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New Corsair PSU vs Used Enermax PSU

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  1. Zenith

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    I need to make a choice between 2 PSUs.

    I can buy new Corsair HX750 or used Enermax Modu87+ 800W without warranty. Enermax was used for test purposes, been stress tested till protection kicked in.

    So which purchase would be more adviseable in a long run?

    Thanx.

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    Forgot to mention price difference. Corsair is 150€, Enermax 120€. And maybe in near future upgrade to 570GTX.
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  2. LAN_deRf_HA

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    Is there a big price difference? Might be best to get the hx to have a warranty.
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    The Corsair with warranty.
    It's more than enough for your current hardware.
    Plus there's only 50W between the two - not worth risking warranty.
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  4. Zenith

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    Forgot to mention price difference. Corsair is 150€, Enermax 120€. And maybe in near future upgrade to 570GTX.
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    That's a tough call. Is a warranty worth the extra cash? For me it would be.
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  6. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    is there anyway the original owner could help you with an RMA?
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    Hell yea, 7 year warranty with the Corsair...
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    He said he can't. No warranty.
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    In that case, Corsair. As Scaminatrix said, 7 year warranty
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  10. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Gotcha hmmm its tought those enermaxs are great but 50w isn't worth loosing the warranty however the price for me is. I have never had a psu go out on me without me doing something rediculous with them.
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    As our friends across the pond would say; "It's a no-brainer."
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    But if you look this two psus relativly, Enermax is better? If both are in top notch condition.

    But I still think too Corsair is better choice in a long run.
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    Both are very comparable PSUs. I would go for the one with the warranty. You said it yourself, "long run."
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    I think the build quality is about the same for both. Corsair wouldn't offer such a warranty if it wasn't, and I've had nothing but great experiences with Corsair PSU's. It's not like that 50w is going to give your system better performance or anything.
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    Not at all, it is just I don't have any experience with Corsair PSU. Well I guess I will gain some soon.
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    I've used an Enermax Liberty 520W, Enermax Modu82+ 620W, Enermax Revolution 950W, Corsair HX750W, and soon an ABS SL 1050W (which is an Enermax Revolution rebadge). I have had great experience with all of them, and would rate my HX750W in the same league as the Modu82's.
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    Corsair AX = HX + fully modular?
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    I will admit I am a big fan of Corsair. The reason is because of their warranties and customer service. If it were me..... I would go for the Corsair with the warranty. That way you can sleep well at night knowing that your PSU is covered.

    Plus the difference in performance between the two I would say is negotiable.... especially with your set up. Even with an upgrade to a GTX 570 it still would not make a difference.

    While the Corsair PSU is a 750 watt.... I know it could handle more if it needed too. Also since I have had mixed experiences with Enermax.... I would go with the Corsair.

    I will tell you a short story....Not too long ago my Cat who is an A@s Hole ripped apart some cabling while I was working on my PSU( Yes I know it sounds fishy but it did happen) Anyway... You could see that it was clearly damaged. I RMA'd To corsair fully expecting it to be declined.... well anyway low and be hold It is back and I am using it today. Great Warranty!!!
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    Omg corsair

    HX is modular too, TX is not modular AX is gold rated
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  20. Zenith

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    20mmrain, did you put fishes with your PSU cables or maybe your cat needs iron or zink ;)

    I will definitly go with Corsair, don't know yet which flavour AX or HX, found HX750 for 140€ and AX850 for 180€ in stock.
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    The HX750 is my personal favorite. The cabling is the best I've ever worked with... lengths, connectors, flexible wires, etc. See my system specs :)
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    The AX is nice and all, but 40e for it is too much of an extra IMO. Go with the HX750 at 140e
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    +1 to Corsair, reputable reliable and a great warranty.

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