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Corsair GS700 V2? Or similarly priced alternative?

Ok guys so I'm about to go out and buy a new psu for this build:


AMD FX-8350 @ 4Ghz
Sharkoon T28 Blue
Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200rpm
Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
G-Skill 8GB (1x8GB) 1600Mhz
EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS ---> VERY LIKELY UPGRADING TO A GTX 650

I decided to shoot for at least 650w as I don't want to be buying anything else in the future.
I have also decided that im going to go with a reliable trusted brand and also a reasonably high performance psu.

Considering the list below of a set of PSU's within my budget I have picked out the:

Corsair GS700 V2

This PSU seemed reliable and the lighting is nice.. and its above my mental noted 650w benchmark

The list:
Coolermaster GX Power 750Watt
$105.00

Corsair TX-650 ATX
$112.00

Antec TruePower TP-650Watt
$115.00

Corsair GS700 V2
$119.00

Antec EA-650-Platinum 550W EarthWatts Platinum
$119.00

Antec TruePower TP-750Watt
$130.00


My question is, are any of these other psu's particularly worth considering over the gs700 v2?
AND has anyone heard anything bad about this model at all?


also i live in western australia so the available range of PSU's that i dont have to spend pointless money on shipping it in is smallish, I really do have to stick to this list, as i can buy these PSU's in-store :)
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  1. definite no on the Cooler Master
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=188

    the others should be fine (Corsair and Antec make good PSU's)
  2. mindless728 said:
    definite no on the Cooler Master
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=188

    the others should be fine (Corsair and Antec make good PSU's)


    Thanks man, I'm glad you posted that because I was becoming just slightly tempted by that 750w at that price point.
  3. Best answer
    The TX650 and TP-650 are both better than the GS700 (V2).
    This is because the TX650 is functionally the same as the GS700 (same number of connectors), but uses higher quality internal components and will have higher performance. You won't notice any benefits from the extra power the GS700 has compared to the TX650.

    The TP-650 is functionally superior to both the TX650 and the GS700. It has higher quality internal components and better performance compared to the GS700. Mostly it is on a par with the TX650, however it probably wins due to being semi-modular and being only $3 more expensive.
  4. Silvune said:
    The TX650 and TP-650 are both better than the GS700 (V2).
    This is because the TX650 is functionally the same as the GS700 (same number of connectors), but uses higher quality internal components and will have higher performance. You won't notice any benefits from the extra power the GS700 has compared to the TX650.

    The TP-650 is functionally superior to both the TX650 and the GS700. It has higher quality internal components and better performance compared to the GS700. Mostly it is on a par with the TX650, however it probably wins due to being semi-modular and being only $3 more expensive.


    Thanks, I never really thought about it like that, Im really considering the TP-650 now as semi modular would work well for me since im in a tight-ish case
  5. Best answer selected by prodigydoo.
  6. i went with the TX650 because the TP-650 was out of stock in the places i shop at..

    for the record i would have gone the TP-650 with the choice
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