600W 12V 2.2V: PSU Jargon, and GTX 670?

Hello.

I am going to be building a budget gaming PC later this year, and I'm a bit confused about PSUs and what everything means.

I am looking at a Xigmatek 600W PSU that is 12V and 2.2v? I do not understand what all of this means. Also, it is a "standard" PSU and is not a "80 Plus" certified PSU, which I keep hearing about when people talk about PSUs. Could somebody fill me in on what all of this jargon means? I would be very grateful for the help.

Also, the main question, would this PSU be good enough for running an Intel Core i5-3450 @ 3.10GHz (the CPU i've decided to go with: or possibly the Intel Core i5 3550 @ 3.3GHz), and a GTX 670, or even higher, like a GTX 680?

Thank you.

// Vallataa.
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  1. Main question: Yes, that power supply will be enough to run your system with a 670. Probably with two 670s, though that might be pushing it.
  2. That's a horrible power supply.

    Replace it with a better brand such as: Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, or XFX.
  3. If it is this one: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/957/pg1/xigmatek-nrp-pc602-600w-psu-review-introduction.html

    it isn't horrible. That said, I agree that the other brands amuffin lists are more likely to be good.
  4. Temile said:
    If it is this one: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/957/pg1/xigmatek-nrp-pc602-600w-psu-review-introduction.html

    it isn't horrible. That said, I agree that the other brands amuffin lists are more likely to be good.

    It isn't that one.
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    Also, it is a "standard" PSU and is not a "80 Plus" certified PSU


    Don't trust $30 PSU that is rated at 600W, because it can't output 600W :P
  5. Here is a direct link to the PSU guys.

    http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/-b-NEW-b-600W-Xigmatek-p1269.htm

    Need more replies : ).

    // Vallataa.
  6. Yeah, that's not a very good PSU at all. It's the 600W VC Series and VC stands for "Valued-Class". A better name for it would be "Bottom of the Barrel Class".

    It only puts out 504W max across both 12V rails (or so it says), and even if that's close, I wouldn't trust my hardware to it, that's for sure.
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