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The PSU Doomsayers have gotten into my head

Calvinjessop
  • 50 months ago

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/yygsqs

do i need to purchase an 80+ gold psu to be safe? i would prefer to spend quite a bit less.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 3 points

do i need to purchase an 80+ gold psu to be safe?

Not necessarily.. This one is a better PSU.

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-110b20750vr

This is also a good choice but not modular

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650gts3x

Also if you haven't purchase the 390 try going with another brand as the Asus suffers from being the hottest of all.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Gigabyte make the coolest cards now I think, ASUS make hot cards because they havent changed their design of cooler for 3 gens

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Asus 390 strix' is a new design (also found on the 980ti, 390X and R9 fury). and all their cards don't run the highest temps, nor do all gigabyte's run the coolest. the ideas expressed in your post are simply not actually true.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The Direct CU II is the same however, the Strix still isnt actually that good and Gigabyte TEND to make the coolest ones with their Windforce X3. I dont see any which are cooler

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

PowerColor runs the coolest with the 390/390x.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It is liquid cooled though......

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou! Would that first Evga 750 be too much power being 750 watt? How much higher than your wattage can you go? And why is that one better than the evga one I have?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

You have the EVGA NEX G1 650 in one of your saved builds... The EVGA B2 even being bronze is a better unit. If you want EVGA, then (G2, GS, B2, GQ) are all good choices.

You will be fine with a 650 watts PSU for this build, but it won't hurt if you get the B2 750 which is at a good price. You can also get the XFX but only CON would be its not modular.

Best place for PSU reviews is jonnyguru.. Here is the review for the EVGA NEX650 and EVGA B2 750

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=442

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=393

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-110b20750vr

Think im going with the EVGA b2 750, it got a 9 on jonnyguru. That is still suitable for my 458w system right? (according to pcpartpicker)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

yes! it will be fine!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

going with the first one, thanks! 750w isn't too much with my system? http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/rrjyJx

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

If you are spending $1000+ then you should not be bothered to spend a couple extra bucks on the PSU to ensure quality. It is the most important part of the PC. I have never understood people spending tons on a PC an then trying to save a couple bucks on the SINGLE most important component. Makes no sense.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I would try and save money on any component, if it is a solid build and is reliable, why would i spend more money than i need to! This is why i am asking for experienced opinions :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

You shouldn't spend more than you need to, but people think they don't need to spend as much as they actually do. Get the EVGA 750B2. VERY good unit and better than that CSM Corsair for sure.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the one I decided on :) http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/Calvinjessop/saved/ys3Pxr

Sounds like you've had some bad experiences with bad psu's !

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

That is a good unit. I have seen tons of people have bad experiences with junk PSUs.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Listen to pegotico, he knows his stuff

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

i did thank you!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really, this unit has high quality and will do for your build for the fraction of the cost of the CS unit

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii620bronze

EDIT: Overlooked the AU tag in the link, disregard post.

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