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May 9, 2012 4:22:46 PM

Can anyone recommend a Modular PSU to power my build?

System Specs:
i5 3570k
GA-Z77X-D3H
GTX 670
8GB RAM
128 GB M4 + 1 TB HDD
Fractal Design Define R3

Cheers.

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a b ) Power supply
May 9, 2012 4:54:14 PM

Hello !

What is your budget ? Do you plan on adding an other video card ? Or update your CPU in the near future ?

As it is, you'd probably need about 600W for your PSU.
As for the model, in my opinion, Corsair is the best PSU maker out there.

Good luck,
al360ex
a c 273 ) Power supply
May 9, 2012 5:47:28 PM

Corsair does not actually make any power supplies. They rebrand power supplies made by Seasonic, CWT and Flextronics. They are a quality brand though.

Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec are all brands you can't really go wrong with. For the specs you listed a ~500w model from any of the above brands will be fine. If you plan on adding a second card in Sli then go with a 700-750w model for futureproofing.
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May 9, 2012 6:03:21 PM

I'm looking to maybe adding a second graphics card in the future so 750w is a necessity.
a c 273 ) Power supply
May 9, 2012 9:26:39 PM

The non modular Corsair 750 TX2 is an excellent power supply and gets a 9.5 from jonnyguru. It's made by Seasonic.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

The modular Corsair 750 TXM is not up to the same standard. It's made by CWT and not one of their best efforts. It gets an 8.3 from jonnyguru.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...


In my opinion you can do better than the Corsair. The NZXT is made by Seasonic and compares favorably to the Corsait 750TX2.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5277/nzxt-hale82-650w-750...


That website really has a very small selection but here are a few more models you might find if you look around that are quite good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...


The Corsair HX 750 is also a very good alternative although it's more expensive.
May 9, 2012 10:02:24 PM

Thanks for the input. Which one would you personally recommend?
a c 273 ) Power supply
May 10, 2012 1:18:50 AM

Either the Seasonic X750 or the Corsair HX 750 although any of the models on the newegg comparison list are very good.

The NZXT is not a bad model either. It's 80+ Bronze rated while the 2 above are 80+ Gold rated.
a c 165 ) Power supply
May 10, 2012 11:41:42 AM

Bramaz said:
Thanks for the input. Which one would you personally recommend?


one thing; all the PSU mentioned will do the job with no problem. a gold vs bronze PSU is simply more efficient and may not be worth the extra cost depending on your market.
a c 273 ) Power supply
May 10, 2012 4:59:07 PM

^ I agree.

As I said, the NZXT is still a very good unit and keeps the price down. Might not have stated that as clearly as ct1615!
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