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So I have been kicking aroudn the need to replace my OCZ power supply as it is old and I just dont like it

I asked some of my Reseller's / Computer repair guys what I should do. and a few of them kept telling me that they no longer purchase Corsair Powersupplys due to DOA rate as well as Fluctuating power that was supposedly unstable.



I can get a Corsair 650TX for 67 Bucks. Which is well within my budget.

But, i was told to get Thermaltake Toughpower XT 650-Watt , and never look back..

Do the Corsair Powersupplies really show as Jumpy on a PSU Tester? I cannot afford to have a Flaky Power Supply.

I plan on either Spaz purchasing a GTX 275 or waiting out for Something Nice to come out soon hopefully........ But I want a GTX 275, actually i want a GTX 285 more than anything. Can wait that part out.

I will never SLI....

And if I ever worry about Physx, I am sure a 650 with 52a can handle a Dinky GPU as the physx with a nice 200-300 dollar GPU as the main.


So, Corsair, or ToughPower?

$67 or $135 -.- the TOughpower is 80 Plus Bronze, the corsair is just 80plus
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post #2 of 36
Corsair power supplies are rock solid and extremely well designed. I have been buying them exclusively since my first Corsair 620HX and I would recommend them to anyone.

They are more expensive, but you're paying for a quality brand with excellent performance and great customer support.
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Corsair has one of the lowest RMA rates in the PSU industry. CWT makes PSUs for both Thermaltake and Corsair which are damn good.
    
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post #4 of 36
I say that you should get the corsair. I have a TT as you can see in my sig and had no problems with it so far. But I have read a lot of good reviews about Corsair, enough to make them my first choice when getting a new PSU.
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Corsair power supplies are rock solid and extremely well designed. I have been buying them exclusively since my first Corsair 620HX and I would recommend them to anyone.

They are more expensive, but you're paying for a quality brand with excellent performance and great customer support.
I swear you just wrote this exact same thing in another post...

I have been thinking about the 650 TX and the 750 TX

have decided against Modular
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post #6 of 36
The Toughpower XT is just a slightly updated version of the ubiquitous Channel Well PSH platform. The Corsair vx550, tx750 and tx850 are based on the same PSH models so I don't know where your computer expert get's his facts that the Toughpowers are much better. It's the same design. The Corsair tx650 is from Seasonic and is pretty solid unit, just like most of the CWT PSH units. But $135 for a modular 650W PSH is a complete rip-off. Thermaltake must be nuts to think they could sell what is basically an above average, but nothing special, unit for those prices.
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Corsair PSU's are insanely reliable
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Corsair PSU's are insanely reliable
Well, not really. They use fairly standard designs similar to many other products. There's nothing special about most of them. Sure they are built well, but the amount of praise they get around here is astounding. From what little data we have they don't seem to be any more reliable than what you get from most other companies that sell good products. Most of them fall into a 1-2% defect rate.
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argg this is quite annoying -.-

My friend was quite pushy about trying to make me believe that the Wattage is unreliable on the Corsair 650.

I want the 650TX from corsair because it is super cheap! But I refuse to potentially harm my system
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One more vote for the Corsair here
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