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October 29, 2010 1:21:16 AM

------------ > Corsair HX850 850W <-------------
-----> -----> or <----- <-----
------------> XFX Black Edition 850W <------------

Which of these 850w Power Supplies is BEST for a Gaming System, I'm Done my build besides for my Power Supply, i cannot decide on what is best i have read negative and positive comments of both which is causing me lack of deciding so hopefully you guys can help me out! Thanks, Paul


Also what PSU would have cables long enough to reach parts in a HAF 932 Case that has the PSU mount on the bottom?

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a c 878 ) Power supply
October 29, 2010 2:08:40 AM

Between those two I would go with the cheaper one!
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October 29, 2010 2:27:25 AM

this the 8pin u suggest? ? and wouldnt the XFX come with a extra
tecmo34 said:
I would go with the Corsair 850HX... (here is the forum ranking... based on this thread: )

Both have cables long enough for a bottom mounted PSU. I would recommend getting an 8pin ATX extender to make it easier to run behind the MOBO tray.

a b ) Power supply
October 29, 2010 4:09:46 AM

Its almost the same. Both got excellent review from johnnyguru.

The only thing that goes for corsair is its been in the PSU market longer than xfx. Other than that its almost the same.

Go for the cheaper. If the price is within $25 go for corsair
a c 78 ) Power supply
October 29, 2010 6:32:06 AM

kingxpaul said:
this the 8pin u suggest? ? and wouldnt the XFX come with a extra

Yes, I was talking about an adapter like that.

As for the PSU's, you are looking at roughly a $30 difference between the two after rebates. If you are tight on budget, I would go with the cheaper XFX. If not, I would go with the Corsair for the extra $30 IMO.
February 6, 2011 3:02:22 PM

Sorry to hijack this thread about 3 months late, but fundamentally these two power supplies are the same thing.

Also, Newegg currently has the XFX for $90!

Of course, there is the negative which is that you will be forced to wear sunglasses or a welding shield around the XFX's fan.
a c 275 ) Power supply
February 6, 2011 3:19:41 PM

Yep! they're essentially the same performance wise.
The Corsair is slighty better and nicer looking imo.
Corsair is a CWT. 7yr warranty
XFX is a Seasonic. 5yr warranty
Buy the cheaper one they're both high quality units.