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Would you kindly suggest a PSU for me?

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May 13, 2013 1:57:04 AM

My PSU just died over this weekend.
It was a corsair TX 650W.
This gave me quite a scare because the PSU was still partially functioning but my system would not post giving me the impression that I had component failure or a bad motherboard.

I'm not exactly sure what caused my PSU to go bad. After browsing some PSUs I'm not sure what I should go for. I've heard seasonic produces some very good PSUs and most high end corsairs are rebranded seasonics.

I would like to ask for PSU suggestions.

Due to this scare, I'm looking for an efficient high quality PSU.
I would also like to purchase a PSU with futureproofing in mind (additional SSDs/HDs and maybe a new system a few years down the line)

My system config:
1. ASUS P67 Sabertooth Motherboard
2. Intel i6 2600k processor
3. ASUS Nvidia Geforce GTX 590.
4. Corsair H60 Pump Cooler
5. 4 sticks of corsair memory. (8gb total)
6. 1 Solid state hard drive
7. 2 hard drives (RPM, not solid state)
8. 1 DVD drive.
9) Various case fans


Thanks very much!

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May 13, 2013 2:20:37 AM

Thanks for the reply!

I forgot to post this above.
I suspect (perhaps wrongly) that at 650W I'm slightly pushing my system. I filled out a quick "how many watts" do I need survey with my components and the number the survey returned me was around the 610-620W range.
Is 650W enough for what I have or am I slightly pushing my system and taking a risk?
What wattage would you recommend for what I have + future proofing?

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May 13, 2013 2:42:25 AM

650W is too small.
I did some rough calculation and I get about 600 minimum and 650 recommended wattage without any OC attempt and without SLI.
I did also the calculation only with 1HDD, 2 DDR RAM modules, 1 SSD, 1 DVD drive and 2 fans.
You have 1 HDD more, 2 more RAM modules and I am guessing you also OC your system ...I looked at your H100...
650W is definitely too small...
I would recommend to get at least 850W.
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May 13, 2013 2:46:45 AM

You mean you used calculator like this? http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
You mentioned adding ssd/hdd, but they consume no more than 10 watts of energy so, having 40w free is enough i think.
But in case if you're overclocking cpu or gpu, you do need more wattage.
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May 13, 2013 3:21:47 AM

Also keep in mind that a 650W PSU does not mean that you will have 650W where it counts. The important rail is your 12V+, it's the one that all the highest power draw components will pull power from.

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/972/24852586.jpg The TX650 only has 624W on that rail. I would assume you have a decent supply but it just couldn't keep up with your load.
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May 13, 2013 11:42:58 AM

Looks like I should be getting something 850W or more.
I'm thinking I should just grab something within the 1000W-1250W just to be futureproof safe (so I can still use this PSU for my next system a few years down the line).
Are there any particular brand/model recommendations?



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May 13, 2013 3:17:58 PM

Get a quality PSU from Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Corsair or PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone. At least 80+ bronze quality.
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May 14, 2013 3:50:47 AM

butremor said:
You mean you used calculator like this? http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
You mentioned adding ssd/hdd, but they consume no more than 10 watts of energy so, having 40w free is enough i think.
But in case if you're overclocking cpu or gpu, you do need more wattage.


yup! only 10 watts more...just remember still no OC at all..the 40W room means nothing if the proc is OC'ed and especially if it is 40W to max possible recommended wattage.
It is highly not recommended to really push the PSU very near to max for longer period.
Add some room for the PSU to breath :) 



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May 14, 2013 8:20:39 AM

Strange, I don't see a rig like that overloading a 650W supply.

I don't recommend getting a PSU over 850W, more wattage isn't always better. You have to consider how much your rig will be drawing at idle and how it fits on the the efficiency curve. Getting a 1000W PSU means that at idle you will no doubt be under 20% load, which means that the shiny Platinum rating isnt guaranteed.

Also, the title...
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