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need suggestions before buying a PSU

hi guys,
Couple of days ago i bought computer parts as mentioned below.

1. AMD FX-6300
2. ASUS M5A97 LE 2.0 motherboard
3. CORSAIR 4 GB DDR3 RAM
4. ZOTAC NVIDIA GTX 650 ti 1 GB graphic card
5. 1 TB Western Digital sata HD

i have 2 questions:-

1. till yet i didn't buy PSU. i dont have any idea how much power will be needed for the above configuration. so could u guys tell me how much power will i need.

2. is one 12V power Rail more than enough to run the above configuration. or should i buy a PSU having two power rails of 12V
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  1. Best answer
    Perfect fit and a top of the line PSU , made by Seasonic.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

    XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


    JonnyGuru.com Recommended & KitGuru.com Award Winner

    $69.99

    or if your on a budget


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $34.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-01 10:48 EDT-0400)
  2. its always better to get a single rail for max output


    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
  3. For a system using a single GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 400 Watt or greater system power supply that has a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 20 Amps or greater and that has at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

    The GeForce GTX 650 Ti does not support SLI mode.

    Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Sufficient Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most critical factor.

    Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) may require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

    The Seasonic S12II-430 Bronze (SS-430GB), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps and with one 6-pin and one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151074
  4. Why 650Ti do not support the sli ? 650Ti boos will support SLI.
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4511#sp
    Power requirement 450W says gigabyte. For that card.

    http://www.techspot.com/review/661-nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-sli/page8.html
    Look here watts 2*650Ti Boost in sli is taking 323W :)
  5. AxlFone said:
    Why 650Ti do not support the sli ? 650Ti boos will support SLI.
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4511#sp
    Power requirement 450W says gigabyte. For that card.

    http://www.techspot.com/review/661-nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-sli/page8.html
    Look here watts 2*650Ti Boost in sli is taking 323W :)



    The OP specified "ZOTAC NVIDIA GTX 650 ti 1 GB graphic card". Where do you see the word BOOST in that graphics card model name?

    I think the OP has the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti [ZT-61101-10M] model.

    ZOTAC only has one 650 Ti BOOST model the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST [ZT-61201-10M] that has 2GB GDDR5.
  6. Sn1992-1361850 said:
  7. see i dont have much knowledge about PSU. so have a look on this nd let me know that is this PSU is more than enough for my configuration and in case of overclocking??

    http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-vs550-550-watt-psu/p/itmdg36xx8yzgjrs?pid=PSUDG34775NHYDHK&
  8. Before you overclock , make sure you have an aftermarket cooling solution.
  9. i think 550W would be more than . i m confused between cooler master ,corsair and seasonic. what should buy.
  10. i wud suggest seasonic its the best psu maker
    i hv made many systems for my clients with it
    not a prob there
  11. thanx for the suggestion . one more thing. actually i dont have much knowledge abt computers. so i want to know how to overclock the CPU, graphic card.
  12. You need an aftermarket cooler.
  13. Read guides:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274820-29-black-edition-overclock-raising-multiplier-guide


    And if you buy an aftermarket cooling solution , make sure it fits in your case.
  14. thanx blackbird and Sn1992. Sn i live in dehradun ,uttrakhand. bt here computer peripherals are costly. i searched on internet about nehru place in delhi. i hv also seen their price list. so could u suggest me a good dealer there. because i am saving 5-6 thousands if i buy computer from nehru place
  15. i live in delhi

    the best dealer at nehru place would be cost to cost
    http://www.costtocost.in/list/pricelist.pdf


    but i wud not sggest u to speacially come to delhi to buy
    i wud suggest flipkart.com
  16. in flipkart items are more costly , i m saving 5-6 thousands rupees if i buy from nehru place. compare the prices of "cost to cost and flipkart. u will see the difference.
  17. Yeah i know
    Come to delhi go to nehru place
    The most convinient way to go to nehru place wud b via metro
    If u come from bus get down at isbt kasmere gate
    Board yellow line metro(underground ) from kashmere gate metro station
    Board metro towards huda city centre
    Get down at central secratariat station
    Board violet line metro
    And after 5 stations u ll reach nehru place


    Hope it helped

    I wud reccomend cost to cost or computer umpire in nehru place both are good for low prices


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