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Old 04-06-2009, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default Budget PSU: Corsair VS Antec

Corsair 400cx

or

Antec Earthwatts 430

Both Power supplys are capable of 30amps. The 400cx was built by Seasonic, the Earthwatts was built by FSP Group.

PSU will be powering this:
Kuma 7750+ @ 3.0ghz
2x2gb DDR2-800
Asus 790gx
9600GT 55nm verison
2 120mm fans, 2 80mm fans, Stock cpu cooler.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:15 PM   #2
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Both are nice. Check this out. Within the price range of the Antec with a lot more power. BFG makes decent power supplies.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817702010
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Budget PSU: Corsair VS Antec

i like the 2 pci adapters rohan.. does the fact that its not 80 plus certified effect its performance??
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Default Re: Budget PSU: Corsair VS Antec

Out of the two, i'd say Antec
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"80% to 85% Efficiency Typical"

It just means it uses more of the power it draws and generates less heat. Kind of a "cleaner power" thing.
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Default Re: Budget PSU: Corsair VS Antec

That 550W BFG only outputs 36A on it's dual 12V rails. That's only 2A more than the 430W Antec.



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It's the same price for a power supply of good build quality and a lot more power. It should be more than enough to power his system. It would even be safe to overclock with it.
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Default Re: Budget PSU: Corsair VS Antec

i have a bfg 9600gt so getting a bfg psu just seems right...

xD.. what about Pc power cooling Alittle less amps but seems like a good company right?
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what ever you get make sure its modular TRUST ME MAKES LIFE SO MUCH BETTER
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ahh i dont care about modular really.. my case lets me put all wires around the back.

Does pc and power cooling use good quailty caps? are they better than corsair?
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