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November 26, 2013 12:59:12 PM

So im going to be upgrading to an FX 8320 cpu, and an Asrock Extreme4 990fx am3+ mobo, and eventually probably to a GTX 770 or 780. I know i will need another psu as i only have a cx430m right now. I am considering the corsair cx750m, hx750, and EVGA SuperNova Bronze 750W. The hx750 is basically the exact same as the cx750, but it has to be better somehow as its more expensive, why is it better or more expensive?
I am most likely going to be getting the cx750m, or SuperNova 750w because they are going to be on sale at Microcenter on Black Friday for $75-Corsair and $50-EVGA. I am leaning towards the EVGA psu as its cheaper (on a budget), is also 750w, and EVGA seems trusted to me. They also have a Corsair cx600m for $55, but i would like 750w for eventually sli, o/c, and just future headroom.
So what do you guys think i should get between those four? Remember, i am really leaning towards the EVGA SuperNova 750W. The Microcenter Black Friday catalog is Here and 3 of the psu's are on that page i linked to. Any help, advice, recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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November 26, 2013 1:06:04 PM

If you're looking to add a second GPU in the future, 750 will most likely not cut it. If you're going to stick with a single GPU, I'd still recommend the HX750 over the others.
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November 26, 2013 1:07:48 PM

enemy1g said:
If you're looking to add a second GPU in the future, 750 will most likely not cut it. If you're going to stick with a single GPU, I'd still recommend the HX750 over the others.


I dont think i would be able to afford the HX750, its like $130. Why do you recommend that one? What makes it better than like the CX750?
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November 26, 2013 1:12:06 PM

I believe the CX line of PSUs from Corsair are made from a different manufacturer (other than SeaSonic) which means a higher build quality, which would mean the PSU will likely last longer and perform (slightly) more efficient.

I have heard bad and good things about the EVGA supernova, but again, if you plan on adding a second GPU, I would recommend something with more wattage (yes I know amps matter). But if you're planning on sticking with one GPU, and upgrading the PSU/addinga second GPU in the future, the EVGA should do just fine.
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November 26, 2013 1:19:45 PM

enemy1g said:
I believe the CX line of PSUs from Corsair are made from a different manufacturer (other than SeaSonic) which means a higher build quality, which would mean the PSU will likely last longer and perform (slightly) more efficient.

I have heard bad and good things about the EVGA supernova, but again, if you plan on adding a second GPU, I would recommend something with more wattage (yes I know amps matter). But if you're planning on sticking with one GPU, and upgrading the PSU/addinga second GPU in the future, the EVGA should do just fine.


Well since i bet a 770/780 will keep me happy for a couple of years atleast, a 750W psu will be enough, and if i ever need more, ill just sell my old psu and get a new one. Also, would you spend the extra $25 on the CX750M over the EVGA 750w? I would like to get the better one because my deepest fear is getting a bad component like a psu and having it die soon or killing other components, then i have to wait to get a new one, and ughh i dont even want to think about it.:lol: 
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November 26, 2013 1:39:14 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
CX Series are made for budget builds.

Here's a good one made by the best SEASONIC.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $59.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-26 16:27 EST-0500)


Isnt it made by Antec? Or does Seasonic make it and resell it to Antec? Also, im really on a budget, i would have to pay $90 upfront and then i get a $30 mail-in rebate, i dont think i can pay $90 upfront for the psu. Is it really even worth it, performance and reliability wise?
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November 26, 2013 1:39:59 PM

Seasonic makes it for Antec.
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