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Corsair 600w CX series V2 or XFX 550W?

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March 8, 2012 11:57:27 AM

Price conscious first time builder making a rig for gaming.

So...the Corsair 600w or XFX 550W? Cant really afford more than the £54 price tag for the XFX and the Corsair 600w is currently at £50.

Your recommendations?
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March 8, 2012 12:01:27 PM

XFX
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March 8, 2012 12:02:17 PM

Which XFX model?
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March 8, 2012 12:03:49 PM

XFX 550W Pro Core Edition 80+

There is a XFX 650w XXX modular for sale in my town on ebay and ive asked the seller for a price to end it early, what would be reasonable or should i stay away from used PSU's?
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March 8, 2012 12:08:51 PM

Sorry, had to run, dam phone.

Most will tell you Seasonic over CWT, those are the co's. that make the internals of your psu choice's.
Niether would be a bad choice.
Stay away from used psu's unless you're given a guarantee of some sort.
March 8, 2012 12:10:01 PM

Thanks very much for your help WR2 and delluser for your input. Im very grateful. Didnt see the XFX on ebuyer as im ordering a mobo from there (when i decide which one as im torn between 2) so it makes sense to get them both from there.
March 8, 2012 12:14:04 PM

Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU
March 8, 2012 12:31:29 PM

Thanks davcon but with the delivery charge it stills works out cheaper with ebuyer. Really appreciate you taking the time to look for me
March 8, 2012 12:35:29 PM

I would say go with corsair.
XFX don't really specialise in power supply's and are not well know for making power supply's.
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March 8, 2012 12:36:14 PM

I looked over your motherboard topic.
It's not easy giving advice on a piecemeal basis without knowing the overall budget and the other parts involved.

My suggestion would be to run over to the Systems > New Build section of the forums and see if they can work out a full system build that best meets your goals and budget. If you want them to include any specific item (like the XFX PSU) you can mention your preferences.

If you fill out the form in *How To Ask For New Build Advice* you'll answer all the standard questions that help things get started.

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March 8, 2012 12:41:01 PM

J-Man86 said:
Thanks davcon but with the delivery charge it stills works out cheaper with ebuyer. Really appreciate you taking the time to look for me

Really!
£44.39 inc. VAT from ARIA
Doesn't really matter though the XFX 550W is a solid unit.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
March 8, 2012 12:41:45 PM

Thanks WR2.

So far ive got the following in mind

i3 2100
8gb (2 x 4gb) Corsair vengeance DDR3 SDRAM DIMM 240pin 1600mhz CL9 XMP (bought)
xfx 550w psu
GT520 graphics card but will be upgrading to something better when funds permit.
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March 8, 2012 12:45:35 PM

The conventional wisdom is H series motherboard if you're getting a non-K model of CPU.
But that also means no Ivy Bridge upgrade path. Which isn't necessarily a problem in budget driven builds.
The good news is the XFX 550W PSU will handle any single graphics card you're likely to want to use when you replace the GT 520.
March 8, 2012 12:47:51 PM

Will the H61 take the memory ive bought though with it being 1600mhz as ive just read this

Memory
2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 1333/1066 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* The XMP support (MAX 1333MHz) is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs and the package of DRAM. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.
* The maximum 16GB memory capacity can be supported with 8GB or above DIMMs. ASUS will update the memory QVL once the DIMMs are available in the market.
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists
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March 8, 2012 12:50:31 PM

No problem using the RAM you've already bought.
It runs at 1333Mhz speeds very happily.
March 8, 2012 12:52:48 PM

Superb. I guess the decision is to get and run the H61 for a couple of years and save some cash to put towards another componant in the meantime. I'd be running the i3 for a couple of years anyway and couldnt OC (even if i knew how to) Thanks for all your help, im so glad people like you are on here and willing to help others.
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