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    Re: My new system build

    well thats the thing, that corsair PSU i'm getting is very high quality, and as such its actually more energy efficient than most, meaning that less electric is wasted, because more of it is converted to actually running the pc

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    well thats the thing, that corsair PSU i'm getting is very high quality
    A matter of opinion but im not going into that one again.

    Ok i am....
    Its more a case of being a 'good quality PSU' rather than a 'very high quality one'.

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    Re: My new system build

    every single component inside the corsair TX is what i'd call very high quality. its even superior to the 750w thermaltake toughpower, which is so highly praised

    the only way you'd get any better is by spending well over £100 on high end enermax or zippy or silverstone, which definitely would be overkill

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    Re: My new system build

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    A matter of opinion but im not going into that one again.

    Ok i am....
    Its more a case of being a 'good quality PSU' rather than a 'very high quality one'.
    That said, there's not anyone who I know who own the unit and dislike it. It's hard to fault a product that you struggle to find people complaining about on the internet!

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    Re: My new system build

    Quote Originally Posted by t0v3 View Post
    every single component inside the corsair TX is what i'd call very high quality. its even superior to the 750w thermaltake toughpower, which is so highly praised

    the only way you'd get any better is by spending well over £100 on high end enermax or zippy or silverstone, which definitely would be overkill
    Care to elaborate on that?
    I have just explained in another thread that although the Corsair is undoubtedly good quality, to call it very high quality is a misleading statement.
    Here is what i think:
    Well...(and its a debate again rather than argument )
    for starters the best PSUs arent modular as its impossible to get a modular PSU perfect.

    I have a Corsair, although i prefer my Liberty in my main rig, and the connectors on the cables for the Corsair look and feel very cheap.
    The only way i could see a modular PSU being better is if they started to use the connectors like the ones on Hiper 580's. The PSU is poor but the connectors are the best modular ones out there.

    The 520W HX is definitely the best in the Corsair range just plainly because its competitively priced. I dont think its any better than the Antecs/Enermax in the same price bracket though. The components are no better or worse inside. Its certainly no quieter than the Liberty (not sure about the Antec). The build quality isnt any better or worse either.

    I also hear alot that the Corsair is best because of its '5 year warranty'. That has no bearing on the unit at all i dont think. Firstly, the unit will probably be obselete in 3 anyway. Secondly, we all know that unless you are from North America, the RMA process for Corsair is useless in any case.

    I have heard all the 'for' arguments for the Corsair and although most are valid, there are no stronger than for other manufacturers units.

    Im not saying the Corsair PSUs are bad...far from it...they are very good.
    How it can be called 'the best' though is clearly wrong.

    (I used the Liberty in alot of this post because i can compare the 2 of the as i own both).


    AND

    to answer your question Staffsmike, this is how i would chose a PSU which i would consider to be the best.

    It would have:
    - Single 12V rail. We all know they are more stable and deliver better power.
    - It wouldnt be modular. Most of us have modular for tidiness but fixed cabling is definitely better.
    - It would have a minimum 50a on the 12V for use over the next 18 months.
    - Minimum 8 molex connectors
    - Minimum 8 Sata connectors
    - 2 x PCI-E connectors
    - Same country support or at the very least European

    The biggest argument for the best PSU is the single 12V rail imho.
    A couple of years back, this is where the OCZ Powerstream won over a MASSIVE chunk of the enthusiast market and alot of those sales were for this reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    That said, there's not anyone who I know who own the unit and dislike it. It's hard to fault a product that you struggle to find people complaining about on the internet!
    I agree 100%.
    Does that make it the very best PSU avaialbe though with the best parts? I wouldnt say so.

    This unit, although expensive, is still a big chunk less than an Enermax Galaxy and is, imho, one the VERY BEST PSUs out there for an enthusiast user. It has ABSOLUTELY everything you would require and is non modular: PC Power & Cooling TURBO-COOL 1KW-SR - Aria Technology
    Last edited by Blitzen; 15-12-2007 at 09:28 PM.

