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    OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    I can get hold of the OCZ for 50 quid - is the Corsair worth the 14 quid extra??
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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    Probably corsair seem to be surpassing OCZ in decent PSU's lately. It looks likwely to continue with this Corsair VX550W with a meaty single rail 12v

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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    The VX550W is going to cost around 54 quid from Scan though!

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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    The VX550W is going to cost around 54 quid from Scan though!
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    Which is £8 cheaper than the 520 £ at scan ??

    which puts it between the ocz & the HX520

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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    I see no point for the VX550W if the HX520 which is a better modular PSU is only 8 quid more. If it were 45 quid then it would be a good price and would wipe the floor with the competition!

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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    why do you say the HX520 is better than the VX550?

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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    If you want modular fine , but the VX is the better psu

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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    Now if corsair are seasonic why would anyone pay more for a Seasonic 500w.

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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    Quote Originally Posted by Supershanks View Post
    If you want modular fine , but the VX is the better psu
    Why?? The HX series is made by Seasonic whereas the VX series is made by CWT.

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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Why?? The HX series is made by Seasonic whereas the VX series is made by CWT.

    erm so buying the equivalent CWT power supply might be cheaper...........all confusing to get the cheapest price for an excellent PSU.

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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Why?? The HX series is made by Seasonic whereas the VX series is made by CWT.
    That doesn't make the slightest amount of difference, all Corsair PSUs are built to Corsair specifications regardless of who the OEM is, the VX550 is a very good unit.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=135

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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    I thought that Seasonic were better than CWT(according to the reviews) and that the HX520 has more rails??!!

    I need to get a decent PSU as the DFI iCFX3200 I have seems to be very picky about PSUs.

    I know that the HX520 works but neither the VX450W or VX550W have been tested so far on this board!
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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    More rails=cheaper, 1 rail=better more expensive.
    This is more than all the above but I would pay the extra if I wanted one:
    http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...=0&tid=s610eps
    I don't know if it's available at scan.

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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    More split rails means unballanced power draw. Also the VX series is more efficent in it's AC->DC conversion.
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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    More split rails means unballanced power draw.
    This is true, a single rail is superior and is why I use the Silverstone DA series

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    Re: OCZ StealthXStream 600 or Corsair HX520??

    If you read the HX520/620 and VX450/550 from jonnyguru they are all top notch units even the CWT built VX550, and the multirails on the HX series are only virtual rails, it is in fact 1 large +12V rail.

    Also the upcoming TX750 will be built by CWT, while the TX650 will be built by Seasonic, pricing of the TX650 should be cheaper than the current HX620 apparently, TX series are non-modular and labeled with a single +12V rail.

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