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    Corsair 520W

    Looking to buy this PSU to replace an Antec 430W for added silence. The corsair is to be used on a Asus P4C800E Deluxe (S478), do i need any adapters etc for the mobo power, or does the corsair have it?

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    Being an up to date psu I would have thought it would have everything you need so no adaptors?

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    It's not the PSU, it's the motherboard that's not up to date as it's only 20pin. However the PSU has a 20 pin adaptor/portion of cable so it's okay.

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    comes with connectors for pretty much everything and anything you would want. And you get a free bag to keep them in

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    The Corsair is a Season M12 so has pretty similar noise levels, almost nothing to pick between the two. How does the corsair compare to the seasonic S12 series though, in terms of noise? Something around the 400-500w mark.

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    Corsair 520/620 review

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article692-page4.html

    Seasonic M12 700 review

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article676-page5.html

    If you're after 400W then a Seasonic S12 430 is the best bet.

    Alternatively, Nexus have bought out a 400W modular psu. I haven't seen any reviews as yet but looks good on paper.

    http://www.nexustek.nl/nx8040_80plus...wer_supply.htm

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    The Seasonic S12-430 seems to get quiet loud under heavy loads, think ill go for the corsair, seems to be the king of psus atm and it will be more future proof.

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    Umm, the Corsair PSU's is just a rebranded Seasonic M12.
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    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    I know But the S12 and M12 use different fans, an Adda in the M12 and Yate Loons in the S12.

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    corsair make RAM and a weird hardware projects, unless they buy an amazing company you can expect dedicated power companies have better product cheaper.

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    Like.. say.. Tagan?
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermique View Post
    I know But the S12 and M12 use different fans, an Adda in the M12 and Yate Loons in the S12.
    The S12 from mid 2005 have Adda fans, not Yate Loons.

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article226-page4.html

    Quote Originally Posted by viet cong zombi View Post
    corsair make RAM and a weird hardware projects, unless they buy an amazing company you can expect dedicated power companies have better product cheaper.
    The Seasonic M12 (I've checked the 500W and 600W at Scan) are more expensive than the Corsair models even though made by same company. Not sure if this is due to the 60mm fan the Seasonics have which the Corsairs lack.

    I would go for Corsiar over Seasonic - just my opnion

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    Quote Originally Posted by viet cong zombi View Post
    corsair make RAM and a weird hardware projects, unless they buy an amazing company you can expect dedicated power companies have better product cheaper.
    Well how many companies make their own power supplies, answer hardly any, very few PSU oems around.

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