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Old 10-23-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
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"The latest power supply from Corsair, TX950W, is a single-rail power supply featuring a DC-DC converter on its secondary, which is the preferred design to achieve high-efficiency nowadays. Differently..."

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Old 10-23-2009, 01:55 PM   #2
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Corsair wins one internet for honesty and quality. I recommend the Corsair TX series for gaming builds more than any other PSUs, as they deliver quality that other brands charge much more for. The only thing against them is lack of modular cabling, and since modular cabling increases resistance and thus decreases efficiency, that may be considered a good thing in some camps.




On an unrelated note, does anyone know what's going on with PC Power and Cooling? Virtually all of their PSUs have been pulled from newegg except two 1200W models, a 370W, and a 450W.
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:22 AM   #3
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... modular cabling increases resistance and thus decreases efficiency, that may be considered a good thing in some camps.
Even more: Modular cabling has a nasty tendency to increase the price!

But given that the cabling isn't modular, I think this PSU is excellent in providing a single cable to feed the CPU. On the other hand I actually don't like the six PCIe-cables that create a cable salad, especially if not all are used. Here I'd rather see three 16AWG cables with two connectors each. (Should cut the production cost a bit as well.)

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Old 10-27-2009, 07:37 AM   #4
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Corsair wins one internet for honesty and quality. I recommend the Corsair TX series for gaming builds more than any other PSUs, as they deliver quality that other brands charge much more for. The only thing against them is lack of modular cabling, and since modular cabling increases resistance and thus decreases efficiency, that may be considered a good thing in some camps.
You can get the HX series starting at 750 W and up, they use the same basic design (DC-DC converter) and have modular cabling system.

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On an unrelated note, does anyone know what's going on with PC Power and Cooling? Virtually all of their PSUs have been pulled from newegg except two 1200W models, a 370W, and a 450W.
I will check with them and get back to you. OCZ has bought PC Power and Cooling a while ago and maybe they are trying to focus PC Power & Cooling for the high-end space and OCZ to the mid-range and low-end space. I may be wrong (I have to ask them what is their policy these days) but as a consumer this is what is looking like.

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Old 10-27-2009, 09:07 PM   #5
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Yes, the HX series is quite good as well, and I recommend it to those who want a little bit extra (alongside the SeaSonic M12D line), but I have a hard enough time convincing most people that buying a $50 PSU for their SLI system is a bad idea and that they need to buy a $110 or $130 PSU; trying to get them to buy a $170 unit would be near impossible!


And your explanation of the PC P&C thing makes sense. I've been trying to convince the hardware manager at TSF that most of the mid-range and up OCZ units are pretty good, maybe not quite to the same quality as Corsair or SeaSonic but still very good for the money. He ain't hearin' it though.
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I asked for an explanation from OCZ, let's wait and see...
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