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Old 04-11-2008, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking about Corsair PSUs of course. What is the opinion around here?

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The 520 is modular and if i recall has higher amperage. The vx is their "value" series. If you can afford the extra few bucks, go with the 520.

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Get the 520hx.

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I've got the 520hx and its a trooper. you won't regret it.

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the hx series is modular and power efficient so id go with the 520hx(i have the 620hx and it's great
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HX hands down
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I have the 550vx and have been very happy with it but the modular cabling on the 520hx is defiantly a plus.

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i have 550VX, i was deciding between the two as well.
depends on who you ask if 3 12V rails are better, or a single heavy duty 12V rail is better. i dont have a lot of peripherals, and therefore i think one single rail with loads of amps is better than multiple rails with small amperage.
i preffered the heavy single rail.
41A (550vx) vs 18A x 3 (520hx note: this doesn't mean you have 52A on the 12V).
either one will be fine. but, i would go with 550vx or another good name brand with heavy single rail if you are going to SLI cards. thats why i bought one.
plus, modular psu's are good, buy there is always the chance that the pins wil corrode.
they are both good PSU's.

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