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Would you recommend the Corsair CX750 PSU for my build?

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August 5, 2013 2:41:48 PM

Hi, I am thinking of building a new computer and am very please with these components. However, it is the power supply that troubles me. My main concern is if a CX series would be recommended with this build that I have. Thank you.

Link to the PC Parts:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DangerousPirate/saved/26RP

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August 5, 2013 3:08:55 PM

For single card, the 750W is overkill. But maybe you want to sli. Get this one XFX P1-750S-NLB9 that is haswell compatible too.
XFX PSU http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750snlb...
Haswell compatible list http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Features/haswell-compatibilit...

Also I saw your get the DVD from micocenter, so you can get the good deal for the sameCPU/MB combo for $290 before tax. That will save some.
http://www.microcenter.com//site/brands/intel-processor...
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August 5, 2013 3:31:56 PM

no i wont
750 is not what u need a 550w tier 1 will do

get this best config\
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-K ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cougar Evolution-W (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($90.81 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1032.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 18:30 EDT-0400)
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August 5, 2013 3:36:16 PM

The CX750 IS A GREAT choice and is Haswell certified.

The XFX 550w isn't Certified for Haswell

The XFX 550w is tier 2
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August 5, 2013 5:05:07 PM

DangerousPirate said:
Pinhedd said:
Nah, get the TX V2 instead

http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&s...


SR-71 Blackbird said:
The CX750 IS A GREAT choice and is Haswell certified.

The XFX 550w isn't Certified for Haswell

The XFX 550w is tier 2


Can you please tell me the difference between a TX series and a CX? Thanks.


CX series is known as the "builder" series and is about as close to entry level as Corsair offers. The TX series is their enthusiast series which are built to stricter standards. Above that is HX which is their professional series, and at the top is the AX series which is what they call "professional gold", several of which reach 80Plus Platinum ratings. There's also a VS series for european systems only and a new GS series for gaming which is very oddly positioned from a marketing perspective.

In particular, the manufactures are occasionally different. Most of the AX series is manufactured by Flextronics and Seasonic (with Seasonic being one of the best SMPS manufactures out there, and Flextronics usually working in the enterprise domain), most of the TX V2 series are also manufactured by Seasonic. The rest, including the CX, TX (non V2), HX, and CX V2 are manufactured by CWT. CWT can do some impressive work, but in my profesional opinion they're not as good as Seasonic.
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