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June 18, 2013 7:58:12 AM

Hello all!

I'm building a new system on either the AMD AM3+ or Intel 1155 platform and was wondering if this older 600W power supply would still work?

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

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June 18, 2013 8:00:07 AM

I would replace it for sure. Get something from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.
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June 18, 2013 8:07:36 AM

tiny voices said:
I would replace it for sure. Get something from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.


I was thinking the same but didn't want to unless I needed too.

Thinking about either a intel 3570k or AMD 8320 with a GTX 650ti (just brought the GPU) so its just a wow gaming rig and family PC.
Would a new 600w PSU be strong enough?

Thanks!

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June 18, 2013 8:09:33 AM

A 500w PSU would be more than enough.

a 650ti is a relatively low end card and doesn't use much power at all
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June 18, 2013 8:23:23 AM

tiny voices said:
A 500w PSU would be more than enough.

a 650ti is a relatively low end card and doesn't use much power at all


First off, thank you for your help Tiny!

Secondly, do I need a single or duel rail?

Thanks

PS: I'm light on the finer points of PSU's, as you call see :) 

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June 18, 2013 8:26:32 AM

IMHO, PSUs should never be loaded beyond 50% of their rated wattage. I suggest buying the highest wattage QUALITY PSU you can afford. It will cost more but I think of it as an insurance policy. Personally I like Seasonic.
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June 18, 2013 8:40:20 AM

ram1009 said:
IMHO, PSUs should never be loaded beyond 50% of their rated wattage. I suggest buying the highest wattage QUALITY PSU you can afford. It will cost more but I think of it as an insurance policy. Personally I like Seasonic.

Actually PSUs have the best efficiency between 25-75% and in his case he should get something like Seasonic G-450 or SS-450RM both Gold certified.
@Waltthebuilder: Your system will not use more than 300W.
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June 18, 2013 10:35:20 AM

hefox said:
ram1009 said:
IMHO, PSUs should never be loaded beyond 50% of their rated wattage. I suggest buying the highest wattage QUALITY PSU you can afford. It will cost more but I think of it as an insurance policy. Personally I like Seasonic.

Actually PSUs have the best efficiency between 25-75% and in his case he should get something like Seasonic G-450 or SS-450RM both Gold certified.
@Waltthebuilder: Your system will not use more than 300W.


I did plan to lightly over clock for fun, I don't know if that changes anything?
Also do I need single or duel rail?

Thanks
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June 18, 2013 1:36:12 PM

Waltthebuilder said:
hefox said:
ram1009 said:
IMHO, PSUs should never be loaded beyond 50% of their rated wattage. I suggest buying the highest wattage QUALITY PSU you can afford. It will cost more but I think of it as an insurance policy. Personally I like Seasonic.

Actually PSUs have the best efficiency between 25-75% and in his case he should get something like Seasonic G-450 or SS-450RM both Gold certified.
@Waltthebuilder: Your system will not use more than 300W.

I did plan to lightly over clock for fun, I don't know if that changes anything?
Also do I need single or duel rail?

Thanks

Usually doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is the quality of the psu.
But if you get a lower wattage psu, i suggest one with single rail.
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