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Need PSU for gaming build!

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February 11, 2012 2:07:19 AM

k so basically i need a good future proof PSU to complement this unit
it must be able to meet Requirements:
Silver rating+
Crossfire/SLI Ready
600W+
ready to handle two GPUs
Overclocked System

The one i have listed is one i found but im looking for a second opinion from you all.

CPU (179.99) - i5 2500k Sandy Bridge
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

CPU Cooler (35.00+4.00) - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO (185.00 - 50.00 = 135.00) - ASRock z68 Extreme4 Gen3 LGA1155
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

RAM (47.00) - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS (90.00) - Windows 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD (90.00+7.00) - Western Digital Blue 500gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card (190.00) - EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case (45.00) - Haf 912
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

PSU (100.00) - Sparkle 85+ Green 700W 80 Silver Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total : $877.00 + $14.00Shipping + Tax


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February 11, 2012 2:16:23 AM

That is a horrible brand just by looking at the name. You might just see sparkles when it explodes. xD

Anyway, switch to the Antec Earthwatts 750W.

Oh, and just so you know, that MOBO runs SLI/Crossfire on x16/x8, which is slower than x8/x8.
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February 11, 2012 2:46:52 AM

That Sparkle is garbage and you will need 750 watts to run GTX 560 TI Sli. Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Enermax, Silverstone or Antec are all good brands.

This is the best deal on an 80+ Silver I see right now.

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

Here is a modular unit for a few dollars more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 11, 2012 2:54:44 AM

azeem40 said:

Oh, and just so you know, that MOBO runs SLI/Crossfire on x16/x8, which is slower than x8/x8.


in what world is x16/x8 slower than x8/x8? any way it runs crossfire at x8/x8 but its pcie 3.0 so its plenty fast enough to run top end cards.

Why a 560? at 210 bucks you can pick up a ti version or 6950 for a few bucks more, which are much better cards, or get a 6870 which is at the same level for a lot cheaper
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February 11, 2012 3:16:02 AM

Yes, it is, because both cards are not performing on the same bandwidth, resulting in mismatched performance.
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February 11, 2012 3:30:51 AM

That board runs 1 card at x16 or 2 at x8 x8. And that mismatched performance is just crazy talk. Like a GTX 560 even comes close to saturating an x8 PCI-E slot anyway. If you did have cards fast enough to saturate the x8 connection running at x16 and x8 ( I have never seen a board do that either.....if they have 2 it's usually x16 x4 ) they would just both scale to run at x8.

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

PCI Express 3.0 x16 2 (single at x16, dual at x8)
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February 11, 2012 3:39:43 AM

Weird, microcenter said it was dual at x16/x8.
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February 11, 2012 10:58:33 AM

lldsgt said:
k so basically i need a good future proof PSU to complement this unit
it must be able to meet Requirements:
Silver rating+

Why ?
The difference in efficiency between a Silver rated unit and a Bronze rated unit is ~3%.
You're not going to notice any decrease in heat, or lowering of your electric bill by purchasing Silver over Bronze.

You know the only way to get the $180 cpu price is to walk into the store, right ?

While you're there you'll probably find quite a few Bronze rated power supplies ( depend's on what's in stock at your local ) in the $100 range that would be fine

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

If you simply must have Silver you can do better than your choice
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
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February 11, 2012 1:21:16 PM

my mobo runs at dual x8 as per newegg.com, most other sites dont seem to have the full specs

and i have already bought the CPU, case, MOBO, and disc drive from micro so thats no problem, purchasing the rest of the unit today but i think im gonna go with this one, thank you all for your input!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 11, 2012 1:21:53 PM

Best answer selected by lldsgt.
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February 11, 2012 4:14:52 PM

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