I am planning to make a new build (whenever bulldozer is released) so I have been looking for parts recently. I noticed two power supplies that seem like they are more than enough for my planned build, this is the MK II which seems like a good deal before the rebate and great afterwords ($70-$20MIR=$50) and this this is the X650 which is a great deal($110).
Modular makes no difference to me and I have read both the hardwaresecrets reviews for both (MK II has ripple problems on the -12v, will this be a major concern as I do have a soundcard). I was just wondering if the price difference between the two would make one a better buy than the other. Also has anyone had good or bad experiences with either company and what about rebates from PCP&C.
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PC P&C is now owned by OCZ, they bought it about 2 years ago.
You are getting a big difference in PSUs there. Seasonic is the leading manufacturer of quality PSUs. They make many of the PSUs sold by Antec and Corsair, as well as their own. They have not made a bad or inferior PSU in a long time.
The PC P&C MKII is made by Sirfa/Highpower. It's an adequate unit for a lower budget. It's the same OEM that has made many successful cheap PSUs for OCZ.
The Seasonic will be much quieter. In fact the fan will likely never come on unless you have a very big video card or two GPUs, or you live somewhere hot. Modular cables do more than keep builds uncluttered. They are also easy to replace should a connector go bad. This happens and most people have to buy a new PSU while they wait for an RMA.
^ +1 Proximon
As said, Seasonic is the leading manufacturer of quality PSUs. This being said, i will re-affirm Proximon by saying, if you can afford the Seasonic, GET THE SEASONIC! You wont be disappointed.
NOTE! i havent checked reviews, so dont buy it on my opinion alone
I love antec...but there is something about that line i just cant seem to trust. It might just be me, but i cant let it go...it just "looks" cheap. If i wanted to go with a cheaper version of a PSU, i would go with these: