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Need help with PSU for graphics card

Hi,

I'm soon going to be buying a build from a store near where I live in Geelong.

They have a website with all the parts and prices to create a build.

This is what I have so far:




IGNORE THE PSU. (I put in the $139 one there just to help see an average final price)

I'm looking to keep it under $1250.


Anyway my main question is, the gigabyte R9-280X says he it needs a 600w PSU and I was wondering with the parts available here:

http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/24-power-supply

http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/24-power-supply

What would be your best recommendation for which PSU I should go with in terms of my build and cost/value wise.

Also if you think there are any flaws in this build pls let me know (im a bit of a noob)

Thanks :D
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  1. spend the 10.00 for the 750w unit. with power supply it the amps and wattage on the 12v line you have to watch out for.
    you also want to have some head room so under gaming load the power supply wont lock up or reboot. with haswell cpu yu also need to see if the power supply passed intel c6/c7 testing. if not when put into sleep mode in c6 sleep on a haswell rig the power supply will shut down. (haswell low dc power draw caused power supply vendor to rebuilt there newer parts.).
  2. Best answer
    For a system using a single Gigabyte R9 280X OC 3 GB [GV-R928XOC-3GD] graphics card Gigabyte specifies a minimum of a 600 Watt or greater system power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 44 Amps or greater and have at least one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Sufficient Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most critical factor.

    Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) may require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

    Corsair CS Series Modular CS650M (SKU# 75-010708 / CP-9020077)
    • OEM: Great Wall
    • maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 51 Amps
    four (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
    • Semi-Modular Output Cables: Yes
    • Official Intel Haswell Compliance: Yes
    • 80 PLUS GOLD Efficiency Certification
    • 3 Year Limited Warranty
    • Link: http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/home/12614-corsair-cs650m-650watt-80plus-gold-atx-power-supply-unit.html

    Corsair HX Series HX650 (SKU# 75-001217 / CP-9020030) <=== Too bad this one is Out of stock
    • OEM: Seasonic
    • maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 54 Amps
    two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
    • Semi-Modular Output Cables: Yes
    • Official Intel Haswell Compliance: Yes
    • 80 PLUS GOLD Efficiency Certification
    • 7 Year Limited Warranty
    • Link: http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/pc-components/8914-corsair-hx650v2-atx-power-supply-unit.html

    Antec TruePower Classic Series TP-650C
    • OEM: Seasonic
    • maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 54 Amps
    four (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
    • Modular Output Cables: No
    • Official Intel Haswell Compliance: Yes
    • 80 PLUS GOLD Efficiency Certification
    • 5 Year Limited Warranty
    • Link: http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/pc-components/12441-antec-tpc-650-650w-true-power-classic-80plus-gold-power-supply-unit.html
  3. smorizio said:
    spend the 10.00 for the 750w unit. with power supply it the amps and wattage on the 12v line you have to watch out for.
    you also want to have some head room so under gaming load the power supply wont lock up or reboot. with haswell cpu yu also need to see if the power supply passed intel c6/c7 testing. if not when put into sleep mode in c6 sleep on a haswell rig the power supply will shut down. (haswell low dc power draw caused power supply vendor to rebuilt there newer parts.).


    ko888 said:
    For a system using a single Gigabyte R9 280X OC 3 GB [GV-R928XOC-3GD] graphics card Gigabyte specifies a minimum of a 600 Watt or greater system power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 44 Amps or greater and have at least one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Sufficient Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most critical factor.

    Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) may require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

    Corsair CS Series Modular CS650M (SKU# 75-010708 / CP-9020077)
    • OEM: Great Wall
    • maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 51 Amps
    four (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
    • Semi-Modular Output Cables: Yes
    • Official Intel Haswell Compliance: Yes
    • 80 PLUS GOLD Efficiency Certification
    • 3 Year Limited Warranty
    • Link: http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/home/12614-corsair-cs650m-650watt-80plus-gold-atx-power-supply-unit.html

    Corsair HX Series HX650 (SKU# 75-001217 / CP-9020030) <=== Too bad this one is Out of stock
    • OEM: Seasonic
    • maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 54 Amps
    two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
    • Semi-Modular Output Cables: Yes
    • Official Intel Haswell Compliance: Yes
    • 80 PLUS GOLD Efficiency Certification
    • 7 Year Limited Warranty
    • Link: http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/pc-components/8914-corsair-hx650v2-atx-power-supply-unit.html

    Antec TruePower Classic Series TP-650C
    • OEM: Seasonic
    • maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 54 Amps
    four (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
    • Modular Output Cables: No
    • Official Intel Haswell Compliance: Yes
    • 80 PLUS GOLD Efficiency Certification
    • 5 Year Limited Warranty
    • Link: http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/pc-components/12441-antec-tpc-650-650w-true-power-classic-80plus-gold-power-supply-unit.html


    WOW MAN! Thanks,

    Awesome Answer!! I appreciate how you laid it out so well for my nooby knowledge :P

    Given the HX650 is out of stock, Should I go the Antec or Corsair one?

