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February 5, 2014 5:53:49 PM

Hi, Looking at power supplies for my first build, and I'm at a loss. I have 2 questions how much power do i need, Is 650W enough? What should I look for when comparing PSU's?

Spec:
CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
HD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Win 7 or 8 (x64)

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February 5, 2014 6:06:08 PM

Yeah 650w psu is good. Basically, make sure you dont get any of the corsair cx or cxm series. Get any psu that is modular, semi or full, and that is from SeaSonic, XFX, Silverstone or if your budget is low, get an evga.
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February 5, 2014 6:33:42 PM

Corsair CX is decent (when on a budget with 3yr warranty), i would agreed with mohammad, if you see better get it (at Tier 1 PSU)
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February 5, 2014 6:53:14 PM

650w on your PSU is adequate, but as the pass 2 above me said, it can't hurt to upgrade to a higher level of tier power supply.
But, if you're on a budget, the CX650 is still a solid PSU.
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February 6, 2014 7:39:59 PM

TheMohammadmo said:
Yeah 650w psu is good. Basically, make sure you dont get any of the corsair cx or cxm series. Get any psu that is modular, semi or full, and that is from SeaSonic, XFX, Silverstone or if your budget is low, get an evga.


Is there a particular reason why not to get Corsair CS psus? Just curious as others have said they are ok.
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February 6, 2014 9:25:30 PM

Jeff Lo said:
TheMohammadmo said:
Yeah 650w psu is good. Basically, make sure you dont get any of the corsair cx or cxm series. Get any psu that is modular, semi or full, and that is from SeaSonic, XFX, Silverstone or if your budget is low, get an evga.


Is there a particular reason why not to get Corsair CS psus? Just curious as others have said they are ok.


They are solid PSU's but the problem is with cable managements.
Corsair CX PSU's are non-modular, so all the cables that come with the PSU will be with it, and permanently attached on it.

Modular powersupplys include all the cables and you can plug in which one you will use.
This making cable management 100x easier and better.
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February 7, 2014 4:48:15 AM

ALso, even with the corsair cx750m, it still has most of the important wires all permanently attached so like agenttran said its really hard to do nice cable managment. Whats your budget for the psu I can recommend you right now
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February 7, 2014 10:05:42 AM

AgentTran said:
Jeff Lo said:
TheMohammadmo said:
Yeah 650w psu is good. Basically, make sure you dont get any of the corsair cx or cxm series. Get any psu that is modular, semi or full, and that is from SeaSonic, XFX, Silverstone or if your budget is low, get an evga.


Is there a particular reason why not to get Corsair CS psus? Just curious as others have said they are ok.


They are solid PSU's but the problem is with cable managements.
Corsair CX PSU's are non-modular, so all the cables that come with the PSU will be with it, and permanently attached on it.

Modular powersupplys include all the cables and you can plug in which one you will use.
This making cable management 100x easier and better.


I Just buy this done http:// i own it myself and its been trouble free (with 3 yr warranty too). Again, the issue with this line up is that they are made with slight inferior components (this being labeled a Tier 2 PSU) and could present an issue in the future (3yrs after is out of warranty). As with anything do your homework and ensure your PSU is made with excellent components and has a great warranty

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February 9, 2014 3:18:15 PM

TheMohammadmo said:
ALso, even with the corsair cx750m, it still has most of the important wires all permanently attached so like agenttran said its really hard to do nice cable managment. Whats your budget for the psu I can recommend you right now


Thanks! My budget is between $60-80 for the PSU, I found this, but if there are any better ones, feel free to suggest!
(Doing some research I found that Antec HCG psu's are considered good? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg750m)
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