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Hey everyone,

I just found 2 power supplies similar in price and performance, and I would like to know what you guys would choose? Also any additional PSU's you may want to suggest, feel free! The Corsair one in my mind is taking the lead, it's 5% more efficient and £4 cheaper. My budget is £100 for a PSU capable of running two GTX 580's!

Here are the PSU's:

Corsair TX850 Enthusiast Series

Cooler Master 850W Silent

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Thanks in advance, and as always any input is greatly appreciated .
    
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They are both excellent PSU's honestly. I think the cooler master is based off of a slightly newer design from Enhance where as the Corsair is based off an older Channel Well PSH design.

I would say get whichever one you can get for cheaper, or the one that has the modular options you want
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http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=126

johnnyguru review of the corsair tx850w

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/810

johnnyguru recommends this review of the silent pro

I'd personally go with the silent pro as the yare about equal but the corsair has WAY too many non-modular cables for my taste
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Originally Posted by soilentblue View Post
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=126

johnnyguru review of the corsair tx850w

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/810

johnnyguru recommends this review of the silent pro

I'd personally go with the silent pro as the yare about equal but the corsair has WAY too many non-modular cables for my taste
The Silent Pro is all black as well, and the window in the case I am getting (soon) 650D, will show half of the writing at the side of the PSU where as the CM one won't even have a sticker, which is pretty nice! I may go with the newer more refined CM one now actually, and yeah, I stumbled across those two reviews earlier haha! That's why I decided to make a post about it because I'm torn between the two!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soilentblue View Post
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=126

johnnyguru review of the corsair tx850w
Thats the old TX850, the TX850V2 is a completely different beast, not sure if it has been reviewed, but it's internally identical to the xfx 850 BE.

The only downside is the TX isn't modular.
Edited by Kasp1js - 4/6/11 at 10:05am
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Thats the old TX850, the TX850V2 is a completely different beast, not sure if it has been reviewed, but it's internally identical to the xfx 850 BE.

The only downside is the TX isn't modular.
The TX850V2 has been reviewed, but it is not the same as the XFX 850 Black Edition at all. It is however the same as the XFX Core Edition 850W.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shub View Post
The TX850V2 has been reviewed, but it is not the same as the XFX 850 Black Edition at all. It is however the same as the XFX Core Edition 850W.
If this is true it is a SeaSonic unit. I would choose that over the CM
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It is indeed a SeaSonic unit.
Personally I think the choice should be between these two:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-...-12v-135mm-fan
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-...onze-140mm-fan
They are the same internally, made by SeaSonic as mentioned. The only differences are the outer casing and the warranty. Although the warranty may not even be a factor -- in the US the warranty on the XFX unit is 3 years. According to Scan.co.uk, it's 5 years in the UK. If that's the case then the only difference really is the outer casing. Since the XFX is cheaper, I'd personally get that.
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Originally Posted by soilentblue View Post
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=126

johnnyguru review of the corsair tx850w

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/810

johnnyguru recommends this review of the silent pro

I'd personally go with the silent pro as the yare about equal but the corsair has WAY too many non-modular cables for my taste
The Silent Pro is all black as well, and the window in the case I am getting (soon) 650D, will show half of the writing at the side of the PSU where as the CM one won't even have a sticker, which is pretty nice! I may go with the newer more refined CM one now actually, and yeah, I stumbled across those two reviews earlier haha! That's why I decided to make a post about it because I'm torn between the two!
    
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post #10 of 10
I would say stick with the CoolerMaster based on modularity alone.

Non-modular PSUs just become messy as hell. Especially in a nice case with a window.

If the fact that the CoolerMaster is all black is bothering you just add some of the case badges that come with the things you buy. Or just leave it black.

Or you could spend 7GBP more and get the XFX Black 850w. XFX 850w Black edition.

XFX Core edition doesn't look too bad either.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 4/6/11 at 10:32am
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