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SilverStone Strider or Corsair CX500

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SilverStone Strider ST50F or Corsair CX500?

Total: 27 votes (12 blank votes)

  • SilverStone Strider SST-ST50F-230
  • 34 %
  • Corsair CX500
  • 67 %
January 2, 2012 12:44:32 AM

Before fanboys insta vote Corsair~
This review (granted, not the most extensive) says CX500 isn't that great. Their website also says +12V 30A.

In Tom's SilverStone review it says it is +12V 32A and goes on to say it's a decent choice.

The 2 PSUs are the same price.

My specs will probably be:
kingston 2g ram: http://www.360buy.com/product/265646.html (76 * 2)
giga h67: http://www.newegg.com.cn/Product/13-c18-187.htm (570)
R6790: http://www.360buy.com/product/394114.html (800)
i5-2300: http://www.360buy.com/product/337940.html (1260)

PC should be turned on most the day (not that I use torrents or anything...)
a b ) Power supply
January 2, 2012 9:24:21 AM

Here you have some conclusions about Silverstone http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/SilverStone-Stri...
Corsair is a good PSU builder. Depends on you. Read some reviews and try to decide. You will not find any review for CX 500 , just from the peoples wno buid this PSU.
a c 1167 ) Power supply
January 2, 2012 11:03:30 PM

That overclock.net link you've provided is not a review it's an opinion piece. There's no empirical data to back up what they spew so it's not a review. The model they were dissing is the Corsair Builder Series 430W (CMPSU-430CX) which has been discontinued and replaced by the Corsair Builder Series 430W (CMPSU-430CXV2).

Read some actual reviews with test data that back up the result and then make your decision:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-CX430-V2...
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/CX430_V2/

I personally wouldn't buy either one but I prefer quality and I'm willing to pay a little more for it.

For a system using a single Radeon HD 6790 any reputable brand power supply with a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and with at least two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors will be sufficient.
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January 2, 2012 11:42:15 PM

The thing I don't get with the tom's article is why not include the Corsair if it's a good 500w? :x
a c 1167 ) Power supply
January 3, 2012 1:31:11 AM

Dird said:
The thing I don't get with the tom's article is why not include the Corsair if it's a good 500w? :x

What I've noticed with all of the top tier power supply brands is that very few, if any, of the budget series models are provided for reviews.

I've only seen one review for the Corsair Builder Series CX500 V2 (CMPSU-500CXV2) done by a Korean site:

http://translate.google.es/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=es...
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