Looking for compatibility confirmation

Ok so i have recently learned i will be receiving an AMD 7870 2gb. I need a new PSU (and would like recommendations on 600w or so as i will be buying a new cpu, mobo and ram in a few months).

However I also need to ensure that i will be able to use my new psu and graphics card in the meantime. (Yes i realize the card is a bit of overkill for my current setup, but like i said i am upgrading the deficient parts moderately soon)

Here is the link to an old thread that had all of my system info in it:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] w=0&nojs=0

Thanks!!
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  1. Well if your current mobo support PCIe x16 than yes you will be able to play.

    And about the PSU

    1)Budget ?
    2)Sli/CF ?
  2. prototype18 said:
    Well if your current mobo support PCIe x16 than yes you will be able to play.

    And about the PSU

    1)Budget ?
    2)Sli/CF ?



    I don't know if it will support it...are you able to tell by the link i posted?

    And...

    1) $70-75
    2) The card is CF but i doubt i will be running that (well not anytime soon anyway)
  3. Well within that budget

    If you want to CF

    XFX 650W Pro Core Edition for 65$ Just great and can pull up to 800W .

    If not

    XFX 550W Pro Core Edition for 55$

    But for 10 bucks more i would get that.That would allow you to CF in future.

    And yes it will support it !
  4. I've never had that brand before. The true question is, WOULD YOU BUY IT?
  5. Lol i recommend it. Sur i would buy it. I was going to buy that 650W XFX but i got this Tx 750 for 70$ +shiping.
  6. You can't crossfire nVidia.
  7. Where the hell did you see NVIDIA ?

    Hd 7850 IS AMD not NVIDIA -.-'
  8. Thanks for you advice prototype.....you are all over these boards offering advice, and I for one appreciate it. I am surprised at how few people respond despite having so many views.

    Anyway, since yours is the only recommendation, I'm in!
  9. Actually, that PSU is showing for $84+ here in canada, even on amazon (USA)

    Any thoughts on the following

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276567&Sku=ULT-LSP750

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6624657&Sku=T925-2414

    Are there any brands I should stay away from?
    Are there any brands I should trust by default? (ie, XfX, Corsair, etc)
  10. Well ignore other brands and trust only XFX / Corsair / Seasonic / PCP Cooling Silencer/And some Antec.

    http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=59616&vpn=P1650SNLB9&manufacture=XFX

    here it is
  11. Excellent, I have never used that site before so i will add it to the list.

    any thoughts on this

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX600/dp/B0092ML0OC
  12. Not that good. It dsnt deliver 600W.

    Better focus on Corsair Tx 650/Hx 620/Ax series. XFX Pro Core 550/650W / Seasonic M/S12II 520/620W
  13. Hmm...well I am not able to buy it until next week, and those sales run out. I'll just have to keep an eye out I guess.

    I want to learn here, so what is it about the Corsair i linked that isn't good? 600w?
  14. Well that its not a 600W . Its more ~500W psu and in a review it didnt had great voltage regulation.

    So no :)

    Any other ?
  15. So how do you know it doesn't put out 600w?

    Is it because of the "80Plus Bronze certified to deliver 80% efficiency or higher at normal load conditions"?

    And so just because the title says a certain wattage, doesn't mean that is what you will get?
  16. Well that 80% its about the electricity bill.

    Its not all about the ratted wattage. But this Cx 600 is just a case that it dsnt deliver 600W

    Other models Like : Corsair HX/TX/AX are the best. Xfx Pro Core /Black Series / Seasonic most of the series.

    So link me some PSU so i can tell you if they are good or not :)
  17. Well frankly i don't think anything is going to beat your suggestion of

    XFX 650W Pro Core Edition

    I just want to ensure that it can handle 2 x amd 7870 2Gb in CF. (I'm only buying 1 now, but you never know what the future will hold)
  18. Well that 7870 needs ~310W so yes it will handle it.

    If asked the XFX 650W can give you up to 815W
  19. any thoughts on what type of mobo i would neeD?
  20. Well one that can support CF. Asus/Asrock ? Tell me your budget ?
  21. Is $200 on a processor a reasonable amount? I don't even know where to start for mobo's either. I've never built piece by piece before. My budget is in limbo as i will save to get what i want. I'm not looking for a rig to compete with a professional rig as i know the sky is really the limit, but i do want it to be a worthwhile upgrade.
  22. prototype18 said:
    Well that 80% its about the electricity bill.

    Its not all about the ratted wattage. But this Cx 600 is just a case that it dsnt deliver 600W

    Other models Like : Corsair HX/TX/AX are the best. Xfx Pro Core /Black Series / Seasonic most of the series.

