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Modular PSU upgrade recommendation

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January 30, 2014 7:44:29 AM

Hello all,
I'm looking to upgrade my current PSU XFX 750 80+ Bronze to a modular unit and wanted some input.

System Stats
i5 4670k
Asus Z87-A

I was looking at
EVGA SuperNOVA NEX650G 80+ Gold
Corsair RM Series 650 Watt ATX/EPS 80+ Gold
Antec True Power ATX 650 80+ Gold

What do you guys think? Am I going in the right direction at least?

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January 30, 2014 7:51:30 AM

Personally, i wouldn't buy a new PSU. That one is just fine. Unless you really have to have that new PSU, keep that one the spend that money into an SSD or CPU cooler where you would really see some improvement.
January 30, 2014 7:54:34 AM

If u really want a quality PSU, stick to XFX, Seasonic or Corsair. Don't buy an EVGA one or Antec one. Here is a good product:

You don't really need a need one, but if u want, u can buy that one linked. Yes, it is expensive and not that much needed, but it is a quality product and fully modular.
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January 30, 2014 7:57:38 AM

RevolutionHD said:
If u really want a quality PSU, stick to XFX, Seasonic or Corsair. Don't buy an EVGA one or Antec one. Here is a good product:

+1 that is a top quality psu should go with that one if you gonna change your psu
January 30, 2014 7:58:35 AM

I agree with BigBAWZ.

The Gold rated PSUs may have slightly better efficiency, saving you $10 or $20 a year in electricity bills, but if the PSU costs $100 you won't actually save money.
January 30, 2014 8:12:13 AM

You only need a good quality 600W for that system. The XFX you have currently is more than ample (unless it's over 7ish years old), but if you insist on upgrading I would wait for a deal on newegg etc. Seasonic is the best you can get. XFX, Corsair, and Antec also have PSUs made by Seasonic (note some Antec and Corsair are NOT made by Seasonic, so you will have to do a little more research).

For example I just bought a Seasonic platinum 660W XP2 for 79$ after MIR on newegg. If you aren't in a hurry, be patient and way for the deals. The model I bought is fully modular and comes with a 7 year warranty - don't pay double for the good stuff unless you have to.
January 30, 2014 2:20:42 PM

Okay guys, thank you so much for your input.
I'm going to take all of your advice and use the money where it could be better spent to increase performance.
Thanks again :D