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Good Day Gents,

I have a client that I assisting putting together a heavyweight system.
Im trying to balance cost and performance, now im torn on the PSU.
Dont ask, but her requirements ended up needing a 1200w PSU.
This ends up me having to choose a AX1200 from Corsair- 279.99, against TPQ 1200 by Antec- 199.99 USD.

Please pro's and cons between the two, currently not considering any other model.

Thanks in advance, we are picking these up this afternoon at FRY's or Microcenter depends on which one we settle on.
Edited by DarkstarX10a - 2/27/11 at 9:52am
post #2 of 15
The AX1200 is better than the TPQ-1200 in every way.

Any reason you're not considering the HCP-1200? That's Antec's answer to the AX1200.
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The AX1200 has a bit higher efficiency than the TPQ.
    
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The AX1200 has a bit higher efficiency than the TPQ.
Significantly higher. AX1200 is 87-91% efficient, TPQ-1200 is 81-83% efficient. Plus the AX has better v-reg and ripple suppression and is fully modular.

They're in completely different classes, so there's really no way the TPQ can keep up. That's why I was wondering why you weren't comparing the AX to the HCP, since those two are actually meant to compete.
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My friend had a TPQ 1200 for his new build. He didn't really like it and ended up with a HCP unit. Ax1200 is better.
Edited by linskingdom - 2/27/11 at 9:03am
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Significantly higher. AX1200 is 87-91% efficient, TPQ-1200 is 81-83% efficient. Plus the AX has better v-reg and ripple suppression and is fully modular.

They're in completely different classes, so there's really no way the TPQ can keep up. That's why I was wondering why you weren't comparing the AX to the HCP, since those two are actually meant to compete.
Actually just read through all 3 of the Jonny reviews...
saw his link to the Diablowtech 1050w PSU, he can really rhyme!
    
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The client is insisting on the TPQ1200, while's im insisting on the AX1200.. i'll look into the HCP1200 see if she would bite on it.
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the silverstone 1200 gold is another option

but get him on the hcp 1200

just show him this

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You sure your not going to consider others? Because the Enermax Revolution85+ 1250W is an awesome PSU.
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You sure your not going to consider others? Because the Enermax Revolution85+ 1250W is an awesome PSU.
I have been considering Enermax's for a while now, but I havent dealt with em before. Hence forcing me to rely on familiar brands. At least ones that have already proven themselves to me. With a build this.. expensive, I dont want her.. *****ing at me for picking a part that ends up dead. Especially, one I cant really vouch for.

But will certainly look into it, for perhaps my own personal use.
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