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July 19, 2014 10:02:32 PM

Hello,

Just made / purchased this build : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4z9XJx

I am worried about my 550w psu not being enough :ouch: . I picked up the gpu last minute because it was on sale and a good deal.

Thanks,
Aaron.

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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2014 10:04:42 PM

Yeah, you have enough. All you really need for that setup is 500 watts. I would have told you to get a better quality PSU but you already purchased it, but still you have enough power.
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July 19, 2014 10:25:15 PM

Alright well i canceled the amazon order. I guess i can order a better psu on payday next week. What psu should i look at for my pc?
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2014 10:25:51 PM

The one I linked will do fine. If you're willing to spend $59.99 you can get a tier 1 550 watt PSU
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2014 10:34:12 PM

A quality 450W is more than enough. Definitely return that Ark PSU, I can't even find the OEM on it which means that is is going to be complete junk. Go with Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, etc. Give me a budget for your PSU and I'll recommend you one.
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2014 10:37:44 PM

Yes, they are good enough. Tier 3 is baseline for PSUs. As I've said before if you're willing to spend a bit more you can get a quality psu, but yeah both of those will do.
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July 19, 2014 10:39:04 PM

Alright thank you for helping.
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2014 10:39:54 PM

Ok, glad I could help :D  don't be afraid to private message me if you have any other questions.
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July 19, 2014 10:41:44 PM

Blaise170 said:
A quality 450W is more than enough. Definitely return that Ark PSU, I can't even find the OEM on it which means that is is going to be complete junk. Go with Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, etc. Give me a budget for your PSU and I'll recommend you one.


I mean i dropped $600 + on the parts, i could do between 30-60$ on the psu.

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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2014 10:48:25 PM

smith_ said:


I mean i dropped $600 + on the parts, i could do between 30-60$ on the psu.



PSU should be the most important part of your build. If your PSU dies, it could zap your $600 worth of parts. This is the absolute best bang for your buck right now.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2014 10:52:14 PM

Blaise170 said:
smith_ said:


I mean i dropped $600 + on the parts, i could do between 30-60$ on the psu.



PSU should be the most important part of your build. If your PSU dies, it could zap your $600 worth of parts. This is the absolute best bang for your buck right now.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...

This is a good PSU
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July 19, 2014 10:53:46 PM

Blaise170 said:
smith_ said:


I mean i dropped $600 + on the parts, i could do between 30-60$ on the psu.



PSU should be the most important part of your build. If your PSU dies, it could zap your $600 worth of parts. This is the absolute best bang for your buck right now.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...


Thanks for your replies i will take these 3 into consideration.
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100w105...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600

Time for me to sleep.
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2014 10:54:37 PM

This one is 550watts but it will be about $64 +shipping and handling and not including mail in rebate. If you include mail in rebate it will be $55. This is a good PSU as well and is on the same tier as the one Blaise170 provided while having more watts as well
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2014 10:55:21 PM

smith_ said:
Blaise170 said:
smith_ said:


I mean i dropped $600 + on the parts, i could do between 30-60$ on the psu.



PSU should be the most important part of your build. If your PSU dies, it could zap your $600 worth of parts. This is the absolute best bang for your buck right now.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...


Thanks for your reply i will take these 3 into consideration.
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100w105...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600

Time for me to sleep.

Get the capstone then. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb... if you can
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2014 11:26:39 AM

Yes, it's a good PSU. Tier 2a according to the tier list. Seasonic makes quality PSUs
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July 20, 2014 1:40:09 PM

Thanks. Ill keep you posted mr drone.
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2014 1:54:17 PM

Ok. Good luck with your build and don't afraid to ask me any questions you might have left.
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2014 8:24:19 PM

I'd suggest getting the Capstone if you can. Those particular Seasonic models have a problem with coil whine under load.
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2014 10:20:41 PM

It is a tier 3 PSU. But it is 600 watts. It will power your build just fine.
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2014 11:31:42 PM

The CX600 is okay but at that price you are better with the S12II or Capstone. The only reason I recommended the Capstone over the S12II is the coil whine, the S12II is still a very good PSU.
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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2014 11:57:13 PM

Seasonic. While none of those are bad, the Seasonic is still the best. The Corsair CX series is based on a CWT platform which uses Chinese capacitors like Capxon which are not designed for the stress of a high end system. The EVGA B series is HEC based and better than the CX series, but HEC will never compete with a Seasonic platform (which is obviously the platform used by the Seasonic S12II).

The CX600 only actually gives around 580W on the +12V rail too, whereas the S12II will give you the full 520W on the +12V rail.

So that's my long winded answer about which is the best choice.
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a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2014 12:59:06 PM

XFX makes very good power supplies. I'm pretty sure I linked this one to you too early on.
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a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2014 11:26:39 PM

You'll be fine with the 550w. Rosewill Capstone and XFX are good PSUs. Depends on which one you want. I'd get the xfx because it's cheaper.
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July 25, 2014 10:58:36 AM

Alright, thank you
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a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2014 8:14:48 PM

Yep either are good.
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a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2014 9:33:55 PM

Yes, but I wouldn't do any overclocking if I were you.
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August 1, 2014 9:43:03 PM

I wasn't going to. Thank you.
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a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2014 9:46:06 PM

Ok no problem
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August 1, 2014 9:49:34 PM

Would you know amazon's policy on returning graphics cards? Like i'm still within the 30 day period, but i opened the package and lost the manual.
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a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2014 9:57:12 PM

No :( 
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August 1, 2014 10:11:50 PM

Alright, i think im ok. Thanks anyways.
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a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2014 12:34:27 PM

280x is much better, there's no comparison. Both will run fine on 550W.
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August 6, 2014 12:37:45 PM

Would the 770 decrease the life of my psu? I dont really game on ultra. But i just got a new 1920x1080 monitor.
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a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2014 1:09:31 PM

The 280x and 770 are basically identical in performance, and it won't harm your PSU since the Capstone is quality. Pick whichever is cheaper in my opinion.
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a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2014 2:16:01 PM

Both are good, and won't harm your PSU as stated already. They'll both max out most games at 1080p with no problems.
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August 6, 2014 2:33:20 PM

If you don't mind me asking why did you buy a 4gb 270x? It seems a little excessive for a card of that power.
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August 6, 2014 2:36:45 PM

Devouringbowl57 said:
If you don't mind me asking why did you buy a 4gb 270x? It seems a little excessive for a card of that power.


It was my first build. I kinda rushed it. My ambition was to be able to play witcher 3.
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August 6, 2014 2:50:09 PM

Yeah at that price you could have gotten a 280 with 3gb of onboard ram.
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