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I might be wrong but i dont think that most tech enthusiast care too much about building a Green PC...

Although its nice to know that they very efficient..., i own a Corsair PSU myself...
 
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I might be wrong but i dont think that most tech enthusiast care too much about building a Green PC...

Although its nice to know that they very efficient..., i own a Corsair PSU myself...
Don't know anything about Corsair PSUs, what do you think of them? I love their memory and their memory warrantys (not that I ever really need it).
My Antec has worked for me.
 
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I might be wrong but i dont think that most tech enthusiast care too much about building a Green PC...

Although its nice to know that they very efficient..., i own a Corsair PSU myself...
On the contrary, we are more inclined to be green, as many enthusiasts participate in Folding @ Home. Because the goal is to have tons of boxen folding, electric bills are monumental. Power supply efficiency and power savings are appreciated no matter who you are.
 
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Don't know anything about Corsair PSUs, what do you think of them? I love their memory and their memory warrantys (not that I ever really need it).
My Antec has worked for me.
Corsair PSUs are top-notch. Antec used to be top-notch, but they've gone to cheaper parts.
 

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yeah Corsair PSUs are awesome, i havent had a single issue with mine.

And about the Power Bills, you are right, didnt thought of that.

I havent seen a power bill in a long time since i moved to an apartment building and part of the common fees is electricity so i dont really know how much energy my PCs are generating, i have 2 computers running 24/7...
 

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I couldn't care any less about what volume of CO2 my PC makes, just as long as I can play UT3 at 60 FPS!!!!!WOOOOOOOOT

As far as F@H, I'll bet my life's fortune against any of yours that F@H will never contribute anything significant towards the advancement of medicine. Same bet for SETI @ Home.
 
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I couldn't care any less about what volume of CO2 my PC makes, just as long as I can play UT3 at 60 FPS!!!!!WOOOOOOOOT

As far as F@H, I'll bet my life's fortune against any of yours that F@H will never contribute anything significant towards the advancement of medicine. Same bet for SETI @ Home.
Idiot. :shadedshu

Who cares about the world as long as your games look good as your house floats down the street.
 

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I care about the planet, but we're not going to make a scrap's worth of a difference until we replace coal power plants with Nuclear. Until then, it's all just a drop in the ocean. Not to mention a marketing ploy to attract sheep.;)
 
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You're right. It's all just a drop in the ocean with the melting glaciers and icebergs.

What if every computer running on the planet used a "Green" certified power supply? Would that be insignificant? You don't seem to have in mind that we have to start somewhere. What exactly are you doing to replace coal plants?
 
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Corsair PSUs are top-notch. Antec used to be top-notch, but they've gone to cheaper parts.
I've had my Antec since 2005 or 2006, they were top notch then. Haven't had to worry about it because of that. Debating changing some things around and this may be one of them ; )
I already like Corsair so I figured I'd get opinions : )
 
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I have an HX520. I read someone's account over at Hardforum where he switched from a Cooler Master 500W to a Corsair HX520. After switching he was drawing 115W less from the wall.
 

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I have an HX620w and according to my kilowatt meter, my pc is drawing less power than my previous ocz psu. (I had to set this up w/a powerstrip directly into an outlet, because otherwise everything with a cord for the most part in my room is connected to my UPS.

On the topic of the Folding@Home app, I used it for a couple months on a spare PC and stopped b/c I realized after reading about several of these distributed computing apps, there have been no improvements in modern medicine. The increase in the power bill wasn't much, but I'm not going to spend more money unless I see some results.
 
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w00t my hx520w comes tomorrow hope it lives upto the hype and outlives my hip-er lol goodbye redundant cables hello clean looking antec 900 :toast:
 
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You guys expect F@H to produce instant breakthroughs in medicine? Proteins have trillions of ways to fold and shift.

"Gee, I've been folding for a month. Why hasn't my one work unit cured cancer yet?"
 
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So I'm looking into a new PSU for Corsair it would either be VX550W, HX520W, or TX650W but I'm not really sure of the difference in VX,HX,TX. I can assume HX means modular cables so the HX is out for me because I don't want modular. But VX vs TX? Home vs industrial or something?
 
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As far as F@H, I'll bet my life's fortune against any of yours that F@H will never contribute anything significant towards the advancement of medicine. Same bet for SETI @ Home.
God... the ignorance in that statement just boggles the mind. I'm so glad people like you don't run research centers, hospitals, or colleges (for the most part).
 

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Cool, most of the review sites attributed Corsair's PSUs with >80% efficiency. They deserve the certification.
Both Antec and Corsair get their PSUs from Seasonic's facilities, so they are top notch. I used to own an Antec PSU but I blew it up, it only had 380W and I was trying to persuade my former Venice to go 3Ghz. Then I switched to Thermaltake (I was short oncash) and that one blew up as well when the fan decided it wanted to high-five the fan grill at about 1000 rpm under full load :))
I decided to stop buying cheap PSUs, so I got a Corsair 520HX which btw ROCKS! :D
 
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So I'm looking into a new PSU for Corsair it would either be VX550W, HX520W, or TX650W but I'm not really sure of the difference in VX,HX,TX. I can assume HX means modular cables so the HX is out for me because I don't want modular. But VX vs TX? Home vs industrial or something?
You don't want modular!?

See these:
http://www.corsairmemory.com/products/vx.aspx
http://www.corsairmemory.com/products/hx.aspx
http://www.corsairmemory.com/products/tx.aspx

HX is made by Seasonic. VX is made by CWT.
 
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Cool, most of the review sites attributed Corsair's PSUs with >80% efficiency. They deserve the certification.
Both Antec and Corsair get their PSUs from Seasonic's facilities, so they are top notch. I used to own an Antec PSU but I blew it up, it only had 380W and I was trying to persuade my former Venice to go 3Ghz. Then I switched to Thermaltake (I was short oncash) and that one blew up as well when the fan decided it wanted to high-five the fan grill at about 1000 rpm under full load :))
I decided to stop buying cheap PSUs, so I got a Corsair 520HX which btw ROCKS! :D
Who makes the PSU isn't as important as how the OEM wants them to build it. Antec's PSUs aren't made with the same quality that Corsair demands. Since power supplies are so crucial to component health and lifespan, I'm willing to pay the premium.
 
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Corsair PSU's are awesome, I own one and it's been the best PSU ever. It's EXTREMELY quiet, incredibly efficient and I've NEVER had any stability problems. Ask any Corsair owner, and they'll tell you how satisfied they are with their PSU. :)
 

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looks good, always good to see great quality and high performance psu's that have high efficencies on the market.
 
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Thanks for the links! I had read through those earlier but didn't get much in the way of differences. Basically:
VX = Home, entertainment, in general (1x12v rail)
HX = Modular, high demands (??), (3x12v rail)
TX = Industrial, constant (1x12v rail)

But to me, there isn't much of a difference other than the modular and number of 12v rails (don't know the importance anyway). Honestly of the three I'd mentioned above (VX550W, HX520W, or TX650W) I'd get the TX650W but on newegg it has a lot of negatives where as the other two are in neweggs top 10 or so. I could run a great system with SLI off any of them.
 
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Thanks for the links! I had read through those earlier but didn't get much in the way of differences. Basically:
VX = Home, entertainment, in general (1x12v rail)
HX = Modular, high demands (??), (3x12v rail)
TX = Industrial, constant (1x12v rail)
The HX models are actually 1 rail as well. The labels on them were already printed so they used those. The 12v rail provides 40A (480w).

Throw in my vote for HX520 :D