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January 18, 2014 8:19:23 PM

Hi there,

Currently in my system I have an Asus z87 Expert Motherboard paired with a Intel 4670K CPU.

GPU is a Gigabyte GEforce GTX 670 2gb

The power drawing components will be 2 SSD's, and 2 Sata hard drives, 1 Blu ray read/write, 1 water cooler for CPU (unsure of which one to get yet so feel free to add those suggestions also)

Also case fans and the like, I have probably missed some things off.

What I am after is a replacement PSU.

Currently my 550W SilverStone Strider Essentials PSU is doing the job, but I havent begun overclocking yet.

I need a PSU with enough power connecters to power the harddrives and blu ray drive with spares for future upgrades, a decent wattage and certification, long cables to fit around my case and also a longer gap between connecters (current PSU has too short of a cable between the connectors meaning not everything reachs.

Please advise what you think would be a suitable PSU.

Regards

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January 18, 2014 8:21:14 PM

As an update, Modular cabling would be a great addition too

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January 18, 2014 8:27:49 PM

I'd pick the Corsair H100i liquid cooler.

Your PSU needs to have at least 30A on the 12V rail to support the GTX 670. You could get a Corsair HX650 for example.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
If the modular cables are not essential, get the TX650, it's $50 less.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


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a b ) Power supply
January 18, 2014 8:30:04 PM

Your motherboard supports adding a second GTX 670 for SLI. If you're interested in this, get something rated 750W or larger.

E.g.
SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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January 18, 2014 8:31:45 PM

Case fans... I'm a huge fan of Noctua. Their fans cost more than most, but they're very quiet.
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January 18, 2014 8:41:08 PM

aevm said:
Case fans... I'm a huge fan of Noctua. Their fans cost more than most, but they're very quiet.


and I would only recommend noctua as the next step over a Hyper 212 evo
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a b ) Power supply
January 18, 2014 8:52:00 PM

since no one has mentioned this, try to stick with Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Antec, Super Flower,CiT
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a b ) Power supply
January 18, 2014 8:57:16 PM

Beezy said:
since no one has mentioned this, try to stick with Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Antec, Super Flower,CiT


LOL, I've already linked two Corsairs and a Seasonic.

SuperFlower and CiT??? I've never heard of CiT. SuperFlower is Tier 4, best avoided.
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January 18, 2014 9:04:55 PM

Are we assuming he lives in canada?
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January 18, 2014 9:08:53 PM

aevm said:


SuperFlower and CiT??? I've never heard of CiT. SuperFlower is Tier 4, best avoided.


With the exception of their own Amazon series, SuperFlower is one of the top oem PSU makers around.
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a b ) Power supply
January 18, 2014 9:28:31 PM

"LOL, I've already linked two Corsairs and a Seasonic."

I know YOU know that. That info was for the OP and anyone who stumbles onto the forum...
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January 18, 2014 9:33:28 PM

aevm said:
Illumynization said:
Are we assuming he lives in canada?


Oops, I used the wrong newegg. Here are the links for USA:

HX 650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TX650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SeaSonic SS-750KM3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



No need for the modular to cost that much

650W non modular:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/421947/80_Bronze_650...:
750W semi modular
http://www.microcenter.com/product/404598/SuperNOVA_NEX...
750W fully modular:
http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&s...
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January 18, 2014 10:46:57 PM

Thanks to everyone that has posted.

I'm actually located in New Zealand :p  not USA or Canada so newegg sadly does not work for me.

Have used the information given to look through a few PSU's from my regular site. Will search elsewhere soon but in the meantime, how do these two PSU's stack up:

http://www.pcforce.co.nz/antec-true-power-classic-750w-...

http://www.pcforce.co.nz/fsp-group-aurum-750w-modular-p...

First one is ANTEC TRUE POWER CLASSIC 750W 80PLUS GOLD. UP TO 92% EFFICIENCY, 2X HIGH CURRENT +12V RAILS. 6 X 6+2 PCI-E. 20% ENERGY SAVING >80PLUS

Second one is FSP GROUP AURUM 750W MODULAR PSU 80PLUS GOLD 120MM FAN 5 YEAR WARRANTY, 5 YEAR WARRANTY

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January 18, 2014 10:57:48 PM

I have not used or physically seen an FSP brand PSU in use so I have no grounds to comment on its functionality. As for Antec though, a buddy of mine has a different antec and its been running for about 2 year now. No issues since he first built it. The FSP offers modular cabling though so its a tough choice.
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January 18, 2014 10:58:02 PM

Both good. I'd pick the Antec.
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a b ) Power supply
January 18, 2014 11:16:50 PM

i love my Antec gamer series 620w
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