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Old 03-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Crap... My computer and newegg don't get along. I didn't wait long enough for the mir on the xfx to load up, so I didn't see that.
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...so you think the xfx is the better deal?

also, what's the catch with the 560 ti for 10 dollars more? I feel like there has to be one
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If money was no issue.... Amazon.com: X3 1600-WATT Modular Psu: Electronics

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Normally I just take a junk power supply from a junk comp at the school I work at or out of my personal heap of junk at home and use that in a comp. Unless you are doin 5000000 lights, SLI, SCSI/RAID, 1024+ mb gpu, 4.7 ghz of processor, blah blah blah, go for something that doesn't burn your money all the time.

Then again corsair and X-3..... <3 Idk, in my opinion I have no issue with simple, 450-680 watt PSU's. Depends on what you want to accomplish.

What are the specs of your dream box anyways?

EDIT: just curious
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...so you think the xfx is the better deal?

also, what's the catch with the 560 ti for 10 dollars more? I feel like there has to be one
Corsair is the better deal, less expensive and semi-modular, plus its a Corsair...

The GTX 560 Ti is $25 more after rebates applied to both cards, $40 more up-front.
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Do you really think the 560 ti is worth the extra cash? I feel like the performance increase is marginal? I even found a cheaper regular 560 by msi:
Newegg.com - MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 &#40;Fermi&#41; 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Hey, its just options

The msi warrentee is only 3 parts 2 labor. Evga is usually 3 for both.
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Okay, thanks to some suggestions here, I have come up with another (hopefully the last) build. This time I upgraded the gpu to an evga gtx 560ti (2 year parts and labor warranty) and to compensate for the extra power I found a corsair psu at 650w at the same price as the 550w one (weird I know). I'm not sure why this is...I noticed that the 650w one is not modular, but I'll deal with the pain of tidying up the cables if it means saving 20 dollars.
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Comes out to be about 795 after rebates and discounts.
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Amazed that it came out to the same total as before after upgrading the MB, PSU, GPU.

BTW, The 560Ti can run fine on a 500W, so that 550W Corsair will work as well.
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Truth, I'm certainly happy I came here first.

Would you go with the 550w then in my situation? Is sacrificing the wattage worth avoiding the hassle of a non-modular PSU?
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With that case, the modular psu will help as you can remove unneed cables to keep things clean and better air flow to keep things cool.

Hmmmm, it's a toss up honestly, as the 550W will power 90% of peoples computers, the 650W gives the same but more wiggle room.
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