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Need help with picking a power supply that will work with my computer.

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December 16, 2013 5:23:39 PM

Hello, i am an avid gamer looking to pick up an GTX 760 and a new power supply for Dell XPS 8300 this holiday season. Unfortunately, i am practically useless when it comes to upgrading hardware. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance!

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December 16, 2013 5:27:09 PM

First of all you should check how much your Graphic cards require like my Gtx 770 require atleast 600w PSU with minimum 42amps in the 12v rail. You need to research it and then look up good Psu's (corsair recommended)
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December 16, 2013 5:55:54 PM

The GTX 760 requires a minimum of 30A on the +12V Rail aswell as decent 500W PSU

The Rosewill CAPSTONE-550 550W
~Continuous Rating of 550W at 50C
~80 Plus Gold
~Single +12V Rail with a continuous rating of 45.5A
~SLI and Crossfire Ready
~Price : $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The Corsair CX Series CX500
~80 Plus Bronze
~Single +12V Rail with continuous rating of 38A
~Price: $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Corsair RM Series RM550
~80 Plus Gold
~Fully Modular
~Single +12V Rail with continuous rating of 45.8A
~Dead or near to silent fan
~Price: $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The XFX Core Edition Pro550W
~80 Plus Bronze
~Single +12V Rail wtih continious rating of 44A
~Sli and Crossfire Ready
~Price: 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


any of these PSUs will do the job tremendously well as well give you headroom for overclocking. However out of the four I would suggest the XFX Core Edition 550W PSU as its a rebranded Seasonic PSU which make very high quality PSUs. Don't let the 80 Plus bronze put you down.

If you would like a suggestion on which 760 to get just ask
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December 16, 2013 6:16:41 PM

Just remember to future proof yourself when it comes to Psu. Personally i have a corsair hx 850w (gold edition) installed and im not even running sli, but i might do in the future, so im actually saving money
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December 16, 2013 6:27:12 PM

EvgaLover said:
Just remember to future proof yourself when it comes to Psu. Personally i have a corsair hx 850w (gold edition) installed and im not even running sli, but i might do in the future, so im actually saving money


what do you mean gold edition? all the HX PSUs are 80 plus gold, infact they're the second best Corsair PSU series behind the AX series
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