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January 12, 2014 12:05:00 PM

Also would it be worth a 700W power supply (30€)?

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January 12, 2014 12:06:56 PM

Lucifer666 said:
Also would it be worth a 700W power supply (30€)?


Not likely, but post brand/model, please
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January 12, 2014 12:07:37 PM

Erm very generic question... I need the following:
Your build: (optional)
What you plan on doing with said build
If you plan on overclocking
If you are going off a budget.
Corsair makes pretty good psu's, but again, it depends on what you are doing. You probably don't need 700w, but I don't know what your build is made for.
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January 12, 2014 12:11:39 PM

I'm not sure, it says PSU Take Me 700W ATX Silent 120mm. My build would be MSI B85-G41, Crucial 4GB DDR3 Ballistix, i5-4440, ASUS GTX 660 DCII.
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January 12, 2014 12:13:02 PM

the power supply is the most dangerous part in the PC so be careful when you choosing it and i prefer corsair, cooler master and EVGA PSUs
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January 12, 2014 12:13:47 PM

700w for 30 usually means its not a good one. Make and model do matter. For example a 700w Cooler master v700 is a very good psu while a 700w coolermaster extreme is a pile of garbage.
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January 12, 2014 12:16:19 PM

Lucifer666 said:
I'm not sure, it says PSU Take Me 700W ATX Silent 120mm. My build would be MSI B85-G41, Crucial 4GB DDR3 Ballistix, i5-4440, ASUS GTX 660 DCII.


Ok, again, you're being generic :D  What are you trying to do with your computer? Just gaming? or overclocking too? Also what is your estimated wattage? and i've never heard of take me, spend a couple extra bucks and save your whole system from getting blown.
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January 12, 2014 12:25:52 PM

It's mainly for gaming, probably no OC-ing. Maybe only GPU a bit. What wattage would be enough? The estimated is 313W
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January 12, 2014 12:29:32 PM

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 660 (non-Ti) graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater system power supply that has a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and that has at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

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) 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.
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January 12, 2014 12:34:04 PM

Yes Brand and Model are very important. There are a few brands that the model doesn't matter like Seasonic, XFX, Antec but for most of the rest, the model is important.
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January 12, 2014 12:43:06 PM

Brands matter a lot in PSUs. Seasonic is the best currently, and they also make PSU for corsair, xfx, and antec among others... Graphic card manufacturers often spec their card requires a bigger PSU than it does just as a safety threshold. As above poster mentioned, the amperage is a critical factor.

Bottom line is you should buy a reputable brand PSU. 650 watts is quite safe for a single graphics card solution, 850 watts is safe for a sli/crossfire setup. Quite often you can get by with less on both accounts.
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January 12, 2014 1:01:28 PM

Would a 480W PSU do the trick?
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January 12, 2014 1:03:30 PM

Lucifer666 said:
Would a 480W PSU do the trick?


What's the brand and model number of the PSU?
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January 12, 2014 1:06:21 PM

Do the trick for what? What are your system specs?
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January 12, 2014 1:20:21 PM

My specs are
Intel E7500 Core2 Duo 2,93/3M
3xDDR2 2GB 6400-800 Apacer
ECS IC43T-A s.775 ATX
1GB Club3D HD5570 PCI-Exp
1TB Samsung SATAII 7200 32MB
DVDRW LG H22LS50 LS SATA 22
PSU 480W Codegen 480X
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January 12, 2014 1:20:57 PM

The PC is 4 years old and took some time to check all the parts.
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January 12, 2014 1:23:37 PM

Soon will be
Intel I5-4440
Crucial 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz Ballistix
MSI B85-G41
ASUS GTX 660 DCII
1TB Samsung SATAII 7200 32MB
PSU 480W Codegen 480X
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January 12, 2014 1:33:00 PM

If by trick you mean a light show and dead computer then yes. Otherwise I would suggest getting a better psu.
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January 12, 2014 1:34:32 PM

But how much wattage would be enough for the build I mentioned above?
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January 12, 2014 1:36:34 PM

Would this be enough? Cooler Master Elite 500W
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January 12, 2014 1:42:34 PM

Lucifer666 said:
Would this be enough? Cooler Master Elite 500W


thats cutting it too close so no. Higher wattage (600+) then yes
NEVER skimp on a power supply.
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January 12, 2014 1:43:20 PM

Lucifer666 said:
But how much wattage would be enough for the build I mentioned above?


A good 500w unit would be enough.
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January 12, 2014 1:46:14 PM

How about Codegen ATX PSU 600w?
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January 12, 2014 1:56:57 PM

Lucifer666 said:
My specs are
Intel E7500 Core2 Duo 2,93/3M
3xDDR2 2GB 6400-800 Apacer
ECS IC43T-A s.775 ATX
1GB Club3D HD5570 PCI-Exp
1TB Samsung SATAII 7200 32MB
DVDRW LG H22LS50 LS SATA 22
PSU 480W Codegen 480X


If the PSU is this one then definitely not:



+12V @ 16 Amps doesn't even come close to being adequate.
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January 12, 2014 2:17:17 PM

Lucifer666 said:
How about Codegen ATX PSU 600w?


Do you mean the one with +12V @ 20 Amps? That one is also inadequate.
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January 12, 2014 2:22:01 PM

The XFX 550W is the right supply to get.
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January 12, 2014 2:27:28 PM

Any size codegen would be a bad choice. For brands I would get Seasonic, XFX, Antes or Corsair.
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