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Neopower blue 650W or HX520?

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    I'm looking at a new PSU upgrade and am tossing up between the Antec Neopower and Corsair HX520 (and any other suggestions you may have :p).

    They are both enough for my system, but I am always upgrading and when I spend 150 bucks on a PSU I don't want to upgrade it all that often.

    Now they are both made by Seasonic and are both the same price. The Neopower looks better in almost every way, but everyone always raves about the Corsair units. I was originally going to get an HX620 for $40 more but thought...why bother.

    So which would be better? Roughly the same? As I said, they are the same price. I am open to any suggestions around the $150 (AUD) mark. Really want a modular.
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    As you know I am quite fond of Antec but, the NeoPower would give you that little bit of extra headroom.
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    Well thats what I was thinking. I mean 650W vs 520W :p.

    How about if we compare the 650W antec to the 620W corsair? I know they are diff prices, but would the corsair be better (I mean they are both made by seasonic).
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    IMO, there is only negligible difference with both companies and power supplies. I've also heard (can't remember where) the newer Corsair psu's are CWT built. Unsure how true that is.

    One other thing to consider, Corsair is rating peak load at 600W on the 12v rails combined. Whereas the Antec they are rating max peak on 3v and 5v rails lower but a higher 12v rail at 624W.

    This is strictly my opinion but difference is so negligible go with whats prettier. :p
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    Haha well the Neopower has pretty blue LED's :D...but the corsair has nicer sleeving :p.

    Thx for the replies JR :cool:
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    Hey your welcome. It's too bad you don't live here in the States. Here's some nice PSU's that I posted in the Hot Deals section.

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=79235

    That PCP&C is mint!
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    If price inst a factor with the two personally id look at the warranty periods and who has the better/quicker turn around with it. :)

    Edit, that PCP&C psu is £105 in the uk at $69.99 after rebate is a steal.
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    EXACTLY what I was getting at with my previous post. Thanks Gam!

    PS: PM me your MSN/AIM/Yahoo and maybe we will chat sometime.:cool:

    The Antec:
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts 5 years limited
    Labor 5 years limited

    Neopower & Neopower Blue review:
    http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQ0NSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==
    Both are Seasonic built but unsure of the model PCB

    Both Corsair's:
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts 5 years limited

    620HX review:
    http://www.techaddicts.net/reviews/hx620/hx620.html
    Seasonic built with M12 PCB

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