PSUs not in ranked list

Hi all,

based on a suggestion of a 650W power supply for the build I have been considering I put together a list of nice looking PSU on newegg, then when I went to look them up in the ranked list I couldn't find most of them. The ones in particular that I am wondering about are as follows:

Thermaltake TR2 TRX-650M 650W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 Modular Active PFC Power Supply

XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ...

XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ...

If anybody knows anything about any of these, IE if they're good pieces of hardware and/or a good deal, please let me know!

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  1. So, what exactly your budget for this PSU?
    From all options above I would choose XFX better than ThermalTake, just like beanoslim said above...
  2. Sorry - maybe I wasn't too clear. Those arent the only ones I have been considering, so far I also have looked at the seasonic beanoslim mentioned, as well as:

    SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    Seasonic SS-560KM Active PFC F3, 560W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91, 80Plus Gold Certified, Modular Power Supply

    Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ...

    and CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ...

    I'm not quite ready to make the purchase yet so specials going on right at this moment - given its december and specials change daily - aren't going to help me much. What I'm really aiming to find out is, is there any reason to spend more on one of these units than another, or will I (as a casual gamer and mostly netsurfer) be pretty much satisfied with which ever one I can get the best deal on when I am ready to buy it?

    technically it maybe doesn't make much difference, but I want at least a hybrid modular unit if not a full modular. I know this is more expensive. I tried to convince myself it wasnt worth it... haven't had much luck with that yet ;)
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    I'd go out of my way to get the SS X650 right now at that price.
  4. you cant really go wrong with seasonic, antec or corsair (most antec and corsair models are made in seasonics factory and based on seasonic designs)
  5. Seasonic first, Corsair second (the HX, in addition to being modular, is a newer design than the TX), Antec very, very close third. ThermalTake not at all. XFX not in my list because I have no direct experience with the brand.

    None of my PSU's (4 Corsairs and 2 Antecs) are modular. I have no problem with tucking the unused cables out of the way. I'd say that if you expect to have say 3 or 4 or more unused cables, the expense of modular makes sense. For a couple of cables left over, the expense is not worth it.

    Nothing wrong with a hybrid modular. Most of them, at the least, have a fixed main power cable and a fixed CPU power cable. You will always need those two cables.
  6. Oh boy - realized that seasonic with all discounts was less than $100 - so I went for it. (the ss x650) I wasn't planning to buy yet but who can argue with paying $100 for a $180 psu?? Thanks guys!
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