Does a PSUs brand matter?

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


    Not likely, but post brand/model, please
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. It's mainly for gaming, probably no OC-ing. Maybe only GPU a bit. What wattage would be enough? The estimated is 313W
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Would a 480W PSU do the trick?
  12. Lucifer666 said:
    Would a 480W PSU do the trick?


    What's the brand and model number of the PSU?
  13. Do the trick for what? What are your system specs?
  14. 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
  15. The PC is 4 years old and took some time to check all the parts.
  16. 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
  17. If by trick you mean a light show and dead computer then yes. Otherwise I would suggest getting a better psu.
  18. But how much wattage would be enough for the build I mentioned above?
  19. For that a good supply at or over 430W should do. I doubt your Codegen would handle it due to the age. Try this 550W XFX
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
  20. Would this be enough? Cooler Master Elite 500W
  21. 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.
  22. Lucifer666 said:
    But how much wattage would be enough for the build I mentioned above?


    A good 500w unit would be enough.
  23. How about Codegen ATX PSU 600w?
  24. 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.
  25. Lucifer666 said:
    How about Codegen ATX PSU 600w?


    Do you mean the one with +12V @ 20 Amps? That one is also inadequate.
  26. The XFX 550W is the right supply to get.
  27. Any size codegen would be a bad choice. For brands I would get Seasonic, XFX, Antes or Corsair.
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