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Need Help Deciding Which Corsair TX 650W To Get?

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  1. happy New Member

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    Hi guys,
    I am about to purchase a 650 Corsair brand PSU, but I am having trouble deciding which one to get. The v1 Corsair 650TX has over a thousand reviews in newegg that rate it excellent. The v2 Corsair 650TX has only a couple hundred with 4 eggs. The v2 however, is rated 80 bronze; whereas the v1 is rated 80plus. Which one should I get? This will be powering a xfx 7970.

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    They are both great units, but the V2 is made by Seasonic(IIRC) and the V1 is ChannelWell. Plus the V2 is a fair bit cheaper at newegg than the V1, and the V2 has slightly more power on the 12v rail. I'd go with the V2.
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    Thanks. Just got the v2 :).
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    yeah. im mostly gonna get V2 cause its cheaper ^^.
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    They are both good and as far as I know both are Seasonic. TX650M is CWT.
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    Just got the v2
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    I believe there is a V2 for 70 dollars after 10% off and after 10dollar mail-in rebate..

    btw.. anyone know if those rebate debit cards are reliable and if most stores take em? If theres no name on them, I think stores might think it is shady. Honestly.. what the heck am I gonna do with a 10 dollar debit card? Anyways, I digress ^^.. haha
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    AFAIK, all the V1 TX units were CWT. I know the TX950, TX850, and TX750 were all CWT, so I would assume the TX650 was also, but I could be wrong.

    Edit: I'm wrong, the V1 TX650 is a Seasonic. Curse you Corsair for using a different OEM on just one model in a product line!*Shakes Fist* :laugh: Either way, I'd go with the V2 anyway still.
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    The 750 was also CWT. I had one. However I wouldnt buy one today. I sold mine for a Seasonic X series 650 Gold. FAR better PSU.
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    I thought that is what I said...
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    ok. instead of making a new thread.. i'll ask in this thread.

    so right before ordering

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W High Performance Power Supply
    $71 after tax/rebate (does it work for SLI or crossfirex?,)

    my friend suggested a few others.
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    what friend suggested

    Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W Power Supply
    $86 after tax

    PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 600W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
    $77 after tax/rebate (although im not sure if it is enough wattage for i5 3570k and an unknown future discrete video card)

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    what friend especially suggests
    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
    $100 after tax/rebate (probably dont want to spend that much on a PSU >.>)

    I guess mostly compare the Antec EarthWatt and the Corsair TX650V2.
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    I'd still go with the Corsair. The EarthWatts isn't really a better PSU, and certainly isn't worth the extra money.

    Plus, I just can't recommend an Antec PSU to anyone, not after all the failed ones I've had. I'm not a person to normally write off a brand, but I won't touch Antec PSUs with a stick. They've burned me too many times.
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    90% of the PSU i've used were antecs.. and/or whatever that had good rebate. Although, this is the first time i am building my comp, so i have to consider what is the "current" standard and not crappy. lolz

    only thing left is to find out what mobo i want ;3..
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    Depends what cards you want to SLI or CF and what else you have in your machine. Two GTX670 will work but I wouldn't risk two 7970.
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    Hi guys, so I just got another PSU on the cheap. It's this one --> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005D5LZEW/?tag=tec06d-20
    I know I comparing a 650W to a 750W, but I just want to know which brand is more reliable and would last longer. I've read up some reviews on the FSP 750W and it's got some rave reviews. My question is, which PSU would be the most reliable. I will giving the less reliable to a friend of mines.

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