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Corsair TX850 vs OCZ Z-Series 80plus GOLD==> HELP!!!

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June 19, 2010 2:20:44 AM

HI guys,
I am trouble in which to pick..

Corsair TX850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Z Series Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A deal is happening on OCZ Z Series which I can pick up at Microscenter for the OCZ PSU:

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=0&t=2...


Reading all the informations and stuff..it seem like the OCZ Z SERIES GOLD is better for the little more expense after rebate

Corsair TX 850 = 129.99
-10 rebate
119.99 + Tax
GReAT REVIEWS FROM PEOPLE USING IT

OCZ Z serie Gold= 127.99
-30 rebate
97.99 + tax
REVIEW IS OK FROM PEOPLE ACTUAL USING IT..

So what you guys think... going with OCZ I get it as modular and 90Gold energy efficency, but don't know how reliable it is compare to corsair..

Any comment and suggestion to make my decision less painfully would be hopeful..THANKS
June 19, 2010 3:15:59 AM

Hands down the Corsair PSU every time. The best source for PSU reviews is jonnyguru.com, check it out.
a c 164 ) Power supply
June 19, 2010 3:51:31 AM

corsair is the better unit
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June 19, 2010 2:22:47 PM

Corsair.
a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2010 2:26:35 PM

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a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2010 4:18:23 PM

Both are high quality PSUs. However, at the same price, I would go for the OCZ Z850 850W (by Sirtec) because it's modular, presents a higher efficiency and a higher value filtering caps: 470µF @ 450V from the TX850 versus the Z850's 660µF @ 400V.
Anyway, as the other people have told you, the Corsair TX850 is also a great choice.
a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2010 10:45:19 PM

Henry Chinaski said:
Both are high quality PSUs. However, at the same price, I would go for the OCZ Z850 850W (by Sirtec) because it's modular, presents a higher efficiency and a higher value filtering caps: 470µF @ 450V from the TX850 versus the Z850's 660µF @ 400V.
Anyway, as the other people have told you, the Corsair TX850 is also a great choice.

um no the corsair is way better quality, even though the ocz has 80plus and is modular. look at the psu in my signature. is it quality? NO
is it modular? YES!!!
so it doesnt matter if its modular that doesnt pertain to the quality.
a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2010 10:54:28 PM

shovenose said:
um no the corsair is way better quality, even though the ocz has 80plus and is modular. look at the psu in my signature. is it quality? NO
is it modular? YES!!!
so it doesnt matter if its modular that doesnt pertain to the quality.


Could you tell me why the TX850 is "way better quality"?
a b ) Power supply
June 20, 2010 5:52:56 AM

shovenose said:
heres a review for the corsair 85-hx. (close enough). it got a 9.6
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

compared to this:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-Z-Series-850...


No, They aren't close. The TX850 is based on the old CWT PSH platform. However the HX850 is based on a modified version of the DSG platform. The outstanding quality that you can see in the HX850 you won't see it in the TX850. The HX850 is better PSU than the TX850. The difference is not only the modularity. The HX850 is better than the OCZ Z850, but the TX850 isn´t.
The ony problem with the OCZ is its hugh price (210$). But if he can buy it at the same price as the TX850, it's a better deal.
Please, read these qualified reviews obout the Z850:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-Z-Series-850... (keep in mind that the TX850 has 4 PCIe connectors too, not 6. The only problem, the high price.)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=... (It has only one bad aspect: it's expensive $219.99, that's why the final score is a 8).
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/951/pg1/ocz-z-ser... (It only has one bad aspect: Its high retail price does not make this product the most value-sensible choice but this really is a case of paying for quality).
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/10/08/ocz_z_series_... (The unit’s only weakness is its very high price).

So, tell me what makes the TX850 a better PSU over the flawless Z850, please.

