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a b ) Power supply
November 7, 2012 10:48:45 AM

Hi there, for power supplies its more of a compatibility between your entire build, the motherboard just needs the 24 pin connector which is standard on almost all power supplies today. Anyways I would urge you to re-select a power supply, Cooler master is not that great, they label their power supplies more than what the power supplies can deliver. Go for seasonic, Antec, XFX, Corsair, PC power and cooling, OCZ and other good brands.

Tiered list for power supplies, try being in tier 3 at the minimum and only go above from there.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

In essence, the power supply is compatible with that motherboard, but then again almost all power supplies are :lol: 
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November 7, 2012 4:50:35 PM

socialfox said:
Hi there, for power supplies its more of a compatibility between your entire build, the motherboard just needs the 24 pin connector which is standard on almost all power supplies today. Anyways I would urge you to re-select a power supply, Cooler master is not that great, they label their power supplies more than what the power supplies can deliver. Go for seasonic, Antec, XFX, Corsair, PC power and cooling, OCZ and other good brands.

Tiered list for power supplies, try being in tier 3 at the minimum and only go above from there.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

In essence, the power supply is compatible with that motherboard, but then again almost all power supplies are :lol: 

Well, since you told me that PSU isn't very good, what would be enough to power my setup and be SLI ready?
Specs:
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 550 Ti
CPU: AMD FX-6300 Six Core
Mother Board: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition Black / Red SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
HDD: Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL
PSU:
DVDDRIVE:MSI 24X DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DH-24AS


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a b 4 Gaming
November 7, 2012 5:12:56 PM

For a system using two GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

I would be looking at one of the following (its OEM is Seasonic) highly rated PSUs:

XFX 550W PRO550W Core Edition
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&...

XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=59616&vpn=P1650SNLB9&...

I would never get any Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus power supply because they are very low-end and can't even deliver the power stated on the label without running out of spec and risking your computer to destruction of components.
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November 7, 2012 8:47:00 PM
a b ) Power supply
November 7, 2012 8:55:45 PM

It sure is however what are you using the computer for? For gaming computers 8 gb is more than enough, and for normal usage 4 gb is enough. You will need 16gb when you do those fancy editing stuff, rendering videos and other stuff.
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November 7, 2012 9:06:31 PM

socialfox said:
It sure is however what are you using the computer for? For gaming computers 8 gb is more than enough, and for normal usage 4 gb is enough. You will need 16gb when you do those fancy editing stuff, rendering videos and other stuff.

I am fully aware that 8gb is enough, but I need the extra 8gb for 3D Modeling and Video Rendering but, it will mainly be used as a Gaming Computer.
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a b ) Power supply
November 7, 2012 9:18:00 PM

Okay have fun with your build, you have justified your usage for 16 gb of ram and for rendering and modelling you will most likely need it. Drop by if you got any other questions.

- Socialfox :) 
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November 7, 2012 9:19:07 PM

socialfox said:
It sure is however what are you using the computer for? For gaming computers 8 gb is more than enough, and for normal usage 4 gb is enough. You will need 16gb when you do those fancy editing stuff, rendering videos and other stuff.

Actually I just changed my mind I only really need 8 gigs. Just wondering, since my mobo is dual channel and has 4 240 pin slots, would it be better to have 2x4gb or 4x2gb?

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a b ) Power supply
November 7, 2012 9:21:08 PM

I prefer the 2 x 4gb of ram, less clutter to deal with when installing a CPU cooler. 2 of 4 gb sticks will perform just as good as 4 of 2gb sticks.
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November 7, 2012 9:30:21 PM

Best answer selected by roccofrommontreal.
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