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December 6, 2012 7:07:51 PM

Its been atleast 5 years since I built a new PC so Im very out of the loop on whats good as far as PSU's...

I'm building a decent but not insane computer for light gaming. Probably nothing more graphics demanding than skyrim or borderlands 2.

Here is my current setup:

CPU: i5 2500K
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD7870 2GB OC (don't intend to overclock this past the stock)
MOBO: TZ77B Motherboard Biostar
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
Monitor: 21.5" w/ max res 1920x1080p
Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM

Like I said, nothing overly fancy but definitely an upgrade on my limited budget in comparison to what I had. It is doubtful that I will overclock the cpu or gpu at the moment but I may in the future get a 2nd gfx card so 4x pci-e 6pin connectors would be preferred. I had been looking at the Corsair TX750Watt PSU. (Modular or not is not really an issue to me) Other than that, I'm not sure if that one is good or otherwise what kind of PSU to get as there are so many options out there nowadays.


Thanks!

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December 6, 2012 7:22:05 PM

XFX Core edition hands down. 550W is great, 650W if you plan on going crossfire.
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December 6, 2012 7:29:23 PM

Vespar said:
Its been atleast 5 years since I built a new PC so Im very out of the loop on whats good as far as PSU's...

I'm building a decent but not insane computer for light gaming. Probably nothing more graphics demanding than skyrim or borderlands 2.

Here is my current setup:

CPU: i5 2500K
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD7870 2GB OC (don't intend to overclock this past the stock)
MOBO: TZ77B Motherboard Biostar
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
Monitor: 21.5" w/ max res 1920x1080p
Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM

Like I said, nothing overly fancy but definitely an upgrade on my limited budget in comparison to what I had. It is doubtful that I will overclock the cpu or gpu at the moment but I may in the future get a 2nd gfx card so 4x pci-e 6pin connectors would be preferred. I had been looking at the Corsair TX750Watt PSU. (Modular or not is not really an issue to me) Other than that, I'm not sure if that one is good or otherwise what kind of PSU to get as there are so many options out there nowadays.


Thanks!


Hi - Need to know your budget

To consider:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to less than $33 after mir

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $45 after mir

for CF http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $70 after mir

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $70 after mir - best value for CF - same as the 650





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December 6, 2012 7:29:46 PM

The graphics card I have uses 2x 6pin PCI-e connectors, does the XFX Core 650watt have atleast 4 connectors in case I want to CF later?
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December 6, 2012 7:30:25 PM

Budget is roughly $120. give or take $10 to $15 dollars
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December 6, 2012 7:42:36 PM

Vespar said:
The graphics card I have uses 2x 6pin PCI-e connectors, does the XFX Core 650watt have atleast 4 connectors in case I want to CF later?


yes
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December 6, 2012 7:43:40 PM

Vespar said:
The graphics card I have uses 2x 6pin PCI-e connectors, does the XFX Core 650watt have atleast 4 connectors in case I want to CF later?



yes - but the core 750 is same price at Newegg (actually $1 less)
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December 6, 2012 8:53:09 PM

I just looked at the specs for the XFX 750Watt. It looks like it will do the job with some extra wiggle room for the future. Thanks!
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December 6, 2012 8:55:28 PM

Vespar said:
I just looked at the specs for the XFX 750Watt. It looks like it will do the job with some extra wiggle room for the future. Thanks!



Hi - A lot of PSU for $69 net
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