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I will be upgrading my computer in the next few months and figured it couldnt hurt to buy a new psu now. I will be keeping my case and eventually looking at a 2500k + 8 gb RAM + 1 hard drive + 1 ssd + new video card. nothing crazy on the video card, just something with good performance that runs cool. I've had my crappy PSU (ibuypower prebuilt) for 3 years. Seems it is running hotter and hotter. Ambient temperature during the summer is around 80-100 in the room with the computer. It blows. I am picking up from Microcenter and saw this, looks like a great deal.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0348767

thoughts?
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post #2 of 24
Is this for your sig rig and if so you want a PSU for future upgrades too?
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post #3 of 24
Why not get the Corsair 650TX V.2 from Newegg. IMO, it is a better PSU brand than Antec. And, it is cheaper. $65 AR. Here is link to Deal thread I posted http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...-v-2-64-a.html
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post #4 of 24
It really depends what you are planning on running in the future. I'd go with a 750W to give me much room for letting me have as many components as I want without worry. But try and stay away from cheap PSU's even though sometimes it is very tempting. Go for Gold/Silver rating also. Personally have had bad experiences with cheaper ones and PSU's haven't changed in like 10 years so a good one now will definitely last the test of time.
If it is only 1 Video card then 600w+ should suffice
Edited by Zach12_9 - 6/3/11 at 12:33am
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post #5 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
Is this for your sig rig and if so you want a PSU for future upgrades too?
definitely looking for future upgrades.
immediate future (2 months) is listed in first post.
year+ down the line = more storage and better video card. not a fan of sli for heat reasons.
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post #6 of 24
Does it have to be from micro center? Because newegg.com is cheaper most of the time.
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post #7 of 24
I would definitely recommend
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...USA-_-17151088
$140 But I doubt you'd have to change it for quite some time
+ has that gold rating that everyone loves
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zach12_9 View Post
It really depends what you are planning on running in the future. I'd go with a 750W to give me much room for letting me have as many components as I was without worry. But try and stay away from cheap PSU's even though sometimes it is very tempting. Go for Gold/Silver rating also. Personally have had bad experiences with cheaper ones and PSU's haven't changed in like 10 years so a good one now will definitely last the test of time.
If it is only 1 Video card then 600w+ should suffice
600W+ is more than enough for two video cards, as long as he's not running 2x6970s or something. He said 2500k which is only 95W.
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post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie310 View Post
600W+ is more than enough for two video cards, as long as he's not running 2x6970s or something. He said 2500k which is only 95W.
He didn't mention what Video card and I didn't know whether he planned to SLI or something, hence the 750W answer, but ofc 750 would be the max most people would go unless they have supercomputers
recommended 650w above see link
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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie310 View Post
He said 2500k which is only 95W.
That's the TDP, not necessarily the about of power it draws.
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