Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › Is 600w just right for my build?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Is 600w just right for my build? - Page 3

post #21 of 24
It depends what kind of 600w psu. Some generic 600w probably produces 400w on 12v. With that says, quad at stock, gtx275 is a 220w GPU so a solid 600w psu is more than enough.
post #22 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreedExx View Post
My budget is from $68 to $80. And I've been eyeballing the CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus 600W which costs like $80 at my nearest computer shop. Is that psu good enough?
This power supply is terrible avoid it if at all possible. Not only that $80 is a total rip off.

Quote:
Why manufacturers like Cooler Master are still carrying power supplies with fake wattages is a mystery to us. We know that this is a very low-end power supply, but this doesn’t give the manufacturer the right to lie. This unit should be labeled as a 450 W unit and sold for half of its price. Being labeled as a 600 W product and sold for USD 70, it is a complete rip-off.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...-Review/1034/9

Quote:
eXtreme Power Plus 400W - 650W:
These are garbage, ACBel's cheapest, shoddiest units, and they're everywhere. Not one of the EPP line can deliver more than 2/3s of its rated wattage. Even at their "real" ratings they're poor, barely keeping in spec in most cases. I place the eXtreme Power lineup only one tier above generic units from Leadman or Linkworld or Sun Pro. No one should buy these. However, they're one of CoolerMaster's best selling lineups, because they're so cheap and they're stacked a score high in every retail store in the country. I've been into a Microcenter that had a literal 5 foot pyramid of eXtreme Power Plus 500W units; a shame I didn't have my camera. Don't let the CoolerMaster brand name fool you, these are the types of power supplies that you hear horror stories about.
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...l#post10094089
Edited by Bandrew - 5/12/11 at 7:46am
SG03
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q9550 Gigabyte G41M-Combo ASUS GTX 460 DirectCU CORSAIR XMS 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Blue 500GB LG DVD Writer Corsair H50 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 23.6" 1080p X2 abs M1 SilverStone Strider Plus 750w SilverStone SG03 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 ALLSOP 
  hide details  
Reply
SG03
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q9550 Gigabyte G41M-Combo ASUS GTX 460 DirectCU CORSAIR XMS 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Blue 500GB LG DVD Writer Corsair H50 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 23.6" 1080p X2 abs M1 SilverStone Strider Plus 750w SilverStone SG03 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 ALLSOP 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 24
You'd be fine with even a 400W.
Soon to be...
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930K Rampage IV Extreme SLi GTX 580 Matrix Dominator GT 4X4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
2x Crucial M4 128B raid-0 WDC Black 2TB H100 U2711 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
K90 MaxRevo 1350 Raven RV01 G9x 
Audio
SP2500 / G930 
  hide details  
Reply
Soon to be...
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930K Rampage IV Extreme SLi GTX 580 Matrix Dominator GT 4X4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
2x Crucial M4 128B raid-0 WDC Black 2TB H100 U2711 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
K90 MaxRevo 1350 Raven RV01 G9x 
Audio
SP2500 / G930 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by runeazn View Post
dude i only load 330 watt at max as i told earlier thats 400W for a psu and yours is 420 so it doesnt matter

you could run it temporary and be patient and get a good one..
instead of buying a crappy one and cry later on, trust me buy it online.

also Dubai rocks

[edit] the recommended is for long use on 100% so 24/7 100% your psu needs 550 W it's marketing propaganda , but sometimes gaming you can do on temporary 400W
and your sig one is one.
Hey hey, im about to plug in the gtx 275! Hope this doesnt explode! Haha wish me luck

BTW, what kind of software do you use to determine how much wattage your pc is using? Is it indicated somewhere in the BIOS? How do you know that 330w is the total wattage on 100% load on your pc?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Quad Core Q8300 @ 2.70ghz Gigabyte g31m-es2c Gigabyte GTX 275 896 MB GDDR3 2x2 GB Kingston DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB + 250GB SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG 18.5 LCD 1943SS Monitor Razer Lycosa 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Gigabyte Superb 610w Continues/720w Peak Thermaltake V3 Black Razer Salmosa Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Quad Core Q8300 @ 2.70ghz Gigabyte g31m-es2c Gigabyte GTX 275 896 MB GDDR3 2x2 GB Kingston DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB + 250GB SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG 18.5 LCD 1943SS Monitor Razer Lycosa 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Gigabyte Superb 610w Continues/720w Peak Thermaltake V3 Black Razer Salmosa Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Power Supplies
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › Is 600w just right for my build?