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post #1 of 17
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I'm on a tight budget, so I don't really want to spend more than 100 on a reliable PSU.
The build I need this for is the one in my sig.
I'm thinking about the Corsair 650TX, or the Corsair 520HX, or the Corsair 750TX
Which one would be the best for me?
I'm leaning towards the 750TX because it's only 99.99 on Buy.com after MIR, and gives me a lot of upgrade room. The 650TX is 30 bucks cheaper after MIR though, so I'm not sure.

Also, I have a question
You know on the 4pin Molex and SATA connectors?
There's like two connectors?
Why are there two?
    
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post #2 of 17
Well, I'll bite since no one else is. If you are talking about your e8400 and a 8800 g92, the 520hx would work well. Modular isn't a huge deal for me so I would probably go for the 650tx in case you ever wanted to go sli and it would be more future proof for about the same price as the 520hx.

Also, I'm not sure what you mean by this:
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Also, I have a question
You know on the 4pin Molex and SATA connectors?
There's like two connectors?
Why are there two?
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You know how the connectors wire down?
Like first, the wires go into one connector, then they go out of the connector, and then go into another?

Yeah, like, why are there three?
    
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post #4 of 17
well, there is one input, and then two outputs. (that's why two ends look the same, and one end looks like where you plug the molex into)
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post #5 of 17
Yup, it is simply a splitter. Hard drives and fans have a relatively low* power draw and splitters are useful if you don't have enough sata or molex connectors or to help with cable management.

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So both can be used right?
What if one of them is inside the PSU?
Like according to the other guy, one is in the psu, so there would be 1 input and 1 output then right?
    
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Quote:
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So both can be used right?
Yup.

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What if one of them is inside the PSU?
Like according to the other guy, one is in the psu, so there would be 1 input and 1 output then right?
I don't follow...
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post #8 of 17
The 750 is overkill if this is the system.
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post #9 of 17
Yeah a 750 would go to waste. He's going with a p35 so no sli which would make the vx550 or the hx520 a good fit for him but if he is going with buy.com, the tx650 is the same price as the vx550. It would be stupid not to get the tx650.
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post #10 of 17
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Wait, I'll take a picture to show you what I mean.
    
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