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Corsair TX650 V2 vs v1

If not TX650 v1, then what?

  • Corsair TX650 v1

    Votes: 3 60.0%
  • Corsair GS700W 80+ 800W Tri-Color

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • NZXT Hale82 650 & 750w

    Votes: 2 40.0%
  • Silverstone Strider Essential 500 & 600w

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Thermaltake toughpower XT 575w

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Silverstone Strider 80+ ST50F & ST60F

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Modular

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • COOLERMASTER GAMER EXTREME 80+ GX550W & GX650W & GX750W

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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#1
Greetings,

I have a newly setup rig with the specs
Mobo: Asrock z77 Extreme 4
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RAM: F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
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Now I'm setting up a new rig for my cousin, the only difference is the RAM, he's getting F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL. The problem is the PSU, they don't have the Corsair TX650 v2 anymore. It would take 3 months before they would restock. They have the TX650, the v1.

Comparing the 2 versions v1 (http://www.corsair.com/tx650w.html/) and v2 (http://www.corsair.com/power-supply...d-650-watt-high-performance-power-supply.html) in the tech specs, I don't see any difference except the Dimension?

Is it ok if I buy the v1, does it have the same quality of the v2... or basically what makes the v1 different from v2? Other shops in area has the ff:

  • Corsair GS700W 80+ 800W Tri-Color
  • NZXT Hale82 650 & 750w
  • Silverstone Strider Essential 500 & 600w
  • Thermaltake toughpower XT 575w
  • Silverstone Strider 80+ ST50F & ST60F
  • Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Modular
  • COOLERMASTER GAMER EXTREME 80+ GX550W & GX650W & GX750W




I don't want to buy online so I'm stuck with these options. He's planning to OC his rig to the full extent. I Really need your feedback.

Thanks
 
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#2
Well it look that one of them is made by CWT (TX650 v1), while another by Seasonic (TX650 v2)

BTW you also should give attention for Enermax Triathlor PSU :)
 
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#3
Greetings,

I have a newly setup rig with the specs
Mobo: Asrock z77 Extreme 4
HDD: 1TB Hitachi Deskstart
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 2GB
RAM: F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
PSU: Corsair TX650 v2

Now I'm setting up a new rig for my cousin, the only difference is the RAM, he's getting F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL. The problem is the PSU, they don't have the Corsair TX650 v2 anymore. It would take 3 months before they would restock. They have the TX650, the v1.

Comparing the 2 versions v1 (http://www.corsair.com/tx650w.html/) and v2 (http://www.corsair.com/power-supply...d-650-watt-high-performance-power-supply.html) in the tech specs, I don't see any difference except the Dimension?

Is it ok if I buy the v1, does it have the same quality of the v2... or basically what makes the v1 different from v2? Other shops in area has the ff:

  • Corsair GS700W 80+ 800W Tri-Color
  • NZXT Hale82 650 & 750w
  • Silverstone Strider Essential 500 & 600w
  • Thermaltake toughpower XT 575w
  • Silverstone Strider 80+ ST50F & ST60F
  • Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Modular
  • COOLERMASTER GAMER EXTREME 80+ GX550W & GX650W & GX750W




I don't want to buy online so I'm stuck with these options. He's planning to OC his rig to the full extent. I Really need your feedback.

Thanks
Can you look at the PSU label?
There's 2 models of TX650 v1 (confusing isn't it?), the first one (CMPSU-650TX) is made by Seasonic (the old S12 pplatform) and the second one is CMPSU-TX650-C which is made by CWT (PSHII platform).

Meanwhile TX650 v2 is made by Seasonic (newer platform, I guess SS-AT just like mine because of efficiency and the DC-DC converter).

If you want similar PSU with TX650 v2 you can check NZXT HALE82 650W. Based on the same platform with TX650 v2.
 
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I have the v1 its very good can handle a lot. Just cause they have a v2 doesn't mean the v1 is bad in any way. It's just another vendor is making it hence v2.
 

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Decision

Can you look at the PSU label?
There's 2 models of TX650 v1 (confusing isn't it?), the first one (CMPSU-650TX) is made by Seasonic (the old S12 pplatform) and the second one is CMPSU-TX650-C which is made by CWT (PSHII platform).

