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Recommended PSU around 700W

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July 16, 2012 12:49:38 PM

Hi,

I almost complete my new build (!) and now i need to choose the PSU. Which one about 700W do you recommend? I really nead a stable and good one.
Thanks!

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July 16, 2012 12:53:08 PM

What are your PCs specs?
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July 16, 2012 12:56:52 PM

CPU: i5 3570k
MOBO: ASUS Sabertooth Z77
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
GPU: ASUS GTX 580
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133Mhz 2X4GB CL11 1.6V
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM
Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I

I prefer by much a modular PSU.
My budget is around 140$.
Thanks
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July 16, 2012 1:01:27 PM

Looks good, but it is a non-modular PSU...
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July 16, 2012 1:05:19 PM

I actually need just 650W, but do you recommend a "spare" wattage for quiet and stable PSU operation?
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July 16, 2012 1:36:25 PM

super300 said:
I actually need just 650W, but do you recommend a "spare" wattage for quiet and stable PSU operation?


Can you post your config, so we can help you to establish a power limit for your rig?
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July 16, 2012 1:44:49 PM

jemm said:
Can you post your config, so we can help you to establish a power limit for your rig?



See about three posts up. He has a i5 and a GTX 580.
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July 16, 2012 1:56:48 PM

A system with a single GTX 580 requires a 600W PSU with one 75W 6-pin PCIe power connector and one 150W 8-pin PCIe power conenctors and 42A on the 12V rails. Amperage on the 12V rails is more important than the wattage rating when determining whether or not a PSU is sufficient; most of the power draw in modern PCs is on the 12V rails from the CPU/GPU. Real world power draw is not likely to exceed that of the 447W drawn by this sytem with a highly OCed, power-hungry i7 965: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-580-review/7
The XFX Core 550W:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... has 44A on the 12V rails and sufficient power connectors for your build.
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July 16, 2012 2:02:21 PM

Actually i recommend this one reason why is my cousin has it and hes running X2 GTX 480 in SLI with this LOL!Impressive PSU IMO SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $133.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 16, 2012 4:52:22 PM

Thank you guys. I mention once again that i want a fully modular PSU.
By the way, i don't live in USA so newegg is not relevant to me. Can you post more PSUs? Not all of the PSUs are available where i live, and they are not always the same price as in newegg...
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July 16, 2012 5:03:08 PM

Where are you at? Can you provide online links to your local stores?
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July 16, 2012 5:41:24 PM

I am in israel. I can provide you some links, but the sites are in hebrew, so i dont know how much it helps... You can traslate it with google translate..!
Anyway, almost all of the PSUs are available in israel. here are some links:
http://www.ivory.co.il
http://ksp.co.il/

But after all you should post more PSUs, because most of them are available

EDIT: Here is a link of modular PSUs. Which one of them do you recommend?

http://www.ivory.co.il/catalog.php?orderBy=&act=cat&id=...
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July 16, 2012 5:57:11 PM

Wha t do you say about Seasonic M12II-620 Bronze 620W? And do you think that the 12v rail is enough for my PC?
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July 16, 2012 5:59:17 PM

Thank you for the links. but it seems all upside down and backwards to me, perhaps someone with fluently in Hebrew?

Anyway, if I was you I would take a 650W Certified Modular Active PFC from Corsair. It is an excellent brand, and they give you 5 years warranty with an efficient RMA service. I am sure you´ll find something like that at your local store.
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July 16, 2012 6:06:28 PM

The Seasonic M12II-620 is an outstandinf PSU, with 48A on the 12V rails it is electrically sufficient for your PC, and it has sufficient PCIe power connectors.
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July 16, 2012 6:06:31 PM

super300 said:
Wha t do you say about Seasonic M12II-620 Bronze 620W? And do you think that the 12v rail is enough for my PC?


I can´t tell about Seasonic because I have never had one of them, but again get Corsair for peace of mind. Its HX Series are all modular as you wish.

