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February 12, 2013 9:15:06 AM

Hi, I have a little problem deciding which case and PSU to take.

My specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K

Motherboard: Intel ASROCK Z77 PRO3

GPU: GIGA BYTE RADEON HD7970, 3GB, GDDR5, OC

Memory: CRUCIAL BALLISTIX SPORT, 8GB, DDR3, 1600MHZ, CL9, KIT OF 2

Hard Drive: HITACHI 1TB, 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA II, DESKSTAR 7K1000.C

So, my question is, will that all fit in Cooler Master Elite K(night) 280, USB 3.0, Black?

And about PSU is that I have chosen Chieftec 850W, 14cm fan, 80+ Bronze, Nitro 2.

Is that enough to power all components and keep everything cool?


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February 12, 2013 9:30:06 AM

Chieftec is a low end brand; better to get a tier one brand with lower wattage. Look for 35-40 amps per 12v rail instead of just wattage. Provide a vender and budget and I can better advise you; I use newegg. If you can determine who actually manufacturers the chieftec, then it may be fine. Seasonic and ocz make some brands.
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February 12, 2013 10:06:43 AM

+1 for oldies post

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February 12, 2013 11:00:41 AM

o1die said:
If you can determine who actually manufacturers the chieftec, then it may be fine. Seasonic and ocz make some brands.


i "believe" (not 100%) its CWT and most likely shares their PSH platform (used by thermaltake and corsair)
a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 2:05:28 PM

i dont trust chieftec tbh. i wouldnt risk it

February 12, 2013 2:44:10 PM

How about CORSAIR 850W, TX850 V2, 14CM FAN, 80+ or THERMALTAKE SMART PSU, 850W, 14CM FAN, 80+ BRONZE?

Are they any good?

And do I actually need 850W PSU to run all this or 700W is enough?

Thank you.
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February 12, 2013 5:22:03 PM

exploder2013 said:
How about CORSAIR 850W, TX850 V2, 14CM FAN, 80+ or THERMALTAKE SMART PSU, 850W, 14CM FAN, 80+ BRONZE?

Are they any good?

And do I actually need 850W PSU to run all this or 700W is enough?

Thank you.


the corsair TX650 is more then enough for you, in total system power you won't even break 400w gaming


a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 5:23:49 PM

iceclock said:
i dont trust chieftec tbh. i wouldnt risk it


that is your opinion and you are entitled to it but to state that platform can't deliver its power is inaccurate and naive
a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 7:48:23 PM

no its a fact, its not quality parts. not an opinion a fact. get your stuff straight

a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 8:27:23 PM

iceclock said:
no its a fact, its not quality parts. not an opinion a fact. get your stuff straight


the fact is you are a naive fanboy and you just waive the flag of your favorite brand. you lack any knowledge about PSU as proven by your immature posts. the fact is you provide nothing to this forum other then trolling and fanboy flag waving, im done debating with the lowest common form of intelligence on here.

FYI, looking on your PC specs, that exact same wintec platform that you call junk may be in your corsair modular PSU since they use CWT builds in several lines including the PSH platform.
a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 9:29:32 PM

youve been reported for insulting a user and saying untrue facts,

what fanboyism would that be, also my powersupply is made by seasonic, check mate foo.

im stating that chieftec has a limited good quality ps and thats a fact not an opinion, please show me proof of me trolling, ive been here longer and helped more people than you can imagine.

there is nothing else to say here. do not worry this will not be tolerated.



a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 9:42:00 PM

Hi :) 

Can you both calm down please and kiss and make up :) 

You have BOTH helped a lot of users (I checked), so please try and get on :) 

All the best Brett :) 
a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 9:43:42 PM

i have no issue with this guy, im doing fine but thanks brett :) 

a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 9:44:47 PM

iceclock said:
i have no issue with this guy, im doing fine but thanks brett :) 



Hi :) 

Good to hear, I hate it when regulars fall out....

All the best Brett :) 
a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 9:45:40 PM

also congrats on becoming a mod :) 

a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 9:48:36 PM

iceclock said:
also congrats on becoming a mod :) 


Hi :) 

Thanks :) 

All the best Brett :) 
a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 9:49:52 PM

whats your budget and do u need midtower. full tower. and what wattage ps and do u need modular?

a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 9:53:34 PM

It does look like the power supply does use channel well
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...

However that being said I agree that there are other stronger brands. Your Corsair, XFX, ANTEC, Seasonic, PC power and Cooling. I feel with some of the weaker brands you have to spend a little more to get there higher end product to get the best solution possible. Either way I haven't seen Ice throw any flags so I don't know where that is from. Either way I would go with a TX650, or a core 650. Best deal right now is the tx. Because essentially its 89.99- 13.35 (15 percent) -20 MIR which = 56.64 and you can add two more dollars back to that if you want your rebate fast processed.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 9:56:40 PM

i never said its total junk just i wouldnt recommand it, i know cwt makes some good products and some less. like any company.

a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 10:00:14 PM

Right, its just not something you'd normally choose its like a generic soda its soda but its not the same all the time as the larger branded items.
a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 10:02:41 PM

yep, its like saying i want a good pepsi but instead buy rc cola. it will taste alright but nothing like pepsi :D 

a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 10:06:04 PM

plus the rest of your computer has quality written all over it why stop at the psu you know?
a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 10:39:35 PM

yep, i wouldnt feed my cat bad cat food, so same goes for ur pc, feed it good quality energy.

would u eat toxic waste? i think not

a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 11:04:55 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Thanks :) 

All the best Brett :) 


...and while he is kissing your butt I'll forward you the nasty email he sent me. tell this tool to stop sending me PM please
a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 11:09:42 PM

Hi :) 

OK that's enough...from both of you...

This is NOT helping the OP...

Therefore I am closing the thread...OP you are welcome to start another if you don't have enough help yet... :) 

All the best Brett :) 
a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 11:10:07 PM

This topic has been closed by Brett928S2
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