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November 19, 2012 3:29:58 PM

Is this a good PSU for my build? Which one is more advised? and the details of the 1st PSU doesnt say if it is SLI or Crossfire Ready, can I still have SLI or Crossfire even if it doesnt say...


PSU - CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

compared to this one that says that its SLI/Crossfire Ready

PSU - Rosewill Stallion Series RD600 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply


THE BUILD ||
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CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with Dual Thunderbolt

HSF - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version

BD-ROM - LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM

OS/App HDD - Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Case - Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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November 19, 2012 3:57:42 PM

Are you planning on OCing the CPU/GPU?

http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/printer/power-requi...
Recommended 500w PSU 21A.

They can run xfire with those PSU but leaves little power left for OC and the rest of the hardware.
You would get at least a 700w PSU for that.
I recommend the XFX XXX 750w or the Corsair CX750w.
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November 19, 2012 3:58:23 PM

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-RD600N-...

Wasn't able to find one on the corsair exactly but:
"Also, USD 70 is the same price as the Corsair CX600 V2, a power supply that, as far as we can tell, is internally identical to the Enermax NAXN 80+ 600 W"
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Enermax-NAXN-80+...


I've recommended corsair in the past, and while the CX is their lowest tier PSU product line, they are still fairly respected in my opinion. They are considered a tier 3 (good budget supply) in this listing: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Also, 600W seems a little slim to me for crossfire/sli. Realistically, 600W is probably fine for 2x7850 if nothing is hugely overclocked, however something like this maybe a lot better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (I picked one of these up from newegg for 70$, considering the holidays coming up, if you are in the states, you may find one well priced).
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November 19, 2012 4:08:30 PM

So 7850 consumes 132W peak with OC.

So 'lets' make it 2 = 265W

The CPU is 77W so lets make it 90 with OC

15 Hdd , 25W DVD , 16W Ram

And its a good 415 W

So a good 520 /620 W will be ok

I recomend this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 90$ + Free shipping

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/05/18/seasonic_m12i... 60$ + 6$ shipping

or this

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

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/XFX-PRO-650-W-XX...
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November 19, 2012 4:51:26 PM

Those are both great supplies /\
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November 19, 2012 8:59:36 PM

Thanks alot!

The links to the information are a really big help as well.
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November 20, 2012 4:23:02 PM

found a nice PSU, tier 1!! and with the promos its not that expencive

Price $119 with promo $89

PSU - KINGWIN Absolute Platinum Series AP-550 550W ATX 12V v2.2, EPS 12V v2.91 and SSI EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 20, 2012 5:32:59 PM

I don't see it listed as a tier one from the site I linked (a different kingwin supply is, but not that one), however: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Kingwin/AP-550/10.ht...

It seems techpowerup found it to be a great unit, but at 550W it's great for 1x7850, but it is a bit small for 2x7850 (despite being crossfire ready).
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a b ) Power supply
November 20, 2012 8:57:19 PM

U dont need tha PSU. Platinium -.- . 120 for that PSU.

U can get a bigger PSU if u want but u dont need a 550W at 120$.

If u want other recc here they are

Xfx 550W Pro Core
Seasonic M12II 520W

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November 20, 2012 9:17:21 PM

sorry... forgot about the SLI/Crossfire

You're right, need a stronger (more Watt) PSU
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November 20, 2012 9:24:28 PM

You need 415W on the rail . So a high quality PSU wuill do the job. The first that i mentioned are great but even the last 2 are great .So choose the cheapest one u can find out of the four.

Xfx 550/650 W Pro Core
Seasonic M12II 520/620W
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