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July 16, 2011 9:42:29 PM

Hey,

I'm putting together a Sandy Bridge build (2500K, Asrock P67 EXTREME4, 6850, 7200rpm SATA 3.0 HDD) and I need to choose a PSU. Apparently I need a 600W PSU - is this right?

I've found a few 600W PSUs, and I was just wondering if they're any good:

OCZ StealthXstream 600W
ModXtreme 600W
Corsair GS600

So, are they any good, which is best, and is 600W about right?

Thanks for all your help

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July 16, 2011 10:19:38 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Look at this one - it is Corsair, and Modular. 650 watts PSU from a good manufacturer such as Corsair, will meet the needs of most builds with a good Graphics card, and provide some head room for some future expansion, but not for SLI or Crossfire.

Modular PSUs are great for good cable management.
July 16, 2011 10:36:22 PM

Thanks for the reply,

Sorry, I forgot to mention my budget - it's only £50-60 ($80) for the PSU

The HX650 works out at about £90 here in the UK ($150) which is way out of my price range :) 

What do you think of the PSU's I've found though?

Thanks,

Junaid
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July 16, 2011 10:37:02 PM

look on corsairs web site you can enter your cpu, graphics card or more than one graphics card-- how many hard drives and if you want to overclock the graphics and cpu and it will recomend a psu capable of running it

link is

http://www.corsair.com/learn_n_explore/?psu=yes
a b ) Power supply
July 16, 2011 10:42:07 PM

just saw your budget so probably too expensive for a corsair unless its second hand of ebay etc--but will give you and idea of what psu is suitable--just remember the psu is the most important component in your pc so its best to stretch to the best quality psu you can afford
a c 90 ) Power supply
July 16, 2011 10:47:26 PM

Yes, a good quality PSU is very important in any build (or any computer). That's why I suggested Corsair's Modular PSU.

This on: is also 650 watts and Corsair: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - This will work and is less expensive than the Corsair Modular HX-650

I don't feel very comfortable with a PSU less than 650 watts. (OCZ is a good brand).
July 16, 2011 11:00:05 PM

Thanks again for the replies - which would you say is better out of OCZ and Corsair?

By the way Ubrales - you said that you "don't feel very comfortable with a PSU less than 650 watts" - are you sure a 600W won't be enough?

And is the TX650 you linked to modular?
a c 90 ) Power supply
July 17, 2011 12:51:15 AM

junaid96 said:
Thanks again for the replies - which would you say is better out of OCZ and Corsair?

By the way Ubrales - you said that you "don't feel very comfortable with a PSU less than 650 watts" - are you sure a 600W won't be enough?

And is the TX650 you linked to modular?

There are too many variables that interact in electrical/electronic hardware. If you use 2 different PSU calculators, you will get 2 different results. In answer to your question, no, I do not positively know (with a reasonable confidence level) that 600 watts PSU may be enough. I personally don't like to cut things too close. That's why I suggested 650 watts or higher. And if I don't believe in something, I will not recommend it to others.
July 17, 2011 10:47:15 AM

Ok thanks for your help ubrales :)  I think I will go for the TX650 or maybe a 700W OCZ (they don't do 650)
a c 243 ) Power supply
July 17, 2011 11:02:28 AM

junaid96 said:
Hey,

I'm putting together a Sandy Bridge build (2500K, Asrock P67 EXTREME4, 6850, 7200rpm SATA 3.0 HDD) and I need to choose a PSU. Apparently I need a 600W PSU - is this right?

I've found a few 600W PSUs, and I was just wondering if they're any good:

OCZ StealthXstream 600W
ModXtreme 600W
Corsair GS600


So, are they any good, which is best, and is 600W about right?

Thanks for all your help

All pretty decent power supplies, any one of them would be fine for your specs.
a c 90 ) Power supply
July 17, 2011 2:36:56 PM

junaid96 said:
Ok thanks for your help ubrales :)  I think I will go for the TX650 or maybe a 700W OCZ (they don't do 650)

Yes, either one will work well for you. Both good brands. Buy the one that is on sale.
July 17, 2011 3:50:59 PM

Ubrales said:
There are too many variables that interact in electrical/electronic hardware. If you use 2 different PSU calculators, you will get 2 different results. In answer to your question, no, I do not positively know (with a reasonable confidence level) that 600 watts PSU may be enough. I personally don't like to cut things too close. That's why I suggested 650 watts or higher. And if I don't believe in something, I will not recommend it to others.

600W would be more than enough. His system consumes maybe 400W at 100% load. However, It's always good to have a better PSU than you actually need, because you get the highest efficiency at 50% load, you have overclocking and upgrading headroom...
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