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What PSU should i get for my build?

So guys here is the build :
-FX-6300, 3.50GHz
-Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0
-SATA3 7200 1TB Seagate Barracuda
-2x4GB 1866MHz Kingston CL10
-GeForce GTX760 MSI GAMING OC 2GB DDR5
So will it be enough?I will list a few other PSU-s that are avalibale for me to buy :
-500W LC Power Pro-line LC7500 V2.3
-600W Chieftec GPS-600A8, Full
-550W Chieftec APS-550SB, Full
-530W Thermaltake Smart SP-530P, SP-530PCWEU
-600W LC Power SilentGiant, LC6600GP2 V2.3
-630W ThermalTake Smart 80PLUS, 12cm fan/SP-630PCWEU
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  1. Hi Stylo_432
    The GeForce GTX 760 requires a psu with 30A on the +12v rail and a 500W PSU minimum
    i would recommend 600 watts or thereabouts for some headroom
    I would not get any of the psu's you mention
    get a quality psu with high grade japanese capacitors from seasonic / xfx or any psu from corsairs TX,HX or AX range of PSU's
  2. ^^ Agreed. XFX Core 550W or similar.

    Take a look at this list and pick accordingly:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html
  3. herrwizo said:
    ^^ Agreed. XFX Core 550W or similar.

    Take a look at this list and pick accordingly:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

    Yeah...i wrote all the ones that i can buy and that are available where i live so if you can please try and chose one of the ones i wrote above....
  4. herrwizo said:
    ^^ Agreed. XFX Core 550W or similar.

    Take a look at this list and pick accordingly:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html


    Just to support the previous - and to clarify - choose a tier 1, 2A, or 2B PSU - you will not regret it. Keep the total wattage around 550-600 and you will be solid. Never underestimate the value of a solid source of clean reliable power for your computer.
  5. none of the above psu are good ...can you have a seasonic/xfx/corsair/antec hcg instead?
  6. if i had no choice and absolutely had to choose i would take
    -630W ThermalTake Smart 80PLUS, 12cm fan/SP-630PCWEU
    it is the best one of them it has 45A on the +12v rail , more than enough wattage
    where are you from we may be able to find better options for you
  7. badboyrog2 said:
    none of the above psu are good ...can you have a seasonic/xfx/corsair/antec hcg instead?


    I can get the 550W Cooler Master V550S, RS-550-AMAAG1-EU
    but then i would have to buy a ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard,instead of the one stated above...
  8. The PSU, alongside the motherboard, is the single most important thing in your computer you don't want to cheap on. Ever. Also, the single best hardware investment you can make, because you can often move it to another computer several years later, provided that you picked a quality one.
  9. This Cooler Master is the only one I can recommend out of those you mentioned. It is also in tier one on the list, thus the best quality type.
  10. Let me be clear - we are not suggesting the quality PSUs because we own stock in the companies or because we are elite snobs. Most of us either have - or know someone who has - been burned before by a cheap PSU. I lost a MB and CPU once because I didn't know better at the time. We are suggesting quality because it will save you issues down the line.

    You could buy any of the listed PSUs and they may last you a year - maybe three or four years - who knows. You may be lucky and have a good lot that lasts or you could have one with cheaper than usual components and it will be dead in a month.

    With the Top tier PSUs you not only have quality components and solid design - but you have companies that stand by their reputation to create good quality components. Choose as you wish - but I would prefer to pay for one PSU rather than two or three.

    Best of luck with your decision.

