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  • 59 months ago

I have started to purchase parts for this build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ywDdWZ but got a little unsure if the 500 watts is good enough? Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated! Im thinking of corsair as the brand but I could go with another brand aswell.

EDIT: Thanks for the help everyone, I bought the evga 750w g2!

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The CX series aren't good, you can't buy a psu by brand unless its Superflower, Seasonic, or XFX. I would recommend a Evga G2 750 watt psu.

  • 59 months ago
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Ok thanks!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think the superflower 630 would be a good choice? The Evga G2 750 felt a little expensive to me but maybe its worth getting...

  • 59 months ago
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You'll want something a bit stronger. The issue with the CX500 is that it can't deliver its rated wattage at higher temperatures. Go for an EVGA GS series, or XFX TS or XTR series. Anything 550W or above should be good.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

So the XFX Core Edition 550W would work with this build? Is it more future proof to go with the evga g2 750w?

  • 59 months ago
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Depends on what you want to do. If you're fine with just that build, then there's no need to spend more than you'd have to, and the XFX would be fine. If you want to add a second graphics card in SLI, or overclock heavily, then the G2 series is a better choice.

  • 59 months ago
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Not really thinking of going sli or overclocking but the XFX was sold out in most places. Is there another evga option or some other good 550 w- 750 w power supply?

  • 59 months ago
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a 550 watt is fine then. evga's 550GS, XFX XTR550 or Seasonic 550G/S12II would all be fine. here's some real world power consumption with 970 MSI gaming cards in various systems.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1514085/official-nvidia-gtx-970-owners-club/1200_40#post_22916938

http://www.overclock.net/t/1514085/official-nvidia-gtx-970-owners-club/15080_40#post_23854837 - gpu under load

http://www.overclock.net/t/1514085/official-nvidia-gtx-970-owners-club/1200_40#post_22917015 - cpu and gpu under load

keep in mind the meter shows power being drawn from the wall socket. factor in the power supply's efficiency and that number is what is the actual load on the psu.

  • 59 months ago
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Ok thanks

  • 59 months ago
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The EVGA 550GS and 650GS are good units for the price.

  • 59 months ago
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Are those very new powersupplies? I could only find them overseas... Would The evga 650 g1 be ok?

  • 59 months ago
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a 500 watt is fine. even a 450 watt. the psu you have isn't great so that's the only source of conflict. even the cx500 will run fine in this build for three or four years, at which point it should start to die under normal use anyway.

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  • 59 months ago
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Ok, already purchased my gpu and i think i am sticking with that. Is 630 w enough?

  • 59 months ago
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The G1 is a very good card, its just power hungry.

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