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#1 jnelsoninjax

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:00

My 700 watt OCZ just died, so I am in need of a new PSU. My system is: AMD Phenom II X4 955 clocked at 3.50 GHz, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 4 HDD's, a optical drive and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 260. I really need to get a new power supply soon, but I really do not know much about the different brands. I am not sure how many watts I need, but with the OCZ 700, I had to run a supplemental supply just to power the GPU (12V). Any recommendations would be appreciated! I will want to use Newegg if possible, because I have an account with Shoprunner that gives me free shipping!


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:05

Seasonic X650 is nice.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817151088

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:05

700W is good, but you dont need that much. Im pretty sure with your setup a 600W would do you fine, but to be on the safe side I would recommend at least a 650W.


I like these :D
http://www.newegg.co...eId=1&name=650W

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:26

The OCZ 700 did not have enough power output on the 12v rail to properly power the GTX260. I ended up purchasing a supplemental PSU to provide the GPU with enough power. Now when I look at the PSU's, what do I need to have on the 12v rail to power the GPU?

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:06

Who makes your gpu card? I know its GTX260, but does eVGA make it? etc..?

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:30

Hi,

NZXT is a brand that seems over looked but is highly rated. I am really happy with my NZXT 850w Gold, which I bought as they where out of Corsair products.

#7 OP jnelsoninjax

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:35

Who makes your gpu card? I know its GTX260, but does eVGA make it? etc..?

XFX.

Hi,

NZXT is a brand that seems over looked but is highly rated. I am really happy with my NZXT 850w Gold, which I bought as they where out of Corsair products.

Nice! I have an nzxt case! The 850 gold is selling for $169.99 which is a bit high, but may be worth it!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:53

Highly recommend Antec. Very nice PSUs and haven't had any problems/

#9 YounGMessiah

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:46

For your GPU as long as you get a PSU with at least 2 x 6 Pin power connectors you are good.

I would recommend now to stick with at least 700W, but go for 750W-800W

Edit: oh and enough connections for your hard drives.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:37

I have a Cooler Master Silent Pro 850w and it has been running 24/7 for more than a year without any issues or noise.
It is modular and can help you with that pesky cable management inside your case.

It's selling on NewEgg for $139 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817171048

The 700w version is $10 cheaper but I don't see any benefit for that little difference.

#11 OP jnelsoninjax

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 13:41

I am going to go with Thermatake Black Widow 850 Anything wrong with this choice?

#12 YounGMessiah

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 15:22

Some might say no and some might say yes. Read the reviews for your final answer.
Ive learn to stay away from thermaltake, but to each his own and what they want to do :).

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 15:26

I have a Seasonic 550 powering my 2600k (4.0 GHz) with a 260 Core 216, one sdd and 3 HDDs, and one DVD RW. 650 watts should be plenty for you.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 15:30

OP - Are you concerned w/ future-proofing? Perhaps you'd want to buy one that's a bit higher rated than you think you might need.

I'm currently using a Silverstone PSU. It's the 2nd i've bought. I highly recommend them. Very solid, well built.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 15:37

I have a Cooler Master Silent Pro 850w and it has been running 24/7 for more than a year without any issues or noise.
It is modular and can help you with that pesky cable management inside your case.

It's selling on NewEgg for $139 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817171048

The 700w version is $10 cheaper but I don't see any benefit for that little difference.


I have that exact same one, and it's an excellent PSU. Very satisfied. :yes:



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