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Modular PSU suggestions (I7 3770/GTX 670)

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August 11, 2012 1:14:48 AM

This is my first build so I'm needing some insight. My system isn't final but so far; I7 3770K, Asus GTX 670, 8gb DDR3, 2x 1tb 7200rpm hdds, 1x 120gb ssd, 1x odd, 4x 140mm case fans, 1x 140mm CPU fan.

Not sure what the minimum, or recommended voltage requirements are, but I read that the PS should have plenty of head room (150-200) as to maximise efficiency and decrease heat and noise. After doing some more reading I'm unsure of the relevance or importance of the 80+ ratings bronze/silver/gold/platinum. Is it worth it to go platinum? Anyone have a link to a chart or test that shows the efficiency difference? Noise is also important so if theres a db/eff test that would help immensely. Also, whats the difference between fully modular and just regular modular? Anything else I should consider or look for?

Thanks ;) 
a c 111 ) Power supply
August 11, 2012 1:32:59 AM

There is no point of buying fully modular because you HAVE to use the 24Pin ATX and 8 Pin CPU connectors.

Do you have a budget?
a c 122 ) Power supply
August 11, 2012 1:43:54 AM

I agree with amuffin and i suggest this PSU because it's enough for you to run sli in the future if you ever decided to you would be set also it's on sale right now for $99.99 plus it's 80PLUS Silver and is backed up by a seven year warranty
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Free DVD burner w/ purchase, limited offer
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August 11, 2012 2:47:10 AM

I recently went for a Corsair TX850V2 and while not modular, its a fine PSU that should provide years of service. I use and older GTX 260 and so far games I have are still playable.
August 11, 2012 3:44:27 AM

amuffin said:
There is no point of buying fully modular because you HAVE to use the 24Pin ATX and 8 Pin CPU connectors.

Do you have a budget?

I dont really have a budget, 165 would be the max. I dont know exactly what that means (24 pin ATX 8pin CPU), I googled fully modular vs modular PSU, but it only listed modular vs non-modular. How do they differ? I just want minimal wires for easy and clean cable management as well as un-obstructed cooling since this will be in a HTPC (Lian-Li PC-C60).
August 11, 2012 3:58:58 AM

partially modular PSUs dont have the required cables modular since they know you will use them. for example: the CPU cable wont be modular since its a required cable while the SATA cables will be modular.
a c 122 ) Power supply
August 11, 2012 1:17:48 PM

mopar_kid said:
I dont really have a budget, 165 would be the max. I dont know exactly what that means (24 pin ATX 8pin CPU), I googled fully modular vs modular PSU, but it only listed modular vs non-modular. How do they differ? I just want minimal wires for easy and clean cable management as well as un-obstructed cooling since this will be in a HTPC (Lian-Li PC-C60).
Here is modular Rosewill Capstone 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Superflower made, 80Plus Gold, 54 amps of 12V power, 5 year warranty

a b ) Power supply
August 11, 2012 1:39:10 PM

mopar_kid said:
This is my first build so I'm needing some insight. My system isn't final but so far; I7 3770K, Asus GTX 670, 8gb DDR3, 2x 1tb 7200rpm hdds, 1x 120gb ssd, 1x odd, 4x 140mm case fans, 1x 140mm CPU fan.

Not sure what the minimum, or recommended voltage requirements are, but I read that the PS should have plenty of head room (150-200) as to maximise efficiency and decrease heat and noise. After doing some more reading I'm unsure of the relevance or importance of the 80+ ratings bronze/silver/gold/platinum. Is it worth it to go platinum? Anyone have a link to a chart or test that shows the efficiency difference? Noise is also important so if theres a db/eff test that would help immensely. Also, whats the difference between fully modular and just regular modular? Anything else I should consider or look for?

Thanks ;) 


You cant beat XFX for quality to value ratio in my opinion.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 122 ) Power supply
August 11, 2012 1:57:23 PM

If you prefer to have fully modular the very best should be for you $40 off w/ promo code EMCNBJN25, ends 8/12

Seasonic X750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
80Plus Gold, 62A 12V power, 5 year warranty, fully modular $40 off w/ promo code EMCNBJN25, ends 8/12
a c 111 ) Power supply
August 11, 2012 5:57:51 PM

^^Great PSU and a great deal off!
August 11, 2012 10:54:14 PM

bigcyco1 said:
If you prefer to have fully modular the very best should be for you $40 off w/ promo code EMCNBJN25, ends 8/12

Seasonic X750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
80Plus Gold, 62A 12V power, 5 year warranty, fully modular $40 off w/ promo code EMCNBJN25, ends 8/12

I was actually looking at the 650 last night based on the number of reviews, but then I realised I can get the 750 for the same price. I now know seasonic is highly recommended since they actually make their own PS's, and they make em right here in the US.

The only thing that concerns me is the "coil wine" "clicking fan" and the "death pop". I wish the promo didn't end tomorrow, I hate buying w/o being fully confident in the purchase. especially when I read that PS's can burn up every piece of hardware. Then again the X series has about 300 5 star reviews too, and it looks to be the quietest and most efficient, and at $120 its probably the best bang for the buck for a full modular that has a 5yr warranty, not to mention the fancy velvet bag lol. I'll probably buy it, but I'm going to wait until 11:00pm incase someone here tells me otherwise. In the meantime I'm going to do some more reading :) .
a c 122 ) Power supply
August 11, 2012 11:06:18 PM

mopar_kid said:
I was actually looking at the 650 last night based on the number of reviews, but then I realised I can get the 750 for the same price. I now know seasonic is highly recommended since they actually make their own PS's, and they make em right here in the US.

The only thing that concerns me is the "coil wine" "clicking fan" and the "death pop". I wish the promo didn't end tomorrow, I hate buying w/o being fully confident in the purchase. especially when I read that PS's can burn up every piece of hardware. Then again the X series has about 300 5 star reviews too, and it looks to be the quietest and most efficient, and at $120 its probably the best bang for the buck for a full modular that has a 5yr warranty, not to mention the fancy velvet bag lol. I'll probably buy it, but I'm going to wait until 11:00pm incase someone here tells me otherwise. In the meantime I'm going to do some more reading :) .
I wouldn't fool around if i was you it's a steal and never listen to newegg reviews those are people who claim things without providing proof look even Jonny says it's top notch http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
a c 111 ) Power supply
August 11, 2012 11:37:33 PM

NEWEGG REVIEWS=POS.
August 11, 2012 11:56:44 PM

Ok that review helped my conscious, I'll jump on it. Thanks for the help bigcyco1 and amuffin :) .
a c 122 ) Power supply
August 12, 2012 12:08:02 AM

mopar_kid said:
Ok that review helped my conscious, I'll jump on it. Thanks for the help bigcyco1 and amuffin :) .
Your very welcome! ;) 
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