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P.S.U for Intel i5 2500k + Z68 Motherboard

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April 9, 2011 3:01:23 PM

I'm planning to buy new P.S.U, as per my little knowledge

i must take care of how many pins required in P.S.U cable as per motherboard.

i will be using intel i5 2500k with compatible p67 or z68 motherboard.

please suggest how to check for compatible P.S.U and type of P.S.U cable ( No. of pins) required.
April 10, 2011 2:38:48 AM

Are you going to sli or crossfire? I do not understand what you mean about pins. If you are going to crossfire and sli then you need at least an 850 watt power supply. If not I think that a 400 or 500 watt would be fine. I would recommend that you get a modular power supply because they are easier to connect cables when you are building the Computer.
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April 10, 2011 3:48:10 AM

What is the diff between a nomal P.S.U and a modular power supply?

and i will not be using SLI or crossfire.

I was asking about P.S.U cable pins because P.S.U cable comes with different no. of pins available on number. so i just want to confirm how can i check which P.S.U do i need for my new Intel i5 2500k + Z68 Motherboard.

if possible please suggest any Good P.S.U with at least 500w and available in india, New Delhi.

One more Thing i want to know that i read somewhere that even if some P.S.U claim to provide 600w but actually they are not providing 600w, there is very imp. role of heat.

It provide 600w but just for few seconds ONLY.

so how can i judge which one is Providing correct and fixed Watt as mentioned at the time of purchase???????????

Thanks
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April 10, 2011 4:20:48 AM

Top brands are International. They include Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, Antec, XFX, Silverstone and Enermax. Stick with these brands and you should have no problems. Any modern power supply by these companies will have suitable connectors for your 2500K/Z68 build.
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April 10, 2011 12:48:25 PM

developeraslam said:
I'm planning to buy new P.S.U, as per my little knowledge

i must take care of how many pins required in P.S.U cable as per motherboard.

i will be using intel i5 2500k with compatible p67 or z68 motherboard.

please suggest how to check for compatible P.S.U and type of P.S.U cable ( No. of pins) required.

How much are you willing to spend Rs. ?
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April 10, 2011 5:53:15 PM

A PSU choice is influenced by your current system components and any planned future upgrades.. So, if you can give us your entire system specs then we can suggest you few good and compatible PSU's to go for.. Oh yes, we need your maximum budget figure also..
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April 10, 2011 6:16:03 PM

For P.S.U i will spend max Rs. 2500.

if you have diff. brands please mention all with model no.

my system configuration will be:-


intel i5 2500k ( i will be overclocking)

z68 or p67 motherbord.

4gb DDR3 ram

1TB HDD

DVD writer

i will be using Integrated Graphic and i will not install any addon graphic card.

Question No.1:- So what should be my minimum P.S.U Watts. like 450w, 500w, 600w or 350 watts is sufficient?

Question No. 2:- i already have my old IBALL 350W P.S.U with me. if as per mentioned configuration New P.S.U requirement is not fulfulled with 350W, IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE a new 350w P.S.U with my OLD 350W P.S.U ( working fine now ) to power up my P.C like to given power to mytherboard and Processor ( Intel i5 2500k) and use OLD 350w P.S.U to give power to other component like Dvd writer, 1TB HDD, cabinet/ case fans etc.

Thanks.
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April 10, 2011 6:17:20 PM

Emperus said:
A PSU choice is influenced by your current system components and any planned future upgrades.. So, if you can give us your entire system specs then we can suggest you few good and compatible PSU's to go for.. Oh yes, we need your maximum budget figure also..



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For P.S.U i will spend max Rs. 2500.

if you have diff. brands please mention all with model no.

my system configuration will be:-


intel i5 2500k ( i will be overclocking)

z68 or p67 motherbord.

4gb DDR3 ram

1TB HDD

DVD writer

i will be using Integrated Graphic and i will not install any addon graphic card.

