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

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a b ) Power supply
July 9, 2012 12:25:55 AM

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.
a b ) Power supply
July 9, 2012 12:39:10 AM

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.
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a c 111 ) Power supply
July 9, 2012 12:41:14 AM

That's a horrible power supply.

Replace it with a better brand such as: Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, or XFX.
a c 111 ) Power supply
July 9, 2012 1:01:24 AM

Temile said:
If it is this one: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/957/pg1/xigmatek-...

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 
a c 76 ) Power supply
July 9, 2012 3:33:26 AM

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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