I'm going to get a Sapphire Radeon R9 280x the Vapor X edition. Is a EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply enough or do i need more? Feel free to offer advice on first build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Vt8tqs
You can get a Evga B2 750 watt psu for around the same price and it is a much better psu, a psu being gold rated doesn't always means its good.
say that again +1.
yes its enough.... the real minimum would be a 600 watts so the 650 should be OK.
the psu is not good. the wattage is fine, design and quality are not. there are so many better options for the price. a good 500 watt would be fine for this system. try the rosewill capstone 550w or xfx TS 550w.
It's decent, easily on-par with the capstone, although the XFX is a little better. You're still going to want at least 600w in a build like this.
no, just no. it's not on par with the capstone.
Yes, it is. EVGA makes quality units, and even their lower end stuff is decent.
you need to do some research and learning before making recommendations. evga uses OEMs like most tohers. they don't have a single "good" psu under 750 watts out yet. the nex series and lower end units are made by fsp and hec. everything hec makes is garbage. their 500B isn't recommended for a system with a gtx 680 according to evga (an admission that it's junk) yet they sell an itx case with a 500w and the build and demo systems with Titan Black in it.
their low end stuff is crap. you may as well be buying the old ocz modxstream units. the nex series are almost the worst you can get for their entry price. to say the nex series is on par with the capstone shows a big gap in knowledge on the subject.
First off, the 500B is one of the best units for the price:
They don't recommend it with a 680 because it's a $20-$30 unit, and no PSU that cheap is going to be amazing. It will WORK, but you're better off with an $80-$100 PSU for a high end card.
As for the NEX, FSP makes the current SuperNova NEX units, and they're not bad. The Rosewill Capstone series might be slightly better in terms of the PSU alone, but little things like fan noise, aesthetics (both of the unit and the cables) and most importantly, customer support set them equal. The NEX 650G offers a 10 year warranty with registration (plus a 5 year basic warranty without). That's twice as long as the Capstone. If it were crap, I doubt they'd give it a warranty that long.
Yes it 's more than enough for your build.