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I got two really nice PSUs, but which one do i keep?


#1

When i was building my current machine 3 months ago i needed a new PSU, since we don’t have resellers for nicer brands such as Seasonic, Enermax and such, so i ended up ordering an EVGA 750 B3 which magically turned into a ThermalTake Toughpower Grand Gold 650w when the guy over at the store dropped the 750B3 and damaged it badly.
So, there’s one, the Toughpower Grand Gold, the other one i just got earlier today, browsing the Facebook marketplace just to see if there was anything interesting and so i found a ridiculous 1050w version of a Xigmatek Vector Stealth Silver for like a 1/5th of the original sticker price, i bought it.
Both work, both have warranty, but which one do i keep for myself? Toughpower or Vector Stealth?


#2

Both?


#3

depends on what are your plans of using one… or how much money you want to get if you sell one.


#4

Both would serve me fine, the Toughpower is newer and i would probably get the same money for either…


#5

I looked them up as best I could, seems like the Thoughpower Grand Gold is built better than Xigmatek power supplies usually are.


#6

Yep, newer project as well, so i think its better overall, still, i’m going to make a quick buck on that Xigmatek


#7

Yeah, a 1050W power supply should fetch a decent price secondhand.


#8

Specially here, there’s not a lot of decent hardware for sale, let alone power supplies of this caliber


#10

Interesting, i spoke to one of the guys on a local forum about the Xigmatek, its quite a peculiar thing because its an hibrid PSU, meaning its actually two PSUs bases inside a single case, and its quite reliable as well, should heat up less than my Tt


#11

If you live in an area that has power issues (blackouts, brownouts, etc.) It would be a smart idea to hang onto it.
having a machine down while having to wait for replacement parts can really cramp your productivity.