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Is the corsair cx600m good enough for my build?

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May 30, 2013 6:49:47 PM

I'm looking for a PSU to fit this build. I had the seasonic m12ii 620 watt in mind but I was looking for a cheaper one that was modular and around the same wattage.

I came across the cx600m. The market for PSU seems extremely confusing for me especially since this is my first time building a PC. I don't understand what all the specs mean and crap, what 12v rails mean, and most importantly what I need and don't need.

Here is my build right now:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PhoKingTasty/saved/1Fc7

I'm looking to get the gtx 760 ti or 760 when they come out. Possibly intel haswell too. I want a PSU that's good enough for me and isn't cheap quality and will break. I also need it to be sufficient and futureproof for me. In the future, i'll be upgrading my GPU to a much better one (AMD 9000 series or GTX 800 series?). Is this PSU good enough?

I've read some reviews on this PSU and cons I see are it only having 2 PCIE connectors. Is that enough for my setup? What would I need more PCIE connectors for? Sli possibly or OC? Please clear all of this confusion up for me. Thanks!

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May 30, 2013 6:57:24 PM

Yep. that'll be fine.
Corsair make good PSUs (possibly one of the best PSU brands to be honest).
The fact that it's a modular version (hence the CX600m) is good, because it means you can detach unused cables, which allows for better air flow and better cable management in general.
The PCIe connectors are for use with GPUs. Most GPUs require 1 PCIe connector (entry-level cards usually don't need one at all), and high-end cards sometimes require 2 PCIe connectors.
If you were to sli/crossfire this PC with 2 high-end cards, you would therefore most likely need 4 PCIe connectors, but 600W wouldn't be enough to power them both anyway, so it doesn't make a difference.
To be on the safe side, you may want to get a 750W version, to ensure future-proofing, but to be honest, if you're planning on getting a GTX 760, you won't be sli'ing (correct term? lol.), therefore 600W should be perfectly sufficient. :D 
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May 30, 2013 7:02:25 PM

JRAtk94 said:
Yep. that'll be fine.
Corsair make good PSUs (possibly one of the best PSU brands to be honest).
The fact that it's a modular version (hence the CX600m) is good, because it means you can detach unused cables, which allows for better air flow and better cable management in general.
The PCIe connectors are for use with GPUs. Most GPUs require 1 PCIe connector (entry-level cards usually don't need one at all), and high-end cards sometimes require 2 PCIe connectors.
If you were to sli/crossfire this PC with 2 high-end cards, you would therefore most likely need 4 PCIe connectors, but 600W wouldn't be enough to power them both anyway, so it doesn't make a difference.
To be on the safe side, you may want to get a 750W version, to ensure future-proofing, but to be honest, if you're planning on getting a GTX 760, you won't be sli'ing (correct term? lol.), therefore 600W should be perfectly sufficient. :D 

So for one GPU at least I won't need more than 2 PCIE?
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May 30, 2013 7:05:07 PM

GrannySmith1 said:

So for one GPU at least I won't need more than 2 PCIE?


That is correct. I don't think there exists a card which requires 3 PCIe connectors, so you'll be fine :D 
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May 30, 2013 7:26:00 PM

JRAtk94 said:
GrannySmith1 said:

So for one GPU at least I won't need more than 2 PCIE?


That is correct. I don't think there exists a card which requires 3 PCIe connectors, so you'll be fine :D 


There are cards that do use 3 PCI cables but given the nature of this build I doubt there will be any chance the OP will be getting one. This one requires 3 8 pin connectors and 850watts.
http://www.powercolor.com/us/products_features.asp?id=4...
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May 30, 2013 7:36:19 PM

giltyler said:

There are cards that do use 3 PCI cables but given the nature of this build I doubt there will be any chance the OP will be getting one. This one requires 3 8 pin connectors and 850watts.
http://www.powercolor.com/us/products_features.asp?id=4...


Good lord, that's a work of art! :o 
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