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Need help choosing a PSU

I've decided to buy this GTX 560 TI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130651

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=N82E16817139028

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341048

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=N82E16817182191
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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    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
  5. 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
  6. PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 600W ATX Modular
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65319&vpn=PPCMK3S600&manufacture=PC%20Power%20%26%20Cooling&promoid=1314
    Nice little unit with all Japanese caps and 5yr warranty.Seasonic oem.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/PC-Power-and-Cooling-Silencer-Mk-III-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/1432/1
    Has reviewed very well at more then one source.
  7. Best answer selected by inner universe.
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