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August 9, 2011 8:53:00 PM

I am looking for advice on a PSU.

Build;

GA-Z68XP-UD3
Intel Core i5 2500k
Corsair Vengeance 8GB
GPU (still haven't decided)
PSU (????)

I will mostly use the machine for casual gaming, the basic overclocking and general and recreational usage, I may consider SLI down the line, of the following which is more recommended;

CORSAIR GS 600
CORSAIR GS 700
CORSAIR TX 750

Thanks
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August 9, 2011 9:29:38 PM

It depends on the GPU
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August 9, 2011 11:44:20 PM

Yeah, it depends heavily on which GPU you choose since you may pick out a PSU right now that will handle a single card but if you decide to SLI then it might not.
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August 10, 2011 10:27:12 AM

Engima said:
Yeah, it depends heavily on which GPU you choose since you may pick out a PSU right now that will handle a single card but if you decide to SLI then it might not.


Sorry I ommitted the options.

I was looking at a 560ti or 6950, unless I can pick up a 570 for a good price in the comming months.
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August 10, 2011 11:06:59 AM

I suggest a 750W if you want to go SLi in the future with any of those cards 550W is OK for any single one. This assumes a good make like the corsair ones you mention.
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August 11, 2011 6:35:38 AM

Having revised the scenario I have looked at a host of PSU considering the scale of "keeping costs down while efficiency stays up" basis.

Corsair

TX 650v2 (53A @ +12v)
TX 750v2 (62A @ +12v)
GS 600 (48A @ +12v)
GS 700 (56A @ +12v)

Antec

HCG-620 (48A)
HCG-750 (62A)

Coolermaster

GX 650 (52A)
GX 750 (60A)

I have purchased a GTX 560 TI, I am looking for something that is stable for basic OC. SLI is optional though unlikely as I will be unable to spend the excessive sums on two similar cards at the same point in time.

I have looked at local merchants stocks and compared in the 48-62A range. I would like to know which of these are good sound investments and which are bum PSU's, If possible suggest the lowest as well as what is recommended.

AGAIN Casual Gaming and Overclocking, distinct possibility of SLI.

Other Peripherals;

Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced 9*120mm Fans + 1 80mm Fan.
Coolermaster Hyper 212+
1x HDD.
1x Optical Device.
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August 11, 2011 10:18:49 AM

I suggest the Antec 750W if you SLi and overclock. Some coolmaster PSUs are not good but I cannot remember which.
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August 11, 2011 10:41:15 AM

simon12 said:
I suggest the Antec 750W if you SLi and overclock. Some coolmaster PSUs are not good but I cannot remember which.


I am likely to spend a bit more for the Antec TruePower 750w (Quad +12v @62A) alternatively I was told to go for the Corsair TX series 750w. So it is a toss up between the two with the Corsair coming in cheaper for seemingly the same output. That said I don't profess to be a PSU expert, in that if the general population feel a Antec TP 750w is better than my allegience to Corsair brands then I will spend extra and get a reliable and stable PSU.
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August 11, 2011 11:56:18 AM

Corsair is good as well go for it if its the same power and cheaper.
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August 11, 2011 12:05:50 PM

simon12 said:
Corsair is good as well go for it if its the same power and cheaper.


It is a single +12v Rail @ 62A, while the Antec TP 750 is a quad 12v rail @ 62A.

I probably will, it is more than enough for the single GTX 560 TI (30A) and the other 12v peripherals.

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