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a c 76 ) Power supply
August 12, 2012 2:35:30 AM

The wattage is fine, but which PSU?

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August 12, 2012 2:36:14 AM

Hey guys, I was just wondering if a 580 watt Psu would suffice for my current build. I have a GeForce gtx 560 se and and amd phenom x4 965. If it is not, then what is? Thanks!
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August 12, 2012 2:48:00 AM

Ya, depends on if it's a crap off brand or brandname, I.E. Antec or some other mainstream PSU manufacturer. If it is a decent PSU, then yes. That would be enough.
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August 12, 2012 2:52:02 AM



Looks like it would be fine. Certified to run SLi Nvidia 9800 cards, and if I am not mistaken, 9800's consumed more power than a GTX560. Would have to research for exact numbers, but I would say that you are fine with what you have, and what you intend on asking from it.
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August 12, 2012 2:54:24 AM

Ok, well I might as well ask you guys, do you think that this build (with 8gb ram) would be good enough to run games like bf3 or gw2 on med- high settings at 60 fps?
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a c 76 ) Power supply
August 12, 2012 2:56:14 AM



I can't find any reviews on it to be sure, but most HEC PSU's aren't very good quality. That one looks to be better than most of HEC's lineup, but the HEC name alone scares me.

I own a HEC unit in an older system that I don't really care about, and it's TERRIBLE (HEC Orion 585W). The voltages are unstable and always run low, and it's VERY poorly built.

Here's a unit that I actually trust and believe in that's the same price as that HEC unit (and still more than enough wattage). SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $69.99
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a c 76 ) Power supply
August 12, 2012 2:57:44 AM

aviconus said:
Looks like it would be fine. Certified to run SLi Nvidia 9800 cards, and if I am not mistaken, 9800's consumed more power than a GTX560. Would have to research for exact numbers, but I would say that you are fine with what you have, and what you intend on asking from it.


Certified to run a 9800GX2, actually, not true SLI.
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August 12, 2012 2:57:46 AM

After looking at the power consumption a little closer, it appears that the GTX560 consumes about 25w more than the 9800GTX. If the PSU is rated to handle 2 x 9800's @ 150w per, the 175w GTX560 should be good. Only thing that would be an issue is if you intended on over clocking it and putting a full load on the card, in which case would push the GTX560 to the 300w range. Even so, that PSU would be able to handle it, but you should not run a PSU at full capacity, as it is likely that you will lower the life of it, though you likely wouldn't notice anyways since the life of modern day PSU's has gone up over time.
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a c 76 ) Power supply
August 12, 2012 2:59:22 AM

Chavezchamp said:
Ok, well I might as well ask you guys, do you think that this build (with 8gb ram) would be good enough to run games like bf3 or gw2 on med- high settings at 60 fps?


The 560 SE will have a hard time with BF3 on High settings (unless you play at a lower res), but it should be passable with Medium at a higher res.

My Asus GTX 560 OC (a decently large step up from a 560 SE, especially with my added OC on top of the factory OC) would even struggle with High-ish settings on BF3 @ 1080p.
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a c 76 ) Power supply
August 12, 2012 3:03:19 AM

Also, I'm not saying that the HEC PSU WON'T work, I'm just worried about its quality (or lack thereof).
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August 12, 2012 3:05:35 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Certified to run a 9800GX2, actually, not true SLI.


One of the reviews on Newegg:

" have owned this PSU for almost 3 years now, i am running a maxed out system "4 sticks of ram, 2 way SLi, sound card, network card, 4 HDDs, 2 DVD burners, and 9 fans" this thing has never even had 1 hiccup of a thought of dieing "knock on wood" i have my PC on almost 24/7/365 and continues to provide power when ever i ask for it."

I personally would not go with "HEC", as there are way better brands out there, but if you have it already, then I would not worry it too much.

To answer your question about BF3 and GW2, I ran Sli GTX560ti's at the time of BF3's release and I could still only run it @ High settings. It wasn't until I caved in and bought a HD6990 that I was able to go full ultra. It's nice being able to run any game I please on ultra though.
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a c 76 ) Power supply
August 12, 2012 3:06:11 AM

aviconus said:
One of the reviews on Newegg:

" have owned this PSU for almost 3 years now, i am running a maxed out system "4 sticks of ram, 2 way SLi, sound card, network card, 4 HDDs, 2 DVD burners, and 9 fans" this thing has never even had 1 hiccup of a thought of dieing "knock on wood" i have my PC on almost 24/7/365 and continues to provide power when ever i ask for it."


Yeah, there's always one or two good ones out there for every "bad" component, but I never trust Newegg reviews anyway.
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August 12, 2012 3:07:05 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
The 560 SE will have a hard time with BF3 on High settings (unless you play at a lower res), but it should be passable with Medium at a higher res.

My Asus GTX 560 OC (a decently large step up from a 560 SE, especially with my added OC on top of the factory OC) would even struggle with High-ish settings on BF3 @ 1080p.


Yeah, I won't be running at 1080p. Do you think the upgrade to the gtx 560 is worth the extra $60?
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a c 76 ) Power supply
August 12, 2012 3:07:08 AM

Chavezchamp said:
Yeah, I won't be running at 1080p. Do you think the upgrade to the gtx 560 is worth the extra $60?


What res? But yes, definitely I do. Even a 560 Ti, if you can swing it.
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August 12, 2012 3:10:25 AM

I know on the news page I just saw that there was an august deal for 560Ti for like $119 if i wasnt mis reading. That is the first card I would go with if I were on a budget. If you can't afford it now, wait a few weeks and save up, cause anything less is going to be a dissappointment.
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August 12, 2012 3:12:15 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
What res? But yes, definitely I do. Even a 560 Ti, if you can swing it.


Alright, do you think that I could at least RUN any game that I want to with the 560 se?
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a c 76 ) Power supply
August 12, 2012 3:12:59 AM

Chavezchamp said:
Alright, do you think that I could at least RUN any game that I want to with the 560 se?


RUN, yes, it just won't be the best experience.
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