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February 24, 2013 5:45:00 PM

[DO NOTE THAT I HAVE POSTED THE SAME THING IN THE GRAPHIC CARD SECTION AND THEY INFORMED ME TO GET A NEW PSU]

Hey there,
It's nice to be back here after a while. This time I'm gonna ask a question. I'm running a fine build right now, here are the specifications -

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge
ASUS Maximus V Extreme Z77
G.Skill RipJaws X 8GB (4GBx2) 1600Mhz
G.Skill RipJaws X 16GB (8GBx2) 1600Mhz
(Yeah I know its weird to have two different RAM kits but they work perfectly together)
Sapphire HD Radeon 6950 2GB DDR5
WD Caviar Black 1TB
Seagate Baracuda XT 1TB
WD Caviar Green 2TB
WD Caviar Green 2TB
Corsair Extreme Liquid Cooling - H100
CoolerMaster Extreme 700W PSU
Asus 24X DVD RW
Corsair Carbide 500R
Corsair H100 - Stock fans
ASUS Wifi/Bluetooth 4.0 Combo (With mobo)
SIX Fans (5 - 140mm, 1 200mm)
Acer AL2216W Monitor - 1680x1050 (-.-)

Also note that my computer is always @ 4700mhz.

Now, the thing is. Some games stagger a bit. Probably micro stuttering. It's pretty annoying. I tried as hard as possible to look for a solution myself but wasn't able to.
Also, as you may be knowing, the Sapphire HD6950 is capable of being unlocked to 6970. So I kept trying to do so but wasn't successful therefore I might've screwed up the bios a little. If anyone has the stock bios, please let me know. Currently I've flashed the stock bios which is available @ TechPowerUp.

Many people told me over here that the PSU sucks. Well yeah, it's old. I grabbed it from my old computer and put it in this one. I used the PSU calculator at thermaltake's website and the recommended PSU wattage came out to be - 843w. :\ And I'm running a 700w one right now, that too not a good one, yeah?

Another thing, the computer is not really performing like it should. It's KIND OF .. slow? I don't know, saying that it's "slow" is a bit exaggerated. I mean, it's fast, it is. But sometime it just hangs for about 6-7 seconds (I keep my windows clean, so that's not the issue). Also note that I will be buying the Samsung 840 SSD afterwards so no need to mention that.

Anyway, so what PSU do you recommend for this kind of build?

Waiting in anticipation! :bounce: 

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February 24, 2013 6:35:13 PM

840 non pro is crap. 840 pro is beast but is a rip off given you can get something that performs a bit under but is a lot cheaper

whatever you have running right now is perfectly fine with a 550w even. just that when you want to expand you are risking it

if you asked yesterday i would have suggested the seasonic x750. but the sale is off. id get this. made by superflower
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081XXIRA/?tag=pcpapi-20
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February 24, 2013 11:13:20 PM

Hmmm, mind recommending a good and cheap SSD too? :p 

Also, the guys over the graphic section recommended a 800+w PSU :/ 
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February 24, 2013 11:19:03 PM

ya with sli and ssd's youll want 750 - 850 w of clean non ripple power.
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a b ) Power supply
February 24, 2013 11:19:11 PM

750W is fine for your configuration, though, i'd get the nzxt hale90 750M, it's modular same unit as the capstone, both made by superflower : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It' out of stock, but it will be back soon.
Or this one : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050751YS/
It's $102.75 after mir, made by seasonic.
For a ssd get the sandisk ultra plus 128GB : http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSS...
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February 24, 2013 11:28:02 PM

850 is for overclocking to the brim with 2x 6950 modded

the ultra plus is good, but id pay 5 bucks more for a plextor m5s 128gb
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February 25, 2013 12:40:51 AM

I think I'm gonna go with a 800+W PSU just to be on the safer side. Could anyone recommend a cheap and a nice one? I'm not going for anything below 80Plus GOLD.

Also, as for the SSDs, should I go with the plextor or sandisk? (I'd love to have global warranty Cuz I'll be ordering for the US and ask someone to get the items for me)

Thanks
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February 25, 2013 1:23:19 AM

I tried as hard as possible to look for a solution myself but wasn't able to.
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February 25, 2013 1:26:00 AM

Okay anything under 150? I have 210 bucks to spend on both PSU & SSD :/ 
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February 25, 2013 1:32:21 AM

Oooooooo the X-850 looks really good :D  But a bit pricey no?
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February 25, 2013 1:39:23 AM

arzbhatia said:
Oooooooo the X-850 looks really good :D  But a bit pricey no?


