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Old 03-23-2013, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Power Supply

My old power supply died and I need to buy a new one.

I can't decide between these two. They're both the same price and they're both Modular 750W 80+ Gold.

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

Which one do you guys think is better?
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Both are great. I say go find a daisy and pluck off the pedals lol.
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Pretty much......
The Sea is fully modular even the 24 pin...
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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given that SeaSonic actually makes Corsair power supplies, i would bet that if you ripped them apart, they would likely be 90% identical!

Plus, as patonb said, the SeaSonic is 100% modular! Not to mention its a fair bit cheaper
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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given that SeaSonic actually makes Corsair power supplies, i would bet that if you ripped them apart, they would likely be 90% identical!

Plus, as patonb said, the SeaSonic is 100% modular! Not to mention its a fair bit cheaper
Newegg has a promo code offering $20 off the Corsair making them both the same price.

I'm not to concerened about the 100% modularity because I'll never use the power supply without the 24 pin connector.

I guess the two biggest differences for me are:

1. Corsair has a 7 year warranty and the Seasonic only has 5.
2. Seasonic has 2 8 pin CPU connecters and the Corsair only has 1.

Do you guys think we will start seeing motherboards with two 8 pin power connectors in the next few years?
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Go for the Corsair then, its easy enough to make your own 8 pin connector but an extra 2 years out of a psu is priceless... well perhaps not priceless but you know what i mean! :P
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Newegg has a promo code offering $20 off the Corsair making them both the same price.

I'm not to concerened about the 100% modularity because I'll never use the power supply without the 24 pin connector.

I guess the two biggest differences for me are:

1. Corsair has a 7 year warranty and the Seasonic only has 5.
2. Seasonic has 2 8 pin CPU connecters and the Corsair only has 1.

Do you guys think we will start seeing motherboards with two 8 pin power connectors in the next few years?
There are already boards that take 2. You have to be seriously OCing hard under subzero to even utilize that. I would know, it makes a difference lol.

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Go for the Corsair then, its easy enough to make your own 8 pin connector but an extra 2 years out of a psu is priceless... well perhaps not priceless but you know what i mean! :P
I doubt neither PSU would die before their warranty period anyways. I have pulled 1100w through my HX850 on accident and it still gives me an 11.95v on the 12v under load.
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I doubt neither PSU would die before their warranty period anyways. I have pulled 1100w through my HX850 on accident and it still gives me an 11.95v on the 12v under load.
Hahaha! thats impressive! :P i know that my poor Corsair CX400 died because of my server but that was because i was pulling about 500w+ and it still lasted over 6 months like that. its still alive too but it only gives 11.8v so its only good for a car sub amp!
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Believe it or not 11.8 is what most crap PSUs put out brand new.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Seeing as I won't be doing any extreme overclocking I think I'll go with the corsair for the 7 year warranty. I've RMA'd things with both Seasonic and Corsair before and Corsair had much better customer support IMO.
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