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Is this a good enough Power supply?

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January 21, 2013 11:07:45 PM

hey I have built a gaming pc and the gpu I took :

Nvidia GTX 680 msi lightning :

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-DispayPort-PCI-Express-N680GT...

and for the power supply I took :

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W
http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-Series-BRONZE-Certified-...

is it good enough ? and will it handle overclocking ?

the rest of the build :

western digital caviar black 1Tb 7200 RPM

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)

ASRock Z77 Extreme4

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

thanks in advance :) 

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a b ) Power supply
January 22, 2013 1:23:01 AM

550W is technically enough for a 680 and mainstream CPU, but you would be cutting it fairly fine.
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January 22, 2013 1:28:00 AM

and can i get a cheaper ssd with the same performance ?
a b ) Power supply
January 22, 2013 1:28:45 AM

why don't you buy a nice 750watt name brand quality power supply that will supply enough clean power to the whole system instead of a bottom feeder power supply that truly can't provide what your system needs.

you need not look at minimum or recommended requirements but look beyond that when buying a power supply. this is the one place you don't want to be cheap.

I'd rather get a 670 and a better PS than a 680 and that lump of junk.
January 22, 2013 1:29:11 AM

Sorry didn't see your last post, go the corsair, made by corsair
January 22, 2013 1:29:21 AM

Seasonic*
January 22, 2013 1:42:34 AM

and can i get a cheaper ssd with the same performance ?
a b ) Power supply
January 22, 2013 1:46:07 AM

You wont get the same performance, as the 840 Pro is about the best SSD on the market right now.
Other good options are the OCZ Vector and Vertex4, Samsung 830 is you can find one.
January 22, 2013 1:53:28 AM

i want a new psu also i have tr2 500watt looking at the tr2 700watt but the 500 watt have never had probloem just have that itch to get more watts
January 22, 2013 1:54:18 AM

thermaltake
a b ) Power supply
January 22, 2013 7:14:21 AM

What is your budget for the PSU?

Yes, any decent PSU with Active PFC will be fine with whatever voltage comes out of your walls.
January 22, 2013 7:28:00 AM

manofchalk said:
What is your budget for the PSU?

Yes, any decent PSU with Active PFC will be fine with whatever voltage comes out of your walls.


my budget is 50-60 $
a b ) Power supply
January 22, 2013 7:44:30 AM

Yep, it will do fine.
January 22, 2013 7:47:12 AM

thanks man :) 
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