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December 19, 2012 4:14:19 AM

Hello, fellow PC enthusiasts.

I was wondering if this PSU http://www.amazon.com/PC-Power-Cooling-Silencer-compati... would be sufficient enough to power my system.

My system specs are:
AMD Phenom II x4 965 OC'd to 4.0ghz
Cooler Master 212+ CPU heatsink w/ one 120mm fan
1TB WD "Blue" HD
Three 120mm case fans and one 200mm case fan
One blu-ray/dvd internal drive
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 OC'd to 815mhz/1120mhz
Corsair XMS3 2x4gb 1333mhz RAM

Right now I have a Corsair GS 600w PSU and it is sufficient enough to run my system, but I was hoping to get a fully/semi-modular PSU to replace it, as it has way too many cords that I never use and are just hogging room in my case (Corsair 500R). Also, I plan to upgrade some parts in the future to these:

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Dominator-Platinum-Deskto...

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Cooling-Hydro-Series-High...

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-SUPERCLOCKED-Graphic...

Would this 500w PSU be enough? If not, can you recommend me a good 600w-700w modular PSU? Thanks in advance :) 

-Wizzle
a b ) Power supply
December 19, 2012 10:03:33 AM

-first of all, the mk3 psu should be good
-dont get dominator platinums. dont perform crap better than generic ram
-same goes for the h60. a hyper 212 performs better and quieter
-if you are to get a video card at that price range, a 7870 is a much better value

also i dont see how its such a big cabling issue for you. just leave the extra cables at the bottom and tie it into a bundle.
December 19, 2012 10:53:36 AM

TheBigTroll said:
-first of all, the mk3 psu should be good
-dont get dominator platinums. dont perform crap better than generic ram
-same goes for the h60. a hyper 212 performs better and quieter
-if you are to get a video card at that price range, a 7870 is a much better value

also i dont see how its such a big cabling issue for you. just leave the extra cables at the bottom and tie it into a bundle.


1. Ok, I'll get it then.
2. The looks probably just caught my eye. I'll most likely just OC the ones I have now.
3. That's good to know. Although I don't like how much room it takes up.
4. As far as I can tell, the 7870 typically costs around 20% more. I won't be upgrading for a while anyway; I'll most likely be waiting for the gtx 700 series.
5. It's an aesthetic issue. I don't like knowing I have a plethora of unused cables jammed in the back-panel.
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a b ) Power supply
December 19, 2012 1:33:48 PM

what? a 7870 costs 194.99 the last time i checked at newegg

but now it might be 209.99 after MIR
a c 260 ) Power supply
December 19, 2012 5:12:27 PM

TheBigTroll said:
what? a 7870 costs 194.99 the last time i checked at newegg

but now it might be 209.99 after MIR



The $195 7870 went away in the last 2 days(they're running $219 now),
but the weekend is coming and they're will prob be another sub $200 7870.

Tom
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