Question from green CX500 to gray CX650 worth it?

Pextaxmx

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I am using the notorious green Corsair CX500 for my picture editing rig

Vanilla i7-9700
ASUS B360M-A
2x8Gb Corsair 2666/16 RAM at XMP
Quadro K2000
PM863a 480Gb
7 various size HDDs on and off via Antec external SATA bay, maximum 3 concurrently
Corsair CX500

And I saw CX650 is on sale 39.99 after rebate.. Should I get it? My CX500 is working just fine right now though.
What do you think??
 

jayjr1105

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Those rebates going on right now are great (assuming you'll get it). I picked up the 550w CX for $29.99 AR for a friend who is using this for a RTX 3060 and Ryzen 5600G
 
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King_V

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You may be able to use either the 2021EGGIEUPS or EMPUSA2021 codes to be able to take another 10% off the original price of that PSU. $6 more off isn't anything to sneeze at, brings your total down to $33.99.

(side note - today it's showing the CX650 as $69.99, and thus $49.99 after rebate, or $42.99 with one of those 10% off coupons)

As an aside, NewEgg also has the TX550M PSU on sale for $49.99. No mail in rebate, but one of those codes should knock it down to $45. Less total wattage (516W on the 12V rail), but a tougher PSU overall with a longer warranty, if you don't need the higher wattage.
 

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You may be able to use either the 2021EGGIEUPS or EMPUSA2021 codes to be able to take another 10% off the original price of that PSU. $6 more off isn't anything to sneeze at, brings your total down to $33.99.

(side note - today it's showing the CX650 as $69.99, and thus $49.99 after rebate, or $42.99 with one of those 10% off coupons)

As an aside, NewEgg also has the TX550M PSU on sale for $49.99. No mail in rebate, but one of those codes should knock it down to $45. Less total wattage (516W on the 12V rail), but a tougher PSU overall with a longer warranty, if you don't need the higher wattage.
actually I know someone works in newegg, and those codes are for newegg employees. Not sure if they honor those leaked codes for general public.
 

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You may be able to use either the 2021EGGIEUPS or EMPUSA2021 codes to be able to take another 10% off the original price of that PSU. $6 more off isn't anything to sneeze at, brings your total down to $33.99.

(side note - today it's showing the CX650 as $69.99, and thus $49.99 after rebate, or $42.99 with one of those 10% off coupons)

As an aside, NewEgg also has the TX550M PSU on sale for $49.99. No mail in rebate, but one of those codes should knock it down to $45. Less total wattage (516W on the 12V rail), but a tougher PSU overall with a longer warranty, if you don't need the higher wattage.
Amazon had the TX550M on sale yesterday for $32.99 shipped. it was a 3rd party seller TELeasy but I have bought PSU's from them before and they were brand new in shrink wrap.
 
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Amazon had the TX550M on sale yesterday for $32.99 shipped. it was a 3rd party seller TELeasy but I have bought PSU's from them before and they were brand new in shrink wrap.
Yeah, I'd posted about it, and got one myself . . but it was weird. I found the deal, posted, and later that day it was gone.

Then back the next day, I updated that it was back, and less than an hour after that, it was gone again.
🤷‍♂️
 

King_V

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actually I know someone works in newegg, and those codes are for newegg employees. Not sure if they honor those leaked codes for general public.
Hmm, I couldn't say. It did at the cart, but since I was just checking, not actually going to purchase, it may have kicked it out later if I tried to finalize the purchase.

The last purchase I made from NewEgg, it was the same, but at the time, I had a straight "$10 off $50 or more" coupon (SPECIAL4U), and used that instead. Though, that one is no longer valid when I checked today.
 

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