Recommend a PSU?

[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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  1. 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
  2. Hmmm, mind recommending a good and cheap SSD too? :p

    Also, the guys over the graphic section recommended a 800+w PSU :/
  3. ya with sli and ssd's youll want 750 - 850 w of clean non ripple power.
  4. 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=N82E16817116011
    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-SDSSDHP-128G-G25/dp/B0093HMKVI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1361755092&sr=1-1&keywords=sandisk+ultra+plus+128GB
  5. 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
  6. 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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  7. The Seasonic gold 850W for $150 after $20 mir http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102
  8. I tried as hard as possible to look for a solution myself but wasn't able to.
  9. Okay anything under 150? I have 210 bucks to spend on both PSU & SSD :/
  10. Oooooooo the X-850 looks really good :D But a bit pricey no?
  11. If you are willing to go Silver PC Power and Cooling has 950W one for $129 after $10 MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028

    It isn't modular
  12. 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
  13. Well anything over 700watts (current which is not the best) is an overkill unless you go 2 x GPU. So if you are sticking with a single GPU get a quality 650watt PSU. A single HD6950 setup calls for 500watts dual 700watts. http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
    Use this calculator which is the most realistic http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
  14. rolli59 said:
    Well anything over 700watts (current which is not the best) is an overkill unless you go 2 x GPU. So if you are sticking with a single GPU get a quality 650watt PSU. A single HD6950 setup calls for 500watts dual 700watts. http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
    Use this calculator which is the most realistic http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine


    The calculator states : 803W* :/
  15. Do note that I will change my GPU to a GTX 670/680 or something even better in the near future.
  16. arzbhatia said:
    The calculator states : 853W :/

    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-titan-part-2-titans-performance-unveiled/15
    Try it better than TT http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
  17. 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-titan-part-2-titans-performance-unveiled/15
    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.
  18. externals are powered by usb or other means. they dont really affect power consumpution.

    there is a 850w 80+ silver unit. 850w is only useful if you have 2 video cards.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050751YS/?tag=pcpapi-20
  19. 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.
  20. none of them. they all perform under the plextor m5s 128gb or the sandisk ultra plus 128gb
  21. What about a $139 Samsung 840 - 240gb?
  22. If you want a 240-256GB ssd, get the sandisk ultra plus 256GB in amazon for just 160$ : http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDHP-256G-G25/dp/B0093HMLAS/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1361828879&sr=1-1&keywords=ultra+plus+256gb
    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.
  23. -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&manufacture=XFX
  24. 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.
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. 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?
  28. Seasonic X850?

    And how's the OCZ-Series 850? http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=50802&vpn=OCZZ850M&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology

    Its just 111 :o
  29. nah. its rather old. wouldnt recommend over the other units
  30. arzbhatia said:
    Seasonic X850?

    And how's the OCZ-Series 850? http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=50802&vpn=OCZZ850M&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology

    Its just 111 :o



    its not too bad actually

    how bout platinium for $144? or $104 after rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121093

    or a gold 1000 watt for $130 after rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817494010
  31. the lepa is good but only 3 years of warranty while all the others have 5-7
  32. Guys, is the Corsair AX850 discontinued? Corsair's site only shows 860 model(s).
  33. 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
  34. you dont need a platinum unit
  35. Quote:
    It won't boot past post.http://www.web-music.info/27.jpg


    pretty sure you are on the wrong post
  36. 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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