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I'm getting a new psu. I'm gonna go with a corsair. My local options are:

1.TX750m for $130
2.TX650 for $108
3. GS700 for $87
4. GS600 for $65

Anyone of these will work for me and they are at a local store so I can pick up directly. Which one is the better choice? (cable management not important but def a plus) All are within budget for me.

I live in Puerto Rico and my options are limited. Shipping here is expensive for a psu from any online store, thats why I have to buy local.
 

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What else does your local store have? Corsair is not really the best anymore. At those prices, you might be able to get something superior that is also modular.

Also, will you ever have more than one video card?
 
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My favorite are the NZXT power supplies, specifically the HALE90 (and the HALE90V2 looks like it is even more amazing), but some other very good ones come from Seasonic, Kingwin, Silverstone, etc. The Corsair PSU's, IMO, are too expensive for what you get.

I would highly recommend going over to Johnny Guru and reading through the reviews on all the possible PSU's you can get, and picking the one that has the lowest ripple and best review. He is the go-to authority on power supplies, in my opinion, and does the absolute best testing. If he says a unit is good, it is.
 

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Thanx for the info guys but I'm in Puerto Rico and my options are limited. I don't want to order online cause shipping here is a killer for a psu. Other than corsair the other options I have is thermaltake, ultra, and maybe a coolermaster that might be in my budget. I'm not sure but I think they also have an xfx 700w but I might be mistaken.
 

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Thanx for the info guys but I'm in Puerto Rico and my options are limited. I don't want to order online cause shipping here is a killer for a psu. Other than corsair the other options I have is thermaltake, ultra, and maybe a coolermaster that might be in my budget. I'm not sure but I think they also have an xfx 700w but I might be mistaken.
Do they have the TX550M?
 

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No, they do have some cx series. They have an ax and hx but those are out of my budget and closer or over $200.
Ouch.

550-650W XFX Pro Core Edition?

By the way, I recommend putting in your original post that you live in Puerto Rico, you are buying from a local because shipping is way too expensive, and the local store's options are limited to what you just told me. Otherwise, people will be recommending Newegg prices and they will think that you can order from any store.
 

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Yeah I know but those are my options. I'm leaning more towards the TX 750 for $109 just because modularity isn't THAT important to me. My 600t has pretty good cable management for my needs. I know my options pretty much suck, that's why I'm looking for opinions.
 

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The TX750 is a solid choice. Just be aware that cable management will be a pain
 

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It seems to me that my last post was missed. So, here it is again:

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No, they do have some cx series. They have an ax and hx but those are out of my budget and closer or over $200.
Ouch.

550-650W XFX Pro Core Edition?

By the way, I recommend putting in your original post that you live in Puerto Rico, you are buying from a local because shipping is way too expensive, and the local store's options are limited to what you just told me. Otherwise, people will be recommending Newegg prices and they will think that you can order from any store.
 

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It seems to me that my last post was missed. So, here it is again:

Ouch.

550-650W XFX Pro Core Edition?

By the way, I recommend putting in your original post that you live in Puerto Rico, you are buying from a local because shipping is way too expensive, and the local store's options are limited to what you just told me. Otherwise, people will be recommending Newegg prices and they will think that you can order from any store.
Updatef my post. Thanx

I think the xfx they have is a 650 pro and its priced at around $140 or something like that.
 

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Updatef my post. Thanx

I think the xfx they have is a 650 pro and its priced at around $140 or something like that.
Ouch. Then I recommend using this list:

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Note: if you will never have more than one video card, then the largest PSU you would need is 450W. Some video cards would even be fine with a sub-400W unit.
 

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Ouch. Then I recommend using this list:

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Note: if you will never have more than one video card, then the largest PSU you would need is 450W. Some video cards would even be fine with a sub-400W unit.
Yeah I know any of those psu's are overkill right now but I have an 8350 on the way that I order a couple of days ago and I also got my hand on a gt630 I want to try out for a dedicated physx card so it does' t hurt to future proof a bit. Plus I don't plan on buying another psu for about a year or a year and a half when I return to the states for vacation.
 

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Yeah I know any of those psu's are overkill right now but I have an 8350 on the way that I order a couple of days ago and I also got my hand on a gt630 I want to try out for a dedicated physx card so it does' t hurt to future proof a bit. Plus I don't plan on buying another psu for about a year or a year and a half when I return to the states for vacation.
That still won't need anything 'bigger' than a 450W. When a card is doing nothing but PhysX, its power draw is extremely low.

Also, Future-proofing is almost silly these days because each new generation of GPUs and CPUs requires less power than the previous.

So I'm just trying to help you spend less money or perhaps enable you to get a better PSU.
 

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Ok. I see. I'll probably check what they have in the 500-550 range then and make a decision. Is coolermaster an ok psu?
It depends on the models in question. With PSUs, it's not about brand names but it's about the individual units.
 
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went with on ozc zt 750w for $86. fully modular. I think it was a good deal. What do you guys think?
I haven't opend it yet can still return it.
they quite decent nothing special but it will do what its supposed to without any fuss
 
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