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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Corsair Modular is the way to go. 520w is worth every penny.

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Good choice, although it might be worth checking out Today Only at Scan, there's a few Akasa and FSP ones on there today, plus Friday's Today Only tends to have quite a bit more on it...
    Damb it. I'm going to have to give up looking at thoes, I keep seeing things I've recently bought for less or things I want to buy but cannot afford.

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Koolpc View Post
    Corsair Modular is the way to go. 520w is worth every penny.
    Its always the same......Corsair this and Corsair that.....

    There is no doubt they are decent but that is all thats recommended, even if its obvious its not needed or required.

    There are other makes just as good and as good/better value. Jump off the bandwagon for 5 minutes and take a look.

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Its always the same......Corsair this and Corsair that.....

    There is no doubt they are decent but that is all thats recommended, even if its obvious its not needed or required.

    There are other makes just as good and as good/better value. Jump off the bandwagon for 5 minutes and take a look.
    Nothing as good as Corsair. I have tried numerous. Nothing comes as close for reliability, quietness and build quality. Just look at the reviews out there and the numerous user comments. So, come on, join the 'Bandwagon' or are you going to bury your head in the sand looking for a better PSU? You won't find one! lol

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Koolpc View Post
    Nothing as good as Corsair. I have tried numerous. Nothing comes as close for reliability, quietness and build quality. Just look at the reviews out there and the numerous user comments. So, come on, join the 'Bandwagon' or are you going to bury your head in the sand looking for a better PSU? You won't find one! lol
    I have NEVER read such a misguided statement on a fiorum...here or anywhere else.

    Reliability is good yes. - But no more than any other top brand name.
    Quietness is good to average. - I compared it to my Liberty and it was no louder/quieter.
    Build Quality is also good to average. - The connector on the modular cables arent great. Infact, ALOT worse than the Hipers (best ive seen, even thought he PSUs are poo).

    I have a 520 Corsair in my daughters PC (got it for £43 off Ebay and its decent...especially for that price.

    To say 'Nothing is as good' is well........rubbish tbph!

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    Theres 4 that are at least as good a manufacturer, if not better than Corsair.
    Read your wild statement again........

    I would 'join the bandwagon' as you say but its too dangerous as you obviously fell off it at some point and banged your head
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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Umm the corsair's are made by Seasonic, seem to remember that the HX's are basically Seasonic M12's but sold at a cheaper price.

    I'll agree with you that even the 520w version is more than needed on many peoples PCs, however in the 500w modular psu range you are hard pressed to find such a good psu for such a price.
    I'd be intrested to hear what you think (and others as it's never a great idea to work off one opinion) of the enermax connectors vs corsair connectors.
    esp considering that the enermax 500w psu is only £5 more on scan.

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    haha, yeah blitzen your right aboot corsair always being mentioned and there not always the best, But that comment at the end, Classic!
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    I would 'join the bandwagon' as you say but its too dangerous as you obviously fell off it at some point and banged your head



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    They dont seem to fashionable but I will stick with Tagan they have never let me down.

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    I have NEVER read such a misguided statement on a fiorum...here or anywhere else.

    Reliability is good yes. - But no more than any other top brand name.
    Quietness is good to average. - I compared it to my Liberty and it was no louder/quieter.
    Build Quality is also good to average. - The connector on the modular cables arent great. Infact, ALOT worse than the Hipers (best ive seen, even thought he PSUs are poo).

    I have a 520 Corsair in my daughters PC (got it for £43 off Ebay and its decent...especially for that price.

    To say 'Nothing is as good' is well........rubbish tbph!

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    Theres 4 that are at least as good a manufacturer, if not better than Corsair.
    Read your wild statement again........

    I would 'join the bandwagon' as you say but its too dangerous as you obviously fell off it at some point and banged your head
    You must be so tired of 'Corsair' comments to get so wound up! Everyone knows that the Corsair PSU is number 1 in the market today. As i said before, i have tried loads of different ones over the years and Corsair come top of my list.

    Obviously you have a thing about people going on about Corsair so best thing for you to do is not to read anything that has the word 'Corsair' in the thread!

