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    EDIT: HAND SLIPPED. SEE POST BELOW.

    Which CX? The 550? 450?
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    Anyone? I don't meany to be pushy, but there is a sale on at my local store that ends tomorrow.

    There are some Corsair CX450, CX550, CX550M and TX550 at my local place where I'm hoping to pick up one or two of these. Which one do you all recommend, based on criteria in my first post?
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    Just CX450 is okay, no need for anything more.

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    Well, I don't know now. The reviews I'm reading are good, but not great for any of these:

    Example:
    AnandTech on TX650M
    https://www.anandtech.com/show/12070...d-psu-review/5

    "On the other hand, the mediocre fan can barely provide enough airflow to maintain safe operating temperatures under adverse environmental conditions. Overall, the thermal control of the TX550M certainly works, but it could do much better."


    BTW, does any of these have a FDB fan, or are they all rifle bearing? What should I expect from rifle bearing? Shorter lifespan? More noise?

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    You probably won't be using this PSU in a 48°C room, and won't load it at 650W at the same time.

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    ..do larger capacity cx units run any cooler than the smaller capacity ones??? just curious.

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    Orion:

    I agree, but those features might also come in handy if some kind of fault occurs. Is that not right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamsleath View Post
    ..do larger capacity cx units run any cooler than the smaller capacity ones??? just curious.
    Not at the same wattage load.

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    Ok, second build is going to include:

    Motherboard: Asus Rog Strix B450
    CPU: TBD, most likely a Ryzen 5 2600
    RAM: 8GB to start
    Storage: Just a couple of drives

    Again, the machine will be used for light duty office tasks
    No gaming, video, modelling or anything graphics-intensive will be done on it.

    I already have a shrinkwrapped EVGA 650 B3. After reading the reviews, I'm not sure it's the best choice. I just noticed, for example, that is has a sleeve bearing fan.

    My needs for this build are similar to the first one. Reliability is first and foremost. Stability, and quiet are my other two needs.

    Should I keep the 650 B3 or get something else?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogwild View Post
    Ok, second build is going to include:

    Motherboard: Asus Rog Strix B450
    CPU: TBD, most likely a Ryzen 5 2600
    RAM: 8GB to start
    Storage: Just a couple of drives

    Again, the machine will be used for light duty office tasks
    No gaming, video, modelling or anything graphics-intensive will be done on it.

    I already have a shrinkwrapped EVGA 650 B3. After reading the reviews, I'm not sure it's the best choice. I just noticed, for example, that is has a sleeve bearing fan.

    My needs for this build are similar to the first one. Reliability is first and foremost. Stability, and quiet are my other two needs.

    Should I keep the 650 B3 or get something else?

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    mmm. good question.
    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...-psu,5624.html
    i see your point. i dont have the answers. but im also curious.

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