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What PSU and PSU wattage for this build?

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October 19, 2012 5:42:25 PM

Hey guys, I'm here today because I'm on my last piece that I need for my new build and I'm looking for a PSU that can handle what I have and a GPU upgrade in the future. I've been trying to figure it out on my own and I keep seeing different opinions and it's getting hard to figure out what's best for me. I've seen a lot of people saying the big name PSU companies use their parts from other companies like Sea Sonic and other brands I cannot remember at the moment. I'm not sure what wattage it should be especially if I want to upgrade my GPU later on.

So anyways without further ado here's what my computer build will be.

MB: ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X

CPU: AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core

GPU: EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 v2 SC 1GB GDDR5

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)

HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 612 PWM

HDD: Caviar Black 7200 64mb cache 1TB

Also a LG optical drive, not sure which one it is though.

I am looking to upgrade my GPU, maybe in the next 6 months since they are ridiculously priced for good ones.

I do want a PSU that's modular that's for sure. I'm looking to spend between $60-$80 on it.
I found this Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-675M 675W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 for a good deal on newegg at the moment and it ranked tier 2 on Eggxpert Tiered Power Supply List, on Jonny Guru it ranked 80 Plus Silver for the 750w so I don't know if that carries over to the whole series of the Toughpower XT PSU's. Only thing I find kind of dumb is the LED indicators on it would be facing the inside of my case. I'm kind of not sure about that, it seems like a waste to me unless this is worth the deal on newegg which is $60 at the moment down from $90. Original price was $119.

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October 20, 2012 1:15:53 AM

Between 500 watt to 600 watt range, can not find any hard data on that power supply, if you plan to SLI or overclock I would go with the high end of the watt range.
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October 20, 2012 3:23:31 PM

I previously owned a modular 600 watts aerocool strike x powersupply. I had no problems with it or what so ever thats why i will recommend it to you :) 
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October 20, 2012 8:53:11 PM

NG88 said:
Hey guys, I'm here today because I'm on my last piece that I need for my new build and I'm looking for a PSU that can handle what I have and a GPU upgrade in the future. I've been trying to figure it out on my own and I keep seeing different opinions and it's getting hard to figure out what's best for me. I've seen a lot of people saying the big name PSU companies use their parts from other companies like Sea Sonic and other brands I cannot remember at the moment. I'm not sure what wattage it should be especially if I want to upgrade my GPU later on.

So anyways without further ado here's what my computer build will be.

MB: ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X

CPU: AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core

GPU: EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 v2 SC 1GB GDDR5

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)

HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 612 PWM

HDD: Caviar Black 7200 64mb cache 1TB

Be cautious on the Aerocool PSU, it might be Ok - but:

MODEL WATTS PROBLEMS AND ISSUES REVIEWS
E85M-550 550 Did not meet Bronze effcieincy at load. Voltage regulation failed on -12V rail during light load test. Ripple and noise high at 550 watts. Hardware Secrets
V12XT 600 Did not meet Bronze effcieincy at load. Voltage regulation failed on -12V rail during light load test. Ripple and noise high at 600 watts. Hardware Secrets
VP-550 550 No certification. No dedicated voltage regulation. Poor cross-load voltage stability. +3.3V, +5V, and +12V rails went out of spec. Xbit Laboratories
VP-650 650 No certification. No dedicated voltage regulation. Poor cross-load voltage stability. +3.3V, +5V, and +12V rails went out of spec. Xbit Laboratories
VP-750 750 No certification. Poor cross-load voltage stability. Xbit Laboratories

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Also a LG optical drive, not sure which one it is though.

I am looking to upgrade my GPU, maybe in the next 6 months since they are ridiculously priced for good ones.

I do want a PSU that's modular that's for sure. I'm looking to spend between $60-$80 on it.
I found this Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-675M 675W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 for a good deal on newegg at the moment and it ranked tier 2 on Eggxpert Tiered Power Supply List, on Jonny Guru it ranked 80 Plus Silver for the 750w so I don't know if that carries over to the whole series of the Toughpower XT PSU's. Only thing I find kind of dumb is the LED indicators on it would be facing the inside of my case. I'm kind of not sure about that, it seems like a waste to me unless this is worth the deal on newegg which is $60 at the moment down from $90. Original price was $119.
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