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December 16, 2011 4:48:47 PM

I've decided to buy this GTX 560 TI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I need a PSU to go along with it, I've narrowed it down to these two.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Considering the 15 and 10 percent discounts to each card respectively, the OZC PSU costs $12.50 more than the Corsair PSU, but it has 50 more Watts of power.

Which one is the better buy?

Edit: Just saw this 700W Rosewill PSU for 45 dollars so I'd like to add it into the comparison.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b ) Power supply
December 16, 2011 5:02:59 PM

Either one of those PSUs wil do. Corsair has a better reputation as a PSU OEM, but the OCZ unit is Bronze certified and OCZ is still pretty good. I recomment the OCZ.
December 16, 2011 5:37:01 PM

So Bronze certification is higher up than White certification? Sorry I've never purchased a PSU before this is my first time upgrading this PC.
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December 16, 2011 5:39:44 PM

From your list the OCZ is the better PSU in terms of it being more efficient and more stable than the Corsair PSU. You can draw 20% more power from the OCZ's labelled wattage with the noise and ripple still remaining well within spec but if you did the same thing to the Corsair unit its noise and ripple will far exceed the maximum noise and ripple allowed by the ATX12V specifications.

Both units electrical capacity are more than what is needed but that's fine.

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December 16, 2011 5:43:00 PM
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inner universe said:
So Bronze certification is higher up than White certification? Sorry I've never purchased a PSU before this is my first time upgrading this PC.

Yes.

Efficiency Level Certifications from lowest to highest:

80 PLUS
80 PLUS Bronze
80 PLUS Silver
80 PLUS Gold
80 PLUS Platinum
80 PLUS Titanium
a b ) Power supply
December 16, 2011 7:26:44 PM

chesteracorgi said:
Either one of those PSUs wil do. Corsair has a better reputation as a PSU OEM, but the OCZ unit is Bronze certified and OCZ is still pretty good. I recomment the OCZ.


neither corsair or OCZ are power supply OEM, they are both brands.
a b ) Power supply
December 17, 2011 3:32:33 AM

the ocz is a better option since it more of an entry level enthusiast psu where as the corsair is an entry level psu for those bog standard office level pc's
February 13, 2012 4:31:14 PM

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February 13, 2012 7:12:26 PM

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