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Old 09-26-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Hi, I have decided to take heed of the advice I have received in the forum regarding my less than reputable brand of psu as the more I think about it, the more I am worrying about my components, when I get my case in a few days I was going to order a new psu at the same time, I have wanted a corsair one for quite some time but don't want to spend too much, is this one any good? Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2 Power supply - 600 Watt Not as high as the 750 I have, but at least it will be a reputable brand
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It looks like a good PSU. When replacing a PSU, I like to use a unit with the same wattage or more.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:36 PM   #3
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My current specs are as follows, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.20ghz 4GB Corsair DDR3 Gigabyte motherboard GA-880GMA-UD2H AMD Radeon HD 6450 cit 750 watt psu Samsung spinpoint 1tb H.D.D, Cooler Master Silencio 550 case so I was thinking the 750 watt I got was a little overkill for my build anyway but I'm not sure
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You can't go wrong with Corsair power supplies, they are all well made, and reliable. However, I'd prefer to see you purchase something more robust for just a few dollars more, like this...

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

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There is almost no such thing as "overkill" in a power supply, (within reason of course). The more headroom, the cooler it runs, the less wear on the caps, and the hardier your upgrades can be.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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You can't go wrong with Corsair power supplies, they are all well made, and reliable. However, I'd prefer to see you purchase something more robust for just a few dollars more, like this...

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

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There is almost no such thing as "overkill" in a power supply, (within reason of course). The more headroom, the cooler it runs, the less wear on the caps, and the hardier your upgrades can be.
All I can say is I wish we had new egg in the UK, the cheapest I can find it here is 74 which is more than the case I am buying if I am lucky enough for it to still be on offer when I get paid, I will have a good look around and see if I can match the price you found which is equivalent to 65 without the rebate card and 52 with but I think I will struggle unless I wait for the next payday for the PSU.
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All I can say is I wish we had new egg in the UK, the cheapest I can find it here is 74 which is more than the case I am buying if I am lucky enough for it to still be on offer when I get paid, I will have a good look around and see if I can match the price you found which is equivalent to 65 without the rebate card and 52 with but I think I will struggle unless I wait for the next payday for the PSU.
If you can wait, I would recommend it. Definitely want to give yourself headroom on your power supply, it will pay off in the end.
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have a look at this one, its a rebranded ocz.

Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 750W Silent ATX2 Modular Power Supply | NOV-PSB750
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Looking at the spec you've got you really do need to change to a reputable brand like corsair and congrats on making that decision!

I think you should go with something like this to be honest, Corsair CX600 :

Corsair CX600 V2 Builder Series 600 Watt ATX PS/2 Power Supply Unit (80 PLUS Certified) - Custom Built Gaming PC Base Units

However if you want a different type of corsair maybe a higher wattage version check out these:

Power Supply Units - Custom Built Gaming PC Base Units

I've been using this company for years and always recommend anyone to them that's after PC components.
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All I can say is I wish we had new egg in the UK, the cheapest I can find it here is 74 which is more than the case I am buying if I am lucky enough for it to still be on offer when I get paid, I will have a good look around and see if I can match the price you found which is equivalent to 65 without the rebate card and 52 with but I think I will struggle unless I wait for the next payday for the PSU.
Try scan.co.uk
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cheers, been looking at reviews, one review looked promising until I noticed that it was uploaded by novatech so I will have to do a little more research on it. I am being a little more cautious this time as I hastily spent hard earned money on a cit one and now I am having to fork out again. Thanks again for taking time to post, I am trying to keep the price of my build down, but I think I really do have my mind set on Corsair if I can

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Looking at the spec you've got you really do need to change to a reputable brand like corsair and congrats on making that decision!

I think you should go with something like this to be honest, Corsair CX600 :

Corsair CX600 V2 Builder Series 600 Watt ATX PS/2 Power Supply Unit (80 PLUS Certified) - Custom Built Gaming PC Base Units

However if you want a different type of corsair maybe a higher wattage version check out these:

Power Supply Units - Custom Built Gaming PC Base Units

I've been using this company for years and always recommend anyone to them that's after PC components.
yeah, I think you are right on the upgrade to Corsair, I was considering the one you mentioned above as I found it for 43, but since I know very little about psu's, I wasn't sure. I posted a link to it a few comments up, thanks for the help though, much appreciated

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If you can wait, I would recommend it. Definitely want to give yourself headroom on your power supply, it will pay off in the end.
You are probably right, if my components have survived this, I am sure they can survive a little more time, I have been too hasty with my whole build without researching properly, for a start I should have probably gone the Intel route and gone for i5 or i7, but I used to dislike them, I got a case that clearly lacks airflow and I got it purely for the looks, and I got a poor psu and not a very good graphics card because I bought it from a shop as I was too impatient to wait, when I look at the graphics cards I could have got for the 50 I spent on mine I could kick myself. I think I have learned my lesson
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