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June 25, 2012 6:08:08 AM

Just wondering if I bought the right PSU.. Cuz I dont wanna skip on this one. Want to hopefully run this system for about 3-4 years..

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aMya

Its a 700W cooler master power plus: http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

Dont know if its a continuous one or not or if it matters..

Please help..
Thanks

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June 25, 2012 6:19:30 AM

Nope. That's a pretty crappy psu.

CM Power supplies are generally regarded as junk due to power supplies like the Extreme power line. These units are typically far overrated, underspec'd, have questionable qualities and componenets, and are far overpriced for what they're worth. They are barely better than the generic psu's that blow up on a whim.

In essence, that CM PSU should be called Extreme Junk since its utterly crap

Stick with Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, Antec, Enermex, PC&P, etc for these companies consistently put out quality power supplies that are well reviewed and have a great reputation for stability and quality.
June 25, 2012 6:25:11 AM

rabeetX said:
Just wondering if I bought the right PSU.. Cuz I dont wanna skip on this one. Want to hopefully run this system for about 3-4 years..

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aMya

Its a 700W cooler master power plus: http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

Dont know if its a continuous one or not or if it matters..

Please help..
Thanks


Hi rabeetx,

This Cooler Master PSU is fine. It is not that efficient but it will get you going. It has a single +12v rail which delivers 52A. It also features Active Power Correction. All in all, it will run your PC just fine.

Mention your PC configuration to help determine the effectiveness of this PSU.

Regards,
SmartGeek

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June 25, 2012 6:27:25 AM

SmartGeek said:
Hi rabeetx,

This Cooler Master PSU is fine. It is not that efficient but it will get you going. It has a single +12v rail which delivers 52A. It also features Active Power Correction. All in all, it will run your PC just fine.

Regards,
SmartGeek


Thanks for the info. Just wondering if you were in my place and wanted to save some money on the PSU.. What would you go for? (Keeping it atleast 700W)
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June 25, 2012 6:32:21 AM

rabeetX said:
Thanks for the info. Just wondering if you were in my place and wanted to save some money on the PSU.. What would you go for? (Keeping it atleast 700W)


You don't need 700W for that system. A good 550W would do just fine, but here's my recommendation. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As an aside, the one place you DON'T want to go cheap on is the PSU. Trust me.
June 25, 2012 6:35:50 AM

rabeetX said:
Thanks for the info. Just wondering if you were in my place and wanted to save some money on the PSU.. What would you go for? (Keeping it atleast 700W)



If I was at your place, I wouldn't have chosen a 700w PSU. I would have gone with a less watt PSU which can deliver solid and continuous power to the system.

Considering your configuration, I would have gone with Antec 550w PSU as it modular, features APFC and the brand is reputable too---
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Regards,
SmartGeek
June 25, 2012 6:39:13 AM

SmartGeek said:
If I was at your place, I would have chosen OCZ ModXStream 700w PSU.
But why do you want a PSU of at least 700w? List your configuration. It will help to determine the best PSU for you. Maybe, a 700w PSU be overkill for your PC.

Regards,
SmartGeek



i5 - 3570k
ASRock gen3 extreme3
gtx 570
8gb g skill ripjaws
1tb WD cavier
64gb crucial m4
cm hyper 212+
CM Storm Sniper

Overclocking CPU - Maybe
2-way SLI - possibly in the future

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June 25, 2012 6:40:03 AM
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Ya real fine...

All EP units are based on the same platform but with slight changes.
Lets see how they all are...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

I would never recommend such a crappy power supply line as this.
It is completely not fine to tell someone that something like THIS is "fine" especially when you're powering an i5-3570k AND a gtx570. A system like this deserves and requires a quality power supply.

Here's a few QUALITY power supplies that WILL power a gtx570 AND an i5-3570k with NO problems.

