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i am able to spend up to 200 dollars on a power supply. I am looking for a replacement for my current 650 watt xigmatek which the fan has failed on... anyways i have a 1200 so i can use a cp 850 provide links for any products you recomend
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Corsair 850HX
    
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Corsair HX850
Jonny Guru Review

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Performance (40% of the final score) - and now we come down to the scoring, and this is going to be a snap. Ripple suppression was excellent. Voltage regulation was very, very good. The unit stayed pretty quiet, even in the hot box. And it topped out at 91% efficiency too. I can't in good conscience give the Antec 850W units perfect scores here and then go knocking points off on this unit, so here you go Corsair... your first 10 from me in performance.
Functionality (20% of the final score) - oh, man... how is this unit hurting in this area? The modular cables are the flat kind, easy to hide. There are enough connectors to hook up a boatload of hard drives. There are almost too many connectors for video cards. If I had to complain about anything at all, it might be the unit's depth. It's an awesome unit, but at 180mm deep I can see some poor guy sitting in front of his case, HX850 to one side, sobbing into his hands because it won't fit. This unit isn't country mile long like some of the kilowatt size units I've tested, but it's just long enough to be a possible pain. Half a point off for that. 9.5.
Value (30% of the final score) - Provantage currently has the best price on this unit at $190.28. That makes it about $17 cheaper than the lowest price I can find on the Antec SG-850. That's a win for Corsair, because this unit comes up pretty much dead even in keeping up with that one in terms of overall performance. But, I do find that the build quality of this unit what with the perpetually loose heatsink screws is lagging behind somewhat. So, I'm going to hand out a 9 here.
Aesthetics (10% of the final score) - like all Corsairs, it looks good to me. 10.
Performance
10
Functionality
9.5
Value
9
Aesthetics
10
Total Score

9.6




Summary
The long wait for a modular 850W unit from Corsair is at last over, and I do hereby declare that this unit was worth waiting for. Not only is this the most efficient Corsair I've ever looked at, it's also the best performing. Now, all Corsair needs is a CWT DSR or similar unit to sit on top of the mountain as an HX1200, and Corsair will be laughing all the way to the bank. Not that they aren't already.
The Good:
  • fantastically efficient
  • 12V ripple suppression second only to a very few high end units
  • very, very stable regulation
  • good value
The Bad:
  • loose heatsink screws yet again
The Mediocre:
  • take the children and yourself and hide out in the cellar... I'm about to break out my Mike + the Mechanics collection and I'm not going to be shy with the volume knob
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Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
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SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
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Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
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FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
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AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
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SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
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post #4 of 16
Corsair 850HX $189 with free shipping at the egg.This is one nice psu .
Believe it or not the 850HX in that review is the one i have in my system.Sold to me from OklahomaWolf and the 850TX in my backup rig is also a review sample from johnnyguru

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=126
Edited by mothow - 8/16/09 at 4:37pm
    
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post #5 of 16
If you plan on keeping the Antec 1200 for a while, the CP-850 rivals the other top PSUs like the Antec Signature, Corsair HX850, Seasonic M12-D and Silencer 910 and is quite a bit cheaper than all of them.
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X25-M 80GB, 320GB WD Scorpio Black Vista x64 2007FP-3007WFP-2007FP-1080p 32" OCN Ducky Brown 
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X25-M 80GB, 320GB WD Scorpio Black Vista x64 2007FP-3007WFP-2007FP-1080p 32" OCN Ducky Brown 
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post #6 of 16
The Antec CP-850 is a good cooler but it's only capable with a few Antec Cases, out of all the power supplies I would pick the Corsair 850HX, for under $200
     
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Corsair Force 3 (120GB) Western Digital Caviar Black (640GB) Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 (2x1TB) Samsung SH-S223F/BEBE 
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Noctua NH-U12P SE2 Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) & OSX Lion 10.7 Samsung SyncMaster P2370 (1920x1080, 23") Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate 
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Corsair HX Series CMPSU-750HX (750W) Corsair Obsidian 650D Logitech G700 Asus Xonar Essence STX 
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Audio Technica ATH-M50 Logitech Z-2300 
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Samsung F1 1TB CM Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung T220 
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Samsung F1 1TB CM Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung T220 
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Q6600 Asus PN5-D 750i Evga GTS 250 2x2GB Crucial Ballistix 
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post #8 of 16
+1 for Antec CP850 I have this and it rocks big tho
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post #9 of 16
The Corsair HX850W is one of the best Power Supplies out there.
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Win-8.1 Pro 64-Bit ASUS VG278HE 27" 144Hz  Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold 
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post #10 of 16
The HX 850 is your best bet. Incredible unit.
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