PSU Recommendation

Hi,

I have 5 segate HDs (3 1TB and 2 500gb) all sata, my proccessor is AMD FX-6100, my board is ASUS Sabertooth 990FX with 8 gig of G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series. My video card is PowerColor AX6870 1GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6870 and I have one dvd/cd burner drive.

This is all going into a coolermaster storm scout case... what is the best PSU to get to cover all this? I would love to keep it under 200 if possible.

Thanks
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  1. 850 watt PSU is overkill.

    A good 650 watt PSU will be more than enough for a single 6870 and the rest of the system. I go along with sosofm - one of the 650 watt Corsairs:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%2050001459%20600014022&IsNodeId=1&name=Corsair

    Or a 650 or 750 watt Seasonic:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519%2050001697%2040000058&IsNodeId=1&SubCategory=58&Manufactory=1697&SpeTabStoreType=1
  2. Uh yeah! no need for 850W.
    Seasonic M12II 620W
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=52176&vpn=M12II%20620&manufacture=Seasonic%20Electronics&promoid=1311
    Seasonic X660 Gold ATX 12V 24PIN 660W Active PFC 80PLUS Gold Modular SLI Ready Power Supply
    (X-660 Gold) Reg. Price:$174.98 Saving Code: 65390-1311
    FREE Ground Shipping for this item only! $119.99 BUY
    Link is messed up -click sale banner -scroll down page
    XFX 750W PRO750W XXX
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62224&vpn=P1750BNLG9&manufacture=XFX
    mostly everything currently has free shipping.
  3. puresanfran said:
    Hi,

    I have 5 segate HDs (3 1TB and 2 500gb) all sata, my proccessor is AMD FX-6100, my board is ASUS Sabertooth 990FX with 8 gig of G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series. My video card is PowerColor AX6870 1GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6870 and I have one dvd/cd burner drive.

    This is all going into a coolermaster storm scout case... what is the best PSU to get to cover all this? I would love to keep it under 200 if possible.

    Thanks



    Get the Shellshocker deal at newegg today 12/12/2011. Kingwin 1000W PSU for $100. It's a good company..you can check the review at HARDOCP (one of the most honest websites in my opinion).

    Don't fall prey to the whole 80+ non-sense. HARDOCP had an article explaining that too. Basically, a company came cherry pick one of the good PSU's from the production line and send it for 80+ review to get the stamp...this doesn't mean every other unit performs the same. Honest companies don't cheat but a lot..and I mean a lot of them do but sending their best piece so they can stamp all the units.

    Oh and even if a company doesn't cheat...the extra $40-$50 you pay for 80+ gold and so forth cannot be recovered unless you run your PC on max load for 24/7 x 5-10yrs..its some outrageous timeframe...the entire thing is fraud.
  4. I agree that a good 650W PSU will power your system nicely. The above mentioned Corsairs and Seasonics are all excellent, but thought I would draw your attention to the great XFX Core line: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014
  5. For a system using a single reference clocked Radeon HD 6870 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 28 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI-Express supplementary power connectors.

    The extra hard disk drives will have an operating +12V current draw of 2 Amps so you will need to add to the 28 Amps recommended to handle this.

    Get a reputable brand 600 Watt or greater power supply.
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