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Is this PSU adequate?

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January 23, 2012 3:43:25 AM

I just made a new build. Was planning on keeping old psu, but realized it was only 500w which was a minimum for my nvida gtx 560ti. Went to mom and pop computer store and this was the only psu above my initial one, being impatient I bought it. I hope to oc in the future when new hdd comes in. Either way here is two links to the psu in question. Thanks in advance.

Cool Power - Gamer Series Link 1

Cool Power - Gamer Series Link 2

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a c 110 ) Power supply
January 23, 2012 3:47:52 AM

I never heard of cool power before, I would get something by companies such as corsair, antec, xfx,
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January 23, 2012 4:00:52 AM

Yeah I was thinking of replacing it with a corsair 650w, this product's no name feels kinda sketchy and risky.
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January 23, 2012 4:07:22 AM

Why would a 880 Watt power supply only have two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors?

Even reputable name brand 650 Watt power supplies have four (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

That tells me there is a severe deficiency in its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating.

The label with that power supply's DC load table is never shown so they must be trying to hide something.
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January 23, 2012 4:17:44 AM

The weirdest thing was that at the store I purchased it, it was twice as much as it sells online. You verify my concern of continuing to use this psu. I don't know too much about power supply specs, but I shouldn't take the risk my my new components I'm thinking.

Does this one look good Corsair 750w or do you think Corsair 650w would do just fine?
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January 23, 2012 4:23:45 AM

650w should be fine with a single 560. I would return that garbo PSU as fast as possible...hah
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a c 1167 ) Power supply
January 23, 2012 4:24:42 AM

oosaki said:
The weirdest thing was that at the store I purchased it, it was twice as much as it sells online. You verify my concern of continuing to use this psu. I don't know too much about power supply specs, but I shouldn't take the risk my my new components I'm thinking.

Does this one look good Corsair 750w or do you think Corsair 650w would do just fine?

I would recommend the Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 (CMPSU-750TXV2) because it would be capable of handling two GeForce GTX 560 Ti in 2-way SLI mode in your system if you're planning to do that in the future.
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a b ) Power supply
January 23, 2012 4:30:35 AM

get a antec/corsair/enermax/seasonic psu with 80+ rating, active pfc etc.
cool power psu seems to be for older pcs that existed before 80+ certification. 40-50 bucks for an 880w psu should be the first point of suspicion.
the psu doesn't seem to have active pfc, enough pcie power connector as a typical psu at it's wattage level, 80+ certification etc.
some 800+w psus:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
proximon's recommended psu thread:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...
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January 23, 2012 4:35:13 AM

Thank you guys for the responses. I kinda feel like a sucker now but aye it happens lol.
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January 23, 2012 4:35:23 AM

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a b ) Power supply
January 23, 2012 7:25:17 AM

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