of 6741
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
It's a solid unit, so I see no reason not to go for it
Good to hear.
The GS 600 is also part of the promotion, it's good enough to supply the system as it is now?
Edited by SSG1 - 9/3/11 at 1:02am
post #1475 of 6741
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Good to hear.
The GS 600 is also part of the promotion, it's good enough to supply the system as it is now?
The TX650 is most likely the -C revision. Which means teh two are based on the same platform and both are solid units.
The difference then would be the capacitors used; which means the TX650 has all Japanese capacitors and the GS600 has all Taiwanese capacitors.

Not a huge difference, but it means the TX650 would last longer.

ON the flip side, GS600 has a color change fan.
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is there any perceivable difference between a power supply like the corsair ax750 and the antec tpn-750? may sound a bit dumb, but arent both of them so far ridiculously in spec that neither will have any problems with caps blowing or damage from ripple and the like? what are the benefits of using the ax in this case, just minor **** like money saved on your electricity bill?
post #1477 of 6741
I'm curious, why have so many of the Corsair PSU been excluded from the list?

Namely many of the AX-series, HX850 and HX750.
Edited by OrangeBunnies - 9/4/11 at 8:12am
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post #1478 of 6741
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is there any perceivable difference between a power supply like the corsair ax750 and the antec tpn-750? may sound a bit dumb, but arent both of them so far ridiculously in spec that neither will have any problems with caps blowing or damage from ripple and the like? what are the benefits of using the ax in this case, just minor **** like money saved on your electricity bill?
Depends on your electricity bill.

For me, the difference would be about $3-8/year depending on if it I was folding or just using it for my normal rig.


Quote:
Originally Posted by OrangeBunnies View Post
I'm curious, why have so many of the Corsair PSU been excluded from the list?

Namely many of the AX-series, HX850 and HX750.
HX1000, HX850, & HX850 are old units and either EOL or hard to find depending on the location.

AX1200, AX750, & AX850 are all on the list. I haven't added the AX650 yet (or at least, I don't think I have yet.) but the list is about 2 months out of date right now.

There's only a few units missing.

This list, if you took to the time to read, is a list of easily available; modern units.
I am namely targeting English speaking countries since this is an English speaking forum.
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post #1479 of 6741
Are there any other differences worthy of the price premium?

like, i get that the ax would have better regulation and noise suppression. but will it make any difference? is it something negligible like the tp will fail in 20 years whereas the ax will fail in 20 years and a month?

i dunno, it just seems like theres a threshold for power supplies and anything over that level is just a waste of $$$
Edited by Vuashke - 9/4/11 at 8:41am
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Are there any other differences worthy of the price premium?

like, i get that the ax would have better regulation and noise suppression. but will it make any difference? is it something negligible like the tp will fail in 20 years whereas the ax will fail in 20 years and a month?

i dunno, it just seems like theres a threshold for power supplies and anything over that level is just a waste of $$$
Really, it's hard to say. Any number of failures could hit either unit.

The AX Series is built better, has a higher quality fan, and is fully modular/looks better out of the box.
As well as having a 2 year longer warranty.

Generally, you nab a unit like that if you want top of the line performance that'll last awhile and is the best bang for your buck.

Though, there'd be no difference to your machine between a TP-650 and an AX650
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