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OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W vs. CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2

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July 12, 2012 2:27:10 PM

Basically what the title says. Both are available for $50 after rebates. I figure the OCZ would be more future proof because it's 700 watts but I would prefer a solid PSU over higher voltage.
Thanks for the help.

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July 12, 2012 2:31:13 PM

with the OCZ PSU it only has 1 6 pin and one 6/8 pin connector, so it would be useless if you want the sli or crossfire in the future unless you want to use molex. i have the 600w version and i have has no problems but most people would say to go with the CX500.
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July 12, 2012 2:44:20 PM

Rugger said:
What are your system specs?


CPU: Intel Core i5-2400
GPU: HIS Radeon HD 6870
MB: BIOSTAR B75MU3+
Memory: 4 GB DDR3 @ 1600 MHz
HD: 500 GB SATA III
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July 12, 2012 2:56:14 PM

A good quality 500W PSU is more than sufficient for your build. I prefer high-quality PSUs so I'd personally spend the few extra dollars for the M12II-520 - it's a fantastic deal on a truly great PSU. $15-20 more than the 700W OCZ, but you get 2 more years of warranty....you truly do get what you pay for. If money is a huge issue, then go for the 600W ModXstream. It's sufficient for your build and is $10 less than the 700W.
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July 12, 2012 3:14:49 PM

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July 12, 2012 3:15:13 PM

Rugger said:
If money is a huge issue, then go for the 600W ModXstream. It's sufficient for your build and is $10 less than the 700W.


Thanks, this is what I'll be doing. :) 
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July 12, 2012 5:21:17 PM

It's a good PSU and you should be happy with it - enjoy!
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