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Corsair cx430 or seasonic s12-II 520 psu?

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January 23, 2012 1:22:23 AM

I'm trying to decide whether to get the cx430 or the s12-ii 520, the cx430 is $58 while the other one is $91

I wont SLI for awhile so the extra 6-pin really isn't necessary, although it would be nice, I'm going for a budget gaming build so a cheaper psu would be much better without sacrificing quality, then I could use the extra money to buy another component

prices are taken from the msy pricelist
www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

suggestions for other psu's from msy are very welcome

the pc will be running a 6770 and an x3 455

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January 23, 2012 1:30:18 AM

If you're using a 6770, you'll never use SLI as it's an nVidia only tech. You'd be using Crossfire. If you have any intention of utilizing Crossfire though, it would be more cost effective to buy a capable PSU from the start, however, I wouldn't recommend a 520watt PSU for the scenario. If you have future plans to make use of a multi-card configuration, you'd be better served by a 600watt power supply.
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January 23, 2012 1:38:58 AM

Antec HCG-520 or the Antec Neo Eco 520 (79 and 69 on that price sheet)
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January 23, 2012 1:56:36 AM

yeh i know sykozis, i meant if i bought two nvidia cards later, and my mobo can only take single ati cards, its the m4n98td evo, and the 6770 is a good card for its price, but thanks for the advice

@totalknowledge, which would you recommend? pros and cons?
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January 23, 2012 2:00:20 AM

The pros....they're both cheap

The cons: you'll have to replace them later if you go SLI....
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January 23, 2012 2:03:08 AM

wat about between the two suggested by totalknowledge? which one do u thinks better and why
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January 23, 2012 2:05:16 AM

the same statement applies to all 4 of them.

Although, in my personal experience, Antec is garbage......your's and other's experiences may differ.

You can't safely utilize SLI on a 520watt PSU...so, unless you plan on forgetting about that possibility, buying a 520watt unit would be a waste of money.
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January 23, 2012 2:10:19 AM

alright forget about sli then, ill buy another psu down the track, do u suggest any alternatives for single gpu sykozis?

btw I will b OC'ing my cpu and MAYBE my gpu if that makes any difference
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January 23, 2012 2:11:10 AM

The HCG-520 is the better of two.

If you want a tad more power for possible future crossfire the Antec HCG-620... but to be honest. I wouldn't go dual 6770's but would step up to the next higher single card as an upgrade instead. A 6850 or a 6870 would be a much better upgrade than a second 6770.

If you have no plans to do Crossfire I would do the HCG-520.

eta: the HCG-520 should give you plenty of room to do some oc'ing.
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January 23, 2012 2:21:19 AM

ok cool, I'll look up some reviews on them later too and I'll let u's know which one I'll choose
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January 23, 2012 2:21:28 AM

ok cool, I'll look up some reviews on them later too and I'll let u's know which one I'll choose
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January 23, 2012 2:22:47 AM

stupid phone -.-
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January 23, 2012 2:48:04 AM

lol I'd just finished reading the review by anandtech wen I checked this again, looks like a decent psu, thanks

also wat r ur experiences with the coolermaster psu's? and have you heard of seventeam?
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January 23, 2012 3:32:08 AM

just rang my grandad, he's at my uncles place who owns a computer business, and my uncle might be able to give be a few components for free, which is awesome, so I'll wait and see wat my grandad brings bak ^.^

until then I'll look up reviews on psu candidates, thanks heaps for ur help guys
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February 2, 2012 5:40:01 AM

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February 2, 2012 9:38:27 AM

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