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    Question Help me choosing a psu

    Hi guys i'm new to this forum i'm from india...

    i'm stuck in choosing a psu for my new build can you help me in finding a best psu?

    I have the following psu's in mind

    Seasonic ss500es

    Corsair cx500

    Fsp Saga II 500w

    so this are in my budget range so which one is the best?

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    Corsair CX500 or the Seasonic, though the Corsair has MUCH better cabling than the SEasonic does.

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    okay thanks for the info but the seasonic is 80 plus certified according to their website but is the corsair one 80 plus certified? Seasonic has a minus it has a limited number of cables? What do you say?

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    but is the corsair one 80 plus certified?
    Yes if newer stock, V2.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory2&reid=239

    Not bronze rated, but dependable at this price point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohitr View Post
    okay thanks for the info but the seasonic is 80 plus certified according to their website but is the corsair one 80 plus certified? Seasonic has a minus it has a limited number of cables? What do you say?
    In testing, v1 units from Corsair's CX line come close enough to 80+ Certified that it won't make a difference (79.x% on fully load.)

    The Seasonic only has 2 SATA connectors which is small for any modern unit.

    Corsair's cable's are also fully sleeved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdk777 View Post
    Yes if newer stock, V2.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory2&reid=239

    Not bronze rated, but dependable at this price point.
    Thanks for your reply but its currently not yet available in india...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    In testing, v1 units from Corsair's CX line come close enough to 80+ Certified that it won't make a difference (79.x% on fully load.)

    The Seasonic only has 2 SATA connectors which is small for any modern unit.

    Corsair's cable's are also fully sleeved.
    yeah i have seen cable management is better with corsair...

    but seasonic is bronze rated and has a 5 year warranty so which one is better now?

    and the corsair is having a single rail and seasonic is having 2 rails so which one is better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohitr View Post
    yeah i have seen cable management is better with corsair...

    but seasonic is bronze rated and has a 5 year warranty so which one is better now?

    and the corsair is having a single rail and seasonic is having 2 rails so which one is better?
    Single Rail vs Multi-rail is a nul-point in this case as most Seasonic units that claimed to be multi-rail were in fact, single rail units that did not feature OCP Shunts (the component to make them multi-rail.)

    The Efficiency difference at full load is 2% or so between the Corsair CX v1 units and the Seasonic unit; what that translates into is very much Nil (even in India where power is more expensive, I looked up the average rate; it's "expensive" compared to the US/myself)

    As for the warranty difference, I can't speak for Corsair's customer Service in India, but Seasonic should be reliable for the area.

    If they are priced the same I may hazard to say go for the Seasonic as it is more efficient (will save you a few dollars a year) and has a longer warranty period which may or may not be useful for you (As the Corsair could easily outlast 5 years, just like the Seasonic.)

    Also, because the Corsair has a large over-head fan; it should be quieter than the Seasonic. How that'll turn out in real experience is dependent uppon the system and how hard it pushes the unit.

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    so finally what is the verdict?

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    It is your decision what is more important to you.
    The seasonic has the better warrantee, but you are likelyto need molex to sata adapter cables. It is rated at a higher temperature but will likely be noiser at near full load because of smaller fan.
    The Corsair has the cables you need or will need, I do not know the warrantee in India. Here the V1 was two years and the V2 three years.

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