By the way, read what I wrote. What you told me has no sense at all.
"so it doesnt matter if its modular that doesnt pertain to the quality" => Where I said that?.


a c 144 ) Power supply
June 20, 2010 1:28:14 PM

Corsair. I wouldn't even put an OCZ PSU in your computer. :D 
a b ) Power supply
June 20, 2010 3:06:44 PM

jsc said:
Corsair. I wouldn't even put an OCZ PSU in your computer. :D 

so someone agrees with me?
a b ) Power supply
June 20, 2010 3:07:40 PM

Henry Chinaski said:
No, They aren't close. The TX850 is based on the old CWT PSH platform. However the HX850 is based on a modified version of the DSG platform. The outstanding quality that you can see in the HX850 you won't see it in the TX850. The HX850 is better PSU than the TX850. The difference is not only the modularity. The HX850 is better than the OCZ Z850, but the TX850 isn´t.
The ony problem with the OCZ is its hugh price (210$). But if he can buy it at the same price as the TX850, it's a better deal.
Please, read these qualified reviews obout the Z850:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-Z-Series-850... (keep in mind that the TX850 has 4 PCIe connectors too, not 6. The only problem, the high price.)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=... (It has only one bad aspect: it's expensive $219.99, that's why the final score is a 8).
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/951/pg1/ocz-z-ser... (It only has one bad aspect: Its high retail price does not make this product the most value-sensible choice but this really is a case of paying for quality).
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/10/08/ocz_z_series_... (The unit’s only weakness is its very high price).

So, tell me what makes the TX850 a better PSU over the flawless Z850, please.

By the way, read what I wrote. What you told me has no sense at all.
"so it doesnt matter if its modular that doesnt pertain to the quality" => Where I said that?.


by the way, have u noticed that ur the only 1 who voted for the ocz?
a b ) Power supply
June 20, 2010 3:46:57 PM

shovenose said:
by the way, have u noticed that ur the only 1 who voted for the ocz?


Yes, I have also noticed that nobody has given an only reason for choosing the Corsair TX850. It's funny, isn't it? [:henry chinaski:8]

I know what I would do if I were him. To follow any of my advices is not a requeriment , of course. My intention is just to share some useful (I think so) information. You can take it or leave it. I will sleep fine tonight in both cases.
a b ) Power supply
June 20, 2010 4:55:46 PM

whatever.
I still DO NOT agree with you. however, i am not going to deal with this any further. I have my opinions, you have yours. That;s fine. I am NOT backing down. I am just saying that we no longer need to argue about this. And i am not an assh*le, and neither are you, but im sorry if i come across as one.

2 more things:
-how you make moving emoticons
-no i dont understand it so no i dont believe it :) 

oh and 1 more thing
is youe e6600 stable at 3.6? i cant seem to get mine past 2.61 stable...
a b ) Power supply
June 20, 2010 5:44:44 PM

shovenose said:
whatever.
I still DO NOT agree with you. however, i am not going to deal with this any further. I have my opinions, you have yours. That;s fine. I am NOT backing down. I am just saying that we no longer need to argue about this. And i am not an assh*le, and neither are you, but im sorry if i come across as one.

2 more things:
-how you make moving emoticons
-no i dont understand it so no i dont believe it :) 

oh and 1 more thing
is youe e6600 stable at 3.6? i cant seem to get mine past 2.61 stable...


The only reason for arguing is because I want to learn more. If I have an opinion and you have another one, I would like to know How you have reached that conclusion. I am not pretending to be more clever than anybody. I'm not taking anyone for asshole, don't get me wrong. Take in mind that I don't speak english like I would like.
Nevertheless, what I can't understand is why some people seem to be so sure about something but then they can't offer any reason to justify what they are saying. At the end what we have is a dialogue of the deaf in which there is no progress. I have learned (and I'm learning) a lot in this and another forums. Sometimes I can help somebody, sometimes I have the opportunity to learn something from other people.
Concerning the emoticons, all you have to do is Browsing to a webpage with an emoticon you want to save, then Right-click the emoticon and Click Save Picture As. Then you have to go to "forum options" and there you have to click in "Personalized smilies" and upload it.

Yes, my E6600 is stable at 3600Mhz. Every cpu is different. I know that there are people that have a E6600 running at 3600 without increasing the voltage. Unfortunately, I don't have one of these. A good mobo, the memory and PSU is very important too... The cooling is decisive....There are a lot of aspects to take in mind.
a b ) Power supply
June 20, 2010 6:05:17 PM

thank you. and yes i agree about the learning thing. there are 3 main reasons i use these forums:
1. i like it/it uses up my boring free time
2. i want to help people
3. i want to learn stuff
a b ) Power supply
June 20, 2010 6:08:56 PM

shovenose said:
thank you. and yes i agree about the learning thing. there are 3 main reasons i use these forums:
1. i like it/it uses up my boring free time
2. i want to help people
3. i want to learn stuff


It's good to improve my level of english too. Everything helps...
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