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well in that review the 850 failed the 12 volt tests.. so should i not get this other unit .. its not the same unit design but is the same manufacturer? hummmmm
 
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I would go with the Corsair. But, I am no expert.
 

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I wish I could actually test the actual unit.. I wonder how hard it would be.. I live in an area with labs and universities...
ok back to reality... Ill probably get the local corsair...ok
the m2 ha a little better cabling, two sets of gpu plugs...
still undecided ..
maybe I am asking the wrong question...
If I only need 500 watts of clean power
what would the best most cost effective choice be?
 
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I wish I could actually test the actual unit.. I wonder how hard it would be.. I live in an area with labs and universities...
ok back to reality... Ill probably get the local corsair...ok
the m2 ha a little better cabling, two sets of gpu plugs...
still undecided ..
maybe I am asking the wrong question...
If I only need 500 watts of clean power
what would the best most cost effective choice be?
my vote will always go to corsair. screw looks, nicer cables and all that - you want a reliable PSU that isnt going to kill your hardware with excessive ripple.
 
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yep.. I just looked at the rosewill Capstone reviews.. WHAT? sounds like they own this ripple sh$$t for the price.. 99$ for Gold modular 750 watt that tests great!
Anyone think I should not get Capstone?
i like this
Rosewill CAPSTONE-650-M 650W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD
found
Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650-M 650W ATX12...
 

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if its 80+ gold, then spec wise its very high end. i've never heard of the brand before, however.
 
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Rosewill is NewEgg's in-house brand. The Capstone is based on the tried-and-tested SuperFlower Golden Green platform, so it's an excellent choice. If you have the means, go for it.
 
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if its 80+ gold, then spec wise its very high end. i've never heard of the brand before, however.
efficiency has nothing to do with the quality of the psi, note. :)

Ask your inhouse, cmaris. ;)
 
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well, glad I asked. Its invaluable to have the combination reviews and folks here.. now it looks like the best value is RW, Corsair and ?
several well made kits all under 100 for 650 or less watts... no idea with one graphics card why I would want more today...other than performance under load, ie lower load should be better performance in same line.. thanks again guys and gals
 
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Rosewill is hit and miss, mostly miss. Lately they have some decent offerings, but across the line recommendations are Corsair and Seasonic without a doubt. There isn't a questionable PSU in the bunch.

As far as higher wattage and lower loads/efficiency, you would be better off saving $20 and buying a lower wattage PSU as far as money goes. The difference in efficiency between 60-80% load on a lot of quality PSU's are 1% and sometimes even less. You will not make up that $20+ unless you run the PC at load for long periods such as F@H/SETI/BOINC.

A QUALITY 500W PSU will happily run ANY single CPU and GPU overclocked on ambient cooling. If you may go SLI, a 750W PSU is PLENTY as well. There is no need for anything more than that for 2 cards. Hell, I ran an overclocked GTX690 with a 4.5GHz 3570K and a Seasonic 550W PSU and the fan barely moved. ;)
 
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well, my concern is not the day to day, cheap shot works fine there for me, its when I try to post great oc numbers, I have a killer set up with high heat displacement capability, I would hate to waste my efforts and money saving a few dollars in regard to ripple and the other.. this is a fun tester/gamer kit.. a toy to play with not for work.... my oc board setup is 4760k and gigagirl z87x ud4h, some nice faast 2400 ddr3 Ripjaw X from G Skill, and a sr1 shrouded 360 radiator.. and a single water block cpu... windforce gigagirl 660ti OC card... so this ps is just concerned with the cpu getting clean power, Ill use separate ps for the pump, fans and other gismos on my modded case....
so really if im worried about ripple and getting clean power you like corsair and seasonic...
thanks..
remember its a unique build, not just my gaming rig that I will run de tuned and lower the oc...

ok how does this compare to your Sea Sonic unit?
SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W
ok
found the above for 80 shipped .. sold.. than ks for the advice guys.. it looks like the Seasonic unit ... its amazing how high this unit tests for he price point...
 
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The G series from Seasonic are quality units, but on the low end of the Seasonic line. I have the Seasonic X560 which is a class above that I believe.

If you want to know about a specific PSU, I suggest googling like so "name of PSU review, jonnyguru". If he didn't review it, someone asked about it in their forums and knowledgeable members, a lot are PSU reviewers themselves, reply. TPU's reviews are also quality, so are ours (overclockers.com) among few others.

I wouldn't worry about putting your 'pump, fans, and other gismos' on a different PSU. That will not be holding an overclock back, trust me.
 
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what kind of price did you pay on the x560? im at 80 shipped from amazon, spelled amazing in my book
lol
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I don't recall, probably around $120 though, its a couple years old. I wasnt saying to get it, quite the contrary actually. The GS is a good choice for 99% of users, especially here at TPU where an even smaller % of the population uses 'extreme' (read subambient) cooling.
 
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I like the idea of a safe clean ps for ue on my benchmarks for water cooled sysem.. I am reasonable sure the 80$ shipped seasonic g unit is the ticket
 
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It will be fine, yes. So will lesser quality models too. Like I said, EXTREME cooling and benchmarking is where that can matter, not ambient water. :)
 
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the two units are not equal and do not review as equal, Im not critical, just there is a "concern in a review where one did not outperform the test for rippling.. and at a higher cost for the RW, I chose the Seasonic unit that got hands down the best review for what I want..
next ?
 
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Corsair, that's kinda funny lol

I think Seasonic did it to them on purpose... why pay a premium for a name branded on your PSU when you can go directly to the manufacturer who manufactured the unit for Corsair?

is there really any other choice besides Antec or Seasonic when it comes to PSU's? unlikely...

I just got a Seasonic Platinum 760 for $140 shipped free with a promo code, the Corsair variant is like $200 plus shipping.
 

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