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Corsair TX650, 650watt power supply £59.99 delivered at scan
Corsair TX650, 650watt power supply £59.99 delivered at scan

Corsair TX650, 650watt power supply £59.99 delivered at scan

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wow! amazing price for one of the best 650watt PSU's on the market! £5 cheaper than ebuyer and theyv knocked £10 off it aswell! 5 year warranty through scan aswell so if it breaks u wont hav 2 send it to holland or somewhere similar! free delivery through av forums

• Supports ATX12V v2.2 standard and older ATX12V 2.01 spec
• Ultra-quiet 120mm double ball-bearing fan delivers excellent airflow
• 80%+ energy efficiency at 20%, 50% and 100% load condition for less heat generation and lower energy bill
• 99% Active Power Factor Correction provides clean and reliable power to your system
• Universal AC input 90~264V automatically scans and detects the correct voltage
• Dedicated single +12V rail offers maximum compatibility with latest components
• Over Current/Voltage/Power Protection, Under Voltage Protection, and Short Circuit Protection provide maximum safety to your critical system components.
• High quality Japanese capacitors provide uncompromised performance and reliability.
• Extra long cables support full tower size chassis.
• Dimension: 5.9"(W) x 3.4"(H) X 5.5"(L);
• MTBF: 100,000 Hours

* edit* wow! i just realised this is even £8 cheaper than the 550w VX version and its much better! hot deal to me!!

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Great PSU. Voted Hot! Should suffice for all but the most OTT setups.

Shame its not the modular version but hot psu still

muffin247

Shame its not the modular version but hot psu still


If you wan't a modular PSU you can get a Be Quiet Modular 600W PSU from ebuyer for the same price. I posted it ages ago. Got some really positave feedback from those that bought one. Be Quiet do very well in group tests. Google for reviews!
Linky

Edited by: "djfluff" 10th Aug 2010

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anyone think its worth me buying this for a build i am doing for xmas? do u reckon the prices will go back up by xmas or will other power supplies have lower prices aswell? i was looking at the ocz SXS 2 600w for about £50 (hopefully less by xmas) but then i realised it would cause headaches when using sli/xfire :(! i'm still not sure to what i need or if i would even go xfire, so anyone think it would be worth me buying this at this price just in case prices do go up (which they probably will!)

Power supply prices don't change much, as the technology remains fairly static. Its really important to buy a decent PSU, as PSU issues can be hard to diagnose and can be costly. Also an efficient PSU will save you money in running costs, saving you the difference in the long run.
Avoid the OCZ, you would be far better going for this one (or the Be Quiet one I mentioned, if you need modular).

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djfluff

Power supply prices don't change much, as the technology remains fairly … Power supply prices don't change much, as the technology remains fairly static. Its really important to buy a decent PSU, as PSU issues can be hard to diagnose and can be costly. Also an efficient PSU will save you money in running costs, saving you the difference in the long run.Avoid the OCZ, you would be far better going for this one (or the Be Quiet one I mentioned, if you need modular).


ok thanx mate. yeah i knew most of that, i just have to figure if i am actually going to go multi - gpu then decide on PSU. what's wrong with the OCZ SXS 2? it has a great review from hardware secrets saying it can pull 700w :O!

The OCZ has a 3 year warrenty v. the 5 year warrenty on the Corsair. There are also quite a few threads about people with issues with OCZ StealthXtreem PSU's. I am not actually familiar with their latest model, but the Corsair TX range is well tried and tested. They have legendary customer service, and surely the extra 2 years is warrenty is worth the tenner
Do you really need 700W? the 650W would handle most Sli setup's anyway. Quite often it's not the wattage which causes the issues , but the stability of the 12v rails.
The OCZ might be fine, but the Corsair is a safe bet

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djfluff

The OCZ has a 3 year warrenty v. the 5 year warrenty on the Corsair. … The OCZ has a 3 year warrenty v. the 5 year warrenty on the Corsair. There are also quite a few threads about people with issues with OCZ StealthXtreem PSU's. I am not actually familiar with their latest model, but the Corsair TX range is well tried and tested. They have legendary customer service, and surely the extra 2 years is warrenty is worth the tenner :)Do you really need 700W? the 650W would handle most Sli setup's anyway. Quite often it's not the wattage which causes the issues , but the stability of the 12v rails. The OCZ might be fine, but the Corsair is a safe bet


thanks for your help mate :)! like you said PSU prices don't change much so im just going to wait till like november before i buy and corsair will be top of my list :)! just wondering if corsair still force u to send a faulty model to the netherlands? coz if they do then the scan warranty is well worth even if they aren't the cheapest at the time!

Just to clarify, a high end Sli Setup could need more than 650w depending on your cpu, number of drives etc. This is a really handy site for calculating your power needs :
PSU Calculator

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ok thanx mate. your info has been really helpful

I'm sure you all have your reasons, but I've owned and used PCs for 16 years, have built custom tower units for myself and others, and in that time I've only ever had 1 PSU die on me. Think the most I've ever paid for one is something like £6.99.

wotguvnotmeguv

I'm sure you all have your reasons, but I've owned and used PCs for 16 … I'm sure you all have your reasons, but I've owned and used PCs for 16 years, have built custom tower units for myself and others, and in that time I've only ever had 1 PSU die on me. Think the most I've ever paid for one is something like £6.99.

