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Witch PSU should I use?

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July 4, 2010 7:04:23 PM

Hi,

I'm building my own system and i don't know witch PSU i should use.
I'm going to put this in my pc:
Asus AM3 M4A89GTD PRO USB3 HDMI DVI VGA DDR3
AMD AM3 Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz BOX
ASUS ATI 5850 Direct CU 1GB DDR5 voltage tweak ed.
Kingston DDR3 4GB 1333MHz (2x2GB) CL9

I have 6 options for a psu:
http://www.forcom.be/?product=302602 Cooler Master PSU Real Power M520 ATX 520W
http://www.forcom.be/?product=302604 Cooler Master PSU Real Power M620 ATX 620W
http://www.forcom.be/?product=301921 Corsair PSU VX ATX 550W
http://www.forcom.be/?product=306511 Antec TruePower 550W
http://www.forcom.be/?product=301932 Corsair PSU TX ATX 650W
http://www.forcom.be/?product=306512 Antec TruePower 650W

I hope you could help me, thank you anyway

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July 4, 2010 7:05:43 PM

I forgot , the site is dutch so i placed the name next to the link
July 4, 2010 7:08:43 PM

and sorry for my crappy english
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July 4, 2010 7:18:04 PM

Don't apologize . My Dutch is nonexistent. :) 

My first choice for PSU's is Corsair. Second choice Antec. You should avoid Coolermaster.

A 550 watt PSU will power your system with no problems.
July 4, 2010 7:20:11 PM

if a may ask why wouldn't you avoid a coolermaster ?
July 4, 2010 7:51:35 PM

Well if you only want to run one graphics card then the Corsair VX 550, Antec Truepower New 550 and probably the Cooler Master Real Power M620 would be fine for that.

If you want to be able to run two 5850s then either the Corsair TX 650 or Antec Truepower New 650 would be right, altho if you bought the Corsair 650 you'd have to use molex adapters to provide the second PCI-E power connector.

I believe that the Real Power series from Cooler Master is one of their better ones, altho a good Cooler Master is nowhere near as good as a good Antec/Corsair/Seasonic, etc.
July 4, 2010 8:18:04 PM

But which one is the most quiet, they all say that they are quiet but most off the times it isn't true, so i wonder which one I should take
July 5, 2010 12:25:22 AM

and does the antec TP-550 have 2X 6-pin connectors for my gpu?
July 5, 2010 5:43:29 AM

Yes one is 6+2 and the other is a plain 6 pin
July 10, 2010 2:42:16 PM

Silvune said:
Well if you only want to run one graphics card then the Corsair VX 550, Antec Truepower New 550 and probably the Cooler Master Real Power M620 would be fine for that.

If you want to be able to run two 5850s then either the Corsair TX 650 or Antec Truepower New 650 would be right, altho if you bought the Corsair 650 you'd have to use molex adapters to provide the second PCI-E power connector.

I believe that the Real Power series from Cooler Master is one of their better ones, altho a good Cooler Master is nowhere near as good as a good Antec/Corsair/Seasonic, etc.


There aren't much reviews about the antec tp-550W, do you think that it wil remain under 34dBA, or should i take the cm 700w silent pro, it remains under 34dBA
July 10, 2010 2:59:05 PM

I would get the cheapest 500-750 watt 80plus certified psu avaliable from antec, pc power cooling, corsair, or thermaltake, or even seasonic.
July 10, 2010 4:03:55 PM

Any of the antecs or corsairs will stay quite quiet. not sure about 34dBA but that is a very low noise level, the CPU fan in your system will be well above that. I have an EA500 from antec and its only got an 80mm fan and i can never hear it over the other fans in the system.
July 10, 2010 4:53:45 PM

hunter315 said:
Any of the antecs or corsairs will stay quite quiet. not sure about 34dBA but that is a very low noise level, the CPU fan in your system will be well above that. I have an EA500 from antec and its only got an 80mm fan and i can never hear it over the other fans in the system.


x2, I have never owned a psu that i could hear. no matter what brand. your GPU and CPU fans are always louder. with speakers on or headphones you definitally could not hear them.
July 10, 2010 5:21:05 PM

brianfulcher15 said:
x2, I have never owned a psu that i could hear. no matter what brand. your GPU and CPU fans are always louder. with speakers on or headphones you definitally could not hear them.


My pc is for my family and me, so thats why i need to have a quiet pc.
July 11, 2010 2:24:31 PM

Does the antec 550w have a +12V rail with 40 amps ?
July 11, 2010 9:53:29 PM

Yes the Antec 550 has a combined 12V total of 45A.
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