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Need PS Advice

chafertepe
  • 74 months ago

I'm putting together my first build and confused as to what power supply to get. I know that this is one component I don't want to skimp on, so I don't have a budget, but also don't feel like I need a 1000w PS.

Here's a link to my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/30uLz

Any suggestions?

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  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

the one you have there will do just fine, if you fell like ti here is a calculator

http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Like he said the Corsair is fine (as long as you don't SLI)...if you do plan to SLI, bump up to 750/800W. Another thought is whether this will be constantly running or not. If you regularly shutdown when not in use, Bronze rating is fine, if it stays on most of the time, Gold/Platinum better.

This one is full modular with gold rating and enough to SLI that 770, for barely more than that Corsair (after rebate)... http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750bbefx

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not a big fan of xfx but there ok

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough, but XFX is one of the best PSU's...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/XFX-PRO-750-W-Black-Edition-Full-Modular-Power-Supply-Review/1695/13

"The XFX PRO 750 W Black Edition Full Modular is another flawless power supply manufactured by Seasonic, targeted to users who demand only the best."

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmmmm, ok you sir have changed my mind on xfx(or atleast starting to)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

We all have our favorites, but never hurts to find another "go-to" brand or product.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I'll take your advice and go for the xfx. Thanks for the info.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to help.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

According to the internet, you want to run a PSU between 20% and 80% of its rated power for the best efficiency. If the power calculations at this site are close, your PSU will be running between 17% and 67%, so you picked pretty much the perfect size.

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