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November 21, 2012 11:47:12 PM

drop the i7 and 16gb ram to i5 3570k and 8gb ram 1600mhz unless you are doing video editing and such. The PSU is fine but like the bread whistle said, you could go for the seasonic or the corsair one.
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November 21, 2012 11:49:16 PM

PSU is fine. You could Crossfire your GPU and overclock your CPU and you'd still have enough power.
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November 21, 2012 11:51:09 PM

OK cool so if i oc my cpu and gfx ill be good? and for the editing i will be, also i will be compiling things as big as linux kernals.
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November 21, 2012 11:53:01 PM

Pingypoker said:
PSU is fine. You could Crossfire your GPU and overclock your CPU and you'd still have enough power.

Just to be safe I would get a slightly bigger psu like 6-800W and because you lose efficiency because you might be near 70-80% load when gaming.
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November 21, 2012 11:54:23 PM

Could you link me to a 700w PSu? That isnt to much money?
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November 21, 2012 11:54:36 PM

For the current setup, u will need around 400W at max.

If you don't plan to cross fire the card in future, the current PSU is just fine.
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November 21, 2012 11:57:58 PM

Could you just link me one and I could think about it :p 
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November 21, 2012 11:59:05 PM

IF and only IF you are going to crossfire in the future then get this seasonic psu, 750 at $100 is a STEAL(at least it is here in Canada). If you are not going to crossfire then stick with your current power supply. It is more than enough.
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November 22, 2012 12:01:13 AM

Hmmm I need to have the build under 1200 so I mean I should be fine right I really don't want to break stuff when I oc I mean I will probably just OC the CPU and the gfx card.
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November 22, 2012 12:01:37 AM

^ Actually, he could get this 750W PSU for $59.99 after rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 22, 2012 12:02:10 AM

Never mind the CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V is the same price :D 
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November 22, 2012 12:03:55 AM

Sweet Bread thanks
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November 22, 2012 12:07:52 AM

Also how are the mail in rebates for Newegg and also when I buy from NCIX do I still get the same warranty from the manufacturer?
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November 22, 2012 12:07:55 AM

Best answer selected by lordxarus.
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November 22, 2012 12:07:58 AM

No prob. Like Pingy and ttcboy said, you really don't need all that power, as your system draws around 400W (Around 440 w monitor) I'm building a 3470 system that draws around 350W, and it draws about 360W with no overclocking, and I have a 550W PSU for it. It would only make sense that with the more powerful parts you are using, that you have upwards of a 600W PSU.
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November 22, 2012 12:15:35 AM

The GFX is not available at NCIX do you think that it will go on sale on newegg on black friday or cyber monday? Also when do you think the right time to buy is?
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November 22, 2012 12:28:53 AM

Am i sacrificing anything getting that over the one I have now?
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November 22, 2012 12:33:10 AM

The clock speed is slower will that have an effect on performance?
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November 22, 2012 12:35:18 AM

Meh, you could overclock yourself for free. You won't notice the difference much anyways even if you didn't overclock the Sapphire one. Just download the Sapphire TriXX software and easily clock to 1100MHz
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November 22, 2012 12:35:55 AM

Coolio :D 
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November 22, 2012 12:36:07 AM

OCZ PSU? You're taking a chance. That particular model is made by Highpower, not a good brand.
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November 22, 2012 12:39:55 AM

^ I've never heard much over anything bad about their PSU's myself. Well, atleast it's better than Logisys PSUs :lol: 
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November 22, 2012 12:41:44 AM

Well now I am freaked so if it does break how is the return policy?
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November 22, 2012 12:43:15 AM

My 550W came with a 1 or 2 year protection policy I believe. I wouldn't worry though.
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November 22, 2012 12:44:01 AM

In fact in general what should I keep boxes wise? Also how could that effect my CPU and Gfx cards or components in general if there is a power fall? Sorry that im a noob im a software guy not a hardware guy also the price is down now so if there another psu that would be better then hit me with it but make sure that it is under 1200
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November 22, 2012 12:53:08 AM

Haha I'm the exact opposite. I could find out a way to use MS Office if my life depended on it. I'd keep the boxes, the invoices, and the receipts, just in case. I'd also use a power surge protector strip to plug your PSU into also.
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November 22, 2012 1:30:23 AM

lordxarus said:
In fact in general what should I keep boxes wise? Also how could that effect my CPU and Gfx cards or components in general if there is a power fall? Sorry that im a noob im a software guy not a hardware guy also the price is down now so if there another psu that would be better then hit me with it but make sure that it is under 1200


It just means that if the PSU blows, this model won't take any components with it. Here is the review from Hardware Secrets. In a nutshell they don't say it's bad but they also don't say it's good. Take it for whatever it's worth.

I wouldn't trust my components with it. I'd spend the extra money and get an Antec, Corsair, SPI, PCP&C, Seasonic, FSP or Super Flower. Even the higher end Rosewills are very good and are made by Super Flower.
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November 22, 2012 12:31:13 PM

Ok so what is one that is only like 20-30 dollars more?
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November 22, 2012 2:49:02 PM

Thank you
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November 22, 2012 2:51:37 PM

TX series by Corsair is a no go. CX series is good.

FSP Raider 750W for $80 shipped, $60 after rebate. Awesome PSU, 60A on a single 12V rail means you can draw up to 720W without any issues. 80+ Bronze rating with a 5 year warranty.

Edit: Review from Hardware Secrets. It earned the Golden award. It has 80+ Bronze rating but performs at 80+ Gold levels.
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