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August 20, 2012 11:33:04 AM

Hey guys! I was thinking about buying this PSU.
My system is not power hungry, but I will probably update it in future, and would like to keep the PSU.

Here are my specs:

Intel Core i3 2125
Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
Corsair 2x4GB @ 1600MHz
Samsung 830 - 64GB
LC Power Pro 970B Vendetta_X
Sony Optiarc DVD RW

No GPU (using the HD 3000)

Here is what I intend to upgrade later:
i3 2125 TO i5 3570K (or TO i7 3770K, but chances are low for i7)
Add 8 more GB of RAM
Add 1-2 HDD (WD Caviar Blue, Green or Black)
Add a GPU (GTX 660Ti (if I get the money) or some radeon within 7750-7870 series).


OK, ONE MORE THING!

IS 600W PSU which is in LC Power Pro 925B ENOUGH FOR MY CURRENT SETUP?

MY CURRENT SETUP:
Intel Core i3 2125
Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
Corsair 2x4GB @ 1600MHz
Samsung 830 - 64GB
Sony Optiarc DVD RW

Gonna add HDD pretty soon...

More about : needed psu

a b ) Power supply
August 20, 2012 11:48:40 AM

Don't know if 'LC Power Pro' is an good company.

Your current setup probably draws less than 450W...
a b ) Power supply
August 20, 2012 11:51:02 AM

600W is plenty for both current and planned systems. Make sure you get a known brand PSU though. Corsair, Seasonic, PCP&C, etc.
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August 20, 2012 12:11:57 PM

Kajcha said:

Intel Core i3 2125
Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
Corsair 2x4GB @ 1600MHz
Samsung 830 - 64GB
LC Power Pro 970B Vendetta_X
Sony Optiarc DVD RW

No GPU (using the HD 3000)

Here is what I intend to upgrade later:
i3 2125 TO i5 3570K (or TO i7 3770K, but chances are low for i7)
Add 8 more GB of RAM
Add 1-2 HDD (WD Caviar Blue, Green or Black)
Add a GPU (GTX 660Ti (if I get the money) or some radeon within 7750-7870 series).

IS 600W PSU which is in LC Power Pro 925B ENOUGH FOR MY CURRENT SETUP?

Gonna add HDD pretty soon...


Buy yourself this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (if you can afford it...anyway, in both cases - I highly suggest you change that LC Power Pro to the one I recommended) and you're pretty much good to go for several (5+) years ahead without changing much, especially if you don't plan to add discrete GPU anytime soon (or if you add something like HD 7870, it would still be somewhat enough).

I also highly recommend that you read this http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
August 20, 2012 1:49:31 PM

My questions are:

Is that 600w PSU which is in LC Power Pro 925B enough for current system?

If not, should I maybe get 650W LC Power LC6650GP3 V2.3?

650W (newer updated version gives about 550W-575W) goes without a case, and I would love that case because it is one of the few that have USB3.0 and that are available here in my country and are also well priced since my budget is about 500$.

The PSU in the case mentioned above is 600W LC Power LC600H-12, V2.31.


a b ) Power supply
August 20, 2012 4:18:50 PM

Don't get an LC power. Look at the brands being suggested.
August 22, 2012 4:30:27 PM

mi1ez said:
Don't get an LC power. Look at the brands being suggested.


As I already said, my budget is low and I'm not from America, so Antec isn't available...
If 600W Chieftec CTG-600-80P (it's 80+) is enough, I'm going to buy it, if not, I'll get only 4GB of RAM with 550W Cooler Master GX.
August 22, 2012 4:50:47 PM

Kajcha said:
I'm not from America, so Antec isn't available...


I'm not from the US/American continent either, but they still sell it here...anyway, do you have a local internet-store (or a site address of the store's office) in which you're going to buy things? If you can provide the link, then I'll try to pick something good for you.

Quote:
Cooler Master GX

It's crap. Really. I highly recommend that you stay away from that, at all times.
August 25, 2012 3:06:47 PM

master_chen said:
I'm not from the US/American continent either, but they still sell it here...anyway, do you have a local internet-store (or a site address of the store's office) in which you're going to buy things? If you can provide the link, then I'll try to pick something good for you.

Quote:
Cooler Master GX

It's crap. Really. I highly recommend that you stay away from that, at all times.



http://www.emmi.rs/naslovna_stranica.1.html

http://www.duocom.rs/


Sorry this is in Serbian.

http://www.emmi.rs/proizvodi.10.html?categoryId=219 - direct link to PSUs. First drop down menu in top left shows my options. Seasonic is by "Ostalo"
August 25, 2012 6:55:26 PM

Kajcha said:

Sorry that this is in Serbian language.


It's alright, don't worry.

So you're going to buy at Emmi or Duocom? Hmmm...
Well...then I definitely recommend getting this, or this (if you can afford it). You can take any of those, you won't be disappointed at all, it just depends on your budget.

I also highly suggest that you read this (don't worry - the ones I've recommended you are the definite "Tier 2b" PSUs, they're absolutely worthy getting).
September 1, 2012 6:49:12 PM

master_chen said:
It's alright, don't worry.

So you're going to buy at Emmi or Duocom? Hmmm...
Well...then I definitely recommend getting this, or this (if you can afford it). You can take any of those, you won't be disappointed at all, it just depends on your budget.

I also highly suggest that you read this (don't worry - the ones I've recommended you are the definite "Tier 2b" PSUs, they're absolutely worthy getting).




Ok I was thinking about that 650W chieftec on emmi but thought i should go with the S one (same name, just has an S after C on the end and it's 5$ extra.

I'll get the one on Emmi you recommended. TY!

Kajcha
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