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Are there any alternatives PSU for this build?

wawolf24
  • 60 months ago

Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qJknJx

Somebody recommended the 750W EVGA PSU for my build. The price is fine, but I think the wattage might be a little overkill. Are there any lower-wattage alternatives?

It should be - 80 Plus Bronze (cheaper than gold or silver; not really worried about power consumption to some level) - Semi Modular - Reliable

Thanks!

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  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

The Evga GS 650 watt psu is currently around $60 and is tier 1, you literally can't beat it for the price, its even better than XFX XTR.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I'll go with this one because of the price and features. Thanks for the help everyone!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait...60 bucks for a fully modular 80 Plus GOLD PSU?!?!?!?!? omg thats cool. Thanks!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome. Just realize it may not leave much headroom for overclocking.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

You can never be too overkill on wattage. It doesn't pump all the wattage it's labelled as into the system, it just means that it can output that much. While being in the middle of the rated wattage will give peak efficiency, so you may have too much if you're using 100W on a 1600W PSU. But 400W on a 750W PSU is almost perfect.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

actually, if the psu is too overkill, the efficiency can go down over time (from what i've learned).

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That's kind of what I said. Just not over time. The efficiency gets worse the closer to max and minimum usage.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Why you need alternative PSU? 750W EVGA PSU is more than enough for your build.

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