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Power Supply good enough for my build?

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  • 81 months ago

Is the Thermal Take SP750M good enough for my build?

I put together this build so the CPU can be overclocked/upgraded & run a dual SLI setup in the future, so I would rather have enough power behind the power supply when I build it.

If not, what other modular PSU(s) should I consider?

Here is the rest of my build for reference:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Microcenter
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $137.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $62.13 @ TigerDirect
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $89.99 @ Microcenter
Storage Western Digital Scorpio Black 250GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.98 @ Outlet PC
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Microcenter
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $259.99 @ Amazon
Sound Card Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $97.40 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Thermaltake Smart M 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $71.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer $15.98 @ Outlet PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1144.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-12 18:44 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

No expert me, but I'm impressed. It looks like an excellent PSU for the money. You may need to get a short extension for the CPU Power, but that is nothing new. I usually get extensions anyway.

I've seen some PSU's state they are "Haswell Ready." I don't know why a PSU wouldn't be "Haswell Ready" as long as it provided adequate power.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks..

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Has anyone had any experience with thermaltake power supplies? Are they pretty reliable?

I don't want to get one and it goes DOA a couple of months later.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Generally speaking, I'd avoid Thermaltake. They have some decent units (the 750W Smart M being one of them), but it's entirely likely you can find something better for the same price or not much more.

Taking into consideration current prices and your build, I'd recommend a Seasonic SSR-550RM for you. It's better-built, more efficient, quieter, cooler, has a better warranty, and is more affordable (the Tt is about $90 atm).

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I will look into seasonic.

I wanted something with a bit more power, since I may want to overclock and run SLI in the future. I'd rather have something that can supply enough power now, rather than upgrading in the future.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Understandable. The GTX 760 only draws a maximum of 160W, so a 600-700W power supply would be able to handle a worst-case scenario for that whole system. I don't know when you'll buy, so here's some good units I would recommend: Seasonic's SSR-650RM, M12II 620W, and M12II 650W, Rosewill Capstone 650M, NZXT Hale82 650M, and XFX's 650W XXB9.

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