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I5 3570k + gtx 760 (OC?) New PSU

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February 14, 2014 7:56:26 AM

So my whole damn thread I just typed disappeared. /sigh

Anyways.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DaddyBradley/saved/3KMQ

I HAVE an Antec EarthWatts 380 laying around. Don't think that'll do at all. I'm hearing solid 550w for my components. What it I overclock everything? How much more power then? Help me out!

I promised I searched, but I'm getting stuff 3-4 years old. I prefer something a bit more current.

Thanks folks!

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February 14, 2014 8:00:38 AM

A good 550W unit should do it, but if you're going to go for higher OCs, I would look into a 600W unit at the very least.
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February 14, 2014 8:03:02 AM

I don't want to worry about very least. If I'm gonna shell out for a new PSU, i don't want to have to do it again in two years cause it can't stand up to an OC.
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February 14, 2014 8:07:55 AM

a system running a single GTX 760 is recommended to have a 500W PSU, but that does not take any overclocking into account. Since you plan to overclock, I'd suggest adding 50-100 watts to the recommendation. The XFX 550 would be a good choice for moderate overclocking, but a 600W would be better for intense oc'ing. Get a quality unit from either Seasonic, XFX, Corsair (except their CX series if possible) or Antec. And if you plan on oc'ing your CPU you will need an aftermarket CPU cooler. For light to moderate oc'ing, the CM Hyper 212 EVO is a good choice, just make sure it will fit your case (I believe its ~ 160 mm tall).
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February 14, 2014 8:14:10 AM

Haven't seen XFX mentioned too much. I'll look them up.

I've been looking at CPU coolers. But it's not pertinent since I won't be overclocking immediately. Good looking out though.

So, next year (hypothetically) when my CPU AND my GPU are overclocked all to hell, a solid 650 will be all I need?

It'll power everything comfortably?
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February 14, 2014 8:21:38 AM

Most XFX PSUs are actually manufactured by Seasonic, they cost slightly less than their Seasonic counterparts, but are top tier quality supplies.
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February 14, 2014 12:55:45 PM

Well hopefuly 650 will cut it. Just ordered Corsair TX650 V2. I really don't wanna have to buy another PSU just to OC.
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February 14, 2014 12:58:23 PM

The Corsair TX series is a great line of PSUs, you won't have any problem OCing your CPU and GPU with it.
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February 15, 2014 7:10:41 AM

DaddyBradley said:
Haven't seen XFX mentioned too much. I'll look them up.

I've been looking at CPU coolers. But it's not pertinent since I won't be overclocking immediately. Good looking out though.

So, next year (hypothetically) when my CPU AND my GPU are overclocked all to hell, a solid 650 will be all I need?

It'll power everything comfortably?


Here are some reviews for XFX 650W PSU from some reputable sites :

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/03/27/xfx_proseries...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/XFX-PRO-650-W-Co...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

This PSU can comfortably power all your components including OC. I personally wont prefer OC, so be careful or it will damage your components. Good luck.


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February 28, 2014 8:13:48 AM

Got the PSU. Works fine. The 24 Pin is really hard to get in. I don't think it ever really latched, but it aint moving. My Antec pops right into place so I know its not the mobo. Modular would be nice, but there's no NEED. Thanks for the help folks!
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March 1, 2014 6:32:32 AM

You are welcome.
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