Meanwhile TX650 v2 is made by Seasonic (newer platform, I guess SS-AT just like mine because of efficiency and the DC-DC converter).

If you want similar PSU with TX650 v2 you can check NZXT HALE82 650W. Based on the same platform with TX650 v2.
Wow 2 models, I wished they created a different name instead to make it not confusing. I guess I'll go with NZXT Hale82 650w.

Thanks for all the replies!
 
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There are actually six versions of the TX. CMPSU-650TX (original Seasonic S12E), CMPSU-650TX-C (CWT PSHII), CMPSU-650TXV2 (Seasonic AT), TX650 (75-001315 / CP-9020038 - CWT PUQ) - meaning four non-modular TXs, CMPSU-650TXM (CWT PUQ) and the new TX650M (75-001316 / CP-9020002 - CWT PUQ?, probably a minor revision) - two modular ones.

As for the OP's conundrum, I'd take the V2, simply because I believe (based on what I've seen in reputable reviews, and my vast :p knowledge of the subject) that SS-AT is a superior platform to CWT-PSHII.
 
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V2 here No issues. And when I bought it from what I read the V2 was a better PSU

Actually I wish I would have bought a modular one now. TX650M but it wasnt out when I bought mine
 

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But then

As for the OP's conundrum, I'd take the V2, simply because I believe (based on what I've seen in reputable reviews, and my vast :p knowledge of the subject) that SS-AT is a superior platform to CWT-PSHII.
But the problem is, the v2 is not available anymore. I won't risk using my current generic PSU for my brand new rig.

So any pick from list?

EDIT/UPDATE:

I just got a call from a computer shop, they have new arrivals
Enermax NAXN 82+ 550W & 650W
Enermax NAXN 82+ 750W & 850W Modular

Should I Consider these 2 items as well, or I should just stick with nzxt?
 
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Sure Enermax is a fine copany. The v1 TX Corsair is fine also
 
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But the problem is, the v2 is not available anymore. I won't risk using my current generic PSU for my brand new rig.

So any pick from list?

EDIT/UPDATE:

I just got a call from a computer shop, they have new arrivals
Enermax NAXN 82+ 550W & 650W
Enermax NAXN 82+ 750W & 850W Modular

Should I Consider these 2 items as well, or I should just stick with nzxt?
That non-modular NAXN built by CWT, decent unit if I might say.
The modular NAXN is Sirfa, not a bad unit either.

But comparing those 3 OEM, I still choose Seasonic (NZXT Hale82). Just make sure the Hale82 is the modular unit (non modular unit is Hale82-N by FSP).
 
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But the problem is, the v2 is not available anymore. I won't risk using my current generic PSU for my brand new rig.

So any pick from list?

EDIT/UPDATE:

I just got a call from a computer shop, they have new arrivals
Enermax NAXN 82+ 550W & 650W
Enermax NAXN 82+ 750W & 850W Modular

Should I Consider these 2 items as well, or I should just stick with nzxt?
It's quite an overkill, but I'd take the NZXT Hale82 Modular 650W and call it a day. Realistically, the Silverstone Strider Essential would do the trick, but you didn't list any prices, and the NZXT is a high-quality, high-performance, long-life unit. It could easily serve for the next build as well.
 

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Ok, I'll make sure it's the modular one, but if what they have is not, should i still stick with the nzxt?

I intended not to post pricing, since what I'm after is the performance, cost is a secondary factor when there would be a tie in performance.
 
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If the NZXT is a fixed-cable version, then the Corsair TX650V1 is a better solution.
 
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if it where me I would have already gotten the other TX650
 
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if it where me I would have already gotten the other TX650
If it where me I would have already gotten Seasonic G650 or G550 :D
Cheaper than TX650 (at least here in my country) and better in term of design and performance.
 

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Thanks for all the feedback!

Well it seems like there's a close fight between v1 & nzxt, this is the time i'll go with the price.

v1 = $106
nzxt = $89 (and it's modular)

So victor goes to nzxt.

Thanks!