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January 5, 2013 8:44:41 AM

I've been looking at PSU's and was wondering if anyone had any experience with this PSU (or any insight).
Is it good for the price or should I forget about it?

I believe it is a KenTek Ktps775m
http://bit.ly/WjW9si


I'm looking for a modular PSU in the sub $90 range with ≥650 watts. 

I'm a college student & first time builder, so I'm not looking for anything fancy, just quality. 

Thanks. 

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January 5, 2013 12:33:06 PM

zantaff said:
I've been looking at PSU's and was wondering if anyone had any experience with this PSU (or any insight).
Is it good for the price or should I forget about it?

I believe it is a KenTek Ktps775m
http://bit.ly/WjW9si


I'm looking for a modular PSU in the sub $90 range with ≥650 watts. 

I'm a college student & first time builder, so I'm not looking for anything fancy, just quality. 

Thanks. 


Hi - I agree quality is way to go with PSU's. However kentek is
poor quality.

Quality brands: Seasonic, XFX, PC P&Cooling,Rosewill Capstone series,
most Corsair's, most Antec's, Enermax, & a few others.

Tom

BTW, unless you are going to CF/SLI you don't need 650w (no harm tho),

generally 450 - 550w is more than sufficient for one GPU.
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January 5, 2013 3:56:24 PM

toyftw said:
Hi - I agree quality is way to go with PSU's. However kentek is
poor quality.

Quality brands: Seasonic, XFX, PC P&Cooling,Rosewill Capstone series,
most Corsair's, most Antec's, Enermax, & a few others.

Tom

BTW, unless you are going to CF/SLI you don't need 650w (no harm tho),

generally 450 - 550w is more than sufficient for one GPU.




I used the eXtreme calculator and got 650w min.

Here's what I'm planning.
I've already purchased my i5-3570K & ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
I am probably going to OC the i5 from 34000 to 44000. (Air cooled)
Use 4 sticks of RAM
SSD (boot)
2 ~ 7200rpm HDDs
2 ~ 120mm fans
2 ~ 80mm fans

Uncertain what GPU I'm going to get, but have been looking at <$200 cards:
Radeon HD 7850 2 GB
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
I also am looking for the possibly be able to SLI/Crossfire in the future.

As for what I do on my computer, it's mostly gaming, but I do need to use design software like Adobe, CAD & Revit products.


Appreciate it.
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a c 288 ) Power supply
January 5, 2013 4:19:53 PM

zantaff said:
I used the eXtreme calculator and got 650w min.

Here's what I'm planning.
I've already purchased my i5-3570K & ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
I am probably going to OC the i5 from 34000 to 44000. (Air cooled)
Use 4 sticks of RAM
SSD (boot)
2 ~ 7200rpm HDDs
2 ~ 120mm fans
2 ~ 80mm fans

Uncertain what GPU I'm going to get, but have been looking at <$200 cards:
Radeon HD 7850 2 GB
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
I also am looking for the possibly be able to SLI/Crossfire in the future.

As for what I do on my computer, it's mostly gaming, but I do need to use design software like Adobe, CAD & Revit products.


Appreciate it.


Hi - For a quality modular 650w PSU, rolli's link is the best deal
avail right now, and is an excellent buy @ $60 net.
Most of the other quality options are going
to run over $90 right now. However, if you don't need it immediately,
there will almost certainly be more promo's occurring in the next few days.

Tom

Tom
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January 5, 2013 4:43:51 PM

According to NVIDIA the GeForce GTX 650 Ti doesn't support SLI mode.

For a system using two reference design Radeon HD 7850 graphics cards in 2-way CrossFireX mode AMD specifies a minimum of an 600 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 39 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Some of the non-reference design Radeon HD 7850 graphics cards require at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors for each graphics card so the required power supply must have at least four 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.
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January 5, 2013 11:32:33 PM

rolli59 said:
Well all the GPU's you refer to call for less than 600watt PSU in 2 card setups. You will be better of with a quality 600watt than a crappy 775watt PSU. http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
This is what I would get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
review http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-65...


Good deal or bad deal?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thermaltake-Toughpower-700W-ATX...

I'm kinda wary because of all the missing cables. Will getting them drive the price way up, or is it no worry?
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a c 701 ) Power supply
January 5, 2013 11:36:12 PM

Link does not work.
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a c 701 ) Power supply
January 6, 2013 12:24:33 AM

No thermaltake is not good except very few. That is not one of the good ones.
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January 6, 2013 1:14:28 AM

Thanks everyone for your input.
The battle has come down to these three:

XFX Core Edition PRO550W - $76 total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-OR-

Rosewill HIVE 650w - $66 total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-OR-

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W - $81 total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR this one, which is $50 total on eBay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OCZ-ModXStream-Pro-OCZ500MXSP-5...
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a c 701 ) Power supply
January 6, 2013 2:09:45 AM

I would go with the Rosewill!
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January 13, 2013 11:39:08 PM

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