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    So nobody thinks there could be any drawback by choosing the V550?
    Moreover, do you think the V550 could manage a gtx 770 SLI + OC'd i5-4670K?

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    It should cope with it with no problems at all.
    Xeon X3440 @3,1GHz + GTX660 + 2x4GB @1650MHz CL9 + Corsair RM650

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    It only doesn't have enough connectors, so you're gonna need molex to PEG connectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FabTheZen View Post
    So nobody thinks there could be any drawback by choosing the V550?
    Moreover, do you think the V550 could manage a gtx 770 SLI + OC'd i5-4670K?
    Could be problematic under max load. Even more so if you OC cards too.

    I'd go 650W to be safe, but not V650 as it still has 2x PCI-E according to the site. Corsair CS650M or RM650 do have 4.

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    Thank you... Yeah, the connectors, right.. Well the SLI is improbable, but it would be cool to leave for expandibility. I'll think about that, hoping the prices don't change meanwhile!
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    Guys, I'm having a really hard time choosing... I'm considering Corsair's CS650M too, but TPU says it's not that great (it even fails the hold-up time, etc.), and so do other reviewers.

    I read the XFX unit has better caps (105°C rated against Corsair's 85°C), and Corsair's lacks MOV.
    I know I'm asking something stupid, but do you think the CS650M is still a better buy than the XFX Core 650W?

    I'd like to hear from you if what I think is true, that XFX's PSU is better built than Corsair's, so by going with XFX I'd have a better-value, longer lasting unit that won't damage my other components?

    I'm sorry about this, but I feel I'm becoming a bit paranoid about PSUs, and I know very little about them to make a good, pondered decision. I already informed a bit about them, but I lack the experience to judge! Thanks again for the patience you guys are demonstrating with me!!

    Edit: Corsair's PSU costs 80 euros, only 8 more than the XFX's unit. That's what made me wonder all this.

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    Corsair is more efficient, modular and more than likely quieter. These are pretty tangible gains.

    Differences in build quality are a non-issue. XFX isn't that amazingly well built either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    Corsair is more efficient, modular and more than likely quieter. These are pretty tangible gains.

    Differences in build quality are a non-issue. XFX isn't that amazingly well built either.
    Problem is TPU kinda demolish the CS60M, since it doesn't even "highly recommend" it.
    I know there is no in-depth review of the XFX unit (for example a TPU one to make a fair comparison), and unfortunately OklahomaWolf didn't write anything about XFX's inrush current or hold-up time (or maybe I'm not able to find it in his review!).
    I'm asking to all people reading this: are you going to recommend me the Corsir's unit over the XFX one, seen the same price range?

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    You must have a different definition of "demolish" than I do, since it still got 8.6/10 and had quite a bit more pros than cons.

    Hold up time isn't a huge issue unless you have slow UPS or unstable power source. And keep in mind this was measured at full load. At lower loads hold up time is appropriately longer. And inrush current is pretty much a non-issue for standard user.

    Anyway I presented how Corsair CS650M would be tangibly better than XFX Core 650W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    Differences in build quality are a non-issue. XFX isn't that amazingly well built either.
    The XFX has a 2Ball bearing fan and is full of Japanese caps, the Corsair has Teapo and Elite caps with a Sleeve Bearing fan. Should make a difference in the long term.

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