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520w Seasonic vs. 550w Corsair PS

Torn between two awesome manufacturers of power supplies.

I'm building a gaming system with a 6870, i5-760 (OC'in to 4ghz), 8gb ram, 2x2tb hard drives, and an SSD

Which of these two power supplies do you think would be better? Looking to make a decision by the end of today!

Seasonic 520w Bronze: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

or

Corsair 550w: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004&Tpk=corsair%20550w

Just about the same price, seasonic is a little bit less wattage but its bronze, corsair is more wattage but slightly less effecient

Any input?
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  1. Just to confuse you a little more
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371020

    Any of the 3 would do
  2. Thanks for the additional confusion! :bounce:
  3. Best answer
    The Corsair one is bit more expensive, but i would recommend you go for it.
  4. Best answer selected by skiboarder72.
  5. 2 things I'm curious about

    hell_storm, your reason for the Corsair reccomendation.

    skiboarder, your reason for being so quick in deciding
  6. delluser1 said:
    2 things I'm curious about

    hell_storm, your reason for the Corsair reccomendation.

    skiboarder, your reason for being so quick in deciding


    I was leaning toward that one anyways. I figure hell_storm had a good reason (back me up here buddy!). From what I can see, the differences between all these PS's are very minimal, so I don't think its worth spending days debating over.
  7. skiboarder72 said:
    I was leaning toward that one anyways. I figure hell_storm had a good reason (back me up here buddy!). From what I can see, the differences between all these PS's are very minimal, so I don't think its worth spending days debating over.

    I get it, you weren't really looking for options just confirmation of what you had already decided on.

    The differences are kind of minimal, and I agree, not worth spending days debating over which to choose

    The Seasonic and the Antec ( also a Seasonic ) have higher efficiency ratings
    The Antec is semi modular
    The Corsair is a CWT built unit that is based on a slightly older platform, not that there's anything wrong with it, the Odin GT that currently powers my system is built on the same ( although upgraded ) platform
  8. Both are excellent PSU's no doubt. I said the Corsair, since its 30W more (although isn't much, but its something). Plus the Corsair build quality is something which is unmatched.

    Also... that satin bag from Corsair!! :)
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