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Can someone please suggest a trustworthy PSU that will fit my build?

samfino
  • 56 months ago

I have been looking around a lot for a solid PSU, but I am never %100 sure on what is trustworthy, if something outputs to much wattage, or if it will totally fry up my gaming rig. I am willing to spend up to $120 USD on a quality, future proof PSU. Any recomendations are welcome.

I would love the chance to eventually SLI another R9 390, and not have to replace my PSU when I do that.

Thank you in advance! And without further delay, here is my build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte G1.SNIPER H6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $96.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $52.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $329.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $104.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $86.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $37.24 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $980.38
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $970.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-24 01:11 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I would sli the gtx 970 instead because of the lower power consumption.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

But 850 should generally be enough to support R9 390 crossfire though and not be extreme overkill?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

your motherboard choice does not support SLI, so not an option with that. as is, the EVGA 650 G2 would be perfect for this build. if you were to change motherboards to one that could support SLI, the 850 B2 is the only decent 850 watt under $120 and 850 is a miinimum for this build with another 390. in your case, the advice about going with a 970 makes sense since you don't have a lot to spend on a psu. a 650 watt could run this build with 970 SLI.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

your motherboard choice does not support SLI, so not an option with that.

I understand he did state SLI but.... he did also choose an AMD card... so it begs to reason that he meant crossfire in which case his mobo can your PSU suggestion is top notch though (unless of-course he wishes to crossfire)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I got my terms messed up. I mean Crossfire. Which my mobo does indeed support.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you I will keep these things in mind!

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