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July 6, 2012 10:56:41 PM

Hi all

i wondered if someone could help with regards to power supplies,

i'm going to be purchasing this bundle soon:

http://www.palicomp.co.uk/cpu-bundles/oc-ivybridge-i5-3...

as i have everything else i want, my first question is - if i add the likes of a HD 7850 (probably Oc'd) what kind of PSU should i go for? i currently have a 500w one that is in my current oc'd rig (i3 & gtx 460 both oc'd) but i doubt thats any good - so i'm pretty much happy for someone to say "this one" and i'll buy it on blind faith

secondly would that motherboard and items fit into the coolmaster 690 II nvidia edition? i did see another post a little below with a similar question - but just wanted to make sure :) 

thank you all in advance

wingy
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a b V Motherboard
July 7, 2012 1:43:26 PM

no issues with the MB fitting your CM 690 case.

your old 500w psu will probably ok for your new rig as long as it a solid one

i5 3570K OC'd pulls about 208W w/o GPU
the HD 7850 pulls 130w stock; probably 180w OC'd

if you want peace of mind or your PSU is old and you don't trust it. get a good 80+ certified 500-600w PSU

Corsair CX600 is a good one
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-corsair-builder-ser...
or any of these
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-pro-series-core...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-silverstone-tech-st...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/520w-seasonic-bronze-s12...
July 7, 2012 6:39:47 PM

excellent thank you!

when i rang them up they said i'd need a 750w psu if i added the gpu :S,

the XFX Pro Series Core Edition P1-550S-UKB9 550W Power Supply (PSU) is smack in the middle so i think that shall be my choice.

thanks for the help!
a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
July 7, 2012 9:42:34 PM

wingy9 said:
excellent thank you!

when i rang them up they said i'd need a 750w psu if i added the gpu :S,

the XFX Pro Series Core Edition P1-550S-UKB9 550W Power Supply (PSU) is smack in the middle so i think that shall be my choice.

thanks for the help!


that will work fine. salesman always try to upsale :) 

if it wasn't a quality PSU you might need a 750w one. lol

I run a i5 2500k and a HD 7850 in my HTPC/Gamer on a Silverstone 450W PSU and I don't stress it.
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