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Corsair AX760 vs. OCZ Fatal1ty 750W - Which one is better?

drumstar2008

64 months ago

I am building a computer for the first time, and the theme of my computer is Red and Black. Here is my system setup: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/drumstar2008/saved/4oEC

I am struggling to find a power supply, it needs to be 750W+ and it has to be fully modular.

I have found two power supplies that I am thinking of buying, the Corsair AX760 and the OCZ Fatal1ty 750W. The problem is, I don't know which one is better for my system and overall.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Corsair AX760 is better for quality. It is considered a Tier 1 PSU.

  • 64 months ago
  • -1 points

I generally would say Corsair is tier 2. Seasonic and Antec at tier 1. But some of that's subject I suppose. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ss760xp2

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

corsair ax is teir 1 only their cx line is teir 2

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk isn't as a good looking as the seasonic (sticker on it for matching pc color schemes), doesn't have a hybrid mode, and general reviews don't claim it to have as high of quality of parts.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

looks shouldn't matter to much in my opinion ram is the only thing that should be chosen for looks only because of the amount of choices available. that aside i have not heard of poor quality parts being used. maybe for the cx line but that line is a budget line the ax line is generally more expensive than "most" psu's. i just bought a corsair rm750 which is lower than the ax line and has an obsinely over specked build. personaly i would go with the one which has a better layout and as i know ocz has proprietary molex and sata connector to the psu which makes it harder to sleeve

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I disagree on the psu looks because anything you stick inside matters. Also you ignored the hybrid mode and just totally made up the "poor quality" parts being used vs higher quality parts which is what was said.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Both are WAY overpriced. Why do you need 80+ platinum? Why do you need fully modular cables? The answer is you don't. So don't overpay. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg750m

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive750

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750snlb9

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

There are very good reasons why those are worth it. Firstly, even though the 80+ Bronze has a decent efficiency, 80+ Platinum has significantly better efficiency (Source will come later in the post). The build posted is about 454w at load, but we can even give some leeway and say that an average load will be about 325w, a nice number which is about 50% load. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_Plus), at 50% load on the 230v, 80+ Platinum has about a 9% efficiency advantage over Bronze. This equates to about a 29.25w savings at load. If you live in an area in which power is expensive, it will be a significant value. The power supply might even eventually save enough money to make the difference between one of your power supplies listed and itself! When or if it does, you will have paid the same amount considering initial cost and power cost, but the difference is that you get a kickass power supply for the money you paid. Therefore, you can't automatically say 80+ Platinum is useless.

As for fully modular cables, they have a very good use. If you're unfamiliar with how cables are custom sleeved, cables have the pins removed from both ends, and are then sleeved. With nonmodular cables, the sleeving physically can't go inside of the power supply, since it is cut off by a ring that connects from the wires to the power supply itself, so you will have a bunch of very ugly loose ends. And, since this is what qualifies as an "enthusiast" build, you can't say that fully modular is a bad choice as drumstar might want to sleeve his cables later in the future.

It really depends on what you consider "value", but you can't just assume that paying for extra features is overpaying. If you are looking for 80+ Platinum and a modular interface, the AX760 is a very compelling option, for which I think is a very good deal if it's what you're looking for.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

is there a price diffrence?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

The OCZ Fatal1ty is about $20 cheaper.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

i would get the corsair ax860, its 80+ platinum and has great individualy sleeved cable you can buy later

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