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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
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... :) 

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
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:
or for on a budget:
When it comes to it i would try to get the extra $5 above your budget and go for the antec neo eco.