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PSU for gtx 460

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January 24, 2011 7:29:40 AM

I have the below specifications:

Phenom II x4 955 BE
ASUS M4N75TD
8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
Cooler Master Elite 430
Seagate 500GB Sata and 1TB SATA (2 hard disks)
Benq G2220HD Monitor

MSI Hawk GTX 460 (thinking to get a 560 instead of the 460)


please suggest me a budget but efficient power supply to run the above system.

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a b ) Power supply
January 24, 2011 10:05:11 AM

You need around 500W to run that system, so I would suggest getting a 500W QUALITY power supply, or a 550W - 600W budget one to make sure you're not going to have any problems down the line..

I'd suggest something like this:

Corsair 600W CX PSU - 2x PCI-E 6x SATA
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/241000

Coolermaster GX 550W PSU - 2x PCI-E 6x SATA
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/200489

Be Quiet 530W PSU - 2x PCI-E 5x SATA
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190751
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a b ) Power supply
January 24, 2011 12:38:51 PM

Cooler Master PSU's are just fine, but have not been making PSU's for all that long so if you're really paranoid about quality then getting an Antec or Corsair would be best.
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January 24, 2011 12:42:06 PM

In my opinion, Corsair 650W or 550W would be a good choice as the warranty is 5 years as against many other brands with just 1 or 2 years.
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January 24, 2011 4:36:09 PM

cooler master psus are decent. the only exception are the extreme power and elite power series, which absolutely suck. the rest are ok. but i would still stick to corsair, seasonic, or antec, for the best psus.
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a b ) Power supply
January 24, 2011 8:59:23 PM

yes, the antec is very good
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January 24, 2011 9:05:00 PM

Ok thanks.

I ll go with antec then.

but the only concern is the cables are not sleeved. Can I sleeve them up myself with a tape or something.
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January 24, 2011 9:47:46 PM

Corsair has served me well for a long time... psu's and ram.
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January 25, 2011 8:16:42 PM

I have the same CPU and the same GPU that you are looking to buy (the 460 Hawk, not the 560) and I went with an Antec psu. I found a great price on the TruePower 750w at Fry's Electronics ($80 after rebates), which I thought would be good in case I wanted to do Xfire or SLI (was using onboard GPU at the time) and it is sleeved and semi-modular. Before that I was looking at Antec's EarthWatts series, and would probably have gone that route if not for the sale that I found.
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a b ) Power supply
January 25, 2011 8:43:47 PM

Antec have always been a great supplier of PSU. Not only are they reliable and at a good price, but they also have a great deal of leads so you are bound to have the connections needed for an average gaming setup.
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January 25, 2011 9:02:30 PM

acer0169 said:
Antec have always been a great supplier of PSU. Not only are they reliable and at a good price, but they also have a great deal of leads so you are bound to have the connections needed for an average gaming setup.

They only use the top OEMs (CWT, Seasonic, FSP, Delta Electronics, Enhance Electronics) in the power supply business so that's to be expected.
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January 27, 2011 6:04:30 PM

I would again say that warranty matters a lot for the power supplies, just as important as their stability. Antec is an excellent brand but so is Corsair, and it offers 5 years of warranty. Unless Antec has started to do that, I would suggest Corsair. It is also a very classy looking and packed power supply. Corsair 650W (yellow and black box)
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