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Seasonic S12II-620 or Corsair TX650?

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November 29, 2010 1:14:17 AM

Hi,

I'm trying to decide between these two, to take the bronze or those 50/60 Watts more in comparison and 2 years longer warranty although 3 years is a long period of time. I'm well aware that the TX is Seasonic built, but based on the older S12 generation. Also, I don't know if I will be able to find the Antec TruePower New 650 near me, probably not.

So, any suggestions?


Thanks.
a b ) Power supply
November 29, 2010 1:20:55 AM

Try to look fir what you need here:

www.newegg.com/

Also, welcome to the Guide.
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a c 164 ) Power supply
November 29, 2010 2:00:50 AM

they are pretty even, like mosox stated; get the cheaper one
a b ) Power supply
November 29, 2010 5:29:27 AM

Hi hawkx, Welcome to THW.

I would also say go for the Corsair, it is cheaper, will be made to the same quality of the Seasonic and offer a little bit more power for some extra headroom. And AFAIK they both come with a 5 year warranty.
a b ) Power supply
November 29, 2010 5:44:33 AM

Is there an echo in here? Choose from those two based on price . . . color . . . anything you like. Either way you get a great psu that will do the job you need done.
a c 144 ) Power supply
November 29, 2010 3:06:22 PM

Yes, there is an echo here ... here :) 

They are both very good PSU's. Buy the less expensive. If that is the Seasonic, well, if 30 rated watts is going to make a difference at the 600+ watt power level, you need a more powerful PSU.
November 29, 2010 3:18:45 PM

What computer? 600W is an odd size

any single GPU will run on the cheaper 520 seasonic, and dual will usually need more than 620-- more into the 700W range to be comfortable.

That being said pretty much any of those will be great.

If you run your computer 24/7 in a small room you might want to spring for a 80+silver just so it produces even less heat (and save a few $$ a year)
something like the 109$ pc power and cooling. Newegg makes it easy you can refine search by 80+, 80+ bronze, 80+ silver, or 80+ gold

power supplies are usually more effiecent when loaded heavier, If you arent going for an SLI or crossfire I'd probably stepdown to a 500~~ watt psu, if you are going for a crossfire might want to go for a 700W one.

That all being said.. I'd go with the best value(price) in any good brand high efficiency model.

a b ) Power supply
November 29, 2010 5:17:22 PM

I'm running the S12 600, very very quiet, fan rarely gets above idle, Q9550, GTX470 and several harddrives
December 1, 2010 11:50:55 AM

I decided to stick with my VX450, which is a underrated 500W PSU and goes easily above that, so it will do for now.

Thanks for the replies.
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