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Thermaltake Smart SE 530W for budget gaming pc no OC

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May 5, 2014 8:50:56 PM

Thermaltake Smart SE 530W + Sapphire R9 270X Vapor-X
May 5, 2014 8:52:04 PM

Ok so whats the question ? Explain more so we can help.
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May 5, 2014 8:54:59 PM

Austin R said:
Ok so whats the question ? Explain more so we can help.


oh sorry for that i mean is it good quiet will do the job for the gpu?
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a c 220 4 Gaming
May 5, 2014 8:55:42 PM

You need 24A on the 12V rail for the 270X and 500W in total for the pc.

The Thermaltake 530W SE is not certified or recommended. Instead, I'd recommend an Antec HCG 520M
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May 5, 2014 8:57:35 PM

That PSU has a lot of issues, I would suggest getting a bigger PSU 600/650W since the min sys req is around 500W and in the future you may want to make some upgrades to your overall system.
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May 5, 2014 9:07:26 PM

i7Baby said:
You need 24A on the 12V rail for the 270X and 500W in total for the pc.

The Thermaltake 530W SE is not certified or recommended. Instead, I'd recommend an Antec HCG 520M


it's no available in my country how about evga 500B? I'm on a budget here I'm from philippines

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a c 220 4 Gaming
May 5, 2014 10:38:33 PM

blackengine501 said:
i7Baby said:
Get something from Tier one - http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...


I'll get the Seasonic M12II 520W Bronze what you think? It's available in my country and has a fair price



That's one of the best! Good luck
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July 25, 2014 5:02:33 AM

i7Baby said:
You need 24A on the 12V rail for the 270X and 500W in total for the pc.

The Thermaltake 530W SE is not certified or recommended. Instead, I'd recommend an Antec HCG 520M


Austin R said:
That PSU has a lot of issues, I would suggest getting a bigger PSU 600/650W since the min sys req is around 500W and in the future you may want to make some upgrades to your overall system.


Sorry for digging up, but please, tell me more. Why this PSU isn't recommended (for 270X or generally speaking?) and what are the issues? This is a very popular power supply in my country, people recommend it even for GTX 770.
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a c 220 4 Gaming
July 25, 2014 5:15:26 AM

1. Its recommended to use a 600W power supply for a gtx770

2. RealHardTech test power supplies. They recommend at l;east 500W for the R9 270x.

3. The Thjermaltake Smart SE power supplies are not on tiers 1,2a, 2b or even 3 or 4 of http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su.... So thye are not a good quality power supplies.

4. You can find Thermaltake Smart power supplies in the Johnny Lucky Lemon list - http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-lemon-lis...

5. ReadHardTech says the power supply has not yet been certified to 80plus and there are no reviews on them
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July 25, 2014 11:28:16 AM

Thanks. I will keep my eyes on the subject and looking for more reviews.
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