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    Recommendation for new PSU

    My psu recently stopped working, and because RMA is not an option anymore (shipping too expensive), I decided to buy a new unit. I had an Corsair TX650W. I have these two options:
    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1172&ID=1978
    http://www.sentey.com/en_productos_details.php?tipo=Fuentes&ctg=Solid%20 Power%20SS&prod=sdp650-ss
    The Thermaltake one is 600W and the Sentey one is 650W. For me Sentey is also a pretty unknown brand, that's why I'm asking. The 50W difference really matter?. My specs are the ones on my profile, and the gpu I still don't know if it works, but if it doesn't, I will probably buy an Geforce GTX560 or an GTX550 TI.

  2. #2
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      • ASUS P8Z68V-Pro
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      • i7 2600K
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    Re: Recommendation for new PSU

    Go Corsair again. It isn't a faulty PSU manufacturer, you either didn't have it on a good power switch( /conditioner) when the lightning struck.

    Or you didn't unplug during the storm, if you weren't using a power strip. Not Corsair's fault.

    Just go Corsair again.

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      • Stock cooler
      • Memory:
      • 4GB
      • Memory Speed:
      • 800 MHZ
      • Video Card(s):
      • Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
      • Video Card Speed:
      • 1024 MB / 850MHZ
      • Sound Card:
      • Realtek HD Audio
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster GX750W
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    Re: Recommendation for new PSU

    Quote Originally posted by alaskan_thunder View Post
    Go Corsair again. It isn't a faulty PSU manufacturer, you either didn't have it on a good power switch( /conditioner) when the lightning struck. <br />
    <br />
    Or you didn't unplug during the storm, if you weren't using a power strip. Not Corsair's fault.<br />
    <br />
    Just go Corsair again.
    <br />
    <br />
    I can't buy Corsair again, they don't sell them anymore from where I buy these things. And I'm not going to buy from the US, it is going to be expensive, that's why I ask about those models.

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      • CPU Cooler:
      • H50
      • Memory:
      • Corsair XMS3 16GB
      • Memory Speed:
      • 1604Mhz
      • Video Card(s):
      • GTX 670 FTW
      • Sound Card:
      • HDMI + FiiO E7 DAC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX850M
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    Re: Recommendation for new PSU

    So those are the only MFG's that you can buy locally?

    If that's the case. Go Thermaltake.

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      • Memory Speed:
      • 800 MHZ
      • Video Card(s):
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      • 1024 MB / 850MHZ
      • Sound Card:
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      • Coolermaster GX750W
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    Re: Recommendation for new PSU

    Quote Originally posted by alaskan_thunder View Post
    So those are the only MFG's that you can buy locally?

    If that's the case. Go Thermaltake.
    Those are the only ones that have on the store that I can buy from. But what about the 50 watts difference?. Can it be noticeable?. I've read some reviews, and some systems, high ones, with an core i7 and geforce gtx560 tops at full load 288W!. What can you tell me about that?.

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      • Kingston Hyper-X
      • Memory Speed:
      • 2400mhz
      • Video Card(s):
      • 7970 3GB
      • PSU:
      • XFX 850watt
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    Re: Recommendation for new PSU

    Quote Originally posted by Masterchief John152 View Post
    Those are the only ones that have on the store that I can buy from. But what about the 50 watts difference?. Can it be noticeable?. I've read some reviews, and some systems, high ones, with an core i7 and geforce gtx560 tops at full load 288W!. What can you tell me about that?.
    Never heard of Sentey, if it is as bad as the other crap brands then it will be more like a 300 watt PSU instead of a 650watt.

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