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I have to say that they DO make some of the best PSU's for the money, however, my latest PSU purchase was more power, better price and a lifetime warranty..... and it WASN'T a Corsair. Very happy with my purchase.



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Higher efficiency, less voltage ripple and electrical noise, better voltage regulation, better cabling system...

Take your PSU for example: the TX650 is a bit more or less (depending on where you get it from) but your PSU outperforms that in every aspect, and has a modular (well, sorta modular at least) cabling system.

Your PSU is a better performer than the HX650 too; it's just that the HX650's modular cabling system is much, much, much better.
If a Corsair PSU works fine and my system is stable, why the hell would I care about voltage ripple, electrical noise etc... they are technicalities which look better on paper but offer no tangible benefit. I can only see them being useful when running them within an inch of their life.

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If a Corsair PSU works fine and my system is stable, why the hell would I care about voltage ripple, electrical noise etc... they are technicalities which look better on paper but offer no tangible benefit. I can only see them being useful when running them within an inch of their life.
Are you an idiot?, serious question

Why would you NOT want a better product for the SAME price....

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Someone had to say it!

I felt I took a risk with my PSU as there wasn't much research about it but so glad I saved the 100 dollars I would have wasted following everyone that told me to buy corsair.

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I'm in.

My PSU is a pile of ____ but it was a cheap replacement that hasn't actually given up after three years.

I bought a TX450W for my friends PC because I wanted to make sure I was getting a trusted brand with a good warranty. Remeber that a lot of the corsair PSU's are just rebranded Seasonic's, so are XFX's and XFX PSU's are cheaper that corsair.

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Are you an idiot?, serious question

Why would you NOT want a better product for the SAME price....
Because one does everything I want it to and is backed up by good support and brand reputation. I whacked out an analogy last page, although it was an edit, so you may have overlooked it. Go have a gander.

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If a Corsair PSU works fine and my system is stable, why the hell would I care about voltage ripple, electrical noise etc... they are technicalities which look better on paper but offer no tangible benefit. I can only see them being useful when running them within an inch of their life.
I say again: why would you want to pay more or the same for a lesser performing power supply -- even if the effects of the better performing PSU weren't noticeable by the human eye?

Well, if you've got a better PSU, your components are going to last longer. I'm not talking about the PSU dying and killing components, I'm talking about the voltage ripple talking a heavy toll on things like VRMs, and will slowly wear them down. If you've got less voltage ripple, you've got less wear-down happening on things like that, thus meaning longer component life.

Efficiency explains itself. A more efficient PSU is cheaper to run, doesn't run as hot, and is more likely quieter as a result of the lesser amount of heat produced.

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I'm in.

My PSU is a pile of ____ but it was a cheap replacement that hasn't actually given up after three years.

I bought a TX450W for my friends PC because I wanted to make sure I was getting a trusted brand with a good warranty. Remeber that a lot of the corsair PSU's are just rebranded Seasonic's, so are XFX's and XFX PSU's are cheaper that corsair.
Only the older ones.

SeaSonic make the CX400, VX450, HX450, HX520, HX620, TX650 and the HX650. All the rest are CWT built.

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I'm in.

My PSU is a pile of ____ but it was a cheap replacement that hasn't actually given up after three years.

I bought a TX450W for my friends PC because I wanted to make sure I was getting a trusted brand with a good warranty. Remeber that a lot of the corsair PSU's are just rebranded Seasonic's, so are XFX's and XFX PSU's are cheaper that corsair.

You should look at getting that replaced, maybe it's working but fine IF in the unlikely events that it decides to crap out in the future, it could take some of your components or your whole PC with it.

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Well, OK, I see your points and in a way you are right. But, i'm not trying to justify buying a worse product for the same price. What i'm explaining is why such a hullabaloo about Corsair products exist.

They are known to work well, have a good reputation, good support and are on the whole, very good. This is why people recommend them.

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