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Is it worth the money to get a AX PSU instead of a CX one?

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November 10, 2013 3:18:29 AM

Hi Community,
I am building my first budget gaming PC over the christmas holidays and i was wondering if it was worth it to get a AX Professional PSU that costs £50 more than the CX Builder series. What extra features do i get if i buy the AX PSU?

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a b 4 Gaming
November 10, 2013 5:10:06 AM

I take it you are comparing the CX750 to the AX760. IMO, the difference would only be noticed if pushing your machine hard, as in extreme overclocking where the 'cleaner' DC output would help some or if running in a 24hour setting where there may be a utility cost savings over time, other than that, put the £50 to a better graphics card (at least that's what I would consider)
"extra" features of the AX is higher efficiency and cleaner DC output
About the biggest difference is the manufacturer, the CX are made by ChannelWell while the AX are made by SeaSonic (the AX760i is Flextronics but still an awesome PSU)
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November 10, 2013 7:02:16 AM

C12Friedman said:
I take it you are comparing the CX750 to the AX760. IMO, the difference would only be noticed if pushing your machine hard, as in extreme overclocking where the 'cleaner' DC output would help some or if running in a 24hour setting where there may be a utility cost savings over time, other than that, put the £50 to a better graphics card (at least that's what I would consider)
"extra" features of the AX is higher efficiency and cleaner DC output
About the biggest difference is the manufacturer, the CX are made by ChannelWell while the AX are made by SeaSonic (the AX760i is Flextronics but still an awesome PSU)


I am overclocking my i5 3570k to 4.5GHz with my H60, while gaming. Will a CX750W Modular be fine to handle that?
PS - By The Way - I am getting a VTXHD Radeon 7870 Tahiti
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a b 4 Gaming
November 10, 2013 9:12:41 AM

The CX750 should work fine for that - a little on the overkill side for only one graphics card but you will be poised to go to X-fire later if you chose.
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November 10, 2013 10:46:37 AM

C12Friedman said:
The CX750 should work fine for that - a little on the overkill side for only one graphics card but you will be poised to go to X-fire later if you chose.


Yeah, I know but i would like to have the option to upgrade later on.
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