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July 21, 2014 8:56:10 AM

Hello all, I am in the process of putting these parts together but I'm not sure how large a psu would need to be to run things nicely.
I7 4790k
Asus Gtx 780
Z97-k mobo
1 dvd drive
1 Hdd

I wonder if it's better to buy a premium psu with just enough power to run things or a less quality psu with lots of headroom. For example a 500w seasonic vs a 750w corsair cx.

Thanks for your help

Daniel

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July 21, 2014 9:05:53 AM

500w isn't gonna be enough, but I wouldn't recommend getting a 750w corsair cx. What would your budget be? With a 650w PSU you're gonna have quite some headroom, a 600w should be fine too.
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July 21, 2014 9:38:39 AM

budget

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July 21, 2014 9:43:17 AM

What do you recommend then icebox?
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a b ) Power supply
July 21, 2014 9:44:06 AM

i need budget and country of origin sir

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July 21, 2014 9:45:37 AM

Not a problem squire. £80 United Kingdom.
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July 21, 2014 10:16:45 AM

i prefer the one i chose fully modular and goldrated yesh

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July 21, 2014 10:29:12 AM

The G2 is of higher quality, but the G1 isn't bad either, he'd be saving money on the XFX while getting an excellent quality PSU.
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a c 2282 ) Power supply
July 21, 2014 1:54:31 PM

That gold one is a very poor PSU. ^
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a c 2282 ) Power supply
July 21, 2014 2:24:41 PM

The one I linked isn't the same one .
EVGA
120-G1-0650-XR
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a c 2282 ) Power supply
July 21, 2014 2:25:43 PM

Yes this is a great PSU.

XFX PRO750W Core Edition 80+ Bronze
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July 21, 2014 2:34:49 PM

Xfx 750 it is then. Thank you for helping me out sir.
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a c 2282 ) Power supply
July 21, 2014 2:36:21 PM

Anytime that is a great choice.
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a b ) Power supply
July 22, 2014 5:26:42 AM

cool beans

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