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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 #31 of 39
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Originally Posted by Varrkarus View Post
Well, I have these 2 PSU's at my local store. I want to get a 600-650W PSU just for some extra headroom, like E-Peen stated.
They are the same price but I'm guessing the Corsair is higher quality...

Antec EarthWatts 650W ATX Power Supply
or
Corsair GS-600 600W ATX Power Supply
how about a Xfx 650w modular for cheaper than those two?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tion=Xfx+650w+
post #32 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Varrkarus View Post
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!!
Whoa. If you can afford the HX750, then I say this thread is finished.
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post #33 of 39
HX1000 for extreme headroom.

But seriously XFX 650W would give ample headroom and isn't too exepensive
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post #34 of 39
I have this Earthwatts 650w Green Arriving tomorrow, So, ofcourse I won't be able to speak much for it any time soon but it's a good price, bronze class, & Antec.
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post #35 of 39
Hell, my sigrig only pulls around 230-260 watts when playing a game and barely pushes 340 when benching. lol

My rule of thumb usually would be

300-400W for a standard PC without a GPU (depends on price... really)

450-500W for a mid-range system GTX460/HD6850

550-650W for a high-end single GPU solution (6970/580)

750W for a SLI/Crossfire setup featuring highish-end cards (6970s/570's)

850W for Tri-SLI or Tri-fire.

Etc.

I mean, those figures include some headroom also for some expansion. People overblow PSU's WAAAY to much. I always laugh when people buy 1200W PSU's.
Edited by ZainyAntics - 6/1/11 at 12:08pm
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post #36 of 39
Thread Starter 
Ok, well that's pretty much settled. Gonna go for a 750W since I want some headroom

Anyway, now I have a new question.
I'm going to purchase the NZXT Phantom and was wondering whether I should get a modular (Corsair HX750) or non-modular (Corsair TX750)

NZXT Phantom apparently has plenty of cable management options and room.
I do not care about how the inside looks as there is no side window on this case. All I want is access to my computer parts without cable interference.

Should I get modular or non-modular?
    
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post #37 of 39
Nice case. Go modular.....it'll still be so much cleaner and convenient. Plus the 750HX has a better Silver efficiency certification.
Edited by Tig Ol Bitties - 6/20/11 at 3:13am
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post #38 of 39
Thread Starter 
If only I had a TX750W already so I can see how hard managing the cables inside the Phantom would be...
I don't know if I'll find it a problem or not yet >.<
    
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post #39 of 39
The HX750 is the better PSU for two reasons: it's modular, and it's a superior unit internally.

You would regret getting a non-modular PSU (especially when the day comes when you finally replace it with a modular PSU).
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