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Need some input on new build power supply choice because one I bought came DOA :(

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October 31, 2013 1:09:45 PM

Hello, I recently bought everything to put together a pretty decent system. I bought a CPU & motherboard combination to save money from Newegg. I purchased a GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD4H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 & Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Model # BX80646I54670K, two sets of G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL giving me 16GB of ram altogether, a simple Asus DVD RW optical drive, and the biggest mistake I made was ordering a XION XON-700P12F 700W ATX 12V v 2.2 / EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready High Performance Power Supply. I didn't know exactly how important a power supply's maker was until I opened this XION and it was DOA. After doing some research I found out that it's a very badly made PSU and that I need to order something that is quality and of certain type because it needs to be Haswell CPU compatible or Haswell 1150 socket compatible. Well I was able to RMA my DOA Xion power supply and get a refund on the $60 I spent on it. I don't have much more money to spend on this set up right now. Eventually around Christmas I will be buying either two nice video cards to run in SLI or just one big awesome monster video card so the next power supply needs to have enough power for that. I already have a nice case and I don't know if this makes a huge difference in what PSU to get but the case will be running six 120mm LED case / cooling fans and one large dual 120mm CPU cooler. I just wanted to add that in case it makes a big difference. But for now I don't have enough money to buy the video cards, but everything else I have including my refund shortly from Newegg of $60. I was wondering if 500 watts or 700 watts of power would be needed and I'm looking to spend no more than $80-$90 if possible.

Thank You for your input!! Happy Halloween Everyone!

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October 31, 2013 2:32:50 PM

if you are planning crossfire or sli of two high-end cards this is as good as it gets for your budget:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

750w unit from delta with japanese capacitors and 62,5 A on 12V rail
for 90 dollars : good deal...

i´m sorry i didn´t noticed it´s out of stock...
you can get this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it´s 95 dollars after rebate...
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November 1, 2013 10:47:59 AM

Thank you very much for your input. 750 watts is the perfect amount of power. Yes I plan on using one major high end card or two cards equaling one monster graphics setup in SLI or crossfire. I also appreciate the input letting me know what kind of stuff to look for like the capacitors. Thanks again for replying, you were the only one to. I thought I would get more input in this forum.

Any other input would be appreciated!!!!!
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November 1, 2013 10:57:16 AM

Yeah that top one is $221.00 or something close to that and way out of my price range. I am 99.99999% sure I am going to get the SEASONIC one you recommended. I have been looking for a SEASONIC in that price range for a few days and never found that one. I've read many places that SEASONIC makes the best PSU's and that a bunch of the other name brand PSU that are rated good are really just SEASONIC power supplies with a different label put on them so again, I appreciate it. Unless I can find something similar for cheaper, I'm going to buy that one as soon as Newegg refunds my money. They sent me an RMA shipping label just now.

Do you know if they make any kind of fuse set up or power surge set up that you can place inline between the power supply and motherboard connector? Wasn't able to find anything online. I was thinking about this the other day, that would be a good selling product for someone to come up with. An inline fuse / motherboard protector so you could one of the cheaper PSU and not have to worry so much about it frying your board. The reason I say this is because I have used some off brand 850 watt PSU that I bought for $30 off eBay running two video cards that are still running great and have been for a couple years now. It wasn't until I read a bunch of reviews after I bought my Haswell CPU that I found out that a cheap PSU can ruin your motherboard. Always figured motherboards had fuses in them to protect themselves.

dark_globe said:
if you are planning crossfire or sli of two high-end cards this is as good as it gets for your budget:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

750w unit from delta with japanese capacitors and 62,5 A on 12V rail
for 90 dollars : good deal...

i´m sorry i didn´t noticed it´s out of stock...
you can get this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it´s 95 dollars after rebate...


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