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Please recomend a good PSU for new rig

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June 17, 2012 5:18:34 AM

CPU : AMD FX 8150

GPU : Either AMD 7850 or 6950.

MB : Asus m5a99x evo

21.5 inch monitor

1 hdd

16gb 1600mhz RAM

few case fans




I was thinking about SeaSonic s12 ii 620w or corsair tx 650w.


Are both of these enough? or will I need more power [ > 700w ??]






Main uses: Heavy VFX work, video editing and 3d work. [ Adobe cs6, Blender, Maya, Fusion, Nuke etc]

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a b À AMD
June 17, 2012 5:43:03 AM

Why aren't you going with an nvidia card with CUDA!? Adobe programs, blender, maya all have gpu acceleration.
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June 17, 2012 5:43:44 AM

both are good.i would suggest going with TX650 V2,it's a rebranded seasonic and really cheap now.and for gpu,go with 7850,your psu(tx650)will easily handle crossfire.
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June 17, 2012 5:44:14 AM

Either of those psu's would be fine. a good 500 watt unit will run those cards, 700 watts would run 2 of them.
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June 17, 2012 5:59:10 AM

^in fact a 650w will run both of them.
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June 17, 2012 7:21:20 AM

amuffin said:
Why aren't you going with an nvidia card with CUDA!? Adobe programs, blender, maya all have gpu acceleration.


Correct, but in my budget the best Nvidia Card that I can afford is 560ti where as 7850 is generally considered overall better than it and also is more power effecient while costing almost same price here. Also I have heard that CUDA is not that great.
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June 17, 2012 7:27:53 AM

7850>560ti but cuda cores play a major role in gpu accelerated apps.but i don't think you should worry about it,your cpu is good enough.
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June 17, 2012 7:28:37 AM

hellfire24 said:
both are good.i would suggest going with TX650 V2,it's a rebranded seasonic and really cheap now.and for gpu,go with 7850,your psu(tx650)will easily handle crossfire.
enjoy ;) 



One more question that I forgot to ask earlier, would a cheap local brand UPS be fine with these PSUs.

We experience frequent power cuts here, as a result I need about 2 minutes of back up time to shut down applications and system. I can not afford expensive sine wave UPSs so would a cheap local brand UPS work in my situation, or will it destroy my PSU and other components.
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a b À AMD
June 17, 2012 7:46:08 AM

manpreet66 said:
Correct, but in my budget the best Nvidia Card that I can afford is 560ti where as 7850 is generally considered overall better than it and also is more power effecient while costing almost same price here. Also I have heard that CUDA is not that great.

Ave you considered the gtx 480?
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June 17, 2012 7:48:02 AM

^make sure it's cheap in terms of cost but not in terms of power delivery.you will find a reasonably priced ups for 2 min back up.
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June 17, 2012 7:56:56 AM

amuffin said:
Ave you considered the gtx 480?



Just checked it out,

Runs very Hot, uses too much power and very old now.

I think I will stick with 7850 for now.
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June 17, 2012 8:02:01 AM

OK, thanks people for helpful answers.




And I am glad no one came here telling me to replace Bulldozer with i5 or i7.
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June 17, 2012 8:02:36 AM

Best answer selected by manpreet66.
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