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post #121 of 286
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Knock it off, you're making people waste money. I guess a lot of you are newer users, but you could still look at what the more experienced are saying. If the person is going to use a GTX590 or HD6990, sure recommend a 650W. But if they're using an HD6950 or GTS450 or HD6850 and state that they aren't going to SLI/Crossfire, then recommending a 650W or more is wasting their money.

And before saying "they may want to SLI/Crossfire later", first check and make sure that they have a dual slot motherboard in the first place.
So for a 2500k and a 560, 550 watts is enough? No plans to SLI.
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post #122 of 286
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Originally Posted by Kuchiyose View Post
I think its more overkill vs just right with a little headroom. It is unlikely that the psu won't be enough to power your system if you are getting good recommendations or if you have a low power system to begin with. Hard drives and stuff barely take any power. I think that what type of gpu you get and if you plan to crossfire/sli plays the most vital role in choosing.
im not saying buy a 1k psu when you only *NEED* 500. in that situation, i would recommend jumping to a 600wt just so you know that you wont have a issue if you do eventually start adding components/gfx cards to a system.

but you are right.
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post #123 of 286
C'mon Phaedrus. I thought blindly recommending Corsair and super large PSU's was cool these days... Gotta be "Buzz killington" over here... I'm taking my cool shades off now.
    
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post #124 of 286
I would also look at connectors vs hardware you plan on packing into your computer.. I really enjoy having modular cables so I can keep the case clean and still power the 3 extra sata drives I am moving data around on / making backups ect.

modular and future proof.. both things I look for in my PSU's
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post #125 of 286
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So for a 2500k and a 560, 550 watts is enough? No plans to SLI.
Easily...
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post #126 of 286
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So for a 2500k and a 560, 550 watts is enough? No plans to SLI.
With a good PSU you could probably run that no problem on a 450W PSU.

Anybody that wants to be in for a shock with single card systems (minus dual GPU and other exceptions), get a Kill-a-Watt meter and see how much your PC draws from the wall. You would be surprised.

Now, I wouldn't buy a PSU that JUST works, I would get one with something like 100W of headroom.
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post #127 of 286
hmm, how much of a power load does my rig would pull?
it's overclocked and overvolted CPU to 4 Ghz/2600NB on 1.42v and 1.3v NB.

GPU is overclocked, but on stock volts.

two HDDs of 7200 rpm and one SSD.

1 Asus U3S6 PCIe x4 add in card.

4 sticks of 2gb DDR3 1333 ram.
     
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post #128 of 286
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With a good PSU you could probably run that no problem on a 450W PSU.

Anybody that wants to be in for a shock with single card systems (minus dual GPU and other exceptions), get a Kill-a-Watt meter and see how much your PC draws from the wall. You would be surprised.

Now, I wouldn't buy a PSU that JUST works, I would get one with something like 100W of headroom.
If I run Prime and Furmark at the same time, I pull 750 watts from the wall. Factoring in the ~20% inefficiency, that means my hardware draws about 600w which is just right.
    
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I have a fan with 5 fans with LEDs, and one fans with no LED; 6 total.

I plan on overclocking my DRAM, CPU and GPU, I only have one GPU, but plan for upgrading in the future both the GPU and CPU in the future.

I also plan on upgrading motherboards as well.

As of now, what is limiting my overclocking is my PSU. I was thinking about buying at least a 700+-750 PSU for my rig.

Is that overkill? It won't damage my parts if I am not utilizing all of the PSU right?
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I have a fan with 5 fans with LEDs, and one fans with no LED; 6 total.

I plan on overclocking my DRAM, CPU and GPU, I only have one GPU, but plan for upgrading in the future both the GPU and CPU in the future.

I also plan on upgrading motherboards as well.

As of now, what is limiting my overclocking is my PSU. I was thinking about buying at least a 700+-750 PSU for my rig.

Is that overkill? It won't damage my parts if I am not utilizing all of the PSU right?
A quality 550W would fit your needs just fine. Your Logisys is a 250W Keerda piece of trash that needs to be replaced.
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