Corsair CMPSU-650HXEU HX650 http://www.ivory.co.il/catalog.php?id=5983
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July 16, 2012 6:06:31 PM

What do you say about CP-9020002-NA TX650 V2. ?
It is cheaper... Does the other PSU worth its price?
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July 16, 2012 6:08:05 PM

That Corsair PSU is actually made by Seasonic and is an excellent PSU. Either it or the M12II-620 are more than enough for your PC; get whichever one costs less.

Edit: To be specific the Corsair TX650V2 is made by Seasonic; Corsair provides tech/customer support and warranties the product.
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July 16, 2012 6:08:48 PM

super300 said:
Yes, one store sells a Corsair CP-9020002-NA TX650 V2. So is it the best choise?
Is corsair the best brand on the market?


You want to look at HX series, which are modular, like the link I provided you above.
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July 16, 2012 6:10:58 PM

Corsair makes modular versions of the the Enthusiast series PSUs, too; designated by an M on the end of the model number like TX650M.
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July 16, 2012 6:20:57 PM

Is the TX650 semi modular, and the HX650 is fully modular, and this is the reason for the price difference?
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July 16, 2012 6:28:12 PM

As Rugger said, the ones with a "M'" at the end are modular.

HX Series are all modular.

Yes, there are a price difference between a non modular, semi-modular and modular.


Get this one (you won´t regret that) Corsair CMPSU-650HXEU HX650 http://www.ivory.co.il/catalog.php?id=5983
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July 16, 2012 6:31:36 PM

Thank you very much people!! I decided to go with the HX650.
Great forum :)  Keep up the great work!
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July 16, 2012 6:36:03 PM

super300 said:
Wha t do you say about Seasonic M12II-620 Bronze 620W? And do you think that the 12v rail is enough for my PC?
Yes that will work just fine Seasonic is one of the best if not the best PSU Manufacturers in the world!All XFX PSU are made by Seasonic and most of any decent PSU that ANTEC supply are either made by Delta/Seasonic. Corsair is a well known supplier of PSU's with top notch ratings with good value. The models made by Seasonic tend to be the quietest IMO. The new AX series is the newest and best IMO and all AX series is made by Seasonic except AX-1200 – Flextronics. Surprisingly even the CWT models are well reviewed .Bottom line... do yourself a favor and go ahead and pull the trigger on the Seasonic M12II-620 Bronze 620W ;) 

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July 16, 2012 7:19:24 PM

I think i will still go with the HX650. 620W is "on the edge"-it may be insufficient if i add some fans...
I don't want to take any risks
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July 16, 2012 7:21:32 PM

By the way, Is it dangerous to turn on a computer when all the components are out of the case, and they are put on a wooden table?
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July 16, 2012 7:31:15 PM

super300 said:
I think i will still go with the HX650. 620W is "on the edge"-it may be insufficient if i add some fans...
I don't want to take any risks
The HX-650 – is made by Seasonic it is a very reliable top notch PSU and will serve you well for many years to come so your choice to go with HX650 is fine no worries there ;) 
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July 16, 2012 9:00:31 PM

You are right- I should go for a reliable and a long lifespan PSU. It is much better than replacing the PSU after years. Decided- the HX650! thx!
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July 16, 2012 9:49:12 PM

super300 said:
By the way, Is it dangerous to turn on a computer when all the components are out of the case, and they are put on a wooden table?

That's called breadboarding and it's not dangerous if done properly...I do it to every new build that I put together. Breadboarding thread: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-262730_13_0.ht...
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July 16, 2012 10:27:01 PM

Rugger said:
That's called breadboarding and it's not dangerous if done properly...I do it to every new build that I put together. Breadboarding thread: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-262730_13_0.ht...

He didn't say where he puts every component... If i place every component on a wooden table, it won't damage it? I am a little bit worried about this cause the PCB touches the table... Will it be OK? And for turning on the computer i just touch the correct pin with a metal object?
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July 17, 2012 2:15:46 AM

I actually use a screwdriver to make carefully make contact between the two pins. The key factor about what you put it on is that it needs to be non-conductive.
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