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Semi-Modular 850W battle between XFX and Corsair.. which one to pick?

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July 15, 2011 6:45:41 PM

Hey guys, in your opinion, which one should my friend get? He has money so the $8-9 difference in price wont make a difference

XFX PRO850W XXX Edition 850W Semi-Modular - http://goo.gl/c0Y23

Corsair HX850 850W Semi-Modular - http://goo.gl/33aej

Please list reasons, XFXs internals are made by SeaSonic, so theyre great quality, and Corsair is great as well

Both 80 Plus Silver certified, so gimme reasons as to which one to pick, and why
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July 15, 2011 6:59:40 PM

XFX

Because ive used them for 4 years in 5 different systems and still going strong and quiet.
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July 15, 2011 7:01:12 PM

I know both brands are reliable as Ive suggested, so can you give me reasons OTHER than oh Ive used em and its reliable...
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July 15, 2011 7:13:13 PM

Straight forward decision. Pick the one which you find cheaper. Both are excellent units. The max dispute might arise on the topic of looks.
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July 15, 2011 7:14:04 PM

The XFX looks better without doubt, Im sure some people will make some small points here and there though
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July 15, 2011 7:15:07 PM

Usually when comparing Corsairs and XFX, it comes down to how long their warranty is and which one is cheaper. Case being that both are very close in design and manufactured by seasonic so build quality most of the time matches each other.

In this case, the XFX is cheaper after rebate compared to the corsair which means its the better buy.
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July 15, 2011 7:16:55 PM

Actually, Corsair has 10% off, CSAVE10, I applied it, the Corsair comes out to $144.48 :D 

XFX comes out to 151.82

Corsairs parts are made by SeaSonic?
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July 15, 2011 7:21:53 PM

Some of them are, the HX series is actually built by Channel Well Tech, but both are excellent units and very similar in results for ripple, voltage regulation and efficiency, in a choice between those two i would go for the cheaper one because you cannot really lose. The only thing that bothered Wolf about the 850W XFX unit was the glowing green fan, they have since gotten rid of that so now it would end up with an even higher overall score than the HX 850.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Edit: With that promo code i think you have a winner
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July 15, 2011 7:36:24 PM

Best answer selected by Reaper2794.
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