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    Re: My new system build

    Well, you are talking about the modular 520w HX. i'm talking about the non modular TX 750, which is the new line after the HX

    also i'd never make such a bold claim that it's the best ever, im just saying imo its build quality is very high standard, which i think is a very reasonable statement

    this review can explain all the technical inner workings better

    Corsair TX750W Power Supply | Hardware Secrets

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    Re: My new system build

    I'd drop the PSU down a notch and put the money towards a better motherboard. I can't ever see you needing anymore than 600W and the system you have specc'd even with an overclocked q6600 will not come near to 450W. 2p.
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    Re: My new system build

    It would have:
    - Single 12V rail. We all know they are more stable and deliver better power.
    - It wouldnt be modular. Most of us have modular for tidiness but fixed cabling is definitely better.
    - It would have a minimum 50a on the 12V for use over the next 18 months.
    - Minimum 8 molex connectors
    - Minimum 8 Sata connectors
    - 2 x PCI-E connectors
    - Same country support or at the very least European
    forgot to comment on this. the corsair TX has all of these features...

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    Depends where you are in the world on the last point. UK and Europe have to RMA to the states which renders the warranty pretty useless considering the postage costs which I believe we have to foot the bill for.

    I'm sure everyone can agree to shut up about the PSU now, you've obviously made up your mind, it's certainly a quality bit of kit anyway.

    Now.. that motherboard..

    Abit IP-35 for me.

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    Re: My new system build

    You are on a winner then
    What are the specs (i am too drunk to look now).

    Dont worry....60a on 12V

    BTW......it doesnt have the last one. No Corsair product does.


    I also think the review site you linked is dodgy at best.
    They review a PSU but dont even have the load testing equipment to see if its any good

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    Re: My new system build

    Now.. that motherboard..

    Abit IP-35 for me.
    Having just ordered one for myself, I feel obliged to recomend it for some reason...

    Antec 900 case: ditto.

    RAM: I'm looking at 4 Gb for my E6750 system, and the IP-35 will support upto 8Gb. I've been recommended any of the good manufacturers, OCZ, Corsair, Geil.
    DDR2 PC6400 is going to be standard for a while yet, and DDR3 is far too expensive. Then its your choice of 1Gb or 2Gb sticks.
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    Re: My new system build

    I was going to go for corsair RAM to begin with, but for just £10 more i found some crucial ballistix memory which runs at 800mhz 4-4-4-12 2.2v and is much better for overclocking, meaning i'll be able to get my CPU higher

    since ill still be using XP then theres no point getting more than 2gb

    will have a look at those Abit motherboards

    was interested in Asus, but the one thing putting me off is ive read that quite a few people have had problems with them recognizing the new Q6600. anyone know anything about this?

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    Re: My new system build

    Ballistix is great ram for sure but,

    with the RAM at 800MHz a Q6600 will be running 3.6GHz assuming you run them 1:1.

    That's pretty much all you will get from it even with water cooling I'd imagine. I would personally use Geil as it's better at overclocking than the corsair but cheaper than both

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    Re: My new system build

    Quote Originally Posted by t0v3 View Post
    I was going to go for corsair RAM to begin with, but for just £10 more i found some crucial ballistix memory which runs at 800mhz 4-4-4-12 2.2v and is much better for overclocking, meaning i'll be able to get my CPU higher

    since ill still be using XP then theres no point getting more than 2gb

    will have a look at those Abit motherboards

    was interested in Asus, but the one thing putting me off is ive read that quite a few people have had problems with them recognizing the new Q6600. anyone know anything about this?
    Good choice.
    Crucial have the BEST RMA process in the business for UK users when it comes to RAM.

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    Re: My new system build

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    This unit, although expensive, is still a big chunk less than an Enermax Galaxy and is, imho, one the VERY BEST PSUs out there for an enthusiast user. It has ABSOLUTELY everything you would require and is non modular: PC Power & Cooling TURBO-COOL 1KW-SR - Aria Technology
    My only problem with the units of that kind of power is the size! Doesn't affect the quality per se, but it is definately a consideration for users who can't accomdate a massive gamers case.

    TBH, I think the OP will be more than happy with either the Corsair HX620 or the TX750, or indeed either the Liberty model you're keen on Blitzen. The Enermax though is overkill in his suggested setup and definately not worth the extra cash.

    That's the trouble with words like "best" and "very high quality" they don't take into account the cost involved.

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    Re: My new system build

    In the US the TX750 is selling for pretty much the same as the Infiniti 720.

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