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Everything seems to work well and I'm happy with the parts I used. I use it for a mix of light gaming (LOL, Tropico 5, etc.) and niche simulation work which is somewhat multi-threaded. I expect the computer to last about 5 years with very minor upgrades, just like my previous build did. I'm not all that strong at cable management, but I tried to work with what I had, both in skill, parts, and cable length.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand this is a great build, and that SeaSonic is a top notch company, but couldn't you have gone down and bought a Corsair Bronze rated PSU, and bought a better GPU? Don't get me wrong, the 270 is a great GPU, but you couldn't spent less, on the PSU for a 280.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

To me the video card is the least important immediate component, because it is one of the more commonly outdated components. He spent $192 on an r9 270, that video card is now worth $130. Power Supply is arguably the most important component of the build and is the last thing you want to **** up on you.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

That is true, but like I was saying, Corsair is a very reliable brand, and is much cheaper.

  • 65 months ago
  • 8 points

Don't be fooled. Corsair does NOT make power supplys. They simply "rebrand" them. Therefore, some of the lower end units ARE indeed TERRIBLE. It comes down to the OEM of the power supply. Thankfully, today's most popular units are handled by reputable brands such as Seasonic for lower wattage, and Flextronics for higher end PSUs.

Reference: http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

I realize this, What I'm trying to say though, is that spending 100$ less on a PSU for around the same amount of power, but could spend more on the Graphics Card, TO CLEAR CONFUSION - I'm not saying that "OH seasonic sucks, and should have gone with corsair" I'm just stating the fact that he invested heavily into a PSU, when he could have gone with a lighter one, and spent more for a better GPU or could have even saved money.

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

"the same amount of power"

Now that's a rookie assumption. Corsair has nothing on the X-650's level below the pricey HX750i and AX760. That is, if you don't include the RM650, which is pretty subpar in terms of build quality choices. A CX600M would work, but that's making so many compromises in design, cooling, ratings and components and is in a completely different league altogether. While the X-650 isn't the best choice for the price-conscious PSU buyer, it offers quality and peace of mind that the majority of Corsair's offerings cannot.

To be specific, the CX600M is not even a PSU that can deliver all of its rated wattage on 12V, because of the lack of DC-DC on minor rails. EVGA has a much better budget lineup in the B2 750W and 850W.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nigerianjones's response is essentially accurate. I made a conscious decision to trade a slower speed/quality GPU for a higher quality PSU knowing that a GPU is one of the easier parts to replace a few years down the road if needed and a GPU depreciates rapidly. I don't OC, and stability is extremely important to me. Sorry for the delayed response, I never thought this build would receive comments at all. Much appreciated to all.

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