    Also, seeing as you are pretty wise with this stuff, do you know if the i5-4690 and the ASUS H-97 Plus work well togther? Also do you think this is a good build overall, do you see any flaws I may have made?
  4. Edit: never mind, get one of the Antec True Power ones

    Get the Antec HCG 750M for $163

    http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/pc-components/9082-antec-hcg-750m-750w-high-current-gamer-modular-gaming-psu.html

    I have the Antec HCG 620M and it is excellent
  5. Keith Morgan said:
    WOW MAN! Thanks,

    Awesome Answer!! I appreciate how you laid it out so well for my nooby knowledge :P

    Given the HX650 is out of stock, Should I go the Antec or Corsair one?

    Also, seeing as you are pretty wise with this stuff, do you know if the i5-4690 and the ASUS H-97 Plus work well togther? Also do you think this is a good build overall, do you see any flaws I may have made?


    Go with the Antec. It has way more than enough capacity for your system configuration.

    The Core i5-4690 (3.5Ghz, 4C, L3:6M, HD Graphic, 84W, rev.C0) is on the ASUS H97-PLUS motherboard's list of supported CPUs.
  6. ko888 said:
    Keith Morgan said:
    WOW MAN! Thanks,

    Awesome Answer!! I appreciate how you laid it out so well for my nooby knowledge :P

    Given the HX650 is out of stock, Should I go the Antec or Corsair one?

    Also, seeing as you are pretty wise with this stuff, do you know if the i5-4690 and the ASUS H-97 Plus work well togther? Also do you think this is a good build overall, do you see any flaws I may have made?


    Go with the Antec. It has way more than enough capacity for your system configuration.

    The Core i5-4690 (3.5Ghz, 4C, L3:6M, HD Graphic, 84W, rev.C0) is on the ASUS H97-PLUS motherboard's list of supported CPUs.


    Thanks, I really do appreciate you helping me with this :)

    One quick last question, will the case I have there http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/home/13294--thermaltake-ca-1a6-00m1wn-00-black-urban-r21-mid-tower-chassis-usb3.html

    be able to fit all my parts well?

    and do you think there is a more suitable one for under $100 on the website? http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/57-without-psu#/
  7. Keith Morgan said:
    Thanks, I really do appreciate you helping me with this :)

    One quick last question, will the case I have there http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/home/13294--thermaltake-ca-1a6-00m1wn-00-black-urban-r21-mid-tower-chassis-usb3.html

    be able to fit all my parts well?

    and do you think there is a more suitable one for under $100 on the website? http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/57-without-psu#/



    There shouldn't be any reason why all of the parts wouldn't fit. There's plenty of room from what I can see of the case interior.

    I would recommend adding a 120 x 120 x 25 mm fan to the case's front intake to improve airflow.
  8. ko888 said:
    Keith Morgan said:
    Thanks, I really do appreciate you helping me with this :)

    One quick last question, will the case I have there http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/home/13294--thermaltake-ca-1a6-00m1wn-00-black-urban-r21-mid-tower-chassis-usb3.html

    be able to fit all my parts well?

    and do you think there is a more suitable one for under $100 on the website? http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/57-without-psu#/



    There shouldn't be any reason why all of the parts wouldn't fit. There's plenty of room from what I can see of the case interior.

    I would recommend adding a 120 x 120 x 25 mm fan to the case's front intake to improve airflow.


    Hello again,

    just ran into another small dilemma...

    So the Asus H-97 Plus doesnt have wifi, so I need to get a card for it? I use a wireless connection from the router to my room.

    Do you know what a good (not to pricey) card is? from this website again: http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/182-wireless#/

    :??:
  9. Keith Morgan said:
    Hello again,

    just ran into another small dilemma...

    So the Asus H-97 Plus doesnt have wifi, so I need to get a card for it? I use a wireless connection from the router to my room.

    Do you know what a good (not to pricey) card is? from this website again: http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/182-wireless#/

    :??:


    Those WiFi cards or USB dongles either work well for some users but work poorly or not at all with others. It may depend on the environment (i.e. wall/floor thickness, distance from WiFi router, other RF emitting devices in the vicinity, etc.) that you are using the card/USB dongle in.
  10. ko888 said:
    Keith Morgan said:
    Hello again,

    just ran into another small dilemma...

    So the Asus H-97 Plus doesnt have wifi, so I need to get a card for it? I use a wireless connection from the router to my room.

    Do you know what a good (not to pricey) card is? from this website again: http://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/182-wireless#/

    :??:


    Those WiFi cards or USB dongles either work well for some users but work poorly or not at all with others. It may depend on the environment (i.e. wall/floor thickness, distance from WiFi router, other RF emitting devices in the vicinity, etc.) that you are using the card/USB dongle in.


    So what would you suggest I use?
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