    So link me some PSU so i can tell you if they are good or not :)


    That isn't the truth. CX 600 can definitely deliver what it promises. If a power supply unit receives 80 PLUS, it will deliver what it promises on the label. Thing is, they test the power supply at full load for that certification, and if it passes, it means it could deliver the 100% load. That isn't a particularly bad unit, it's quite decent, of course, not as good as HX/TX/AX series, just cheaper.

    P. S. Where is the review where it says it's bad? Link please.
  23. That CX 600 has 40A combined 40*12=480 On 12 v rail (That is used the most by new pc)AND its rated 600W on 30C (Temp easy to reach on a gaming situation or just a warm day).

    Btw let me search that link as i posted it somewhere here.
  24. i put in an order for the xfx so hopefully it comes through...

    anyway...someone recommended an i5 3570k as a processor upgrade from my q8300.

    Thoughts?
    I always assumed my next processor would be six or 8 core...but idk what prices are like as i stumbled across an i7 3960X for $1200 LOLOLOL (not going to happen)
  25. i5-3570K is probably the best gaming CPU with sane price today :).
  26. +1 to sunius.

    I5 -3570K is the bes CPU and can easily beat AMD.

    Get it . You will notice the difference
  27. ok i will..but not immediately unfortunately as budgets only go so far. I assume i will require a new mobo in order to aquire this processor, and thus windows

    How much do mobo's cost?
  28. 104$

    Asrock Extreme 4 Z77.
  29. prototype18 said:
    Where the hell did you see NVIDIA ?

    Hd 7850 IS AMD not NVIDIA -.-'


    Ooops, brain fart. Must have thought I was on a different thread...
  30. + to the Asrock and the 3570K
  31. So it isn't worth it to spend another $70 or so and get the i7 3770?
  32. i5-3570K is MUCH better for gaming than i7-3770, because of the 'K' part. It has unlocked multiplier which means you can increase it's core clock far beyond it is set at factory. Plus, the only extra features the i7 has are 2 MB more L3 cache and hyperthreading, both of which are useless at gaming.
  33. Well that is good to know. Now i dont have any intentions on buying this...but it seems like a pretty solid prebuilt (except maybe gpu ?) at a reasonable price.
  34. i7-3770 is waste of money no matter how you put it. Just build yourself a machine with i5-3570K :).
  35. Oops...forgot to paste the link.

    http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/cyberpowerpc-cyberpowerpc-3rd-gen-intel-core-i5-3570k-windows-8-desktop-computer-gxi460-english-black-blue-gxi460/10228087.aspx?path=08ab4837388997b51f1240b18af4178fen02

    Like i said, i wont be buying it as i just finished buying a 7870 2gb and a xfx 650 psu....but its not half bad based on the processor
  36. It's badly overpriced :|.
  37. Well ask us to make you a build.

    1) Budget
    2)Parts you need
    3) Any preference
  38. Extreme4 is much better than pro version: supports more USB3 devices, overclocks better. It's definitely worth it.
  39. prototype18 said:
    Well ask us to make you a build.

    1) Budget
    2)Parts you need
    3) Any preference


    Idk, let's say $500ish as I do not need a GPU or PSU (amd 7870 2gb and xfx 650 pro core already purchased)

    Thus I need a mobo (asrock extreme 4 z77, recommended), a cpu (i5-3570k was recommended ), and my ram is slow so i'm guessing 8Gb of w/e.

    I assume I can reuse my existing case, but it might be nice to have an option.

    I don't know about soundcards at all, i haven't had any problem with the one i have now but so i assume it is reusable and i only ever use it for gaming and the odd movie. But i usually use hdmi from my laptop to my tv for movies.

    Am i missing something? If so...toss it in
  40. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qLH5


    Well this is good !

    Do you need HDD ? What ram you have ?

    And about the case (what you have now) And how do u like it :)

    You dont need sound card !

    Maybe if u can use your case we can add a SSD. That will improve the PC a lot
  41. ^
    Good recommendation. SSD would be nice if you can fit it in.
  42. I don't NEED a new HD...as i don't store all that much on it. (I keep an external for movies/music and such). I heard that SSD's are good, but someone also put forth a fair debate for enterprise class HD...so idk.

    My case is w/e my prebuilt HP came with. I don't need fancy LED's and neon colours etc...unless the deal is fantastic.

    My ram is 1066 but idk the brand atm...(at the start of the thread i posted a link to another thread i had where i posted all my existing components, if that helps)

    About to look at your list now.
  43. Looks good. I do not need an optical drive as i have one already and rarely use it so it is in good shape.

    Oh, and i was surprised to see only 4Gb of RAM...any reason for this? Worth it to grab 4 more since its only $20?
  44. I missed that. Definitely get 2 sticks, as running RAM in single channel mode is slow. As for leftover $100, I'd get this SSD:

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=71318&vpn=SSDSC2CT120A3K5
  45. I'd get the SSD I linked instead :P. It's 33% larger.
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