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July 20, 2011 10:52:08 AM

I am currently doing a specs upgrade and want to know if the GS 600 is adequate or overkill.

My specs after upgrade;

Core i3 2100
GA-P67A UD3R
Mushkin Silverline 1.5v (2*2gb) DDR3 1333

I don't OC so I have standard Intel and Gigabyte cooling in my case.

I want to also shortly upgrade to a 560ti or 9850/9870 so I currently have a corsair GS 450 which is old now and like and swear to the product, that said is the GS600 or Cheaper CX600 sufficient (preference to the former GS)

http://www.corsair.com/gs600w.html

Single +12v rail @ 576w and 48A.

I DON"T SLI so the 2 connectors are sufficient for the 560.

The pricing is R717 (717/6.8 = USD) I don't really want to exceed that mark to much, but am looking to find a PSU with sufficient AMPS for a good GPU upgrade.

Any infomation or advice forthcoming is appreciated.

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a b ) Power supply
July 20, 2011 1:02:52 PM

Why don't you just use the GS450??
July 20, 2011 1:24:47 PM

geekapproved said:
Why don't you just use the GS450??


The VX450 has dual +12v rails at 36A combined, don't know if that is enough for GPU's today.
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a b ) Power supply
July 20, 2011 3:09:18 PM

sarinaide said:
The VX450 has dual +12v rails at 36A combined, don't know if that is enough for GPU's today.


My video card uses just as much power as your 560ti and I'm running an Antec 380w with 1-15a rail and 1-17a rail. See specs below. You have a very low power cpu and low power ram.

Your VX450 is more than enough for your setup.

You can't combine 2-18a rails to get 36a, it doesn't work that way.

I'm curious if you don't overclock and you don't plan sli/xfire, why did you buy a P67??
July 20, 2011 3:34:59 PM

geekapproved said:
My video card uses just as much power as your 560ti and I'm running an Antec 380w with 1-15a rail and 1-17a rail. See specs below. You have a very low power cpu and low power ram.

Your VX450 is more than enough for your setup.

You can't combine 2-18a rails to get 36a, it doesn't work that way.

I'm curious if you don't overclock and you don't plan sli/xfire, why did you buy a P67??



I will wait until the 2600k or 2500k reaches respectable prices then look to get into OC,.....SLI I fully expect to put massive drain on the PSU requirments and I prefer one big card vs two mid cards using less power.....obviously two big cards is great but again requires a really excessive amount of juice. SLI unlikely, OC is a possibility down the line. Better motherboards are better than generic entry level boards, I will never go to entry level again, no expansion, no future proofing.
a b ) Power supply
July 20, 2011 3:42:23 PM

Well my $60 H61 will throw the same framerates as a P67 with the same video card and cpu. It also has the same upgrade ability down the road as your P67 (ivy bridge). My last board was $80, lasted me through 3 cpu's and 5yrs and I sold it to someone else.

If you plan to overclock down the road, then you made the right choice with the P67. However, there's no point in overclocking a 2500K, if your just running 1 video card.

Anyways, don't expect 2600K/2500K to EVER drop more than $10 from what it is now. It just doesn't happen with Intel cpu's. Remember the venerable Q6600, it never dropped more than $20, then went up. Same with Q9550. Same with i7-920. When Intel phases out cpu's for newer models, they generally go up, or stay the same, not come down.
The only exception is the Hexacores that cost $1000, they tend to drop $100 every time a new model comes out.

When you upgrade to a bigger card (bigger than 560ti), or 2600K and overclock, then upgrade the psu then. Theres no reason to upgrade it now for a 560ti.
July 20, 2011 6:55:48 PM

geekapproved said:
Well my $60 H61 will throw the same framerates as a P67 with the same video card and cpu. It also has the same upgrade ability down the road as your P67 (ivy bridge). My last board was $80, lasted me through 3 cpu's and 5yrs and I sold it to someone else.

If you plan to overclock down the road, then you made the right choice with the P67. However, there's no point in overclocking a 2500K, if your just running 1 video card.

Anyways, don't expect 2600K/2500K to EVER drop more than $10 from what it is now. It just doesn't happen with Intel cpu's. Remember the venerable Q6600, it never dropped more than $20, then went up. Same with Q9550. Same with i7-920. When Intel phases out cpu's for newer models, they generally go up, or stay the same, not come down.
The only exception is the Hexacores that cost $1000, they tend to drop $100 every time a new model comes out.

When you upgrade to a bigger card (bigger than 560ti), or 2600K and overclock, then upgrade the psu then. Theres no reason to upgrade it now for a 560ti.


I will look into that H61 chipset maybe balance it out to possibly push for the 2500k that I found for R1556 (divide by 6.8 = USD) which is R700 less than standard. I will hang onto my 450w until it reaches a better time to upgrade, save the bucks on a GPU and maybe RAM

Thanks.
a b ) Power supply
July 20, 2011 8:00:49 PM

Well I'm not saying get an H61. I had no need for usb3.0 or Sata 6g so I went with it. I would recommend you a H67 if you don't plan to overclock.

Obviously if your getting a 2500K, your going to overclock, so stick with the p67. If your not going to overclock and get the 2400 or 2500, then the H67 is all you need.
July 21, 2011 5:57:47 AM

geekapproved said:
Well I'm not saying get an H61. I had no need for usb3.0 or Sata 6g so I went with it. I would recommend you a H67 if you don't plan to overclock.

Obviously if your getting a 2500K, your going to overclock, so stick with the p67. If your not going to overclock and get the 2400 or 2500, then the H67 is all you need.


I will likely go with the H67 mobo and my intended I3 2100 I don't need a big oc system if it is just minimal or fixing voltages thats perfecto for me.....I am trying to rather go for a GTX 570 or wait and see what Nvidia are doing for a few months, in the meantime stick with my GTX 8800

I had initially wanted the exact corsair RAM as your specs,......is that capable of working on the said motherboards? They said rather look for 1.5v RAM, just on the availability fo resources the best quality 1.5v 1600/1333 is not necessarily available or is vastly overpriced.
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