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XFX 650 or SeaSonic X Series 650 Gold?

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May 23, 2013 2:43:04 PM


System: Gygabite 7970 OC. Intel i5-3570k.

Which is better and is it worth spending the extra $20?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 23, 2013 4:13:59 PM

Since they are both modular units and XFX PSU's are made by Seasonic, really the only differences are the efficiency rating, the slight cable advantage, and extra 2 years of warranty (7 yrs vs 5 yrs for the XFX) of the Seasonic (branded) unit. Both have outstanding warranties. So if saving a little cash on the electric bill or the few extra connectors matter to you, get the Seasonic. If not, get the XFX...you really can't go wrong with either one.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...
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May 23, 2013 5:13:03 PM

Thanks, I'm concerned however that 650W isn't enough, will it be enough though?
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May 23, 2013 5:22:56 PM

ESKlassen said:
Thanks, I'm concerned however that 650W isn't enough, will it be enough though?


Good quality PSU with 500-600w is more than enough unless if you set up SLI/Crossfire. The two in the above should sufficient enough.
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May 23, 2013 5:23:41 PM

I don't know your full system specs, but if you use pcpartpicker.com , it will calculate your power usage for you in the upper right corner of the screen as you add your parts. Once you have that total, i would add maybe 20-25%, as most power supplies rated efficiency is at roughly an 80% load. XFX and Seasonic both have 750 watt models available too (and higher, of course). Hope that helps!
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May 24, 2013 3:08:26 AM

Hmm it says about 406. I would have 650 with either one of them and they're both modular. So even 50% more (around 609W) it isn't fully used.

That was calculated with the processor, graphics card, operating system, RAM anything I'm missing?
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May 24, 2013 5:28:20 AM

Hard drives, SSD's, Optical drives, etc...anything that uses power.
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May 24, 2013 9:27:36 AM

Tbh I can't do anything at all on that site, won't let me click anything..
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May 24, 2013 7:44:37 PM

I would say that the 650 watt models would be fine unless you're planning multiple video cards or a serious overclock. You have roughly 200-250 watts of headroom without OC'ing. If you're worried about it, bump up to the 750 watt models. I always go with more than i need (within reason), with future upgrades in mind. These are quality PSU's that should be good for many years..better to go with too much capacity than not enough.
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May 25, 2013 3:07:51 AM

Thing is, I won't upgrade in another 4-5 years... so the question is, will this PSU do it for my current system? (no overclock, crossfire...)
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May 25, 2013 4:42:14 AM

ESKlassen said:
Thing is, I won't upgrade in another 4-5 years... so the question is, will this PSU do it for my current system? (no overclock, crossfire...)


It will be fine, I would advise going with an 80 PLUS Gold with modular installation if you won't be upgrading for a few years. The PSU will generally perform better and save power vs the price difference of a cheaper one in electric bills.
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