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April 2, 2014 1:43:46 PM

for my build with moderate to heavy overclocking.

fx 8350
asus sabertooth 990fx
asus r9 270x
wd black 500gb
coolermaster hyper 212 evo
corsair vengeance 8gb 1866mhz

i keep reading mixed things about PSU's, some people say 600w is enough, 700w is enough for just about anything, and then people saying you need alot more. i want to be able to do moderate to heavy overclocking as well with this build.

ive been looking at these 2 PSU's
http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/132-HALE82-v2-700w-p...

and

http://www.antec.com/product.php?id=706685&fid=5022117&...

would either of these be adequate? also bearing in mind my budget is $150 Maximum.

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April 2, 2014 1:52:16 PM

I have a lot of suggestions which I will keep to myself about the build (unless you want to hear them).

As for the question at hand, I would get this PSU and spend more money on better hardware (like GPU)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...
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April 2, 2014 1:53:00 PM

a 450W will power this system stock, so I'd shoot for a 650 or 750 if you indeed intend on heavy overclocking. Shoot for a quality PSU over pure wattage. Of the two you have there I'd go antec for the gold efficiency rating
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April 2, 2014 2:00:58 PM

im open to suggestions...
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April 2, 2014 2:11:51 PM

Lunix89 said:
im open to suggestions...


I use the 750W version and I'm very happy with it, it handled a faulty power cord failing at work and a power loss every once in a while due to our amazing florida power surges. EVGA also makes an individually sleeved cable kit which is FANTASTIC if you're not ready to do the sleeving yourself. You can definitely get cheaper ones that will work, but with a 10 year warranty and my personal experience, I wouldn't mind spending a little more for this PSU if I could do it over again.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 2, 2014 2:20:47 PM

What's your total budget?
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April 2, 2014 2:34:35 PM

More than enough power \ Gold Certified \ Full Modular \ SEASONIC made:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $109.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-02 17:33 EDT-0400)
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April 3, 2014 5:59:19 AM

thanks for the suggestions. so i need about 750w and a bronze or even gold certified? another thing is, i want one with a nice design + colours.
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April 3, 2014 9:52:25 AM

Lunix89 said:
thanks for the suggestions. so i need about 750w and a bronze or even gold certified? another thing is, i want one with a nice design + colours.


Unless you have a clear case, or a "tray" of sorts, you'll never see it :p 

What's your total budget for the build?
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