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    New PSU

    thinking to buy a new psu and the ones i'm looking into atm are

    Corsair 650W TX Series £78.20

    XFX 650W XXX Edition £69.99

    which do you think is better and if there are other good psu's at that price point please link.

    any help would be much appreciated

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    Re: New PSU

    There are a couple of PSUs on Scan Today Only until midday on Tuesday:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    I would have a look at the Seasonic made Antec TruePower New 650W.


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    Re: New PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    There are a couple of PSUs on Scan Today Only until midday on Tuesday:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    I would have a look at the Seasonic made Antec TruePower New 650W.
    hi thanks for the link, how long is their warranty?
    i've read someone saying 5 years but on scan it says 3 years, i kind of want the psu to have a long warranty.

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    Re: New PSU

    The Corsair PSUs have to be sent to the Netherlands for RMA AFAIK. I am not sure about Antec though! The Antec TruePower New 650W is a modular PSU.

    Corsair does seem to have the longest warranty period of 7 years though.

    I would suggest going for the HX650W which is also available on Scan Today Only for £92 as it is a modular PSU and has a long warranty.

    BTW,I assume you have set up your free postage from Scan?


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    Re: New PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The Corsair PSUs have to be sent to the Netherlands for RMA AFAIK. I am not sure about Antec though! The Antec TruePower New 650W is a modular PSU.

    Corsair does seem to have the longest warranty period of 7 years though.

    I would suggest going for the HX650W which is also available on Scan Today Only for £92 as it is a modular PSU and has a long warranty.

    BTW,I assume you have set up your free postage from Scan?
    yeah i have the free postage thingy, thanks for the help

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    Re: New PSU

    Out of interest what type of system are you intending to use the PSU for?

    The TX650W is a decent PSU still but I do prefer modular PSUs as you have less cable mess in most instances.


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    Re: New PSU

    Just to throw in my £0.02
    I've got both Corsair and XFX PSUs and i've found the XFX to be marginally more power efficient. Both of mine are modular so i don't know if that makes a difference but in that aspect, XFXs connectors are so much better than that of corsairs, unfortunately. Which is a shame considering how good everything else they do it.
    Even though the corsair isn't modular, i'd still go with the XFX over it.

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    Re: New PSU

    mainly use the pc for gaming and entertainment, some photo and video editing.

    this review has put me off xfx

    http://www.overclock 3d.net/reviews/power_supply/xfx_black_edition_850w_atx_psu/4
    Last edited by tundraa; 02-06-2010 at 12:04 AM.

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    Re: New PSU

    I think CAT mean more what hardware are you planning to power off it?
    A lot of people vastly over rate the actual PSU they need.

    I'll give you an example, I'm happly running an i5 750 overclocked to 3.2ghz and 2x 9800gtx (the original power hungery one) off an enermax 625w psu. (cpu and graphics card are the two main things that need power, hard drives can chew up a bit but only when you have 6+)

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    Re: New PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    I think CAT mean more what hardware are you planning to power off it?
    A lot of people vastly over rate the actual PSU they need.

    I'll give you an example, I'm happly running an i5 750 overclocked to 3.2ghz and 2x 9800gtx (the original power hungery one) off an enermax 625w psu. (cpu and graphics card are the two main things that need power, hard drives can chew up a bit but only when you have 6+)
    Oh my computer spec is gigabyte p35 ds4, q6600, 4gb ddr2 1066mhz, gtx 260, 640gb+500gb hdds

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    Re: New PSU

    I had to make similar choice and went for the Corsair Modular. I'm very please with it, really quiet - the fan's a noticeable improvement from earlier models.

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