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Soooo... my Nox is about to die.. after 5 years...
Now i need a new one..
I got the chance to buy a 720W Enermax infinity from a friend for 75€, which is like half or 1/3 of it's price in the market...
Will it be enough to my sig rig? With a new card (AMD 6870) ??
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I can't look it up right now, since the computer I'm on it slow as crap. But I don't believe Infinity is one of Enermax's better lines. In fact it sounds like one of their older ones. 75 Euro sounds extortionate.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
I can't look it up right now, since the computer I'm on it slow as crap. But I don't believe Infinity is one of Enermax's better lines. In fact it sounds like one of their older ones. 75 Euro sounds extortionate.
Looks like a good PSU by 2007 standards: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...p=Story&reid=2
You could surely find a better deal on a current unit.
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Corsair TX750 for alittle more.....
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Originally Posted by triangle View Post
Corsair TX750 for alittle more.....
No.

The Enermax Infiniti is an excellent quality supply. It is built extremely well and even though it is nearly 4 years old, it still keeps up with 90% of the retail supplies available today.

The TX isn't all that new anyway.
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No.

The Enermax Infiniti is an excellent quality supply. It is built extremely well and even though it is nearly 4 years old, it still keeps up with 90% of the retail supplies available today.

The TX isn't all that new anyway.
I HAVE used a Enermax Infiniti and it WAS a great PSU.....
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post #8 of 10
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Thanks for the replies..
Well the 2 options are a Corsair HX620 or the Enermax, both are modular and he's selling each for 75€
I cant buy from Newegg or Tiger, because they dont ship parts to my country, so things are a lil more expensive...
The TX750 costs like 100€, and the HX620 about 110€
With the capacitor aging and stuff i did the calculation and i dont think the 620W Corsair will be enough, don't wanna run it at max capacity just to be safe...
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by DarkShooter View Post
Thanks for the replies..
Well the 2 options are a Corsair HX620 or the Enermax, both are modular and he's selling each for 75€
I cant buy from Newegg or Tiger, because they dont ship parts to my country, so things are a lil more expensive...
The TX750 costs like 100€, and the HX620 about 110€
With the capacitor aging and stuff i did the calculation and i dont think the 620W Corsair will be enough, don't wanna run it at max capacity just to be safe...
That's actually a tough choice. The Infinity is actually a great performer apart from the poor efficiency (mostly at low loads). The cables on the Infinity are also a little short, so in a big case you may get some issues. Much like the Infinity, the Corsair is also one of the better units from the period (3-4 years ago).

Don't worry about capacitor aging, good caps like the ones used in the Corsair will last many years before showing any noticeable degradation. The CEC caps used in the Infinity aren't necessarily bad it's just that Enermax is pretty much the only company that uses them. Enermax has a habit of going to a small company, getting them to make a product to their specs and them pretty much buying everything they make. So the CEC caps are from a small company with unknown reliability, but Enermax has been using them for a while now with no known issues.

As for the Corsair not being enough, why do you say that? It would easily handle a 6870, possible even two.

It's a tough decision. The Enermax has 6A more the 12V, shorter cables and worse efficiency, but apart from that their isn't much to differentiate them. You could always decided based on aesthetics or cable/connector selection. Many people like the modular cables on the Corsair for cable management.
Edited by shinji2k - 12/24/10 at 2:09pm
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I'll have to see about that then...
I got my Phenom OCed 24/7 at 3.9 never reaches over 60% usage but meh..
And i got a crapload of fans.
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