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post #1 of 20
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Which PSU should i get for my system?

SeaSonic X650 Gold 650W for 140.
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W for 145.

Corsair is Silver certified, but 100 more watts for only 5 dollars. I dont know what the difference is between Silver and Gold. But is the extra 100w with silver not gold worth 5 bucks or no?

Heres my system:

CPU: Intel i7-950
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 570
Case: HAF 942 X
RAM: Corsair Dominator 6gb (3x2 gb) DDR3 1600 7-8-7-20
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM
DVD: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive
Wireless: Belkin F5D8055 USB 2.0 Wireless N+ USB Adapter
Monitor: Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080
post #2 of 20
Go with the Corsair, they are a better brand.
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
Go with the Corsair, they are a better brand.
Not true at all, also the seasonic X series is better then corsair's hx series.. 650ws will be more then enough for you.
Most of the old Corsair psus were made by seasonic and the ax750 and 850 are made by seasonic too.
post #4 of 20
Seasonic FTW! Corsair is a good brand, but Seasonic is even better, plus its also gold certified.
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post #5 of 20
Seasonic X-650 Gold. It's the better of the two. You do not need the extra 100 watts.


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Originally Posted by desastrux View Post
Which PSU should i get for my system?

SeaSonic X650 Gold 650W for 140.
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W for 145.

Corsair is Silver certified, but 100 more watts for only 5 dollars. I dont know what the difference is between Silver and Gold. But is the extra 100w with silver not gold worth 5 bucks or no?

Heres my system:

CPU: Intel i7-950
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 570
Case: HAF 942 X
RAM: Corsair Dominator 6gb (3x2 gb) DDR3 1600 7-8-7-20
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM
DVD: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive
Wireless: Belkin F5D8055 USB 2.0 Wireless N+ USB Adapter
Monitor: Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080
    
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post #6 of 20
One thing to consider is if you are going to add another 570 for SLI. If you are, I'd get the HX750. If not, X650 is the way to go.
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post #7 of 20
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ya. sometime in the future i may add another 570. not when i buy the system but maybe sometime. thats why i was thinking about the 750. or should i just get the 750 seasonic or this for the same price as the corsair.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0352258
post #8 of 20
IMO go with the Seasonic X-750. That will allow you to SLI the 570 later on in the future since you will not be able to with the 650 watt. That's a great deal on the X-750 as it's probably the best 750 watt power supply that you can buy. Also to the guy who said Corsair is better then SeaSonic you fail. SeaSonic actually makes their power supplies unlike Corsair which uses a few different platforms including Seasonics.
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post #9 of 20
There's the Silverstone Strider gold series, the 750w one would be great for you.
post #10 of 20
IMHO it doesn't matter, they are both good units.
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