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November 8, 2012 7:34:21 AM

Hello all, a few years ago I bought an hp computer for basic tasks. Once I got more into pc gaming, I upgraded the PSU and GPU. The PSU is a Thermaltake TR2 600W, bought at Best Buy. I now want to do a full system upgrade, and build my own rig. This is my planned setup

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case
Intel i5-3570K CPU
ASRock Extreme4 z77 Mobo
Samsung 830 SSD
1 TB HDD (stock from old comp)
Galaxy GeForce GTX 460
8 GB G.Skill RipJawsX 1600MHz RAM
Stock Optical Drive from Old comp

Is my current 600W PSU still powerful enough to Run all this, or should I look for something Higher? Thank you for taking the time to look at my post, and have a good day

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a b ) Power supply
November 8, 2012 7:51:07 AM

Yes if it's a good unit.
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a c 266 ) Power supply
November 8, 2012 8:12:24 AM

A 600w power supply is more than enough. That being said the TR2 is one of the worst power supplies on the market.

This list is not perfect but is pretty close especially with the lower tiers. Notice the TR2 is in the "replace as soon as possible" tier.

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Here is a review of the 750w version.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-TR2-...

If you do replace it ( and I would ) go with a 550w and up model from Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ or Antec. The Rosewill Capstone series is quite good as well.
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a b ) Power supply
November 8, 2012 8:28:30 AM

I don't recommend a GTX 460. The Radeon 7770 is at least as fast as the GTX 460 192 bit if not as fast as or a little faster than the GTX 460 256 bit with current drivers, but uses far less power and is generally cheaper new.

I too recommend using a different power supply. Something like this:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp550pl...

or this:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

Would probably fare a lot better.
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November 8, 2012 5:05:14 PM

Best answer selected by kidinferno.
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November 8, 2012 5:06:05 PM

Thank you all for your responses

anort, I got the TR2 from Best Buy, where my gf (now fiance) works, so we got a really good deal. That being said, I wouldn't mind upgrading in the future.

blazorthon, most than likely from my tiredness last night, I forgot to put that the GTX 460 is also from my old comp, I also bought it from Best Buy when I got the TR2. If I were buying a GPU now I wouldn't even look at the GTX 460 (hell, I just threw a GTX 560 in a friends rig a couple weeks ago, and that was cheaper than my 460 was back then). However, I am getting married next year, and can't get everything I want (although I am surprised my fiance is letting me get all this as it is, then agin it's our "christmas"), but when I can upgrade again the PSU, GPU, and A nice chair are at the top of my list (metal folding chairs suck).
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a c 266 ) Power supply
November 8, 2012 5:35:30 PM

Still nothing wrong with the GTX 460. Hell I am still running one and it lets me max just about every game I play at 1920 x 1080. Great card.

Make a point of replacing the TR2 as soon as you can. The 2 best power supply review sites are Jonnyguru and Hardwaresecrets and when those sites say a power supply is so bad out of spec it can damage your other components you should believe them. You can get a very good power supply that is plenty for your needs in the ~$50-$60 range.

80 Plus Gold certified Seasonic for $75.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is a selection of other models that are great for the price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
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a c 266 ) Power supply
November 8, 2012 7:20:53 PM

The OCZ is a good unit made by Great Wall. For that same exact price though I would personally go with the XFX in my link above. It's made by Seasonic and they are overall the best manufacturer in my opinion. If you really want a modular unit then the OCZ is fine though.
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