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Pick a PSU for me: (FX-8350 + R9 290)

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December 31, 2013 12:54:58 PM

As far as i know a 600w 80+ bronze powersupply wont do when combined with a fx 8350 and r9 290, i'll be buying the non-reference version from gigabyte.

I need some recommendations for good PSU's at 700-750 watts at a low price. I'd prefer it to be gold certified if possible.

I live in Sweden so prices could be a little bit higher.

Those of you who probably have better experience with more powersupply's than i do, please help.

ALSO I WILL BE OVERCLOCKING! My fx 8350 WILL be running at 4.8ghz and above. I will also be pushing the r9 290 as far as i can without it getting to hot.

Thanks in advance!

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a c 1869 ) Power supply
December 31, 2013 1:06:59 PM

What sites do you prefer?
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December 31, 2013 1:14:28 PM

As we don't really know your local market, you can link any retailer that you'll be buying from in order to choose.

EDIT: Or, use SR-71 suggestion ;) 
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December 31, 2013 1:15:45 PM

Here are a few i've used quite often with great service:
http://www.dustin.se/
http://cdon.se/
http://www.netonnet.se/
http://www.inet.se/
http://www.webhallen.com/se-sv/

They offer some of the best prices as well. Thanks for your answer :) 

EDIT:

Komplett will work too. Also there are several PSU's at 750w avaliable at around 120-140$ which are certified. I actually found a 850w gold certified psu at that price that my friend is using right now xD.

Here one from Corsair. Just a little bit on the pricy side though.
http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/cooler-master/corsair-rm75...

I currently use a Corsair CX600, here is the 750w one.
http://www.dustinhome.se/product/5010663150/corsair-cx-...
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December 31, 2013 4:31:02 PM

I'm off to bed, hoping for some opinions on the PSU's i linked tomorrow. I'm not looking to pay to much. But of course i dont want a bottleneck.
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a c 1869 ) Power supply
December 31, 2013 5:18:51 PM

Some lots of the RM750 and 850 have had thermal issues.
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a c 281 ) Power supply
December 31, 2013 5:20:14 PM

Romeru said:
I'm off to bed, hoping for some opinions on the PSU's i linked tomorrow. I'm not looking to pay to much. But of course i dont want a bottleneck.


http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/xfx/xfx-750w-core-edition-... XFX750 for 770kr
http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/xfx/xfx-750w-pro-series-se...
semi mod for 795 kr

http://www.netonnet.se/art/dator/komponenter/ntaggregat...
699 kr - and has enough power for your system

Hi - Your system needs 31 +12v amps - the XFX650 has 53, way more than sufficient. You don't need a 750 for one r9 290.

If you really want a 750 - the XFX 750 semi mod is 96 more kr, about $15 US, a pretty good deal.

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January 1, 2014 2:40:45 AM

jay2577 said:
This is the best suggestion so far and i suggest you take the advice:) 
The unit he is recommending is made by seasonic.

SR-71 Blackbird said:
http://www.komplett.se/xfx-proseries-black-edition-750w...

XFX ProSeries Black Edition 750W PSU

Great PSU , I own 2.




Good suggestion of course, but costs a little to much. And.. Could anyone explain what the difference is between bronze and gold? I'll be looking to pay a maximum of 150$ or 1000kr

Also i was having a look at this one:
http://www.netonnet.se/art/dator/komponenter/ntaggregat...
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a c 281 ) Power supply
January 1, 2014 8:04:22 AM

Romeru said:
jay2577 said:
This is the best suggestion so far and i suggest you take the advice:) 
The unit he is recommending is made by seasonic.

SR-71 Blackbird said:
http://www.komplett.se/xfx-proseries-black-edition-750w...

XFX ProSeries Black Edition 750W PSU

Great PSU , I own 2.




Good suggestion of course, but costs a little to much. And.. Could anyone explain what the difference is between bronze and gold? I'll be looking to pay a maximum of 150$ or 1000kr

Also i was having a look at this one:
http://www.netonnet.se/art/dator/komponenter/ntaggregat...


Hi again - If you don't mind the 999 kr, then that's the one to get. Otherwise, you can consider the 795 kr semi mod I linked above.

The difference between gold & bronze is how much electricity the unit will pull from the wall to deliver
the DC power your components require. If you have very high electricity rates and your PC is on for a lot of hours,
pay the extra cost up front. There is also the benefit, that a gold efficiency unit had to use better internal parts
to achieve the extra efficiency.

Once again, if the extra 200 kr (approx $31 USD) is manageable, I suggest getting it. Otherwise the semi mod bronze for 200 kr less is a good choice.
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January 1, 2014 8:25:16 AM

Thank you both for you help! I'll be picking up a new PSU after i've tested out my new R9 290! :D 
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