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post #1 of 22
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Which is better, why?

520HX "Advanced High Performance Power Supply Line for the Enthusiast PC" -Corsair
+12V1@18A,+12V2@18A,+12V3@18A
1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4-pin +12V
1 x 8-pin EPS12V
2 x PCI-Express
8 x 4-pin peripheral
2 x 4-pin floppy
4 x SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139001

550VX "Rock Solid Performance, Incredible Value" - Corsair
12V@41A
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 12V(4+4Pin)
6 x peripheral
6 x SATA
2 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004


I don't see an SLI certified on the 550VX =T. Seems if HX is more for high performance and gaming.
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post #2 of 22
Id go for the 550vx due to the large single 12v rail.
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I'd go with the HX520W for being modular and SeaSonic built. It's multiple rails act like a single, in that any rail can pull the full 40A available.
    
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Yes, the 520HX is really a single rail design. I'd choose it for the superior seasonic construction.
    
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post #5 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by xz3rorom3o View Post
Which is better, why?

520HX "Advanced High Performance Power Supply Line for the Enthusiast PC" -Corsair
+12V1@18A,+12V2@18A,+12V3@18A
1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4-pin +12V
1 x 8-pin EPS12V
2 x PCI-Express
8 x 4-pin peripheral
2 x 4-pin floppy
4 x SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139001

550VX "Rock Solid Performance, Incredible Value" - Corsair
12V@41A
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 12V(4+4Pin)
6 x peripheral
6 x SATA
2 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004


I don't see an SLI certified on the 550VX =T. Seems if HX is more for high performance and gaming.
Get the HX and don't look back!
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post #6 of 22
That's a $30 difference or 28% premium for modular cables. Both PSU are excellent. The HX is just built by Seasonic and the VX is CWT.
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post #7 of 22
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I see I see...would the 550VX be able to handle SLI?

What the heck is CWT?
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post #9 of 22
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thanks guys, +rep!
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post #10 of 22
if you do want the hx520 get it at zzf for only $108.00 and FREE SHIPPING, http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=373100

Just orederd me one of these last night. noot to mention at that price it takes away the premium for the modular cabling DuckieHo was talking about.
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