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May 8, 2013 2:04:55 PM

So I want to get the Corsair CX750 as an upgrade to my current PSU that came along with my PC and I'm wondering if the Motherboard will work with the PSU I want. I'm not very sure how the pins from the PSU work but I need to know if it has the right pins to go with my intel H67 Express Mobo.


Details
PC: Gateway DX4860-UR 38
Current PSU: LITEON 300w
Motherboard I own: Intel H67 Express Chipset

Upgrade
PSU: Corsair CX750
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-Cer...
May 8, 2013 11:51:27 PM

cw89 said:
yup. that's a standard 24 pin connector and nearly any PSU will work.

however, unless you're on a really tight budget, i would recommend buying an 80 Plus Gold certified PSU. or silver at least.

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


Ok so it has more usage but I'm not really fond of that much usage since it looks like more dedicated for those $1000 cards.
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May 9, 2013 7:12:59 AM

The rating difference is for power efficiency. Personally, I think the 80 plus ratings are more about marketing than anything else, but in my experience it has been true that the more expensive, 80 PLUS gold certified PSUs are generally better built and will last much longer. That being said, Corsair is a respectable brand and I'm sure their entry level PSU is fine. I've just had enough bad power supplies in the past to realize that I would have saved more money in the long run if I had originally bought a quality product. Good luck!

EDIT: I also recommend a modular PSU...great way to save space without those extra cables! ...especially when working with a pre-built PC like your gateway. space is always tight.

May 9, 2013 11:15:44 AM

cw89 said:
The rating difference is for power efficiency. Personally, I think the 80 plus ratings are more about marketing than anything else, but in my experience it has been true that the more expensive, 80 PLUS gold certified PSUs are generally better built and will last much longer. That being said, Corsair is a respectable brand and I'm sure their entry level PSU is fine. I've just had enough bad power supplies in the past to realize that I would have saved more money in the long run if I had originally bought a quality product. Good luck!

EDIT: I also recommend a modular PSU...great way to save space without those extra cables! ...especially when working with a pre-built PC like your gateway. space is always tight.




Alll right, I looked up some modular psu's and this is the best one I could find that also has 80 plus will this go nicely as well to my motherboard as well?
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-Modular-Bronze-CX6...
May 9, 2013 12:20:00 PM

The one you just linked will work, but it is still BRONZE certified. The first one you posted was also 80 plus BRONZE certified. The one I linked was a higher-end corsair model that was gold certified. Like I said before, it's not necessary, but a more expensive, gold certified PSU will last longer.

As for the modular part, this may, or may not be helpful depending on how much space you have to work with inside your case. Personally, I like the fully modular PSUs because you can unplug all those extra cables that you aren't using - if you just have a regular PSU, you'll have to tie up the extra cables and cram them somewhere in the case.

this Seasonic PSU is GOLD, fully modular and a really good deal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this is a GOLD cert Corsair, but not fully modular.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Bottom line, it's up to you. Important rule about pc building: don't cheap out on the essentials, but also don't break your budget. Corsair, Seasonic, they're both good companies. Even if you get the bronze, non-modular one you originally posted, I'm sure it will work fine for your needs. Just pull the trigger and order whichever you think is best and enjoy!
August 10, 2013 1:37:03 PM

cw89 said:
The one you just linked will work, but it is still BRONZE certified. The first one you posted was also 80 plus BRONZE certified. The one I linked was a higher-end corsair model that was gold certified. Like I said before, it's not necessary, but a more expensive, gold certified PSU will last longer.

As for the modular part, this may, or may not be helpful depending on how much space you have to work with inside your case. Personally, I like the fully modular PSUs because you can unplug all those extra cables that you aren't using - if you just have a regular PSU, you'll have to tie up the extra cables and cram them somewhere in the case.

this Seasonic PSU is GOLD, fully modular and a really good deal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this is a GOLD cert Corsair, but not fully modular.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Bottom line, it's up to you. Important rule about pc building: don't cheap out on the essentials, but also don't break your budget. Corsair, Seasonic, they're both good companies. Even if you get the bronze, non-modular one you originally posted, I'm sure it will work fine for your needs. Just pull the trigger and order whichever you think is best and enjoy!


Oh sorry but I wanted to ask one last thing, I'm more fond of Corsair. Can you link a Corsair gold certified, fully modular psu?

EDIT: Nvm, I found one.
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