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  • 61% (13)
    Corsair 650TX
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    OCZ 700MXSP
  • 23% (5)
    Other
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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
My sig PSU has died on me right after the warrany expired, and I need a replacement.

I have narrowed down my choices to these 2 power supplies although I am open to suggestions.

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX: ~$63 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

or

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP: ~$54 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341018

The Corsair has a 5 year warranty compared to the OCZ's 3, but the OCZ is modular which is a plus since my old 780w OCZ was modular. I have had 2 OCZ's fail on me in the past, but I heard that OCZ bought PC & Power cooling?

What do you guys think? I'm on a pretty low budget, and I want to leave room for SLI in the future. Will the Corsair be able to SLI with only 2 pci-e connectors?

Edit: Any reply is appreciated; buying in an hour or so.
Edited by cory1234 - 10/22/10 at 6:33pm
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post #2 of 18
Corsair definetly. I dont trust OCZ with anything.
    
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post #3 of 18
Between those two choices, the Corsair. I also don't trust OCZ units except for the StealthXtreme 400w. A quality 550w unit would be more than sufficient, so the mediocre 650w Corsair will be more than enough .
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Between those two choices, the Corsair. I also don't trust OCZ units except for the StealthXtreme 400w. A quality 550w unit would be more than sufficient, so the mediocre 650w Corsair will be more than enough .
I've had a stealthXtreme fail on me after a month or so of use, but at least this 780w unit lasted me a solid 3 years.
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post #5 of 18
XFX 650W might be another one to consider.
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post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dropkickninja View Post
XFX 650W might be another one to consider.
I've read mixed reviews of the XFX line: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/xfx650w/7.htm

The 4 Pci-e connectors are interesting...
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post #7 of 18
You're making sure to cover the Amp requirements for both right? And it's best to have the PSU come with the exact proper amount of wiring. Don't the GTX460s require on 8pin PCI-E each? That pretty much means the Corsair.
     
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Ive had OCZ in the past and didn't like it that much the fan was loud as hell, Since I switch to Corsair its been great. So corsair i gets my vote.
 
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post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by cory1234 View Post
I've had a stealthXtreme fail on me after a month or so of use, but at least this 780w unit lasted me a solid 3 years.
Have you ever tried to FULLY load it though? I'll bet it wouldn't handle it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cory1234 View Post
I've read mixed reviews of the XFX line: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/xfx650w/7.htm

The 4 Pci-e connectors are interesting...
Don't worry about the XFX lineup. They are absolutely SOLID units. I believe they are Seasonic S12D guts, or a mix between S12D and S12II, can't remember.
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post #10 of 18
OCZ = Fail

Corsair = FTW
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