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#181 jesh

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:52 AM

The 660ti will probably use less voltage than the 7870 it competes with, as Nvidia has a simpler architecture. I would go for 500-600 watts, although I'm sure even a quality 430 watt power supply would drive your system just as well. I'm personally fond of Seasonic.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:58 AM

I see I see, thanks for your input. :)

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:37 AM

You're welcome! There's plenty of other great power supplies in the sticky, I just thought I would show you one that I like.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:12 AM

I'm actually glad you did because newegg JUST let out a 72-hour sale they're having on all Seasonic PSUs: 15% OFF!  :D

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:42 AM

SWEET
I might pick one up for my brother's birthday PC I'm building him!

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

Corsair HX 650 aint good??

#187 Essence Snow

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:59 AM

View Postnuno, on 21 July 2012 - 11:37 AM, said:

Corsair HX 650 aint good??

It's not bad at all.It's a CWT rebranded upgrade of the hx620w.  http://www.overclock..._650w_atx_psu/5

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:48 PM

View Postnuno, on 21 July 2012 - 11:37 AM, said:

Corsair HX 650 aint good??
A few years ago, Corsair HX650 was a very good seasonic built PSU.  Now they are an OK CWT built PSU.  Its still a decent PSU, but not as high end as it used to be.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:42 AM

I currently run

Asus P5GC-MX/1333
E8500 3.16 GHZ
4GB PC2-5300 RAM
Nvidia GTX 560

on Corsair HX520W


Will upgrading to:

AsRock Z77 PRO3
i5-2500
8GB Ram DDR3 -1600


require a new PSU? Or can i  run it with HX520W?

Edited by Kingdom of Hollows, 31 July 2012 - 06:17 AM.


#190 Essence Snow

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:11 PM

View PostKingdom of Hollows, on 31 July 2012 - 04:42 AM, said:

I currently run

Asus P5GC-MX/1333
E8500 3.16 GHZ
4GB PC2-5300 RAM
Nvidia GTX 560

on Corsair HX520W


Will upgrading to:

AsRock Z77 PRO3
i5-2500
8GB Ram DDR3 -1600


require a new PSU? Or can i  run it with HX520W?

The hx520 is just fine...no need for a new psu

#191 Life_Infusion

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:03 PM

The ever popular Corsair 500W (CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply) is cheap on newegg today

$35 after mail-in-rebate:
http://www.newegg.co...9-027-_-Product

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:09 PM

Hey guys, so just coming here to check again, I have my computer already built and now I've actually been debating in getting a GTX 670, would my components be enough for it, mainly the PSU?

Specs here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cQCm

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:56 AM

OK ordered my computer. I hope I don't end up regretting it! (I had better love this game!)

CyberPower Z77
  • CAS: Cooler Master Elite 431 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window
  • CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
  • HDD: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-19] (Single Hard Drive)
  • MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
  • MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCie x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified) [+13]
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
  • POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+11]
  • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+142] (MSI Twin Frozr II OC 750 Mhz Powered by NVIDIA)


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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:19 AM

View PostMar, on 06 August 2012 - 08:09 PM, said:

Hey guys, so just coming here to check again, I have my computer already built and now I've actually been debating in getting a GTX 670, would my components be enough for it, mainly the PSU?

Specs here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cQCm

Yes, it will handle it - just don't plan to go SLI later on or anything. ;)

View PostPassive Aggressive, on 07 August 2012 - 12:56 AM, said:

OK ordered my computer. I hope I don't end up regretting it! (I had better love this game!)

CyberPower Z77
  • CAS: Cooler Master Elite 431 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window
  • CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
  • HDD: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-19] (Single Hard Drive)
  • MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
  • MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCie x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified) [+13]
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
  • POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+11]
  • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+142] (MSI Twin Frozr II OC 750 Mhz Powered by NVIDIA)

Other than the "Standard Power Supply" always being a no name junk brand it's good.... I'd try to change that before they actually ship it if I were you.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:56 PM

Oops. Not even sure how I posted that in this thread.  But thanks for the tip.

Thanks for that suggestion.  They called today to confirm the order and I upgraded to the 650 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready.

My new computer should arrive on Aug. 23rd.  Fingers crossed that it actually does and doesn't end up being delayed causing me to miss the head start!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:34 PM

View PostElder III, on 07 August 2012 - 01:19 AM, said:

Yes, it will handle it - just don't plan to go SLI later on or anything. ;)

Oh ok cool, and no I don't ever forsee SLI'ing (I heard a lot of games aren't really optimized for it?) just wanted to make sure my PSU was up for the task. Thanks again! :D

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:22 AM

$40 ($10 off w/ promo code EMCNBNC29, ends 8/13)

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

http://www.newegg.co..._-17139028-L05B

In case anyone needs a PSU, this will do fine for about anything

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

In finland: http://www.silentrig...31/virtalahteet
Tai jimmsiltä xfx powerit.
murosta lisää:

http://murobbs.plaza...rtalahteet.html
Sorry my language. I just gave tips for finnish ppl.
Silentiltä just noi flowerit hyviä.

Edited by Finnorth, 17 August 2012 - 10:53 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:32 AM

Just had to post this one as its seriously cheap for a decent 400w psu

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-400 400W 80+ Bronze Power Supply $11 AR(after rebate) FS (free shipping) use code  EMCNBHG22

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371046

Edited by Essence Snow, 23 August 2012 - 07:34 AM.


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:21 PM

I reckon it's worth adding the LEPA G650w to the list there. (Got that myself)

A very good PSU for running a Sandy or Ivy system with two midrange (ie Geforce x50 Ti > x70 or HD7870 ranges) cards in SLI or Xfire without being overkill.
Leaves you headroom for OCing both the GPU's and the cpu as well, and lets the psu run in comfy, silent mode. It's also pretty friendly on your electric bill.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

LEPA is pretty good, basically a renamed Enermax... very good quality, although sometimes pricey. :)




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