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A Corsair HX620W which has been used a little bit under a years(50€) : http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/371
Or a Chieftec CFT-750-14CS which has been used 6 months (55€) : http://www.chieftec.eu/index.php?opt...322&Itemid=588
Also some dude says in here that the Chieftec CFT 750 14CS is the same as Corsair TX750 but without such good customer service. Is that right? http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-i7-870-a.html
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Well do you need 750W of power or not? Most likely you don't, but tell me what that PSU will be powering and I can confirm that.
If you don't need 750W, then get the HX620, it's still a good PSU.
And if you do need 750W then obviously get the Chieftec 750. Yes that is correct, it is basically the same PSU as the Corsair TX750.
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Well I don't need 750W PSU but if the difference is only 5€ then why not to go with the Chieftec specially if it is also good. Also here shows that Corsair can max out also almost 750W but it is hard to choose. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/371/9
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Hardwaresecrets does overload testing but I would avoid doing that anyway.
It's up to you at this point, they're both fine PSUs for the price, with similar downsides (high ripple at high loads -- within ATX spec but still high). The HX620 has the advantage of being modular, if that matters to you.
Edited by Shub - 1/6/11 at 9:14am
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I'd take the Corsair. Chieftek are one of those 'B level' brands in my book.

You get the warranty aswell, it's lifetime with Corsair and it should transfer if it's never been repaired before.
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I'd take the Corsair. Chieftek are one of those 'B level' brands in my book.
But the Chieftec is essentially the same as the Corsair TX750 internally. The same. Made by the same company (Channel Well Technology).

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You get the warranty aswell, it's lifetime with Corsair and it should transfer if it's never been repaired before.
I don't think Corsair ever offered lifetime warranties on their PSUs. The HX620 definitely had a 5-year warranty.

Edit: in all fairness, Corsair's customer service is probably superior to Chieftec's, but that's basically the only difference.
Edited by Shub - 1/6/11 at 9:38am
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OK. Guys thanks, if I can I will go with the Chieftec.
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post #8 of 8
your compairing cheatec to corsair? ofc get the corsair if you want quality and service
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