Seasonic S12II 520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seasonic M12II 520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

antec EA 500d
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair CX600V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair TX650V2 ON SALE $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair GS500 on sale $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec NeoEco 520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All of these power supplies are much better than the EP700 at around the same price.

a b ) Power supply
June 25, 2012 6:41:17 AM

In that case.. you need a very high quality power supply at the 750w+ range from a highly reputable company. I'll find some for you BUT THESE WILL NOT BE CHEAP. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR.

Corsair TX750V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EA 750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec HCG 750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair TX750M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 25, 2012 6:49:20 AM

lilotimz said:
Ya real fine...

All EP units are based on the same platform but with slight changes.
Lets see how they all are...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

I would never recommend such a crappy power supply line as this.
It is completely not fine to tell someone that something like THIS is "fine" especially when you're powering an i5-3570k AND a gtx570. A system like this deserves and requires a quality power supply.

Here's a few QUALITY power supplies that WILL power a gtx570 AND an i5-3570k with NO problems.

Seasonic S12II 520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seasonic M12II 520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

antec EA 500d
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair CX600V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair TX650V2 ON SALE $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair GS500 on sale $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec NeoEco 520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All of these power supplies are much better than the EP700 at around the same price.


Oh ***..

Thanks for those links. I didnt know i was making my pc from a recipe of disaster..

Good thing I asked you guys.. I think I will go for this one for now:

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

thats a seasonic 620W PSU.. What do you think?
June 25, 2012 6:53:13 AM

rabeetX said:
i5 - 3570k
ASRock gen3 extreme3
gtx 570
8gb g skill ripjaws
1tb WD cavier
64gb crucial m4
cm hyper 212+
CM Storm Sniper

Overclocking CPU - Maybe
2-way SLI - possibly in the future



So, you plan to overclock and SLI in the future then you need to get a PSU which has a maximum power of at least 750w or more.

In this case, I would recommend this one---
OCZ ZT Series 750w Fully Modular PSU---$110. After rebate, $90---
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This PSU is very good. It is fully modular, has power correction and has an efficiency greater than 85%. This PSU will definitely last for 3-4 years delivering reliable power supply to your system. It is better than its competitors at this price point.

Regards,
SmartGeek
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June 25, 2012 6:55:14 AM

SmartGeek said:
So, you plan to overclock and SLI in the future then you need to get a PSU which has a maximum power of at least 750w or more.

In this case, I would recommend this one---
OCZ ZT Series 750w Full Modular PSU---$110. After rebate, $90---
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This PSU is very good. It is fully modular, has power correction and has an efficiency greater than 85%. This PSU will definitely last for 3-4 years delivering reliable power supply to your system. It is better than its competitors at this price point.

Regards,
SmartGeek

$90 will get you a much better Seasonic PSU! [:lutfij:2]
June 25, 2012 6:56:07 AM

rabeetX said:
Oh ***..

Thanks for those links. I didnt know i was making my pc from a recipe of disaster..

Good thing I asked you guys.. I think I will go for this one for now:

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

thats a seasonic 620W PSU.. What do you think?


Hey, you wrote that you have bought the Cooler Master PSU. Is it so? Plan to SLI GTX 570, you need to get a more powerful PSU.
June 25, 2012 6:59:44 AM

SmartGeek said:
Hey, you wrote that you have bought the Cooler Master PSU. Is it so? Plan to SLI GTX 570, you need to get a more powerful PSU.


Yes thats the bad part :(  I am gonna have to wait 1 week now

Send it back.. buy the new one.. wait for it to arrive.. This is messed up
June 25, 2012 7:02:48 AM

But the Seasonic is modular which is a plus for me.. and 30 watts doesnt mater that much
a b ) Power supply
June 25, 2012 7:05:28 AM

But hey. You know that you are getting a very high quality part that will not cause you any troubles at all. You know that it will last for years and years and is one of the few parts that will live build after build.

My dad bought a quality power supply 8years ago for his socket 478 p4. It is still working today and we had no problem with it (i did... i replaced it with a cx400).

THese modern quality power supplies will ensure your computer is fed with appropriate power and protect your computer in case of something happening.

