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post #11 of 24
Corsairs are normally better, but with the difference in power between those two, I'd actually go for the Antec.
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post #12 of 24
You cannot compare general manufactors of PSUs. You need to compare by model.

IMO...

Antec TPQ 850w > Corsair 750w > Antec Signature 850w
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post #13 of 24
simply because the PSU is really the most important part of a rig (if it fails, it can take everything down with it), go with Corsair. its a known fact that they are high quality power supplies.
    
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post #14 of 24
Corsair. I recently replaced my Antec Trio 550w w/ a Corsair 750TX, much quieter.
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Antec TPQ 850w > Corsair 750w > Antec Signature 850w
Really?

Shouldn't it go Signature > TPQ > TX750...

edit:
And what exactly are you going to power with this PSU? You do get a MIR on the Corsair so it would eventually end up cheaper if you didn't need the extra 200W. That said, they are both good PSUs and should perform similarly. If you think you'll ever get to a point that you need more than ~620W then by all means get the Antec. If not, the Corsair will be cheaper after MIR.

edit 2:
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Antec builds solid power supplies but if you compare the many internet reviews, the corsairs as a rule come out as best of class.
I wouldn't call any of the Corsairs best of class. They are all good PSUs but they are designed to perform well at a good price. There are more expensive PSUs that are better.

Antec and Corsair has had a variety of OEMs over the years so you can't just say one brand is better than the others. The CWT Antecs had bad caps (old stuff like Smartpower and True Power (1 and 2). The Seasonic Antecs (most of the original EA, Neo HE and TP Trio) are usually good but built down to a price. The Delta Antecs are either good (EA650) or best in class (Signature). The Enhance Antecs (TPQ) are also very nice.
Edited by shinji2k - 12/23/08 at 12:36am
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post #16 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
You cannot compare general manufactors of PSUs. You need to compare by model.

IMO...

Antec TPQ 850w > Corsair 750w > Antec Signature 850w
Ummm...what's wrong with the Signature series?

Duckie and Shinji are right though, there's no hard-and-soft "Antec is better than Corsair", even at the same wattage. The Signature series is easily better than any Corsair-branded power supply at the same wattage, and the Truepower Quattro series are an excellent value for the money. The reason you can't compare them as companies is because they don't actually design and create power supplies - they outsource things to other companies and slap their name on them (yes, they do provide input and all, but that's the gist of what happens). It's the same way with monitors - a lot of people say that Samsung is the best, but there's a bevy of Samsung-branded monitors that don't even use Samsung LCD panels. Strange, eh?
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post #17 of 24
Quote:
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I wouldn't call any of the Corsairs best of class. They are all good PSUs but they are designed to perform well at a good price. There are more expensive PSUs that are better.
Depends what he meant by "class" would be my guess. At the price, Corsair is extremely hard to beat, and from a noise standpoint they also tend to perform reasonably well. From a wattage standpoint they can easily be bested.
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Depends what he meant by "class" would be my guess. At the price, Corsair is extremely hard to beat, and from a noise standpoint they also tend to perform reasonably well. From a wattage standpoint they can easily be bested.
Oh yeah, I wasn't trying to slate Corsair. They usually provide some of the best price/performance. They are quality PSUs but they aren't the absolute best.
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post #19 of 24
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Oh yeah, I wasn't trying to slate Corsair. They usually provide some of the best price/performance. They are quality PSUs but they aren't the absolute best.
I didn't think you were trying to slight them, I just think the guy was referring to them from a value standpoint rather than an actual overall best. Me? I've got my heart set on one of those Enermax Revolution 85+ units for my next build.
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I didn't think you were trying to slight them, I just think the guy was referring to them from a value standpoint rather than an actual overall best. Me? I've got my heart set on one of those Enermax Revolution 85+ units for my next build.
The 1050W looked mighty impressive. I do hope they've finally corrected the caulk problem. The old caulking would, after a year or so (and the accompanying heat cycles which altered it's chemical composition), become conductive and short out the primary.
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