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    Default Which of these 650W should I pick based on price & build (Bitfenix/SS/SuperFlower)

    Hey! I'm trying to decide on a 650W PSU for the following build I own after a severely bad experience with a corsair unit (a bad CX).

    CPU i7 4790k
    GPU Asus DirectCU GTX770 4GB
    MOBO Asus Maximus VII Gene
    Cooler CM Seidon 120v
    RAM 2 sticks of 8gb DDR3
    Storage 1 250GB Crucial SATA SSD & 1 1TB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
    Fans There's like 3 fans atm, I'm not sure on sizes to be honest

    I'm from Portugal and I've been exploring some alternatives that don't go over 100 (~113$). I can't find much from evga except on Amazon spain that I believe would be best to avoid cause of warranty.
    These are the alternatives I've been considering and the prices of each:

    Name Modular? Price
    Focus Plus Gold Y 88,90
    BitFenix Formula N 79,90
    Bitfenix Whisper M Y 94,90
    Super Flower Leadex III Y 99,90

    Based on that information, which one would you go for? I'd love to hear some opinions out!
    Best regards,
    Nuno

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    Formula does the job perfectly well if you don't need modular cables.

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    +1 for Formula

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    What do you consider the main advantages/disadvantages on the faceoff bitfenix formula vs seasonic focus / whisper M?
    Before hearing that most people here preferred bitfenix, I was leaning towards the seasonic unit because of warranty, price being almost the same and customer care (shipped out a spare pcie cable to a friend of mine for free).

    Thank you guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tierney View Post
    What do you consider the main advantages/disadvantages on the faceoff bitfenix formula vs seasonic focus / whisper M?
    Lower fan noise, works with VEGA (650W and up for Formula) and other high end units.

    And the Whisper M is compatible to Corsair Type4 Cables...
    Quote Originally Posted by Tierney View Post
    Before hearing that most people here preferred bitfenix, I was leaning towards the seasonic unit because of warranty, price being almost the same and customer care (shipped out a spare pcie cable to a friend of mine for free).
    Warranty shouldn't be overrated as you don't know when someone leaves the Market or goes out of business...
    Shipping single spare cables is rather common, many Companys do that if you ask nicely...

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    Thank youso much for the help! I ended up buying the Formula for myself

    Weirdly enough, the box came without a power cable included. Not like I lack power cables around my house but it made me suspect it might be a returned unit.
    The guy said it was normal and there are everal PSU that don't come with it anymore. Weird but okay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tierney View Post
    The guy said it was normal and there are everal PSU that don't come with it anymore.
    He's full of shit.

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    Formula is usually delivered with powercord. There are some other brands in the market which don't put powercords any more for some PSU models, but BitFenix is not one of those.

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    Well, while there are some (cheaper) models that could come without a power cord, its rather rare.
    I'd say somewhere between 90 and 99% of all models come with a power cord.

    The only one I remember that doesn't/didn't was Antec Earthwatts a couple of years back (EOL for years). And probably be quiet System Power B9.
    Are there other units that don't come with a power cord??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    The only one I remember that doesn't/didn't was Antec Earthwatts a couple of years back (EOL for years). And probably be quiet System Power B9.
    Yeah. Remember, they called the PSU "green" for not "wasting" materials on a power cord the user did not need.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    Are there other units that don't come with a power cord??
    Corsair has units suffixed with "WW" that don't come with power cords because they go into regions where multiple power cords types are used (for example: South America).

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