Hm. It's not necessarily a case of whether or not the PSU will stop working altogether, but the fact that they may not provide a particularly steady operation, not good enough for your CPU and could lead to your PC shutting down etc, but you might not know it's the PSU's fault because it carries on working next time. There's also quietness, efficiency and safety to take into account. And a modular PSU makes for a tidier case and better air flow. A cheap PSU is false economy.

> 80%+ efficiency

Come on, this is 2010. I am waiting for an affordable power supply with 90% efficiency. It can be small, I only need about 150W for my office PC. Why is that so difficult? Other countries seem to be way ahead, but in the UK I can find only a single PSU that is 80plus gold certified...

Not a bad price, shame it aint modular though

This is a great price, surprised it isn't hotter

MrPuddington

80%+ efficiencyCome on, this is 2010. I am waiting for an affordable … > 80%+ efficiencyCome on, this is 2010. I am waiting for an affordable power supply with 90% efficiency. It can be small, I only need about 150W for my office PC. Why is that so difficult? Other countries seem to be way ahead, but in the UK I can find only a single PSU that is 80plus gold certified...


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Edited by moderator: "removed insult" 10th Aug 2010

djfluff

If you wan't a modular PSU you can get a Be Quiet Modular 600W PSU from … If you wan't a modular PSU you can get a Be Quiet Modular 600W PSU from ebuyer for the same price. I posted it ages ago. Got some really positave feedback from those that bought one. Be Quiet do very well in group tests. Google for reviews! Linky


As an owner of the modular Corsair hx620w I would say definitely get the Bequiet.

First one blew on me 12 months and 2 days, the replacement 14 months is starting to act up.
Edited by: "Anthonyuk" 10th Aug 2010

i have the be quiet dark power pro 600w mine suffers from cold start were you got to turn it on wait for the hard drives to kick in,quickly switch it on off at back then it loads

The be quiet fluctuates if i remember correctly. The Corsair doesn't. The Be Quiet im going to look up again actually.

Thats slightly cheaper than the dabs deal at £65 but that went up in price during the offer last week, i think it ended up at £70 odd which sucked.

Im looking for a PSU around this price and specification, anyone got any ideas or should i just get the Corsair TX650w.

Brought 1 of these from dabs, lasted 7 months, and took a month to get a refund, brought the HX650 Modular one from scan, hopefully that will last longer

paid £90 for mine about 20 months ago was going to send it back couple of months a go but needs to go back to germany post office wanted £60

djfluff

Just to clarify, a high end Sli Setup could need more than 650w depending … Just to clarify, a high end Sli Setup could need more than 650w depending on your cpu, number of drives etc. This is a really handy site for calculating your power needs : PSU Calculator



Thanks m8 - that will really help when I build my next system.

Now I'm just waiting for Intel to release their next line of CPU's. Octocore or cheaper Hexacore please :P

Aye I like Corsair and have the 550w version, but when it failed within the first year of the 5 year warranty it cost me £32 to send back to the netherlands. something to bear in mind should that happen..

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dan99x

Aye I like Corsair and have the 550w version, but when it failed within … Aye I like Corsair and have the 550w version, but when it failed within the first year of the 5 year warranty it cost me £32 to send back to the netherlands. something to bear in mind should that happen..


yep i've heard lots of stuff bout corsair, ocz, coolermaster etc making you send the psu back to germany or netherlands. that is exactly why i will buy my psu from scan specifically because you can go through them with the warranty which is easier than going direct with manufacturer and having to send it to europe! just check the warranty info further down the scan page ;)!

djfluff

Just to clarify, a high end Sli Setup could need more than 650w depending … Just to clarify, a high end Sli Setup could need more than 650w depending on your cpu, number of drives etc. This is a really handy site for calculating your power needs : PSU Calculator



Just tested my system with the calculator, says I only need a 287watt PSU so the Corsair 400W CX I got for £29 from Ebuyer is overkill lol.

System Type: 1 physical CPU
Motherboard: Regular - Desktop
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1860 MHz Conroe/Allendale
Overclocked: 2130 MHz, 1.25 V
CPU Utilization (TDP): 90% TDP
RAM: 2 Sticks DDR2 SDRAM
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX
Video Type: Single Card
Green SATA: 1 HDD
DVD-RW/DVD+RW Drive: 1 Drive
Sound Blaster - All Models: Yes
USB: 1 Device
Keyboard and mouse: Yes
System Load: 90 %

Recommended Wattage: 287 Watts

Hot hot hot!

I've had an HX520 (modular) in my machine for the past 3 years, solid as a rock, and inaudible.

I have this PSU and have been running it for 6-9 months now without any problems. A big step up from my Hiper 850 watt PSU which really wasn't 850watts

cd0nc

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Nice gadget, but the 96% efficiency are for the secondary conversion only - excluding the losses in the power brick. Since it is not 80plus certified, I don't think the overall efficiency is any good.

http://static.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/1245999-a.jpg
750W Corsair Professional Series Gold AX750 Modular, 90% Efficiency
(£136 though!)
Edited by: "djfluff" 11th Aug 2010

Cold as Scan are absolute muppets to deal with and belive they are above the law. Shame as the price was good.
Edited by: "honest_geezer" 27th Aug 2010

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honest_geezer

Cold as Scan are absolute muppets to deal with and belive they are above … Cold as Scan are absolute muppets to deal with and belive they are above the law. Shame as the price was good.


if you say so (_;)

lucas4

if you say so (_;)


I do ;). Currently taking them to the small claims court. Worst company I've dealt with.
Edited by: "honest_geezer" 2nd Sep 2010

get this at dabs slightly more expensive at £67.70 just hope people have big enough case for all the cables
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