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March 18, 2011 5:05:33 AM

Depends. Do you have a power cable already? Because notice the Antec's last detail:

"“Green” with No Power Cord Included The Antec EarthWatts EA-650 Green meets 2010 EuP requirement (5Vsb < 1W) for ultra-low standby power consumption. By reusing your existing cord, you can reduce waste and help protect the environment. "
March 18, 2011 5:18:45 AM

Ah I did not see that. No I do not have a power cable. I'm building my first computer. So is the XFX still a good psu? I obviously cannot buy the antec now.
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March 18, 2011 5:39:41 AM

XFX make good PSUs yes, you should try getting a corsair PSU though.
March 18, 2011 5:42:33 AM

AgentSquishy said:
Ah I did not see that. No I do not have a power cable. I'm building my first computer. So is the XFX still a good psu? I obviously cannot buy the antec now.


As far as I'm aware, XFXs are just rebranded... I think its Seasonic? Something like that.

Haven't heard anything, myself, to indicate it wouldn't be a good choice.

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a c 80 ) Power supply
March 18, 2011 6:01:18 AM
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I'd get the XFX. Its $20 cheaper after rebate. XFX is just a Seasonic PSU with a different badge on it. Corsair used to do the same, but CWT now makes their PSUs. I know the Antec's used to be Seasonic, but I think Delta now makes all of theirs. While Seasonic is obviously the best of the three, all 3 companies make fine PSUs.
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March 18, 2011 11:37:25 AM

Yep! the XFX is a bargain for a modular Seasonic oem psu.
March 18, 2011 10:41:53 PM

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March 20, 2011 3:43:21 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
The XFX Black's are 1st tier PSU's (10.0 performance rating)
The XFX Core Editions are 2nd tier PSU's (9.5 performance rating)
Actually, anything 8.5 and above is tier 1.
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March 20, 2011 5:26:30 AM

That's why I like 3 tiers. 1) Use it. 2) Use it if you have to, replace when you can. 3) Don't even think about it. None of this "is it a 3 or a 4?" BS.
March 20, 2011 5:27:47 AM

4745454b said:
That's why I like 3 tiers. 1) Use it. 2) Use it if you have to, replace when you can. 3) Don't even think about it. None of this "is it a 3 or a 4?" BS.


My tiers are pretty much GOLD, BRONZE, or crap. I'd never skimp on the PSU.
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