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January 28, 2013 7:22:25 AM

I need to know what Psu to get this is my system specs:

Asrock Motherboard, Z77 Extreme4

Bitfenix Merc Alpha Mid Tower

Gigabyte GF GTX 660Ti WF2 EDITION (x2)

Intel Core i5 3570K

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1tb

Kingston 8GB SINGLE 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM

60gb SSD

LG DvD/CD optical drive

The reason theres no psu listed because i dont know what to get?

I ve been looking at the Cooler Master 625w Extreme2 Power Supply but i dont know if 625w is enough for this system.

I Have $90 Aud to spend on it. (That means aussie sites please but do still list psu's)

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January 28, 2013 7:47:53 AM

Dont ever go for Cooler Master PSU's. My PSU got blown up in just 2 years and CM didnt provide the warranty too.. Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, Antec and OCZ are the way to go for PSU's.550W is enough for your system from a reliable manufacturer. 600W to be the safe side with great room for extreme OC of CPU/GPU and for all other upgrades

Check out this list for good quality PSU's :

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/1/323050/ShowThread.aspx

As you can see, your CM PSU is at Tier 4. Not at all recommended..
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January 28, 2013 7:52:20 AM

Really? What Psu did you have?
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January 28, 2013 8:00:51 AM

okay cool thanks zycuda this should be plenty right?
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January 28, 2013 8:10:38 AM

The one I mentioned yes, I dont know any Australian site for it but you should be able to find it by it's name
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January 28, 2013 8:16:08 AM

Thanks...But would 700w be just enough
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January 28, 2013 8:25:38 AM

Its 750w so yes its enough, just make sure a psu has all the right pins and connectors for what you will have
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January 28, 2013 8:26:18 AM

A system with 2 x GTX 660 Ti cards in Sli needs a recommended 620w power supply.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec are all high quality brands. Avoid Thermaltake and Coolermaster and pretty much everything else although there are some good brands I did not list that are not real common here in the US.

This list may help you find some good deals.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/358998-31-worldwide-o...

I don't have time to look for deals right now but I will be glad to look later for you. The Corsair 750TX recommended above is an excellent unit.
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January 28, 2013 8:41:32 AM

spawnedlate said:
Really? What Psu did you have?


eXtreme Power Plus 600W (http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=5906)

Are you running 2GB Gigabyte GF GTX 660Ti WF2 EDITION or SLI 2x xGB Gigabyte GF GTX 660Ti WF2 EDITION ?

I assumed as the first case and for single GPU 600W is more than enough.

If youre doing SLI, go for 750w, preferably Corsair HX/TX series..
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January 28, 2013 10:37:41 AM

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular how bout this one? 89 bux
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January 28, 2013 4:28:22 PM

spawnedlate said:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular how bout this one? 89 bux


It's a good one and provides sufficient power but it only has 2 x 6 pin PCI-E connectors and wih 2 x GTX 660 Ti cards you need a total of 4 x PCI-E connectors. So while you could use it you would need to use molex adapters for the other PCI-E connector and that's not recommended unless you have to.

I think you are going to have to break your budget a bot on this. Using molex adapters is a bad idea and so is going cheap on a power supply. The power supply is the single most importantpart of your computer. If it's not supplying reliable, clean power to your components it can make your whole system unstable and in some cases even damage your components. This is especially true when running Sli or Crossfire.

Since you are going with a multi GPU system the lowest price model I can find that I would use is this.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

And really I would go with that 750TX since the TX series is a big step up in quality from the CX series. The CX has the correct connectors and i plenty of power for your needs though. The TX is just a higher quality unit. The CX series is Corsair's budget line while the TX is the enthusiast line.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

A bit cheaper than the 750TX is this OCZ and it's also very good. It's also modular and that's a big plus in my book. Makes cable management quite a bit easier.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Not a bad unit either.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


Those are the only units I see that ae both good quality and cheap.
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January 30, 2013 2:03:31 AM

anort3 said:
It's a good one and provides sufficient power but it only has 2 x 6 pin PCI-E connectors and wih 2 x GTX 660 Ti cards you need a total of 4 x PCI-E connectors. So while you could use it you would need to use molex adapters for the other PCI-E connector and that's not recommended unless you have to.

I think you are going to have to break your budget a bot on this. Using molex adapters is a bad idea and so is going cheap on a power supply. The power supply is the single most importantpart of your computer. If it's not supplying reliable, clean power to your components it can make your whole system unstable and in some cases even damage your components. This is especially true when running Sli or Crossfire.

Since you are going with a multi GPU system the lowest price model I can find that I would use is this.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

And really I would go with that 750TX since the TX series is a big step up in quality from the CX series. The CX has the correct connectors and i plenty of power for your needs though. The TX is just a higher quality unit. The CX series is Corsair's budget line while the TX is the enthusiast line.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

A bit cheaper than the 750TX is this OCZ and it's also very good. It's also modular and that's a big plus in my book. Makes cable management quite a bit easier.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Not a bad unit either.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


Those are the only units I see that ae both good quality and cheap.




Thanks i ended up using the corsiar 850v2 due to my local computer shop insisting that i needed that much and i said no so they gave me it for the same price as the 750.

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January 30, 2013 2:03:50 AM

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