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    CORSAIR PSU any good

    Hello,

    I'm building a new PC for my brother and he has a limited budget, a vast majority will come from Scan but I'm a little lost with the PSU. Trying to fins one within his budget is proving to be a little hard. I looked at the Corsair TX850 PSU which had a very good review on HEXUS, but considering they make memory do they do a good job with a PSU...?

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    Re: CORSAIR PSU any good

    Generally yes, but normally a little over priced. What are the specs of his system, cause the tx850 sounds a little overkill if you have a small/limited budget.

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    Re: CORSAIR PSU any good

    Yes, Corsair psu's tend to be fine. However as the above mentioned 850watts seems a like overkill. What spec is your brothers pc?

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    Re: CORSAIR PSU any good

    It's not a seasonic based unit from memory so they are OK but perhaps not the best.

    As has been said though, 850W is overkill for pretty much anything these days.

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    Re: CORSAIR PSU any good

    Well rated by me and others - very happy with mine.
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    Re: CORSAIR PSU any good

    Corsair HX and TX are not only very good PSUs, but they also tend to keep stable rails at 20% over their advertisied rating. They are well overbuilt in that respect. Depending on your brothers system, OPs, you will probably only need a 520W. I only have a 750 W because I might consider slapping another 295 in it in a few years time... more likely I'll buy a whole new GPU and sell the 295, you never know.
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    Re: CORSAIR PSU any good

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    It's not a seasonic based unit from memory so they are OK but perhaps not the best.
    Out of interest, have you actually read reviews of the TX850 from decent sources?

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    Re: CORSAIR PSU any good

    Yep.

    From memory it suffers the usual problems that eh CWT based units do, good performance, average build quality.

    If you're going to waste your time and money on a 850W PSU I think there are probably better routes to take, hence, OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Yep.

    From memory it suffers the usual problems that eh CWT based units do, good performance, average build quality.

    If you're going to waste your time and money on a 850W PSU I think there are probably better routes to take, hence, OK.
    I don't understand why "good performance" is considered a "usual problem". Am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightkhaos View Post
    I don't understand why "good performance" is considered a "usual problem". Am I missing something?
    More the average build quality.. I'd edit it, but I don't really care.

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    Re: CORSAIR PSU any good

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    Organised by rated wattage:
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    CX400w = Seasonic

    VX450w = Seasonic

    HX450w = Seasonic

    HX520w = Seasonic

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    TX650w = Seasonic

    TX750w = CWT

    HX750w = CWT

    HX850w = CWT

    TX850w = CWT

    HX1000w = CWT

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    CX400 = Seasonic

    VX450 = Seasonic
    VX550 = CWT

    TX650 = Seasonic
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    TX850 = CWT

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    Re: CORSAIR PSU any good

    Well if you're going to build a system that actually requires 850W (rediculous lol) you might as well do it properly and get an enermax revolution or something like that.

    I'd deffinatly take seasonic, enermax, be quiet!, OCZ, PC Power and cooling.. maybe even Tagan over CWT.

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    Re: CORSAIR PSU any good

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Well if you're going to build a system that actually requires 850W (rediculous lol) you might as well do it properly and get an enermax revolution or something like that.

    I'd deffinatly take seasonic, enermax, be quiet!, OCZ, PC Power and cooling.. maybe even Tagan over CWT.
    It would have to be a monster of a rig to actually NEED 850. I've got a 620 and to be honest, I'm starting to think even that is overkill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    It would have to be a monster of a rig to actually NEED 850. I've got a 620 and to be honest, I'm starting to think even that is overkill.
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