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post #1 of 25
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Hey,

I'm going to buy a new PC, but I'm not sure about the PSU.
Can you tell me if it is sufficient for my system?
Is it sufficient for OC: e.g. CPU to 4.5ish GHz and some OC on RAM and GPU??

Specs:

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CPU: Intel i5 2500K

MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte Z68MA D2H B3

GRAPHICS CARD: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB

HDD: Western Digital Green 1000GB 64MB SATA2

DRIVE: DVD RW LG GH24NS70 bulk black 24x

MEMORY/RAM: 2x CORSAIR DDR3 1x4096MB CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance

CASE: NZXT LeXa S Midi-Tower

proposed PSU: CoolerMaster GX550W RS550-ACAAE3-EU
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Samsung Spinpoint F1, 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO CoolMaster Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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post #2 of 25
I would recommend anything over 600W I personaly perfer corsair's HX series I you want to overkill and futureproof a bit get a 750W if you don't plan to SLI or crossfire down the line.. OH and welcome to the forums....
Edited by Night197 - 5/30/11 at 5:42am
post #3 of 25
I suggest an Antec HCG-520. Cheap, good quality, plenty of power for that setup.

Edit: definitely NOT that Cooler Master GX you mentioned.
post #4 of 25
I propose 650W (Corsair) or anything similar as well. Granted, I'm going for an 850W for my rig but that's cos I got a good deal. Get 650W and above so you don't have to worry about PSU's with future upgrades
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post #5 of 25
Around 600-700W should be fine, and allow you room for a dual GPU setup in the future if you wish. I'd personally recommend Seasonic or Corsair (lots of Corsair's PSUs are made by Seasonic) around that wattage, although some other brands are good too.
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post #6 of 25
As Said Before Corsair HX 650w are great personally i love it thou TX one is good if you mind cables, and i wanted clean look so i went HX.
post #7 of 25
Your computer is going to run so sluggish on that WD 'Green' drive. They're horribly slow, and primarily meant as storage drives. At least go with a WD 'Black' drive, or Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB. Much, much faster. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
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post #8 of 25
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How about this one: CORSAIR ZDROJ 650W TXV2EU?

http://www.corsair.com/power-supplie...er-supply.html
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i5 2500k @ 3.3 GHz Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB 8GB CORSAIR Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F1, 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO CoolMaster Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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LG 22" E2240S-PN LED Antec Truepower 550W NZXT LeXa S Mionix Avior 7000 
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i5 2500k @ 3.3 GHz Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB 8GB CORSAIR Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F1, 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO CoolMaster Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
LG 22" E2240S-PN LED Antec Truepower 550W NZXT LeXa S Mionix Avior 7000 
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post #9 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
Your computer is going to run so sluggish on that WD 'Green' drive. They're horribly slow, and primarily meant as storage drives. At least go with a WD 'Black' drive, or Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB. Much, much faster. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
How about Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB will that be ok??
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i5 2500k @ 3.3 GHz Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB 8GB CORSAIR Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F1, 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO CoolMaster Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
LG 22" E2240S-PN LED Antec Truepower 550W NZXT LeXa S Mionix Avior 7000 
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i5 2500k @ 3.3 GHz Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB 8GB CORSAIR Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F1, 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO CoolMaster Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
LG 22" E2240S-PN LED Antec Truepower 550W NZXT LeXa S Mionix Avior 7000 
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slesher View Post
How about this one: CORSAIR ZDROJ 650W TXV2EU?

http://www.corsair.com/power-supplie...er-supply.html
That's a good unit, but even a quality 450W power supply would power your system.

AMD recommends a 500W power supply to power a system that has one 6950 in it, but that's referring to peak-rated power supplies. You see, when I'm talking about a quality 450W power supply, I'm talking about a continuous rated unit. A 450W continuous-rated 450W power supply is very likely to have a larger capacity than a 500W peak-rated unit as well as an ability to deliver power that is very clean and stable.

However, I don't know what online stores you can order from in Slovakia. Can you help?
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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