    As for me 'Falling off the bandwagon' at some point, maybe you were pushed!!

    Anyway, we all have different opinions, i am for Corsair in a big way as they more than meet my requirements. I suppose you are attached to your old Qtec PSU!!

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Koolpc View Post
    You must be so tired of 'Corsair' comments to get so wound up! Everyone knows that the Corsair PSU is number 1 in the market today. As i said before, i have tried loads of different ones over the years and Corsair come top of my list.

    Obviously you have a thing about people going on about Corsair so best thing for you to do is not to read anything that has the word 'Corsair' in the thread!

    As for me 'Falling off the bandwagon' at some point, maybe you were pushed!!

    Anyway, we all have different opinions, i am for Corsair in a big way as they more than meet my requirements. I suppose you are attached to your old Qtec PSU!!

    Have you read my sig???? Its there expecially for Hexers like you
    Corsair is not No1 and to think so shows ow little you know.

    Its popular, i grant you.
    Its also a very good unit, i grant you that aswell.

    To think its the No1 unit though is stupidity at its rawest. <--- Not an opinion...its fact!
    (I will quit now as from your posts you are a minor i think....your Qtec comment gave that away).

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    I am not here to have arguments, just only giving my opinion. Every forum i go on everyone puts Corsair at the top of the list, fact. Time and time again it gets the vote when someone asks for a PSU recommendation.

    My Qtec comment was a 'joke' but i guess you could not see that!!

    Anyway, I think your Enermax is rubbish!! lol (I am smiling!)

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Blitxen: I notice you have a HannsG 19" WS TFT! Any good? I am looking for a 19" WS TFT. Has it got DVI? Ta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koolpc View Post
    Blitxen: I notice you have a HannsG 19" WS TFT! Any good? I am looking for a 19" WS TFT. Has it got DVI? Ta

    Yep...its a nice monitor (very cheap on AMazon and next day free delivery aswell...They are &#163;109.00 IIRC).
    They are also advertised as 8ms....they are really 5ms
    If you get one, make sure you get the DVI cable aswell as its DVI connected.

    BTW...Last thing about the PSUs
    The Corsair is probably the most popular out there at the moment, i agree, but that doesnt mean its the best.
    Look at it like this. I would imagine something like a Ford Focus is one of the most popular cars in the UK, agree? But its nowhere near the best car available is it?

    For the money, i agree, the Corsair is very good. (I'd still rather spend the extra &#163;20 odd and take a 620W Inifiniti).

    /end for me
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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    With power supplies you can't say in most cases(Enermax & Antec excluded) that Corsair or OCZ or Silverstone as examples are great brands. This is because they don't manufacture the units themselves. The units may be speced out by them, but are made by 3rd parties such as etasis, topower etc.,. Thermaltake are an example of what i mean, when they entered the psu sector, they chose a bad unit that gave the themaltake name a bad reputation, with psu's. The next generation of their psu are the current Toughpower range made by Channel Well is an excellent unit .

    So unless you buy from a company that manufactures it's own units, you aren't looking at an engineering marvel from corsair or whoever, rather that the buyer had a good day & signed up the reight contract. There is no guarantee that it will be repeated with the next unit.

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    Corsair PSU's are very good, but to claim nothing is better cannot be valid. Even if they did have the best PSU in the world (neasured by what criteria?) someone else will produce a better one tomorrow.

    I personally (currently) always buy Seasonic for systems I build for myself and others. They are vastly experienced and are actually designers and manufacturers of their own and others Brand PSUs, plus a vast range of OEMs. As it happens Seasonic currently manufacture Corsair PSUs. IMHO Seasonic top of range PSUs are better it terms of component and design quality than Corsair PSUs....... whether the difference is worth paying extra for is another debate - but for me it is.

    There are several top quality PSU manufacturers/brands and you can safely use any of them in a quality PC build. All brands will have some failures - nothing is perfect.
    Try to make each and every day the best it can be.

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    Re: New PSU time. Any Suggestions?

    As it happens Seasonic currently manufacture Corsair PSUs. IMHO Seasonic top of range PSUs are better it terms of component and design quality than Corsair PSUs
    Fyi Seasonic make Corsair PSUs.

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