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PSU Cooler Master Extreme2 725W good enough for Gigabyte GTX 670?

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November 15, 2013 2:32:20 PM

Ok I've read a lot of bad reviews about this power supply and I'm really worried.
I bought a Gigabyte Gtx Windforce Gtx670 (factory OC 1058MHZ) and attached it in my computer but now reading stuff about my powersupply on how it will like destroy my components especially the brand new expensive GFX is freaking me out.

My question is...will everything be fine?
My current System is:

CPU: fx 8120 @stock 3.1ghz, (I'm going to make it 4Ghz without changing voltage)
MOBO: sabretooth 990fx r2.0
RAM: AMD Entertainment Edition 8gb, OC'd to 1600Mhz
GFX; Gigabyte Gtx 670 Windforce (Factory OC'd 1058MHZ)
HDD: 500Gb WD Blue
SSD: 64GB Crucial
PSU: Cooler Master Extreme2 725W

Thats all...I just wanna know if I'll be fine or MUST I buy a new PSU. I've never built computers, this one was prebuilt and at most I've only swapped HDD + Graphic cards...so might be a bit tricky replacing entire PSU and wires.

Thank you for your time!

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November 15, 2013 2:36:55 PM

You're completely fine. Minimum of 550W for the card, you are completely safe. Just dont shock your components when you change them.
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November 15, 2013 2:38:09 PM

Yeah I mean the concern isnt a whole lot about the amount of wattage. Although I heard this PSU wattage is quite lower than what it claims.
Its the quality of the PSU which I read is trash and dangerous :S
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November 15, 2013 2:42:04 PM

Hmmm, I went and read a bunch of reviews and it seems like its pretty much a 50/50 chance whether its going to catch on fire or break. So in this case I would actually recommend a new one, I can recommend this one because I've had it for 10 months and not a single problem, cheap and full modular. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 15, 2013 3:40:38 PM

Yes i looked at it before, in canadian Newegg its like $130. Id want to get a good PSU around 90 at most.
Nvm its the same price...Mm i may just go for it. I'm jus scared about replacing PSU, ive never done this before. GOnna be a mission
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November 15, 2013 3:58:13 PM

Ok ended up ordering that powersupply...jheez im so broke on money and i don't know how it will go.
I doubt I'd be able to sell my CM Extreme2 power supply lol.
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November 15, 2013 4:12:28 PM

vennev said:
Ok ended up ordering that powersupply...jheez im so broke on money and i don't know how it will go.
I doubt I'd be able to sell my CM Extreme2 power supply lol.


Definitely worth a shot selling it, make a post right here on Toms! Ive sold many things on here :) 
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