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Seasonic gold for 120 or corsair 750 watt with 10%off

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June 16, 2012 5:01:04 AM

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

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


seasonic is on sale right now for 120. and corsair has 10 percent off with promocode. im getting gtx670 and asus sabertooth z77 with i5 3570k cpu. which one of these psu do you recommend. i'm trying to save as much money as i can so i can get gtx670 lol.
June 16, 2012 5:28:46 AM

Well if you're trying to save money, the Corsair. But the X750 is a great PSU and worth the money, I've owned one for about 9 months now and it works great, it has a hybrid fan mode, so it runs in a fanless operation until it is at about 20% load or something and even when it starts spinning it pretty damn quiet, much more quiet than any other fans I have.
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June 16, 2012 8:51:31 AM

sapreaper said:
i agree 100%. Have 2 systems with these.. 750w is overkill since you would like to save some $$.

Just wondering is corsair xms better than vengeance lp.
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June 16, 2012 3:56:06 PM

No. Vengeance is better than XMS. I guess by lp you mean low profile? Make sure you get the low profile stuff if you get an aftermarket cooler or you may have clearance issues. Any GSkill Ripjaws will also fit under an aftermarket cooler.
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June 16, 2012 9:54:44 PM

anort3 said:
If you plan on running 2 x GTX 670s at some point then you would need 700-750 watts.
IF i may... that is not 100% correct. He will not NEED 700-750w... the TX650 can rock dual gtx680's in sli, with an i5, 2 sticks ddr3, 2 dvdrws, 2 SATA hdd's, bunch of fans, leds, etc.
and 670's are much lighter on power usage. the reason to go to 750w would be to make it last longer with cap aging etc. With that 650 i already figured in 10% extra for aging.

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June 16, 2012 11:08:29 PM

sapreaper said:
IF i may... that is not 100% correct. He will not NEED 700-750w... the TX650 can rock dual gtx680's in sli, with an i5, 2 sticks ddr3, 2 dvdrws, 2 SATA hdd's, bunch of fans, leds, etc.
and 670's are much lighter on power usage. the reason to go to 750w would be to make it last longer with cap aging etc. With that 650 i already figured in 10% extra for aging.



Going by the manufacturer recommendatons. Since they assume a generic power supply, of course you can go with less BUT , if you are going to overclock everything it's a good idea to stay close ( +/- 50w ) to what they recommend. You might CAN run a 2 x GTX 680 system off a 650TX but that does not make it a good idea. It's just insane to run a $1000 worth of cards off a power supply that's 150 watts less than recommended. Especially factoring in overclocking. No sense in unning your PSU at 90% load.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1891/12/

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Most people go crazy with the power supply I totally agree. You would not believe how many threads we get asking if a 1000w power supply is enough for an HD 6770.
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June 17, 2012 2:15:49 AM

anort3 said:
Going by the manufacturer recommendatons. Since they assume a generic power supply, of course you can go with less BUT , if you are going to overclock everything it's a good idea to stay close ( +/- 50w ) to what they recommend. You might CAN run a 2 x GTX 680 system off a 650TX but that does not make it a good idea. It's just insane to run a $1000 worth of cards off a power supply that's 150 watts less than recommended. Especially factoring in overclocking. No sense in unning your PSU at 90% load.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1891/12/

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Most people go crazy with the power supply I totally agree. You would not believe how many threads we get asking if a 1000w power supply is enough for an HD 6770.
lol agreed. I was stating it as vanilla and no overclocking whatsoever :) 
ReAp.
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June 17, 2012 2:20:12 AM

and on a side note, what are people running (game-wise) that they want to blow money on dual 670's 680's etc? lol
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June 17, 2012 7:31:36 AM

I own the seasonic psu. It's a luxury psu. The only small problem there is that when windows loads, or a game loads, you might here a coil whine noise like a little "tssss" noise sometimes, that's not that loud. This however occurs with many psu's, like the corsair one you were showing. Search "coil whine" on youtube to hear the noise.

However a psu like that for 120 is a STEAL, I'd get it if I were you, but it's your choice.

You have to think like this, more luxury for 120 or save money?

The seasonic is modular, which is EXTREMELY useful. It is also gold plus, meaning, it saves you more energy.

I'd go with the seasonic. You are lucky to get it for 120, I bought mine for 110 six months ago and never found it to be cheap until this new deal.
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June 17, 2012 10:03:15 PM

^ Black friday :D  and yes mine coil whines in the same situation.
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June 18, 2012 6:38:38 AM

lycros said:
^ Black friday :D  and yes mine coil whines in the same situation.


otherwise a real strong psu. I got mine on Black friday too :D . Good for SLI'ng 6950's gtx 560 Ti's or gtx 570's.
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