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Opinions on Corsair TX650W vs Ultra X3 600-Watt Power Supply

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I was interested in opinions on this Corsair TX650W PSU Model CMPSU-650TX vs Ultra X3 ULT40073 600-Watt Power Supply

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I was considering using it in my PC that I just ordered a EAH4870 DK TOP/HTDI/512MD5 for. I am quite happy with my 600W X3 Ultra I am currently using and haven't been able to decide if I should swap it out to the Corsair. I have no doubt the Ultra can handle a single 4870 I have been running 2 1950XTX cards in Crossfire with no issues and the card I ordered only requires a 500W unit so it says. Its more of what unit is actually the better unit. The other one will go in my wifes PC that gets absolutely no strain.

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Keep you current PSU if you thinks its reliable enougth, but if you dont play games that much you won't really find much of a point going with a 4870, then i would say to just get a more reliable PSU, but if you game alot, the 4870 will help you out a whole lot rather then a PSU upgrade.
 
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I play games that was the reason for the upgrade on the video card. :D It will be here tomorrow with the Corsair PSU. I was just thinking it might be worth putting the Corsair in my machine instead of the wifes if it was that much better. :confused:
 
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Its brand new, higher wattage, and single +12v design. Only think the Ultra has over the Corsair is the modular. If your case can hide cables the Corsair is a much better unit.
 
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Its brand new, higher wattage, and single +12v design. Only think the Ultra has over the Corsair is the modular. If your case can hide cables the Corsair is a much better unit.
I was thinking I want to rip mine apart and go through it anyway I will swap to the new one. :D
 
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Before I started working where I'm at now, the previous tech had bought 10 new machines with 500w Ultra power supplies... 3 have died in the year I've been here.

Now, they were not the X3 series, and since it was a case/ps combo, it could have been a cheap rebranded PS, but I would hesitate to buy another Ultra product.

http://www.ultraproducts.com/product_details.php?cPath=13&pPath=348&productID=349
 

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I play games that was the reason for the upgrade on the video card. :D It will be here tomorrow with the Corsair PSU. I was just thinking it might be worth putting the Corsair in my machine instead of the wifes if it was that much better. :confused:
Well, if your happy with the gaming performance you getting now, the Corsair PSU upgrade would be your best bet.
 
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Before I started working where I'm at now, the previous tech had bought 10 new machines with 500w Ultra power supplies... 3 have died in the year I've been here.

Now, they were not the X3 series, and since it was a case/ps combo, it could have been a cheap rebranded PS, but I would hesitate to buy another Ultra product.

http://www.ultraproducts.com/product_details.php?cPath=13&pPath=348&productID=349
Well I had one of these Ultra XVS Modular 600W ATX Power Supply Part# ULT33136 and it worked flawless for me for a little over 2 yrs. And as I was changing something in my PC I noticed on one of the PCIe leads a wire had came out of the plug. Ultra couldn't send me a new wire so they sent me the X3 600-Watt Energy Efficient Modular Power Supply ULT40073. You have to love a Lifetime Warranty if you spend 2 minutes filling out a short form on their site. From what I have read on multiple sites is that the X3 series is far and beyond better than their previous models. Articles like this one. I did notice my +12V always stays above 12.09V where the older unit would drop as low as 11.89V. I will say neither PSU has ever gave me any trouble power wise and I may have caused the wire to come loose in my original unit.