    As for the brand names - I guess I would choose thermaltake from your listed options.
  11. mickypheonix said:
    Hi Stylo_432
    The GeForce GTX 760 requires a psu with 30A on the +12v rail and a 500W PSU minimum
    i would recommend 600 watts or thereabouts for some headroom
    I would not get any of the psu's you mention
    get a quality psu with high grade japanese capacitors from seasonic / xfx or any psu from corsairs TX,HX or AX range of PSU's

    COPIED.
    I can get the 550W Cooler Master V550S, RS-550-AMAAG1-EU
    but then i would have to buy a ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard,instead of the one stated above...
  12. IMO, if you are forced to make such decision, it is always better to go for a "weaker" mobo than weaker PSU.
  13. avarice said:
    Let me be clear - we are not suggesting the quality PSUs because we own stock in the companies or because we are elite snobs. Most of us either have - or know someone who has - been burned before by a cheap PSU. I lost a MB and CPU once because I didn't know better at the time. We are suggesting quality because it will save you issues down the line.

    You could buy any of the listed PSUs and they may last you a year - maybe three or four years - who knows. You may be lucky and have a good lot that lasts or you could have one with cheaper than usual components and it will be dead in a month.

    With the Top tier PSUs you not only have quality components and solid design - but you have companies that stand by their reputation to create good quality components. Choose as you wish - but I would prefer to pay for one PSU rather than two or three.

    Best of luck with your decision.

    As for the brand names - I guess I would choose thermaltake from your listed options.

    I know and thanks,but really from where i come from there arent any XFX and so on popular PSU,or they are extremly hard to find,but where i am buying my PC there is a 550W Cooler Master V550S, RS-550-AMAAG1-EU,
    but if i chose to buy it i would have to get a ASUS M5A97 R2.0 mobo istead of the one i mentioned above.
  14. Read my post 4 places above.
  15. herrwizo said:
    Read my post 4 places above.

    I still want more opinions though
  16. where are you from Stylo_432 ?
  17. Where do you live?
  18. Where do you... on no, those two beat me to it... live? ;)
  19. you are lucky STYLO_432 because everybody take care of you.... we really do not want you have problems with your rig
    NEVER forget ...the PSU is the most important hardware in a any rig , i will try to found a good psu for you in your area if i know in which country you live
  20. badboyrog2 said:
    you are lucky STYLO_432 because everybody take care of you.... we really do not want you have problems with your rig
    NEVER forget ...the PSU is the most important hardware in a any rig , i will try to found a good psu for you in your area if i know in which country you live



    Bosnia and Herzegovina,and guys what do you think of the 550W Cooler Master G550M its cheap and i could get all the parts i want with it?
  21. herrwizo said:
    Where do you... on no, those two beat me to it... live? ;)

    COPIED
    Bosnia and Herzegovina,and guys what do you think of the 550W Cooler Master G550M its cheap and i could get all the parts i want with it?
  22. mickypheonix said:
    where are you from Stylo_432 ?



    COPIED
    Bosnia and Herzegovina,and guys what do you think of the 550W Cooler Master G550M its cheap and i could get all the parts i want with it?
  23. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Where do you live?

    READ bellow i really cant copy paste anymore :D
  24. Šta ne reče susjed :D (why don't you say so neighbour --> I'm from Croatia) :D

    Get the one from the links above, the guy did a great job ;)
  25. Best answer
    Cooler Master G550M < This is a good one grab it , it's on my list above.
  26. herrwizo said:
    Šta ne reče susjed :D (why don't you say so neighbour --> I'm from Croatia) :D

    Get the Cooler Master. My 5 cents.

    Hehe :D
    So guys do you all agree i should get the 550W Cooler Master G550M? :D
  27. Another vote for this one, although I voted 2 hours earlier for the same thing :D
  28. Good choice it's a decent power supply. :D
  29. Thanks again guys for your help,CHEERS! :D
  30. Your welcome!
  31. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Your welcome!

    I will order my PC tommorow and just asking,I will buy a Hyper EVO 212 later for my CPU,and can i overclock with this PSU,I'd like to get around 4.0 or 4.1Ghz when needed or less ofc.
  32. Some mild overclocking wt the EVO IS FINE.
  33. He thought about the psu, yeah man, of course it will hold. When you buy quality, you can overclock as well :)
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