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Corsair PSU's vs Antec PSU's

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December 18, 2009 2:06:57 PM

KK, so me and my friend had a fight. We want to know which one is better. Not price/performance or anything just which one is better.

Corsair or Antec

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a c 243 ) Power supply
December 18, 2009 2:12:32 PM

That's just silly.
The build quality of the Corsairs is slightly higher than the newer Antec's but the price difference make's up for it.
I use both brands.
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December 18, 2009 2:16:55 PM

Yah ur friends just silly. The corsairs are much better than Antec IMO,even with the price difference. I only use Corsair for my PSU's. Hopefully that sways ur friend...


Silly Rabbit....:) 
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a c 243 ) Power supply
December 18, 2009 2:20:07 PM

^ glad I could help you choose a forum name
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a c 248 ) Power supply
December 18, 2009 2:26:27 PM

Corsair has a reputation for high quality power supplies. They consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are stable, reliable, and come with a 5 year warranty. The brand new models come with a 7 year warranty.

Antec was not initially known for high quality power supplies. The have tried to improve the quality of their power supplies and in some cases have been successful. It just depends on the particular series. For example, the newer Antec Earthwatt power supplies are very good and certainly an improvement over the old Basiq power supplies which were low budget units.
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a c 243 ) Power supply
December 18, 2009 2:50:51 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
the newer Antec Earthwatt power supplies are very good and certainly an improvement over the old Basiq power supplies which were low budget units.

The EA unit's have always been decent but don't even approach the quality of the Corsairs ( other than the CX400 and VX450 ).
The True Power New line can match the DC output quality of the Corsairs and build quality is almost as good for less cost.
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a b ) Power supply
December 18, 2009 2:55:39 PM

I'll go for both brands for capacity 700w and up. Antec PSU are pretty good. I just installed an HX1000 on my setup and i'm extremely please with its performance.

I'm leaning corsair at this point... HX series.

Look at what is on sail for the specific capacity your looking. You can go for what is cheaper by a big $ when on sail.

Also take note not all PSU are made the same even when are spec to similar capacity (i.e. 1000W). Read specifications on how the RAILS are distributed and the specific current capacity associated with it. It makes a lot of difference.
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a c 248 ) Power supply
December 18, 2009 4:07:28 PM

DellUser1 - I agree. That's why I said the Antec Earthwatts series was very good rather than excellent.

Yesterday I ordered the brand new Seasonic X650 Gold psu from newegg. Delivery is scheduled for Monday. :) 
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a c 248 ) Power supply
December 18, 2009 5:16:18 PM

OOOOOHHHHHH AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH :bounce: 

I knew CWT made high quality psu's for other companies including Corsair but I didn't know they were selling under their own name.
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a b ) Power supply
December 18, 2009 6:22:57 PM

Both companies generally have their PSU manufactured by Seasonic (my preferred PSU brand). However, Antec seems to cut corners (at least to me), so their products are general of lower quality.

I believe CPT is the other OEM PSU manufacturer for Corsair.
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a c 144 ) Power supply
December 18, 2009 7:39:39 PM

At 750 watts and under, I thing Corsair has a small edge, primarily in build quality and the ability to work past their ratings and still stay in spec.

I have three of each and they have been very solid PSU's.
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December 21, 2009 2:45:36 PM

My vote would have to go to Antec's PSU's. Here's a few reasons why:

> Antec uses OCP (over Current Protection) on ALL of the rails in the PSU. Corsair Only uses OCP on the 3.3V and 5V rails, but neglects the 12V, the rail that has the highest current.

> Antec PSU's offer you better fan control compared to other units.

> Basic construction of Antec's PSU's is excellent. I own several and have never had any issues.

> Speaks for itself --> http://www.newegg.com/ProductSort/VendorArticleDetail.a...

Best of luck!!
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a c 243 ) Power supply
December 21, 2009 2:53:44 PM

wpeltola said:


> Antec uses OCP (over Current Protection) on ALL of the rails in the PSU. Corsair Only uses OCP on the 3.3V and 5V rails, but neglects the 12V, the rail that has the highest current.


"To test this we increased current on +12V2 expecting to see the power supply shutting down. We went all the way up to 33 A (the maximum our load tester can deliver) and the power supply didn’t shut down, showing that either OCP is disabled or configured at a value above 33 A."


From here
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/766/8
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December 21, 2009 4:07:09 PM

I'm at work and cannot link to jonnyguru.com due to the DoD's restrictions, but I have an Antec Signature series PSU. It is the best PSU I have owned. However, I have never used a Corsair PSU and cannot speak to their quality first hand.

Antec Sig Series
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=Njk2
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a b ) Power supply
December 22, 2009 8:38:08 PM

delluser1 said:
"To test this we increased current on +12V2 expecting to see the power supply shutting down. We went all the way up to 33 A (the maximum our load tester can deliver) and the power supply didn’t shut down, showing that either OCP is disabled or configured at a value above 33 A."


From here
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/766/8


Actually, the OCP set point on the TP-750 is 40A. You can find all of the amperage on our OCP set points on the product pages on our Web site. :) 

http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MTc2MA==
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