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Is GX 550 PSU is sufficiant for the current config...?

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September 3, 2012 9:49:10 AM

Hi Guys,

Finally upgraded CPU and MOBO .. but did not upgrade the PSU ... just want to confirm whether GX 550 is sufficient for my current config or not..?

i5 3570k at stock
Asrock z77 extreme4
Corsair 8 gb @1600 MHz
1 tb Hard disk
Gtx 560 ti Hawk
Corsair 500r along with 6 fans
Cooler Master GX 550

I may upgrade my GPU to gtx 670 later this year, Please let me know whether GX 550 PSU is fine with it or do i have to upgrade..?

Also suggest budget PSUs in the market...?

Thanks ...
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September 3, 2012 10:03:31 AM

Cooler Master GX 550 is bad .. get other from corsair/seasonix/xfx/ deped your budget i think 550W very close for gtx560ti
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September 4, 2012 1:32:19 PM

A system with a single GT560ti requires a 500W PSU with at least two 75W 6-pin PCIe power connectors and should have 32A on the 12V rails. Any PSU that you get for the GTX560ti will be sufficient for the GTX 670; the 560ti draws 25-30 more watts than the GTX670. Review of the GTX670 with power draw: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-670-review/8
for the GTX560ti: http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-n560gtx-ti-twin-froze...
As henydiah said, stay away from the Coolermaster GX series. If you're spending that mouch on the GPU then don't skimp on the PSU. What's your budget? Where are you buying? (USA?)
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September 4, 2012 3:10:39 PM

Rugger said:
A system with a single GT560ti requires a 500W PSU with at least two 75W 6-pin PCIe power connectors and should have 32A on the 12V rails. Any PSU that you get for the GTX560ti will be sufficient for the GTX 670; the 560ti draws 25-30 more watts than the GTX670. Review of the GTX670 with power draw: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-670-review/8
for the GTX560ti: http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-n560gtx-ti-twin-froze...
As henydiah said, stay away from the Coolermaster GX series. If you're spending that mouch on the GPU then don't skimp on the PSU. What's your budget? Where are you buying? (USA?)



Thanks for advise..... No i am from India and Cooler Master is one of the reputed brand in our country, therefore i chose to go with CM PSU last year .. however now days have find many other brands like Corsair, Antec , FSP , Seasonic etc ... but its very difficult to choose one.. and my budget is 100$ max .. no plans for SLI in future .. I may OC my CPU but not much may be 3.8 to 4.0 GHZ..

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September 4, 2012 6:04:04 PM

The only Coolermaster PSUs that I would consider is the Coolermaster Silent Pro series and they ar elikely to cost you more than the Seasonic that I linked above.
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September 5, 2012 3:10:10 AM

Cooler master GX 450W is very good
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September 5, 2012 4:41:39 AM

Rugger said:
The only Coolermaster PSUs that I would consider is the Coolermaster Silent Pro series and they ar elikely to cost you more than the Seasonic that I linked above.



What about Seasonic S12II-620 620W Power Supply which is 5050 INR ..
or Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 SMPS which is 6000 inr .. should i go with Seasonic or Corsair ... ? If i go with Seasonic would save 1000 inr ....
Plz advise .....
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September 5, 2012 6:06:58 AM

Rugger said:
The only Coolermaster PSUs that I would consider is the Coolermaster Silent Pro series and they ar elikely to cost you more than the Seasonic that I linked above.



I have been using GX 550 more than a year now ..Even before & after upgrading had no issues .. everything is cool and quite .. i play games for 4-5 hrs daily but no issues always cool and silent .. yesterday had install 3 more 120mm fans .. now total have 5 120 mm fans and 1 200 mm fan on side panel.. still its quite no sound at all .... :D 
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September 5, 2012 1:08:41 PM

The Corsair TX650V2 is actually made by Seasonic for Corsair. If the Seasonic S12II-620 is less expensive then go with it or go with the S12II-520 which is sufficient for your PC and saves you another 600 inr.
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September 6, 2012 5:12:09 AM

Rugger said:
The Corsair TX650V2 is actually made by Seasonic for Corsair. If the Seasonic S12II-620 is less expensive then go with it or go with the S12II-520 which is sufficient for your PC and saves you another 600 inr.


Thanks will go with Seasonic ... But got a deal with the dealer he is selling Corsair GS800 for 6100/- ... plz advise...
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September 6, 2012 6:14:00 AM

san080911 said:
I have been using GX 550 more than a year now ..Even before & after upgrading had no issues .. everything is cool and quite .. i play games for 4-5 hrs daily but no issues always cool and silent .. yesterday had install 3 more 120mm fans .. now total have 5 120 mm fans and 1 200 mm fan on side panel.. still its quite no sound at all .... :D 

That PSU is killing your system.
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September 6, 2012 6:14:15 AM

san080911 said:
Thanks will go with Seasonic ... But got a deal with the dealer he is selling Corsair GS800 for 6100/- ... plz advise...

Get the seasonic.
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September 6, 2012 9:46:24 AM

The extra 1700inr for the GS800 would buy power that you don't need and the S12II-520 is better quality.

Edit: Think about this too...the GS800 costs about 40%, is lower quality and provides something extra that you don't need.
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