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Old 05-06-2013, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Corsair GS PSU's

Are they any good

CORSAIR GS700 700W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

this one for example?
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For cheaper you can get a TX650 which is better. For 10 bucks more you can get the TX750m.
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply - Newegg.com

Modular PSU would help a ton with your cable management.
To answer your original question, their quality is between the CX and TX series. They are aimed more towards the fools who like flashy stuff rather than performance and quality.
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I figured it was something like that. Thank's for the help
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What PP posted are Seasonic made so it's better but make sure it's a V2 model such as this one.
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What PP posted are Seasonic made so it's better but make sure it's a V2 model such as this one.
Actually I believe the TXm series is made by CWT. Look at the fans on these two 650s.

CWT 650tx.
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply - Newegg.com

Seasonic 650tx.
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply - Newegg.com

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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/C.../TX750M/4.html
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That's interesting. Many builders didn't like CWT and claimed Seasonic uses better circuitries. One posted a link on Seasonic and showed the extra circuitry for voltage spikes. There's more to it but I don't remember all.

I would have to search the forums to find that link. My fault for not bookmarking it.
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That's interesting. Many builders didn't like CWT and claimed Seasonic uses better circuitries. One posted a link on Seasonic and showed the extra circuitry for voltage spikes. There's more to it but I don't remember all.

I would have to search the forums to find that link. My fault for not bookmarking it.
Johnny Guru claims the quality for both OEM'd Corsair types to be good so I trust his judgement.

For the record, I'm not a fan of CWT either but since he says they are as good as the Seasonic Corsair units then I'll take his word for it. IMO Seasonic make the best PSUs to date.
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So For Future Builds just go seasonic?
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Seasonic or Corsair. Those are the two brands I recommend regardless of the Corsair units OEM. Says it in my article
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It was because of Johnny Guru that I bought the CX430 for my Celeron build. It seemed to do ok but I think it's because I don't have much demand on it wattage wise.

Later I learned more about PSUs and when I got a video card for my i3-2105 build I got a Seasonic 520 with it.
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