Actually a pretty good price for a Tier 1 gold modular 850W supply
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February 25, 2013 2:05:21 AM

Do note that I will change my GPU to a GTX 670/680 or something even better in the near future.
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February 25, 2013 2:19:26 AM

rolli59 said:
I put your specs into the calculator I linked and get 515 watts with the CPU overclcoked to 4.7GHz and consuming 130watts even added the SSD.
Not even a high end overclocked Intel system with dual HD7970 in CF consumes over 700watts http://www.anandtech.com/show/6774/nvidias-geforce-gtx-...
Try it better than TT http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp


This is what I filled in - These are my exact specs - http://i50.tinypic.com/24weec1.png http://i49.tinypic.com/2a68svs.jpg

I have two external 1TB External HDDs connected and.. Oh well you can see from the screens what all I have.
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February 25, 2013 2:06:51 PM

arzbhatia said:
This is what I filled in - These are my exact specs - http://i50.tinypic.com/24weec1.png http://i49.tinypic.com/2a68svs.jpg

I have two external 1TB External HDDs connected and.. Oh well you can see from the screens what all I have.

Your 35% capacitor aging is a little excessive and I belief you can skip the pump relay since they have the H100 package in there.
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February 25, 2013 7:37:53 PM

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=amb_link_369968442_2?ie=UTF...!493964%2Cn%3A541966%2Cn%3A193870011%2Cn%3A1292116011%2Ci%3Acomputers%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A172282\c!493964\c541966\c193870011\c1292116011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-stage-1&pf_rd_r=0S82KNTWF7PQD5KB5FTM&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1491688462&pf_rd_i=193870011


Which SSD do you guys recommend amongst these? (120gb)
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a b ) Power supply
February 25, 2013 7:41:26 PM

none of them. they all perform under the plextor m5s 128gb or the sandisk ultra plus 128gb
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February 25, 2013 7:43:30 PM

What about a $139 Samsung 840 - 240gb?
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a b ) Power supply
February 25, 2013 7:52:52 PM

If you want a 240-256GB ssd, get the sandisk ultra plus 256GB in amazon for just 160$ : http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSS...
The samsung 840 non pro has tlc nand( it's slower and with less endurance) which is inferior to the ssds with mlc nand.
If you still want a psu with 850W, get the XFX 850W XXX edition also in amazon for ~103$ after mir.
It's a quality psu, semi-modular made by seasonic with 80 plus silver.
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February 25, 2013 8:05:28 PM

-the hx850 v2 isnt full modular like the xfx.
-the ax is using the same platform as the hx850 v2 and the hale90
-silent pro is good but id rather trust seasonic

in the end they are about the same.

the xfx is cheapest here. no rebates, no shipping
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=78945&vpn=P1850BBEFX&m...
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a b ) Power supply
February 25, 2013 8:05:48 PM

If you really want a full modular 80 plus gold, get the corsair ax850, since it's the cheapest seasonic unit now at 139.99$ after ap and promo code.
The hale90 is also a good unit, made by superflower and it's cheaper.
The hx850(new version) is made by channel well and not by seasonic and the hale90 isn't made by seasonic, but by superflower.
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a b ) Power supply
February 25, 2013 8:16:15 PM

they are all high quality. they are all good choices. id go with xfx given i find their customer service a bit more repsonsive and more human
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a b ) Power supply
February 25, 2013 11:03:31 PM

Corsair offers more two years of warranty and it's cheaper, so the Corsair AX850 is the best choice, though, the promotion will end soon, either grab it now or get the xfx 850 black edition if the op missed the promo.
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February 26, 2013 4:55:21 AM

Rebates won't work for me as my relative will be getting the stuff here to my country.

so finally, I'm gonna go with 80plus gold, fully modular. Here are my options I guess - XFX 850W black, Corsair AX850. Anything else?
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a b ) Power supply
February 26, 2013 9:45:39 AM

nah. its rather old. wouldnt recommend over the other units
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a b ) Power supply
February 26, 2013 3:49:02 PM

the lepa is good but only 3 years of warranty while all the others have 5-7
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February 27, 2013 2:31:56 AM

Guys, is the Corsair AX850 discontinued? Corsair's site only shows 860 model(s).
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a b ) Power supply
February 27, 2013 2:43:50 AM

It's not discontinued : http://www.corsair.com/professional-series-gold-ax850-8...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I guess you were looking for the platinum series.
Also, you don't need a psu with 1000W, since the promo will end really soon, the two cheapest high quality psu are :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=78945
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58217&vpn=X-850%20Gold...
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February 27, 2013 2:48:51 AM

if u need for grafic card then u need a psu which has a +12v rail with minimum 24A and if u want to overclock then u need 48A in sli or crossfire
and by lokking at your hardwARE specs i recomend a 750 w with the recomended power rails i written above

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a b ) Power supply
February 27, 2013 11:38:53 AM

you dont need a platinum unit
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March 28, 2013 1:31:56 PM

Got the Corsair AX860 :)  Oooooooooooo Platinum! I was getting the AX850 (Which is GOLD) for 149$ and the AX860 for 159$. Went for the 860 duh.
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