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Which PSU shall I buy?

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January 24, 2012 7:50:21 AM

So I need a new PSU and im thinking of buying either:

THERMALTAKE Evo_Blue W0307RED 650 W
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/3895047/art/thermaltake...

or
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W PC Power Unit
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/1911152/art/ocz/modxstr...

or
Corsair Gaming Series GS600 PC Power Unit - 600 W
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/9583397/art/corsair/gam...


or another for similar price / performance.
willing to spend up to ~£65

thinking about SLI later on
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NVIDIA 570GTX GAINWARD
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
ASUS P5Q - DELUXE
1TB SAMSUNG SATA

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January 24, 2012 8:05:47 AM

True what helfire24 said you will need bigger for future SLI, rather 750W or 800W, out of the lot you picked go for corsair
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January 24, 2012 8:06:52 AM

Check out scan.co.uk, ebuyer.com and overclockers.co.uk first. Pixmania can be hit and miss.
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January 24, 2012 8:29:48 AM

Or aria.co.uk, they usually have some good offers on
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January 24, 2012 8:39:26 AM

agreed, 750w+ for gtx570 sli. The only good thermaltake PSU's are the toughpower series, you take a chance with their other products. Corsair, Antec and Seasonic are the best choices for reliability and always produce their labeled wattage. Anything else and you really want to read a detailed review (one where they test it in under full load in a hot box and check for ripple/noise)
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January 24, 2012 11:17:45 AM

wow! that's a good psu.
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January 24, 2012 12:08:38 PM

He is probably fine with the Thermaltake. Even with SLI. The Calculators put him at about 624 after adding the second card, so 650 is plenty.

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January 24, 2012 12:24:47 PM

reload3 said:


thinking about SLI later on
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NVIDIA 570GTX GAINWARD
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
ASUS P5Q - DELUXE
1TB SAMSUNG SATA

With those specs I would be thinking about a platform upgrade long before dreaming about having a pair of 570's

That Corsair 750 is a decent choice
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January 24, 2012 1:10:21 PM

delluser1 said:
With those specs I would be thinking about a platform upgrade long before dreaming about having a pair of 570's

That Corsair 750 is a decent choice


yes, i will be upgrading later on, gonna wait a month or so before buying a 2nd 570, since my PSU is broken I need a new one and im thinking for the future already for SLI

We will see later but I got this in mind at the momment:
Asus P8H67 (B3)
CPU Intel Core i5 2500K 3,3 GHz
PC Kingston KVR1333D3N9K2/8G 2 x 4 GB
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January 24, 2012 3:37:09 PM

^+1 better then a TXM 750 imo.
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January 24, 2012 3:37:54 PM

I'll go +2
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