- 63 months ago
Hey guys, I wanted to know how much better the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply is than the Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply. I'm asking this because I can't decide between two builds that I have. Both have Geforce GTX 970s, but one has an i5 4590 (with the EVGA PSU) and the other has an i5 4690 (with the Corsair PSU).
I know that 500W is the recommended amount for the Geforce GTX 970, but I really want one that's fully modular, like the EVGA. Again, but, I don't have enough money for the EVGA one. Is there really a noticeable difference between the 500W Bronze efficiency semi-modular and the 650W Gold efficiency fully-modular? What cables come attached with a semi-modular? Is it true that no cables come attached to the fully-modular but they all are separate? Will the less wattage with worse efficiency be bad for my system?
I need to know if I should get the EVGA one or stick to the Corsair one for the 4690 build. I know that's alot, but thanks for any help at all!