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October 5, 2012 1:31:43 AM

I don't know what PSU is the best between:

Antec High Current Gamer 520 watt (Non-modular one)

Corsair Cx500 V1 (I can buy only the v1 of this PSU)

Another thing, I can buy the PC Power and Cooling Silencer MkIII 500w for around 100 dollars (I live in mexico), but obviously is more expensive.

I think the Antec Psu is being discontinued so the Corsair v1, which one is the best?

Sorry for my bad english.

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October 5, 2012 2:05:07 AM

The Corsair V1 is manufactured by CWT (Channel Well Technology) which isn't bad. The V2 is manufactured by SeaSonic which is the best of the best.

The Antec High Current Gamer lineup is manufactured by Delta Electronics which is a name more known in the server and workstation industry. They are excellent.

I would personally go with the Antec since you can't get your hands on a CX500 V2
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October 5, 2012 2:11:57 AM

Pinhedd said:
The Corsair V1 is manufactured by CWT (Channel Well Technology) which isn't bad. The V2 is manufactured by SeaSonic which is the best of the best.

The Antec High Current Gamer lineup is manufactured by Delta Electronics which is a name more known in the server and workstation industry. They are excellent.

I would personally go with the Antec since you can't get your hands on a CX500 V2


Yeah I think i'll go with Antec or Pc P&C, this Antec PSU is being discontinued?
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October 5, 2012 2:19:03 AM

The antec is actually made by seasonic pinheadd and the Silencer MK II – Sirtec i would pick one of those two as their more reliable then the cx v1
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October 5, 2012 2:23:25 AM

bigcyco1 said:
The antec is actually made by seasonic pinheadd and the Silencer MK II – Sirtec i would pick one of those two as their more reliable then the cx v1


Ah, you're right. The low power High Current Gamer models are actually manufactured by SeaSonic. Good catch
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October 5, 2012 2:25:45 AM

Pinhedd said:
Ah, you're right. The low power High Current Gamer models are actually manufactured by SeaSonic. Good catch
no problem i get them mixed up myself sometimes :lol: 
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October 5, 2012 2:31:14 AM

The antec and Pc P&C Silencer can easly power an AMD Phenom 955 x4 (Stock clock), ASUS M4A785T-M, Samsung Spinpoint 1 TB, 8 Gb Kingston Hyper X Blu and later a XFX 7770 or something like that?
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October 5, 2012 2:31:46 AM

jrayx said:
The antec and Pc P&C Silencer can easly power an AMD Phenom 955 x4 (Stock clock), ASUS M4A785T-M, Samsung Spinpoint 1 TB, 8 Gb Kingston Hyper X Blu and later a XFX 7770 or something like that?


without breaking a sweat
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October 5, 2012 2:35:09 AM

Pinhedd said:
without breaking a sweat


So a lot of room for improvement, great.
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October 5, 2012 2:55:32 AM

That is ko888 that talks all professional and proper like that not all members here do that mate he knows power supplies like the back of his hand.I will give you my way of confirming it wait for it...wait.... your good no worries.lol.
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October 5, 2012 3:30:48 AM

The Antec High Current Gamer Series 520W (HCG-520) hasn't been discontinued yet. This one should be your choice, if budget is a concern.

Its +12 Volt continuous current rating of 40 Amps is the highest of the three PSU models you've listed. It'll have no problem powering a system with a Radeon HD 7950 or a Radeon HD 7870 or a Radeon HD 7850 or a Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) @ 50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.
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October 5, 2012 3:48:15 AM

Yeah what he said :lol:  thanks ko888 ;) 
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October 5, 2012 3:53:53 AM

Best answer selected by jrayx.
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October 5, 2012 4:09:49 AM

ko888 said:
Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) @ 50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.

50C is a little excessive since nearly nobody would want to turn their computer on and be anywhere near it when ambient (or "hot-box") temperature is anywhere near that high.
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