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    Seasonic X or Corsair HX & what rating

    new psu time and this is the most head scratching and changing of mind that i've had for a while.


    originally looked at the xfx units - but the hideous green fan has put me off. coolermaster's were in with a shout but they fell by the wayside. so that has left the last 2.

    firstly is the all conquering corsair hx750 and in the opposite corner is the seasonic x-650. i'm looking at these 2 purely from a price point at the moment. could you give me arguments for and against both, like the hx is slightly more powerful - thus a bit more headroom for w/c. but the x can run virtually silent, and that is something i'm looking for is real quietness.

    it will have to power this lot:

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    & 3 230mm fans in the case.

    psu calculator says that 430w would be enough and even with a clocked cpu and w/c no more than about 460.


    so max budget is £115-120 - it's already gone up by £30 (mainly as i got the money from my old e6750 i sold).

    modular - fully if possible

    needs to be fairly quiet

    enough headroom to cover w/c set-up - future, although it will prob be for cpu only.



    or any other psu's you care to mention - all taken into consideration

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    Re: Seasonic X or Corsair HX & what rating

    Go for what is cheaper. 500W is ample for that setup.
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    Re: Seasonic X or Corsair HX & what rating

    Cosair - tried and tested, but relatively old generation. So, great for reliability etc. but not as efficient as more modern units, so higher bills or perhaps more importantly more heat, depending on your priorities.

    Seasonic-X, new generation. Not so well tried and tested because new, but these latest higher end supplies seem to give very good figures at the test station - efficient, very low ripple etc, which should mean they are very stable. But long term reliability is an unknown.

    A cheaper option to consider is the XFX Pro series - no more green fan, and internals seem to be similar to the new seasonics (albeit not modular). Not as quiet.

    The Be Quiet top end range are however very quiet, typical new gen PSUs. Same applies to the NZXT 80 GOLD range as well.

    But ignore PSU calculator - you'll be drawing 200-300W with that rig, so make sure your chosen rig is most efficient for that load.

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    Re: Seasonic X or Corsair HX & what rating

    Seasonic's X-series was comfortably the best PSU's a few months back. That's not going to have changed. They're brilliant.

    Seasonic make Corsair's better PSUs, but the HX750 is made by CWT (which while good isn't as good as Seasonic's X-series ones... personally I'd buy Seasonic's M12II series over it too).

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    Re: Seasonic X or Corsair HX & what rating

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Go for what is cheaper. 500W is ample for that setup.

    taking into account headroom for w/c set-up? i know won't add to much.

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Cosair - tried and tested, but relatively old generation. So, great for reliability etc. but not as efficient as more modern units, so higher bills or perhaps more importantly more heat, depending on your priorities.

    Seasonic-X, new generation. Not so well tried and tested because new, but these latest higher end supplies seem to give very good figures at the test station - efficient, very low ripple etc, which should mean they are very stable. But long term reliability is an unknown.

    A cheaper option to consider is the XFX Pro series - no more green fan, and internals seem to be similar to the new seasonics (albeit not modular). Not as quiet.

    The Be Quiet top end range are however very quiet, typical new gen PSUs. Same applies to the NZXT 80 GOLD range as well.

    But ignore PSU calculator - you'll be drawing 200-300W with that rig, so make sure your chosen rig is most efficient for that load.
    the seasonic x has got great write up's everywhere, the jonnyguru review is an example. never heard/had experience of nzxt as a psu manufacturer - more fans and other stuff. are they generally good? again with be quiet, heard of but no experience of. i saw the xfx core units yesterday and they look a damn sight better than the black's. but it's a case of hiding whats not used on them with no modular cabling.

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Seasonic's X-series was comfortably the best PSU's a few months back. That's not going to have changed. They're brilliant.

    Seasonic make Corsair's better PSUs, but the HX750 is made by CWT (which while good isn't as good as Seasonic's X-series ones... personally I'd buy Seasonic's M12II series over it too).
    buy the m12 over what? the x or the corsair?


    i must say, like the look of the enermax revolution's -purely on an aesthetic level , but could never justify price or need for one.





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    Watercooling would just be pumps and fans which would be 30-50w?
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    Re: Seasonic X or Corsair HX & what rating

    now i've seen 2 more, abeit slightly more price wise.

    enermax modu 87+ 600w - just ozzzzzzzes niceness

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    NZXT Hale90 650/750 - if for nothing else, the white paint finish




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    Re: Seasonic X or Corsair HX & what rating

    Also the Fractal Design Newton R2 is very good
    And the Xigmatek units where good (although hard to find)
    I think you'd be pretty safe with any of the ones mentioned

    You have to remember that your cpu and gpu take up nearly 80% or more of all power demands.
    Most other things are minimal.
    Most water cooling pumps are around 18w
    Hard drives around 20w which while still low can factor in with a large raid array (5+ drives)
    120mm fans are about 1.5-2 watts, and thoes big fans (200mm+) are around 3.5 watts

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    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190751

    Solid product, excellent price, more than enough power for you, top notch brand. Unfortunately not modular but still worth considering

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    Re: Seasonic X or Corsair HX & what rating

    Quote Originally Posted by SuicidaL View Post
    buy the m12 over what? the x or the corsair?
    Given my praise of the X-series I thought that would be fairly obvious, but reading back I could see it was less so. Yes, I meant over the Corsair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuicidaL View Post
    now i've seen 2 more, abeit slightly more price wise.

    enermax modu 87+ 600w - just ozzzzzzzes niceness

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    NZXT Hale90 650/750 - if for nothing else, the white paint finish



    Yes, both awesome. Really like the Enermax personally, if you have the $$$ then that would be in my top two

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Yes, both awesome. Really like the Enermax personally, if you have the $$$ then that would be in my top two


    there are only so many $$$$$$$ unfortunately.


    this really starting to pickle me head a bit. think about it then leave it so not to pickle myself and go back later and then do the same thing............again, it only take a couple of mins to - decisiveness is my middle name

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    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    I take it you have seen that there are various PSUs on scan today only
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    i have seen them. still not making my life any easier . what would be you opinions on the list availible? the NZXT hale90 650 stands out, as does the 750 and the x-750 both a bit more than i would want to go - really £120 absolute max i think , or it will get silly.

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