Hey guys, I'm currently trying to decide on the very last piece for my new computer: the power supply.
After quite a bit of reading, I have narrowed my choices down to 2 options: The Corsair 750TX and the Corsair 750HX. I like the sound of a modular setup, and I know the HX is an even better PSU than the TX, but is it worth $55 more dollars than the TX? I'm very tempted but my build has already gone over budget, and I'm just a little hesitant on this one. Please let me know what you think, and thank you .
On the other hand, I just want to say I ran into the "Antec Truepower New 750" and it also seems to be well reviewed. I have heard that Antec quality has been going down lately, and was convinced of the quality of the Corsairs (and still am) but this seems interesting, is partially modular, and costs only $10 more than the Corsair TX ($40 less than the HX). What do people think of these?
If I could go back in time, I would have purchased the modular.
IT is very hard to get good cable management with the 750TX's large black cables. There are many cables, which is good if you have alot of things to plug them into, like dual cards, and many harddrives, but it wasa bit over kill for me.
I do appreciate the single 12v rail though. It's a great powersupply, I would just rather have the modular for the aesthetics.
That reply at Jonnyguru's was actually the one I was reading when I said I had been alerted of the Antec Truepower. The Truepower actually seems like a nice compromise between the Corsair TX and HX--partially modular, and well priced. I am this close to going with it but I have heard that some of its cables are too shrort, which is too bad. I don't really want to have to stretch cables across my video cards, pci cards, etc. Specifically I have heard that this can be a problem with the cpu power cord if you have case with a bottom-mounted PSU, which I do (the Antec 902). Can anyone confirm or deny the length of the Truepower's cords?
That's a good idea.. and I think the "unused clutter" on an Antec 750 could be easily solved as there shouldn't be too much of it. It's hard to resist saving about $45 at this point for a PSU that performs very closely to the 750 HX.
What do you normally use to tie unused cables down? I'm sure that's a simple answer but I'd still like to know what others depend on. Thanks mate .
Great. Thank you to all for your welcome replies and assistance.
If anyone is willing, I have just one more question to soothe my own curiousity. I see some PSUS have 6 + 2 pin PCI-e connectors, and some have just 6 pin, and some have both. What is the difference between the two? Do the 6 + 2 pin connectors sitll work on 6 pin connection slots?
theres are 3 kinds of pci-e connectors: 6 pin, 6+2, and 8. basicall, a 6+2 is an 8pin where 2 pins are removable, to act as a 6 pin.
6pins can provide half as much as 8 pins, but a 6+2 pin can act as both
When you say 6 pin can provide half as much as 8 pins, do you mean they provide half as much power, but you can still use them in an 8 pin slot?
ie. If I have Crossfired 58xx cards, each requiring 2 pcie connectors, could I use one 6 + 2 pin and one 6 pin in each, and still have a safe and stable power flow? You'll have to excuse me--I'm obviously still a newb when it comes to power supplies.