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January 30, 2013 9:45:01 AM

Hoping this is the right place to put this thread.

I've recently bought a FSP Aurum Gold 700W which stopped working after a couple of weeks. I've been given a full refund of £90 and need to buy a new PSu.

My system specs are:

CPU: i7 920 2.67GHz
Cooler: Stock
MB: Generic dell MB that came with PC. Approx 3 y/o
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB
GPU: GTX 670
PSU: FSP Aurum Gold 700W

My question is, should i buy the FSP Aurum gold 700W or go for a lower priced and lower wattage PSU such as
the corsair CX600?

CX600 link

I am unlikely to upgrade for a couple of years and my MB has only big GPU slot so i wont be SLIing anytime soon.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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January 30, 2013 9:49:02 AM

If you have the money why not go for the FSP 700w.

This way you have a little more room for the future upgrades or maybe even for a new system one day.

Both are good PSU's and will perform well.
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January 30, 2013 9:50:02 AM

Do not get that Corsair; it is made by CWT, not Seasonic, using some inferior Samxon capacitors (their "GF" line) known to experience early failure. FSP Aurum should be a good unit; maybe you just got unlucky. Still, if one of the Seasonic "X" series is available where you are, that's the one I would get.