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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOfan_1 View Post
    Are you kidding? The Artic Fusion uses the same platform as the VX450 and CX400 but it is overrated at 550W and has inferior secondary capacitors to the VX450....and ugly as sin
    and it uses thinner wires than VX450 (20 AWG), has no EPS12V connector and only capable tu supply 500W of continuous power.
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    don't go off topic

    I am able to get the tagan and the CM for similar prices

    Will 500 W be enough with these PSUs for my rig though? cause the corsair is 550.

    So which one should I get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartmasta View Post
    don't go off topic
    Of the PSU's you've listed as possible candidates, I vote for the Corsair. Especially if it is priced similarly to the Tagan and Coolermaster.
    Rig 1: Phenom II X2 550-Asus M5A78L-MLX--2x4 Patriot DDR3 1333--Asus Formula HD4770--Enermax Triathlor 450--LG Flatron W2252TQ--Win 10 x64
    Rig 2: Core i3 6300--Asrock Z170M Extreme4--2x8 Adata DDR4 2400--EVGA GTX 750Ti--Corsair CX500M--Corsair Hydro H55--Windows 7 x64

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    your mate doesn't know power supplies..sheesh

    stick with your corsair if you have it already..

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    Before your mate starts proving his ignorance by opening his mouth, maybe he should do a little research first. Specifically, he should read a few reveiws on the Corsair VX550, which you were originally looking at. Here is a review at HardOCP comparing it to the Corsair HX520W and they give you a detailed and pretty thorough test of both. And since you came to these forums, why not read OKW's review of the VX550 right here. If your mate bothers to read those reviews, he will see that HardOCP gave a gold award to it and the JG review gave it the "JG recommended" award. And this psu uses 105C rated Jaspanese capacitors and is waranted for 5 years. What about the CM or Tagan or FSP crap or other psu's being spouted in this thread. The only thing a newer design might bring to the table might be a little better light load efficiency, but even then you aren't talking a big difference either. You are still talking about a psu that is 80-84% efficient between 20% load to 100% load with stable voltages and low ripple.

    I have a VX550 myself and it's been in 24/7/365 operation at load for over 2 years (running DC projects) without a problem and is still quiet. But buy what you want; after all it's you that has to deal with your mate and your own computer.

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    thx for the replies, corsair 550vx it is

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