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December 12, 2011 2:04:19 PM

sup fellas, im looking to order a PSU but am having a hard time finding the right one/right amount of wattage.

i have ordered a amd a60 thermaltake mid case. i am going to stick with a non modular psu since i doubt ill have problems with cable managment.

ill be running FX x6 3.3ghz non overclocked.
1x 6950 amd GPU 2gb
1x gigabyte 990fxa ud3 mobo.
1x 16gb g.skill ram

ive heard you can make it with like 500w psu but i dont wanna order one and it not be enough, but i figured id come on here and ask to be sure. most likely will not overclock and will not go sli.

only searched corsair or ozc psu's if yall have another good brand then let me know but id like to stay with a corsair. they always seem like a good brand to me.

i can get a corsair 500w for $60 or 600w for $70 before rebates. so would i be find with 600w cause $70 isnt bad.

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a b ) Power supply
December 12, 2011 2:11:06 PM

500w PSU is enough for a build based around an ATI 6950.

If you do plan to SLI at any point, an upgrade to a 750w unit would be recommended.

Recommended PSU brands consist of: XFX, SeaSonic, Antec, Corsair. Modular isn't required, but would be recommended depending on the price difference. (any more than about $10 more, and I wouldn't pay extra for modular).
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December 12, 2011 2:16:45 PM

yea i dont plan on going SLI with this build at all. and ill be ordering the AMD 6950 $289 as soon as the 7000 series comes out so maybe the price will drop. i figured i could go ahead and get the 600w since its a christmas present and isnt coming out of my pocket..

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

ill def look into those other brands you listed. maybe i can find a better deal.
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December 12, 2011 2:24:51 PM

Anything 500w+ from either of those 4 brands should be completely trouble free so just grab whatever you see a good deal on :) 

The 6950 you've listed is quite abit more expensive than some other brands.
Id recommend looking at:
Gigabyte 6950: $240 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI 6950: $260 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX: $220 (after rebate) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All will perform at the same level as the ASUS one you listed, and you'll save yourself $30-40+

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How many monitors do you plan on using?


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December 12, 2011 2:39:04 PM

I'd go with a 600w psu for sure.
These units are a good deal and semi-modular.
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=33041&vpn=OCZ600MXSP&m...
PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65319&vpn=PPCMK3S600&m...
Seasonic M12II 620W
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=52176&vpn=M12II%20620&...
decent unit cheap
Antec Earthwatts Green 650W
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59339&vpn=EA650Green&m...
Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-600CXV2
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60330&vpn=CMPSU%2D600C...
XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition 5YR warranty - will ship when restocked at said price
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59616&vpn=P1650SNLB9&m...
NCIX will pricematch Newegg on any instock item btw(with the exception of special promos)
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December 12, 2011 2:48:13 PM

i have 3 monitors to use. i doubt ill get any more. but ill check them out forsure. always down to save a penny. thanks guys ill check out all the list items and get back with yall.
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a c 1196 ) Power supply
December 12, 2011 5:03:21 PM

For a system using a single reference clocked Radeon HD 6950 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater and that have at least two 6-pin PCI-Express supplementary power connectors.

The only power supply specification that you should be concerned with is that it has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater.

All of the PSUs listed by @davcon will meet the requirements.
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December 12, 2011 5:46:09 PM

yes i saw that it was like 10 bucks cheaper which ill prolly order from there i just had newegg pulled up but thanks for the heads up man

well it was saying it was 59.99 but as soon as i put it in my cart it changed to 81.72 and its saying that it is that price now... so unless its changes in the next hour or so then ill prolly buy it from newegg for 69.99
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a c 274 ) Power supply
December 12, 2011 6:00:10 PM

blakecarter said:
yes i saw that it was like 10 bucks cheaper which ill prolly order from there i just had newegg pulled up but thanks for the heads up man

well it was saying it was 59.99 but as soon as i put it in my cart it changed to 81.72 and its saying that it is that price now... so unless its changes in the next hour or so then ill prolly buy it from newegg for 69.99

Weird i'd phone the Toll Free: 1-888-881-6249 and ask wtf!
I just tried it on US site=worked for me!
I'm curious because the service in Canada is exceptional!
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December 12, 2011 7:13:47 PM

yea ill def check into it before ordering. but on NCIX by the connector part is says N/A and on newegg is has a list, does that mean it doesnt come with connector or just they dont list them?

Connectors N/A

Connectors1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4+4 Pin ATX 12V
1 x EPS 12V
2 x PCI-E
6 x SATA
4 x Peripheral
1 x Floppy

and i know this has nothing to do with the psu but i got to thinking that the 6950 was a bit over kill for just 3 monitors.. and i take it back, i may game like twice a week IF I SELL MY PS3.. but what would be a good gpu to run only 3 monitors smoothly, i use autocad and photoshop quite a bit, and i usually have alot of windows open in IE...
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a c 274 ) Power supply
December 13, 2011 1:13:26 AM

blakecarter said:
yea ill def check into it before ordering. but on NCIX by the connector part is says N/A and on newegg is has a list, does that mean it doesnt come with connector or just they dont list them?

Connectors N/A

Connectors1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4+4 Pin ATX 12V
1 x EPS 12V
2 x PCI-E
6 x SATA
4 x Peripheral
1 x Floppy

and i know this has nothing to do with the psu but i got to thinking that the 6950 was a bit over kill for just 3 monitors.. and i take it back, i may game like twice a week IF I SELL MY PS3.. but what would be a good gpu to run only 3 monitors smoothly, i use autocad and photoshop quite a bit, and i usually have alot of windows open in IE...

Yeah i wouldn't worry about the connector listing as N/A = laziness
Newegg has great descriptions of products but also plenty of typos too.
A Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2 is the same no matter where you buy it from.
Personally i would buy a 6950 or GTX 560ti = both are great cards = smooth framerates especially for 3 monitors
I've dealt with NCIX for years = no problem
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December 13, 2011 1:39:50 PM

@davcon thanks man. ill def call them and check about that pricing. but yea i would like to buy a 6950 but maybe when the 7000 series comes out it will lower the price a little.
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December 13, 2011 1:51:43 PM

Let me tell you my story, hopefully it'll influence you to get a new PSU.

GTX 570 build, 700W PSU. Quad +12V rails. 18A each, or 56A combined. The 56A combined WOULD have been enough if it knew how to distribute the load. Instead, I got a reboot due to loss of power (resulting from overloaded +12V rail) while gaming.

Bought a 750W PSU with a SINGLE +12V rail, ~65A, and no problems.

The small price differential to get a 650-750W PSU that's SINGLE +12V rail is worth not taking the risk of having insufficient PSU.
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