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Windows 7: Building a Gaming PC, is this good?

22 Jun 2013   #111
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

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Looks nice, have fun building!
Thanks!



The M12II and the CX600M have about €3 price difference here in the Netherlands, haha. If you know any cheaper modular PSUs send them my way please.
The fact that they have such a small price difference is precisely why the CX600M is a rip-off. It's a low-quality unit, only capable of its rated wattage up to an internal temperature of 30C, and it has low-quality Chinese capacitors that are rated for only 85C. The 520W SeaSonic M12II is much better: it can deliver its rated wattage up to an internal temperature of 50C, and it has high-quality Japanese capacitors rated for 105C. Both are modular, one is a good PSU, the other is a joke (at that price). If it were about 30 or 40 and if there's no way in hell you could afford any more than that, then it might be worth considering.

I sincerely and seriously recommend avoiding all of Corsair's CX series unless you find one at a ridiculously low price. The same goes for their VS series which is an even worse series of PSUs.

Corsair just aren't what they used to be.


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I might want to get that Seasonic, but I'd rather not spend anymore money, I'm already near the budget.
Is the CX600M really that bad?
So yes, it's a rip-off. Corsair is just using the reputation they built up to enable them to get away with selling these crappy PSUs at prices that are higher than they should be for maximum profit. I'm tellin' ya, I'm really beginning to hate Corsair's PSU department. They should have quit while they were ahead.
Okay, I'm going to get the Seasonic if the budget allows me - if it doesn't I'll switch back to the CX600M. Thanks for nice elaborated explanation.

EDIT: Got the M12II 520W instead because it's €3 cheaper than the CX600M anyway, sweet!


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22 Jun 2013   #112
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The SeaSonic PSU is a mile better than the Corsair PSU......good job listening lol!
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22 Jun 2013   #113
TwoCables

 

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Thanks!



The M12II and the CX600M have about €3 price difference here in the Netherlands, haha. If you know any cheaper modular PSUs send them my way please.
The fact that they have such a small price difference is precisely why the CX600M is a rip-off. It's a low-quality unit, only capable of its rated wattage up to an internal temperature of 30C, and it has low-quality Chinese capacitors that are rated for only 85C. The 520W SeaSonic M12II is much better: it can deliver its rated wattage up to an internal temperature of 50C, and it has high-quality Japanese capacitors rated for 105C. Both are modular, one is a good PSU, the other is a joke (at that price). If it were about 30 or 40 and if there's no way in hell you could afford any more than that, then it might be worth considering.

I sincerely and seriously recommend avoiding all of Corsair's CX series unless you find one at a ridiculously low price. The same goes for their VS series which is an even worse series of PSUs.

Corsair just aren't what they used to be.


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I might want to get that Seasonic, but I'd rather not spend anymore money, I'm already near the budget.
Is the CX600M really that bad?
So yes, it's a rip-off. Corsair is just using the reputation they built up to enable them to get away with selling these crappy PSUs at prices that are higher than they should be for maximum profit. I'm tellin' ya, I'm really beginning to hate Corsair's PSU department. They should have quit while they were ahead.
Okay, I'm going to get the Seasonic if the budget allows me - if it doesn't I'll switch back to the CX600M. Thanks for nice elaborated explanation.

EDIT: Got the M12II 520W instead because it's €3 cheaper than the CX600M anyway, sweet!
Yeah, that's what I mean: the CX600M is a huge rip-off.

Did you already order the M12II? I still want to help with possibly finding an even better modular PSU in this price range.
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22 Jun 2013   #114
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

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Did you already order the M12II? I still want to help with possibly finding an even better modular PSU in this price range.
Nope, will be ordering on the 4th of July (hence I'm waiting for the GTX 760 with some reviews to go with it)
I'm shopping through, finds the cheapest prices at all Dutch vendors: Vergelijk prijzen en beoordelingen van computers, tablets & telefoons, beeld & geluid en games - Pricewatch - Tweakers
Thanks.
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22 Jun 2013   #115
TwoCables

 

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Did you already order the M12II? I still want to help with possibly finding an even better modular PSU in this price range.
Nope, will be ordering on the 4th of July (hence I'm waiting for the GTX 760 with some reviews to go with it)
I'm shopping through, finds the cheapest prices at all Dutch vendors: Vergelijk prijzen en beoordelingen van computers, tablets & telefoons, beeld & geluid en games - Pricewatch - Tweakers
Thanks.
Aw man, there aren't any that are better unless you spend more than 60. Although, I'm not surprised either.
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22 Jun 2013   #116
TwoCables

 

I noticed that you began viewing this thread after I posted, so you might miss this next part if I simply added it to my last post:

If you can afford about €15 more, then you could get something that's a lot better than the 520W SeaSonic M12II: it's the 450W SeaSonic G Series for €73.95.

This isn't to say that there's anything wrong with the M12II, but the G Series is even better. It's a high-end series of PSUs.
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22 Jun 2013   #117
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I noticed that you began viewing this thread after I posted, so you might miss this next part if I simply added it to my last post:

If you can afford about 15 more, then you could get something that's a lot better than the 520W SeaSonic M12II: it's the 450W SeaSonic G Series for 73.95.

This isn't to say that there's anything wrong with the M12II, but the G Series is even better. It's a high-end series of PSUs.
So much fuss about PSUs. Sorry I'm already kind of on expenses limit right now so I hope the M2II won't fail me. Thanks for helping out, though!
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22 Jun 2013   #118
TwoCables

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I noticed that you began viewing this thread after I posted, so you might miss this next part if I simply added it to my last post:

If you can afford about €15 more, then you could get something that's a lot better than the 520W SeaSonic M12II: it's the 450W SeaSonic G Series for €73.95.

This isn't to say that there's anything wrong with the M12II, but the G Series is even better. It's a high-end series of PSUs.
So much fuss about PSUs. Sorry I'm already kind of on expenses limit right now so I hope the M2II won't fail me. Thanks for helping out, though!
It won't (it is a very solid PSU), but I just wanted to make sure.

Here's more info about PSUs like the M12II:

A message to the community on enthusiast power supplies

None of this can be said about Corsair's CX or VS PSUs.
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22 Jun 2013   #119
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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26 Jun 2013   #120
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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I forgot to ask a question yesterday, what should I do with my old computer parts? (found in the "My System Specs" section) Could I maybe set up my current GTX 560 to run SLI with my new upcoming GTX 760? If so, would I need to change some of my parts on my new build to reflect this?



Thanks. I will shut up for the time after this question's been answered.
So the new 760 has been out a couple of days in the UK now, I read a review on it and it appears to beat the 660ti in every single game and benchmark they tested it on. Not by a massive amount but the thing that gets me is it's actually priced cheaper than the 660ti here, I have no idea why anyone would buy a 660ti now when they can get the 760 cheaper and it performs better.
I expected the 660ti prices to drop pretty quickly but they have not yet.

Hows the pricing in the US and Netherlands?
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