P.s. Seasonic produces many, many of the well reviewed power supply lines other companies sell. Corsair, a well known psu company, uses seasonic in most of its units such as the TXV2,HX, and AX. XFX uses all seasonic units. Antec uses quite a few seasonic designs etc etc.

As long as you get a high quality power supply that can power your computer efficiently and safely; you are safe.
June 25, 2012 7:06:13 AM

rabeetX said:
But the Seasonic is modular which is a plus for me.. and 30 watts doesnt mater that much


That 520w SeaSonic PSU can't handle GTX 570 in an SLI setup. I suggest you to buy a 750w PSU if you plan to SLI in the future.

Regards,
SmartGeek
June 25, 2012 7:10:44 AM

lilotimz said:
But hey. You know that you are getting a very high quality part that will not cause you any troubles at all. You know that it will last for years and years and is one of the few parts that will live build after build.

My dad bought a quality power supply 8years ago for his socket 478 p4. It is still working today and we had no problem with it (i did... i replaced it with a cx400).

THese modern quality power supplies will ensure your computer is fed with appropriate power and protect your computer in case of something happening.

P.s. Seasonic produces many, many of the well reviewed power supply lines other companies sell. Corsair, a well known psu company, uses seasonic in most of its units such as the TXV2,HX, and AX. XFX uses all seasonic units. Antec uses quite a few seasonic designs etc etc.

As long as you get a high quality power supply that can power your computer efficiently and safely; you are safe.

Thanks man Seasonic PSU it is! FU cooler master
June 25, 2012 7:11:14 AM

SmartGeek said:
That 520w SeaSonic PSU can't handle GTX 570 in an SLI setup. I suggest you to buy a 750w PSU if you plan to SLI in the future.

Regards,
SmartGeek

Im gonna buy the 620W for now..
a b ) Power supply
June 25, 2012 7:26:15 AM

620w is still pushing it for GTX570 in sli. It'll do it but it'll be kind of close.

An i5 system with dual gtx570 usually takes in around 450-500w under heavy load and dips over 500w at peak load. Gaming load should be around 300-400w but it's still very high. I would not recommend any overclocking at all if you do get the Seasonic 620w unit. It will work but it will be close!
June 25, 2012 7:39:15 AM

rabeetX said:
Im gonna buy the 620W for now..


Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTX 570---
On your average system the card requires you to have a 600 Watt power supply unit.

GeForce GTX 570 in SLI---
A second card requires you to add another 225 Watts. You need a 850+ Watt power supply unit if you use it in a high-end system (1 KiloWatt recommended if you plan on any overclocking).

But a 750w PSU will be ideal because I have seen many people running GTX 570 in SLI on just a 700w PSU!

Now the choice is yours!

Regards,
SmartGeek
June 25, 2012 8:10:22 AM

Ok.. I got it.. That means I should be fine for a single GTX 570 with 620W then..
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June 25, 2012 8:34:02 AM

PSU .... If you plan to run x2 GTX 570 in SLI in the future it's pretty pointless to buy a 550W-600W now then later need to upgrade your PSU again when you do decide to get another GTX 570 just do yourself a favor and get a 750W now for future proofing and piece of mind it leaves you plenty of breathing and OC room to sli down the road, a few to look at 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...
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...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 25, 2012 10:47:17 AM

rabeetX said:
Ok.. I got it.. That means I should be fine for a single GTX 570 with 620W then..


Yes! You'll be fine as long as you don't SLI. But remember, buying this PSU will end the possibility of having a SLI setup as you'll not get the required amount of power from the PSU.

Regards,
SmartGeek
a c 122 ) Power supply
June 25, 2012 7:00:37 PM

rabeetX said:
OK there is a slight change in Plan guys.. I dont wanna wait another week for this.. I am gonna go get a PSU from my local compusa store:

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

Corsair TX650..

What do you guys think?

Pull the trigger it's a decent PSU ;) 
June 25, 2012 7:20:33 PM

Thanks!
June 25, 2012 7:21:17 PM

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