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Power supply for a gaming pc ?

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December 3, 2013 1:21:22 PM

Hi,

This is my gaming build:
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2eq3h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2eq3h/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2eq3h/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£156.87 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£109.04 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£71.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£73.31 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card (£439.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case (£80.89 @ Scan.co.uk)


And I need a good power supply at around £50 - if possible.

Could you give any suggestions please?

Thanks :) 

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December 3, 2013 2:06:30 PM

If you can afford it , buy it , it's a top notch PSU.
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December 3, 2013 2:07:24 PM

For a system using a single AMD Reference Design Radeon R9 290X graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 750 Watt or greater system power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 42 Amps or greater and have at least one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

For a system using two Radeon AMD Reference Design R9 290X graphics cards in 2-way CrossFireX mode AMD specifies a minimum of an 1000 Watt or greater system power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 68 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin and two 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

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.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650s...

The EVGA 600B (100-B1-0600-KR) is NOT Haswell ready (according to Intel's testing procedure). Neither is the Corsair CX600 or CX600M.
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December 3, 2013 2:17:14 PM

Thanks for all the help and nice post ko888, very informative.

SR-71 Blackbird said:
I'd by this SEASONIC MADE PSU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£70.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £70.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-03 22:07 GMT+0000)



Thank you Blackbird, but will this also handle overclocks ? because I wanted to overclock my CPU to about 4.3ghz and more later on. Also I may overclock my RAM.

Thanks :D 
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December 3, 2013 2:29:38 PM

Yes it will.
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December 4, 2013 12:12:39 PM

Hi,

Is this OCZ ZS Series 650W Power Supply 80 Plus Bronze a good psu ?

Regards
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December 4, 2013 12:20:31 PM

Spov said:
Hi,

Is this OCZ ZS Series 650W Power Supply 80 Plus Bronze a good psu ?

Regards


OCZ is now under Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. There's no mention of what's going to happen with their PSU division or how long warranty service will still be available. Their SSD business has already been sold to Toshiba.
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December 4, 2013 12:29:38 PM

Hi ko888,

Thanks again :D  . So what psu do you recommend ?

Regards
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December 4, 2013 12:40:46 PM

Spov said:
Hi ko888,

Thanks again :D  . So what psu do you recommend ?

Regards


I prefer recommending PSUs that use Seasonic as the OEM or an actual Seasonic branded PSU because I know they are actually able to deliver the power output specified on their label and professional test reviews support it.

Some of Antec's, Corsair's, Cooler Master VS Series, NZXT and all XFX models are made by Seasonic.

I've already recommended http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650s...
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December 4, 2013 12:43:24 PM

ko888 said:
Spov said:
Hi ko888,

Thanks again :D  . So what psu do you recommend ?

Regards


I prefer recommending PSUs that use Seasonic as the OEM or an actual Seasonic branded PSU because I know they are actually able to deliver the power output specified on their label and professional test reviews support it.

Some of Antec's, Corsair's, Cooler Master VS Series, NZXT and all XFX models are made by Seasonic.

I've already recommended http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650s...


Hi ko888,

Another great answer, thank you. I will go with a Seasonic or XFX PSU, thank you :) 

Best regards
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