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September 18, 2012 6:52:05 PM

Hello everyone, I'm kind of stuck on what Psu i should get and was hoping someone here can help me :)  I plan on upgrading soon so I'll post what i have now and what i plan on getting, here are my current System specs:

cpu - i5 3570k @ 3.4ghz
mobo - AsRock z77 extreme4
cpu cooler - hyper 212 evo
ram - 8gb corsair vengeance lp 1600
hd - 2x7200 rpm sata drives
fans - 2 140mm fans
psu- some old, cheap 300-400w psu

near future specs:
cpu - i5 3570k @ 3.4ghz
mobo - AsRock z77 extreme4
cpu cooler - hyper 212 evo
ram - 16gb corsair vengeance lp 1600
hd - 1x128gb ssd, 1x7200 rpm sata drive
fans - 2x200m cooler master megaflow blue led fans,1x140mm fan
gpu - gigabyte HD 7950 windforce(like less than 10% chance I'd cf but might want to one day)
lighting - 1xblue logisys led strip

So going with the future build, I was hoping to find a good psu that i could do a slight OC to the cpu, I'm thinking around 4.0 and overclock my gpu. My budget is $80-$110 usd.

Here are some I've found that sorta interest me:
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver Psu:$99
Sparkle GOLD CLASS SCC-750AF 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Modular Psu:103$
Silencer Mk III Series 600 Watt Modular Psu:$85
Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power Psu:$94

Which one do you guys think would be best? i believe all but the 600w can power 2 gpu's, but like i said there is a small chance I'd do cf, are there better psu's in this price range? I've read some good things about the Antec, which saddens me since its the only one out of the 4 that isn't carried by the shop nearby :(  Thanks for your time everyone :) 


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September 18, 2012 6:58:27 PM

I would skip being "crossfire ready" and just plan on not doing it.

Then you can get away with a cheap high quality PSU like the Corsair CX 430w and pay like $30 instead of $100+

While you are at it, I would install something that monitors your RAM usage. I doubt you will get much value adding the other 8 GBs. The vast majority of people get zero value going from 8 to 16.
September 18, 2012 7:17:30 PM

Thanks for the quick reply Raiddinn :)  I might just drop the crossfire idea then, but it's looks like the cx430 oly has 1 graphics connecter, I know they make adapters, but I'd prefer the psu to already have the necessary connections.

Also I'd prefer modular or semi modular design to help make cable management easier, the only one that isn't modular above is the 750w Silencer MkII and that was only because I've heard that it was a good brand.

Thanks again :)  If anyone has other suggestions I'm all for it :)  I should of been more clear in the first post :)  I'm looking for a good psu that has at least 2 graphics connectors, modular/semi-modular, and maybe 80+bronze or better? my budget is up to $110, Thanks all :D 
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September 19, 2012 1:45:44 AM
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Most good entry level PSUs like the XFX 550w don't have modular cabling. The low end PSUs that do have it usually don't have very good build quality.

You could get this one

Antec HCG M Series HCG-620M 620W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
September 19, 2012 2:41:22 AM

Alrighty, Thanks again :) 
September 19, 2012 2:41:25 AM

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