Question No.1:- So what should be my minimum P.S.U Watts. like 450w, 500w, 600w or 350 watts is sufficient?

Question No. 2:- i already have my old IBALL 350W P.S.U with me. if as per mentioned configuration New P.S.U requirement is not fulfulled with 350W, IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE a new 350w P.S.U with my OLD 350W P.S.U ( working fine now ) to power up my P.C like to given power to mytherboard and Processor ( Intel i5 2500k) and use OLD 350w P.S.U to give power to other component like Dvd writer, 1TB HDD, cabinet/ case fans etc.

Thanks.
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April 10, 2011 6:23:33 PM

350-400 watts will be fine but I would choose a power supply from the brands I listed above.
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April 11, 2011 6:30:45 AM

anort3 said:
350-400 watts will be fine but I would choose a power supply from the brands I listed above.



Please Ans. this question too

:-)

:sarcastic: 
Question No. 2:- i already have my old IBALL 350W P.S.U with me. if as per mentioned configuration New P.S.U requirement is not fulfulled with 350W, IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE a new 350w P.S.U with my OLD 350W P.S.U ( working fine now ) to power up my P.C like to given power to mytherboard and Processor ( Intel i5 2500k) and use OLD 350w P.S.U to give power to other component like Dvd writer, 1TB HDD, cabinet/ case fans etc.

Thanks.
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April 11, 2011 6:47:49 AM

developeraslam said:
Please Ans. this question too

:-)

:sarcastic: 
Question No. 2:- i already have my old IBALL 350W P.S.U with me. if as per mentioned configuration New P.S.U requirement is not fulfulled with 350W, IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE a new 350w P.S.U with my OLD 350W P.S.U ( working fine now ) to power up my P.C like to given power to mytherboard and Processor ( Intel i5 2500k) and use OLD 350w P.S.U to give power to other component like Dvd writer, 1TB HDD, cabinet/ case fans etc.

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It is not a good idea but yes it is possible. It can be dangerous if you do it wrong.
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April 11, 2011 8:33:58 AM

developeraslam said:
Please Ans. this question too

:-)

:sarcastic: 
Question No. 2:- i already have my old IBALL 350W P.S.U with me. if as per mentioned configuration New P.S.U requirement is not fulfulled with 350W, IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE a new 350w P.S.U with my OLD 350W P.S.U ( working fine now ) to power up my P.C like to given power to mytherboard and Processor ( Intel i5 2500k) and use OLD 350w P.S.U to give power to other component like Dvd writer, 1TB HDD, cabinet/ case fans etc.

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Why ? it's very inefficient energy wise and could be troublesome.
I wouldn't do it personally.
Just buy the very good energy efficient unit i linked earlier.
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April 12, 2011 4:29:47 PM

developeraslam said:
For P.S.U i will spend max Rs. 2500.

if you have diff. brands please mention all with model no.

my system configuration will be:-


intel i5 2500k ( i will be overclocking)

z68 or p67 motherbord.

4gb DDR3 ram

1TB HDD

DVD writer

i will be using Integrated Graphic and i will not install any addon graphic card.

Question No.1:- So what should be my minimum P.S.U Watts. like 450w, 500w, 600w or 350 watts is sufficient?

Question No. 2:- i already have my old IBALL 350W P.S.U with me. if as per mentioned configuration New P.S.U requirement is not fulfulled with 350W, IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE a new 350w P.S.U with my OLD 350W P.S.U ( working fine now ) to power up my P.C like to given power to mytherboard and Processor ( Intel i5 2500k) and use OLD 350w P.S.U to give power to other component like Dvd writer, 1TB HDD, cabinet/ case fans etc.

Thanks.

if you choose the P67 you will have use an addon graphics card
-H67 = Integrated Graphics AND* / OR addon graphics card
-P67 = only addon graphics card
-Z68 = Integrated Graphics AND* / OR addon graphics card

* the ANDs require LucidLogicx Virtu software
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April 23, 2011 2:41:17 AM

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