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Antec Basiq VP450 & Zalman CNPS5X Performa Cooler to support i7-4770k + radeon 6850?

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December 24, 2013 8:54:54 PM

How do you guys feel about using an Antec Basiq VP450 PSU & Zalman CNPS5X Performa Cooler to support an i7-4770k + radeon 6850 not running OC.

Would this be sufficient power + cooling?

Other system components include:
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H ATX motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 2133
TOSHIBA 3TB 7200 RPM Hdd
Sandisk 120gb SSD
December 25, 2013 12:50:48 AM

I would recommend a higher wattage Corsair PSU... 600W or 700W is good for your system configuration... but 450W will be a power shortage...

I prefer Corsair TX-650M or Corsair TX-750M... I prefer the modular ones as you can fix the cables as per your requirements and the rest inside the PSU's box...

As per cooling is concerned go with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo... It is the best cooler for everything.....

So you should get a Corsair TX-750M + Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO... :) 

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December 25, 2013 4:38:42 AM

Do you still need to buy it or do you already have the antec psu? If you already have it,it at least would do the job not overclockt.

For the cooler,if you live in the usa,i would choose the next for just a few dollars more,
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-cpu-cooler-cnps10xo...
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December 26, 2013 6:02:51 PM

I already bought the VP450 but I can return and wait for a higher wattage PSU. I am in Canada so things here are generally more expensive. That said I am waiting to see if I can get something decent for $50 or less in terms of PSU
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December 26, 2013 9:23:42 PM

You can get Corsair TX-650 for 90$ at newegg... For 10$ more you can get Corsair TX-650M... If you do not have a good graphics card then get Corsair CX-550 for $60 and Corsair CX-550M for $70..

I prefer the modular ones.. Because in that Modular PSUs you use the cables which you require only and the other cables back in the box .... :)  But if you are on budget and you have good cable management get the non-modular ones.. It would be no problem...
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December 27, 2013 2:12:10 AM

With the next two should be doing good,
a bit over but worth it:http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-neoe...
or for on a budget:http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx...
When it comes to it i would try to get the extra $5 above your budget and go for the antec neo eco.
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