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    Corsair AX1200 or Antec HCP-1200

    As the title states, Corsair AX1200 or Antec HCP-1200
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    I´ve heard that Corsair makes some of the best PSU´s there is and I´m very happy with my AX1200. Never looked alot into the Antec ones though.

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    Corsair, because the warranty is 2 years longer.
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    Corsair.

    But I wonder why you are rocking a 1.2k PSU when your sytem wont break 500W overclocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarthDog View Post
    Corsair.

    But I wonder why you are rocking a 1.2k PSU when your sytem wont break 500W overclocked.
    I plan on getting a second 580 and more fans and case lights harddrives and then overclocking
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    Even then you should be able to use a 750/850 quality PSU. (Thinking Corsair AX850/750 or HX750/850 here). 1200 is way overkill, even with overclocking. I personally, would go the AX850.
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    Agreed. Corsair 850HX/AX850 or Seasonic X850 would be my choice. Fans and HDD's are really negligable outside of spinup.

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/14

    Maybe go 950W-1KW. But you dont need 1.2KW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarthDog View Post
    Agreed. Corsair 850HX/AX850 or Seasonic X850 would be my choice. Fans and HDD's are really negligable outside of spinup.

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/14

    Maybe go 950W-1KW. But you dont need 1.2KW.
    lets keep to the point of this topic please.

    AX1200 or HCP-1200

    so far in favor of Corsair

    besdies warranty period why the corsair over the HCP-1200?
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    We are on topic. We are trying to help you save some coin in the same breath. Already gave you my choice above.

    You want reasons, go read the reviews at jonnyguru on those PSU's. Both would be fine, but teh AX1200 from Corsair is slightly better.

    AX1200 - http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory5&reid=189

    antec 1200 - http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory4&reid=198

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    and harocp has the antec as being superior lol

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...upply_review/9


    the other bad thing ive read about the corsair (and it was echoed in the reviews on newegg) was it making a screeching noise or a whining noise i did some digging and apparently it has something to do with the following features enabled C1E, speedstep or Turbo Boost/Core.


    so im really having a hard time deciding
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    No clue my man. I dont own either of them. IMHO, you cant go wrong with either of them really as they are both great PSU's. Im a sucker for a Corsair though.

    I cant go to the [h] link from work (websense blocks it as 'game'? wth?)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarthDog View Post
    No clue my man. I dont own either of them. IMHO, you cant go wrong with either of them really as they are both great PSU's. Im a sucker for a Corsair though.

    I cant go to the [h] link from work (websense blocks it as 'game'? wth?)...
    weird, its a review site want me to post some excerpts?
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    Naaa, Im good. The differences between these two models you are set on seem negligable so.... Just grab one and dont make it any more difficult on yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarthDog View Post
    Naaa, Im good. The differences between these two models you are set on seem negligable so.... Just grab one and dont make it any more difficult on yourself.
    ther numb3rs the numb3rs LOL


    the noise issue i think is my tipping point the partial modularity its neglible as its all the connectors ill need any how. im just a tad sad i dont get an antec bag for my cords lol
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    LOL... Corsair has a sack too I believe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarthDog View Post
    LOL... Corsair has a sack too I believe!
    lol thats what i was referrencing

    im gonna wait a little bit and see if any1 else wants to chime in before i hit that buy button
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    about to hit the buy button, speak now or forever hold your peace :P
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    am i too late?
    i see the Antec in your sig already...so maybe i am.
    i was just gonna say...the Corsair looks much tidier with cables which are sleeved all the way to the connectors
    but if you're choosing purely on performance, it doesn't matter one bit lol

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    Lol yeah I bought it and turns out it comes with 2 sacks one for the psu and one for the cabling. The pc doesn't shutdown now when the gpu hits 80c I didn't have to use any of the modular cables. The only con was the CPU pwr cable was short so I couldn't run it round the back then through the hole above the mobo. So instead I zip tied it to the strut of my rear fan.


    Also the idiot friend of mine who assured me he was qualified to build my conputer because he was a+ certified left out motherboard screws, used 2 adapters to power my gtx 580 3 molex-5pin(missing wire and contact) 2 six pin-7pin(again missing wire and contact) I told him I wanted my ram in triple channel configuration he put the ram in slots 1 2 and then 5 he didn't do a very good cable management for a person I've known for the last 4 years working at a computer repair shop. Pics to follow
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    forgot to mention he also left on several twist ties! In this photo i put on this pic its to the right of the ziptie i attached before removing the twist tie. the other 2 pics i have are how it looed when he had done it and you can see on a different cable the second twist tie he left on.
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