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February 7, 2013 10:32:08 PM

This is my first build. So far I have:

Asus M599FX PRO R2.0
AMD FX-8350 4.0gHz
G Skill Ares 1866mHz 16GB (2x8GB)
MSI GeForce GTX 460 Twin Frozr II

I plan to upgrade to 32GB of RAM and run SLI in the future. I will probably overclock once my warranty is up too. So I need a PSU that can handle all that.

Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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February 7, 2013 10:38:02 PM

there is no reason for more ram if you cant use 70% of 16gb

you also might want to upgrade your card but that isnt really necessary if you can still play high settings.

a good 550w will be enough for single GPU operations. something like this would be perfect
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257
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February 7, 2013 11:06:35 PM

I wouldn't get that psu, it's not a good psu, it's a generic low quality psu, a 750W with just 45A says it all.
The rosewill has 54A on it's +12V rail and it's modular, it's a good option, it's at the same price.
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February 7, 2013 11:16:33 PM

Big Troll, I did a couple online assessments of my rig and both said I needed at least 600W.
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February 7, 2013 11:34:20 PM

swizzlekiss said:
Big Troll, I did a couple online assessments of my rig and both said I needed at least 600W.


well they are wrong. if someone can run a i7 3770k with a gtx 680 one a 450w psu, you can easily run a fx 8350 and a gtx 460 on a 550w. ALL single CPU single GPU rigs will and can run fine on a quality 550w psu. if its crap from no-name brands like ultra, it wont do it.
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February 8, 2013 12:44:33 AM

Cool. How do you guys like Corsair? Just saw a wicked deal on a 600w one from them at a local shop.
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February 8, 2013 12:51:17 AM

Yes, corsair is fine, is it the CX600 ?
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February 8, 2013 12:59:00 AM

It's even better, get it then, it's a quality psu.
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February 8, 2013 1:04:21 AM

Think I will! Thanks for your help. Cheers!
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a b ) Power supply
February 8, 2013 2:04:50 AM

the xfx 550w is a better choice. its cheaper and its made by seasonic, a company thats better than cwt
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February 8, 2013 2:22:49 AM

I guess i doesn't want to buy from newegg, amazon or ncix us.
Also if the corsair gs 600 is at a low price(lets say about 40-50$), it's worth.
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February 8, 2013 9:23:34 AM

its canada. corsair products are almost never cheap like that
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February 8, 2013 11:43:58 AM

I was told that Corsair gets its PSU parts from Seasonic too. I don't want to order from the US because I'm going to get hammered with charges at the border, and I'm hoping to build this weekend. The Corsair GS600 is on sale for $64.99 currently.
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February 8, 2013 2:26:30 PM

She's from Canada.

I really want to build it tonight or tomorrow, so that's why I'm looking for something in stock in a local shop.

But I will check out XFX and Silverstone prices now, since you've suggested these brands.

I am planning to run SLI in the future. Would you still recommend 550W or is Bruce right about getting 750W?
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February 8, 2013 2:45:31 PM

I'm very mistrustful, another gender mistake.
The xfx 550 pro will do for a single card, even the high end ones, but for two cards(SLI), a higher psu is needed, specially if it's the 660 ti or 670 gtx, for the 660ti sli, a 650W psu will do, for the 670 gtx sli a 750W will also do.
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February 8, 2013 4:45:28 PM

Would you say that using this calculator is a reliable measure?

http://extreme.outervision.com/

I selected everything that I would possibly upgrade to in the future and got minimum 526W and recommended 576W.

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February 8, 2013 7:19:43 PM

have you noticed that all my prices for you have been listed at a canadian store? take a look.

no calculators are useful.
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February 8, 2013 7:29:12 PM

Yes, but I don't want to order online.
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a b ) Power supply
February 8, 2013 7:35:16 PM

there are stores in the GTA and the vnacouver region
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February 8, 2013 7:54:05 PM

what store?

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February 8, 2013 8:10:03 PM

Right now, I'm snowed in. I was going to pick one up at Canada Computers but they closed due to a snowstorm.
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February 8, 2013 8:24:50 PM

lol. same here. at least you didnt have to walk 3km to school in 35cm of snow.

you have to wait until the snow melts or the god dam government to shovel the snow
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February 8, 2013 8:37:07 PM

No, that I did not. I took a snow day! But I would walk 3km in this snow to get a PSU right now.
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February 8, 2013 9:39:47 PM

Yes, that one is good, i already said it in the other post.
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February 8, 2013 10:35:52 PM

Even if I want to be able to overclock and run SLI? I don't know how to figure out the wattage and amperage. I keep getting different answers. I want to be able to use this power supply into the future. I know that most components are becoming more efficient, but it also degrades over time. I'd hate to have to replace it when I am upgrading my video card(s) to do SLI.
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February 8, 2013 10:38:00 PM

you dont really need to know that much. just that 550w is enough for any single GPU single CPU system and that 750w is enough for SLI video cards and single GPU systems

the in betweens such as the 650w is for dual GPU on a single PCB cards such as the gtx 690. the 850w is for the 250w+ TDP cards such as the 7970
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a b ) Power supply
February 8, 2013 10:41:48 PM

what components ur gonna be running swizzle?

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February 8, 2013 10:47:14 PM

Asus M599FX PRO R2.0
AMD FX-8350 4.0gHz
G Skill Ares 1866mHz 16GB (2x8GB)
MSI GeForce GTX 460 Twin Frozr II

Plus a sound card, probably two or three hard drives, and a few fans.

I want to run SLI and overclock in the future.
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a b ) Power supply
February 8, 2013 11:07:06 PM

If you want a psu for SLI for high end cards, then the Antec TP-750 Truepower New is a good choice, it has the amps and wattage for it, and it's also made by seasonic.
So it's not a bad deal.
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February 9, 2013 12:00:09 AM

swizzlekiss said:
Asus M599FX PRO R2.0
AMD FX-8350 4.0gHz
G Skill Ares 1866mHz 16GB (2x8GB)
MSI GeForce GTX 460 Twin Frozr II

Plus a sound card, probably two or three hard drives, and a few fans.

I want to run SLI and overclock in the future.


there is no point of SLI 560s. a single gtx 660 = 2 560s
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February 9, 2013 12:24:44 AM

I'd upgrade! I want the option at least.
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February 9, 2013 2:05:20 AM

whats ur budget swizzlekiss?

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February 9, 2013 1:14:42 PM

Like $100 max. More like $70-$80.

I am about to go get this one.
Antec TP-750 Truepower New 750W Continuous Power Supply
http://www.canadacomputers.com/pro [...] _id=021534

But was debating between that and the Corsair GS700. I think this is the better deal for the price, even though it's older, it's semi-modular, more wattage, etc.
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February 9, 2013 1:15:16 PM

id go with the truepower looks good.

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February 9, 2013 1:31:56 PM

Just called the store and they only have one, it's open box, been returned, but they don't know why... they're giving an additional 10% off but not sure if it's gonna work. And... it's the last one.

Also, I'm looking at the specs on Jonny Guru and it shows that it has multiple 12V rails, each one only giving off 25A... but I don't even think that's enough to power my GPU?

It's the GTX 460. It needs like 42A from a single rail, I thought. Unless I'm not understanding.
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February 9, 2013 2:00:13 PM

It's a good psu, that psu has 62A, it can deliver even more than 750W at 45c, and it has a high efficiency, it was made by seasonic.
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February 9, 2013 2:03:06 PM

K, going to pick it up now! Thanks!
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February 9, 2013 2:03:39 PM

Sorry, too much FUD. I don't want to read about PSUs anymore. I wanna build my computer!
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