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    Default Corsair AX860 or EVGA Supernova 850 P2?

    I built a PC 3 years ago and purchased a Corsair AX860. Yesterday, that PSU died. I am not sure, but the PC just shut down and the PSU died.

    I had a time critical project, so I purchased an EVGA Supernova 850 P2 ($160) while I did a warranty claim on the Corsair. I didn't purchase another AX860 because it was prior to the claim being approved and the AX860 was $279! The warranty on the Corsair has been approved and will most likely send me a new AX860 after I ship the old one to the RMA department.

    Now, I am faced with an issue... I will have two PSUs within a week or so. I have read some things on forums which say that the Supernova is better than the Corsair, however when I look at the tier list here, the Corsair is Tier 1 and the EVGA is Tier 2... I believe that the Corsair can fetch me around $100 if I sell it (big price difference from retail). Should I keep the EVGA and sell the Corsair or should I return the EVGA when the new Corsair comes in (I already asked if this was possible and the store said it's no problem)?

    I appreciate any feedback!

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    Quote Originally Posted by panomise View Post
    ...when I look at the tier list here, the Corsair is Tier 1 and the EVGA is Tier 2...
    There's a tier list here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panomise View Post
    when I look at the tier list here, the Corsair is Tier 1 and the EVGA is Tier 2...
    Tier list? WHICH tier list? BTW, I wouldn't bother of any list, it's rubbish...

    If I were you I'd keep the EVGA (it's new and with a 10 years warranty) and resell your Corsair-Seasonic (refurbished?) replacement: I'd do the opposite just if I need the money (60 bucks more, I suppose).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    There's a tier list here?
    Well you did attempt make a tier list, but we said no didn't we? Quite a while ago, on google drive?

    In honesty, I would just do the option that will get you the most money back.

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    Yes, I was referring to the Google Drive list. So basically, my understanding is that the tier list is obsolete and they are both practically equal? I didn't get the corsair yet. I would imagine it will take a week or two. I didn't consider that I may get refurbished. If it's new does it make a difference?

    The $60 doesn't matter, so I am leaning more towards evga now because of the extra 6 years of warranty period.

    I have an older PCP&C quad 750. Would the corsair be a good exchange in that system? I bought that PSU in 2007 or 2008. I think the PCP&C would be a throw away though. In this case would it be better to sell the corsair and keep the PCP&C in my other system? My other system is amd 8320, 16gb ram, 1x ssd, 1x hdd, gtx580, dvdrw, card reader.

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    Replacing the PC Power & Cooling is not a bad idea.

    The PSU will be overkill (a high-end 450W should be enough without overclocking) but that shouldn't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panomise View Post
    So basically, my understanding is that the tier list is obsolete
    The whole idea of making tier lists is just invalid and that's definitely not the source you should get info from.
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