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Poll Results: How much watts (PSU) do I need? (No CrossfireX)

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 1% of voters (1)
    400w
  • 6% of voters (4)
    450w
  • 22% of voters (15)
    500w
  • 19% of voters (13)
    550w
  • 15% of voters (10)
    600w
  • 34% of voters (23)
    650w
66 Total Votes  
post #21 of 39
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

There are actually people on this message board who are serious power supply experts; their word is essentially the final authority (I'm not one of those people).
Good to know.

Quote:
The power supply is the single most important part of a computer system, so facts are way more important than opinions here.

I have quoted you saying that you are not an expert. Therefore whatever you post is NOT fact but actually your opinion of what you believe to work. So, what you post too than must not be that helpful. Regardless, this is a form to post to help eachother out to the best of our knowledge, this back and forth with you is pointless, and gets this thread no where. I have a lot of knowledge to share with overclock.net but i am done now, clearly this place is full of a bunch of trolls.
    
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post #22 of 39
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Originally Posted by pneustra View Post
Good to know.




I have quoted you saying that you are not an expert. Therefore whatever you post is NOT fact but actually your opinion of what you believe to work. So, what you post too than must not be that helpful. Regardless, this is a form to post to help eachother out to the best of our knowledge, this back and forth with you is pointless, and gets this thread no where. I have a lot of knowledge to share with overclock.net but i am done now, clearly this place is full of a bunch of trolls.
Regardless of whether TwoCables is an "expert" or not, he's perfectly capable of giving good advice which is based on facts.

Quote:
Originally Posted by damxi0 View Post
I have to agree with you. In any case of people's advices in whichever forum you are into, you are only getting their opinion and what counts the most is that, you're happy with what you are going to have.
As far as Powersupplies are concerned, facts play a huge part in good recommendations. If I was to say PSU A is better than PSU B, that would be based heavily on facts, such as electrical performance, and build quality.

Of course you do get some people that buy certain Powersupplies and then blindly recommend it just because it "works for them".

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Originally Posted by pneustra View Post
None of these calculator are 100% accurate. Its just another tool to be use to gauge a better idea on what is pulling more power. Just to let you know with the psu is only 80 cert that means you might not get the full wattage out of it. If I was in your shoes and you know how much money you can spend on certain components. I would get it, it will work but just remember if you want to expand later it might be an issue. The numbers are just whats its capable of doing. No one has to take anything I say or anyone else as golden advice. Just get peoples opinion as your doing with this thread and take what you want from it. At the end of the day its your money that you will be spending as long as your happy that is all that matters.
The 80 Plus certification has no indication on whether the PSU can deliver its rated wattage or not.
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post #23 of 39
Why the hostility? Not only is it completely uncalled for, TwoCables was also right. You're the one sounding like a troll right now.
post #24 of 39
So whats the price difference between a 550w and a 650w quality PSU, $30???

Personally i would go with a 650w PSU, gives you plenty of OC headroom and enough to add a few more peripherals to you PC later on if needed.

Otherwise a 550w would be suffice
post #25 of 39
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Originally Posted by AppetiteNZ View Post
So whats the price difference between a 550w and a 650w quality PSU, $30???

Personally i would go with a 650w PSU, gives you plenty of OC headroom and enough to add a few more peripherals to you PC later on if needed.

Otherwise a 550w would be suffice
There's no need for any more OC headroom with a 550w, nor are any peripherals going to require a bigger PSU.
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post #26 of 39
A Review here measures the actual power draw of a 6970 2GB via readings on the PCI-E slot and PCI-E power connectors and recorded a max power of 300 watts.Which is probably a worst case senario. But I supose you have to allow for this even though there is very little chance of you hitting it.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/H...D_6970/27.html

Also here is a review of a couple of i7 CPU's with the machine total power usage (CPU only fully loaded).

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu..._10.html#sect0
    
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post #27 of 39
Wow.

Alright, so ignoring all the flames that were shot at me...

(GameBoy and Shub, I am very grateful to the both of you. I owe you one!)


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Originally Posted by Varrkarus View Post
Preferably, anything under $110 from that store
(http://www.centrecom.com.au)
AMD recommends a 550W power supply to power a system with a single 6970 in it, so this means that even a quality 500W power supply is enough. AMD's recommendations are based on peak ratings while any PSU that the experts on here recommend will have a continuous rating. For example: a 550W PSU that has a 550W continuous rating has a noticeably larger power capacity than a 550W PSU that has a 550W peak rating. A good 550W continuous-rated PSU would probably receive something like a 650-675W peak rating.

So having said that, I think the only PSU I'm personally comfortable recommending under $110 is the 620W Antec Neo ECO:

http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=43683

It's $99.00 inc. GST


Disclaimer: These are not my opinions. These are facts.
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post #28 of 39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
So having said that, I think the only PSU I'm personally comfortable recommending under $110 is the 620W Antec Neo ECO:

http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=43683

It's $99.00 inc. GST
One thing I saw about the 620W Antec Neo ECO is that is says (No Power Cable), so I would have to buy a power cable separately, right?

I think I'm going to go with the Antec EarthWatts 650W, because I'll still be $20 under my spending limit. I could use that $20 to upgrade some small component and it would all work out good.

I'll leave this page open for several more hours, then I'll officially declare it solved

Thanks to the forum moderator for putting the thread in the right section too, I didn't realise it wasn't where it was supposed to be
    
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post #29 of 39
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Originally Posted by Varrkarus View Post
One thing I saw about the 620W Antec Neo ECO is that is says (No Power Cable), so I would have to buy a power cable separately, right?

I think I'm going to go with the Antec EarthWatts 650W, because I'll still be $20 under my spending limit. I could use that $20 to upgrade some small component and it would all work out good.

I'll leave this page open for several more hours, then I'll officially declare it solved

Thanks to the forum moderator for putting the thread in the right section too, I didn't realise it wasn't where it was supposed to be
No, because you just reuse a power cable that you may already have. So if you don't have a power cable that you can reuse, then of course you won't be able to use the Neo ECO until you get one.

There's nothing wrong with reusing a power cable.
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post #30 of 39
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I'm gonna be buying from PC Case Gear as well since I can pay with direct deposit online
I'm getting whichever items are cheaper from either Centrecom or PC Case Gear.

Since I save around $80 that way, I decided I would upgrade from Antec EarthWatts 650W to a Corsair HX-750 so I have a high-quality PSU and I'll be able to CrossfireX with it too

Spending as much as you can while remaining under max spending limit FTW!!
    
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