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Windows 7: Going to build a pc, the common question - i7 vs i5!

27 Oct 2012   #11
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I really like the Corsair AX series that come with the black on black modular cables.....they look absolutely awesome. They are pricey, but if you are a stickler for how things look, it don't get much better than that! This is a really good one.... Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Look at the pictures and you'll see the black wiring with the sleeving that is oh so nice.


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27 Oct 2012   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum yes very nice Kelly but this is the one I was going to buy Corsair HX-650 V2 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply [CMPSU-650HXv2] - $149.00 : PC Case Gear

the pic is the one I got. But it really does depend on MG's budget mate as he said the prices in the US are way under what we get in Oz and the UK - as my brother in the UK will attest to. Thats why I recently built and shipped him a new machine.

zoh zMG if you can afford the case in the pic it is huge and for future proofing mate well there is no such thing just take a look at some of the X79 and Intel 2011 stuff on Youtube


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27 Oct 2012   #13
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I was just showing what was available. Any Corsair, Seasonic, Antec 80+ Bronze or better will do the trick. I will never go back to a non-modular power supply though, they are just that nice.
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27 Oct 2012   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I was just showing what was available. Any Corsair, Seasonic, Antec 80+ Bronze or better will do the trick. I will never go back to a non-modular power supply though, they are just that nice.
Absolutely Kelly wasn't criticising mate it's just hard for getting good pricing out side the US

Just as a matter of interest though that Corsair and I think Seasonic don't make the innards in their devices anymore but have some sort of quality control over what is made for them Can't remember who does it now but I read that the other day.
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27 Oct 2012   #15
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I was just showing what was available. Any Corsair, Seasonic, Antec 80+ Bronze or better will do the trick. I will never go back to a non-modular power supply though, they are just that nice.
Absolutely Kelly wasn't criticising mate it's just hard for getting good pricing out side the US

Just as a matter of interest though that Corsair and I think Seasonic don't make the innards in their devices anymore but have some sort of quality control over what is made for them Can't remember who does it now but I read that the other day.
As far as I know, Seasonic is the actual manufacturer of not only their own power supplies, but also several other brands....notably Corsair. I'm sure they outsource some of the internal components, but it is Seasonic that builds them. The Seasonic X Gold series is damn near identical to the Corsair AX series, and those are probably the best valued high-end power supplies on the market. Although any of the CX/TX/HX Corsair's are damn good power supplies.
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27 Oct 2012   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yeah I know they make them but the guts of the devices - the circuit boards and components - are made by some company that Seasonic would not disclose the name of - I read that in a ZDnet newsletter or anyway one of the newsletters I get.

But in any case like you said I would not use anything else myself other than Corsair.

http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers

This is the company I think was referred to
http://www.cwt.com.tw/Product/enus/P...aspx?Series=PC Power Supply
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27 Oct 2012   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I picked my Corsair AX-850 because it was make by Seasonic. Modular all the way for me also. What a neat clean job when you get done installing everything.
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27 Oct 2012   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep I probably would have waited Bear and got an AX but the price of HX 1050 was just too good to miss and hey there is a ton of modular sockets on it and the HAF XM will hide the other stuff up with that slide and the huge area inside the back panel.
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28 Oct 2012   #19
Music Guy123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Wow! Thanks for all the replies everyone! For psu, i have always liked corsair as a brand (I'm also interested in their force gt) and I have heard a lot of good things about seasonic. I think I will get the 650w psu (HX). I did a psu calculator and got 511w, but this was 100% loads, with an oc. And a gpu etc. Do you think I will be alright with an hx550? Or would it not be worth risking it?

I couldn't see the case in your pic clearly, I'm on my phone at the moment! Am I right in saying it's a haf x?? If so, yes, I do love those cases but am likely to be building my own. I currently have an old desktop from which I will be salvaging parts, I'm going to build a case using the haf x for dimensions and will be checking it's functionality with this old desktop. Thanks again for the help everyone!

Music

Edit, now i am on a laptop, I can see that your case is the XM not the X! I'll be designing my case along the lines of the haf -x for the backplate/mobo plate because that way I can get the most compatibility and upgrade room.
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28 Oct 2012   #20
Music Guy123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

In fact, may as well ask this question here. I'm intending on building my pc case out of wood. Now, there are advantages and disadvantages, my main one is EMI/RF signals. Now, would i need to shield the case or should I just not worry about it and leave it? Also, how does one ground everything, would running earth wires from the mobo standoffs and the HDD casings to the psu case work? Thanks for the help so far everyone!

All the best,

Music
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