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post #1 of 10
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hi, i'm kinda new to the whole oc thing, i've just bought all my components for my rig,
Please can someone advise me what PSU to run safelly with active PFC
I stay in South africa, So Corsair and Thermaltake hard to come by, i can get Cougar and OCZ and Some generics which i dont trust,
This is my rig
Haf x case
Coller master V6 gt cooler
i5 2500k sandy bridge
MSI Intel P67A-GD65
4 x 4gb Apcer giant 2200 mhz ram
1 x Blue ray optical
1 x dvdrw
2 x MSI N460 GTX 1gb oc
2 x WD VELOCI RAPTOR 600GB

i worked it out on http://www.coolermaster.com/support/psu_calculator.php
and it says i need a 570w with a oc on the 2500 to 4.7 and 1.4v.

I like the saying over kill, so the bigger the better. Please guys i need as much advise as possible.
Thanks
Iceman
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post #2 of 10
Forget the power calculator thingies...

A good 550w-600w would be enough. Its not always the bigger the better...In psu area if you get a 1500w psu and your system consumes only 400w then your efficiency will be real bad, you will draw more power out of the wall socket. But if you get a 550 w psu and run at the same pc, your efficiency will be much much better.
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really 600w is fine, wow but the card states it needs 450w to operate i thought that 2 would be about 900w and all the other stuff would just add to it making it around 1200 w, if it 600 w then i'm really happy, saves me money,
on the other hand, is the cougar brand any good
this is the one i have my eye on
HERE

is it any good?
the 750w is the one i want
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I have a 750w with my setup, and its fine.
 
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post #5 of 10
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guys i cant thank you enough, my first SLI setup, cant wait. is the performance any better, i mean to running one GTX 460 compared to SLI. Will i notice a difference?
I thank you enough,
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post #6 of 10
huge performance increase! Equalling a GTX580 even surpassing it when overclocked. I love my 460 pair.
 
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Windows 7 x64 LG 27EA63V-P LG 27EA63V-P Logitech G710+ 
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Acer Predator XB271HU 165Hz BenQ XL2720Z Logitech G910 Corsair RM850i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 760t (black) Logitech G900 Steelseries QCK+ Asus xonar essence stx 
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i5-2500k @ 4.6GHz 1.33v Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 Gigabyte Windforce GTX670OC Gigabyte Windforce GTX670OC 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8Gb Corsair XMS3 1600MHz C9 OCZ Vert.II 60Gb, WD 500Gb CavBlue, WD 1Tb CavBlue Asus 24x DVD-RW Noctua NH-U12P 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 x64 LG 27EA63V-P LG 27EA63V-P Logitech G710+ 
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Corsair HX-850 CM Storm Stryker Logitech G502 Asus Xonar Essence STX 
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Sennheiser HD598 
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Q8400 @ 3.6Ghz - 1.32v Asus P5E - Deluxe x48 2x MSi nGTX460 HAWK SLi - (900c/2100mem 24/7) 4Gb Mushkin Redline PC2-8000 DDR2 Frostbyte 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 500gb x2 Asus DVD 22x burner Win7 Home Premium 64bit 32" Sony Bravia LCD 
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iceman6662 View Post
guys i cant thank you enough, my first SLI setup, cant wait. is the performance any better, i mean to running one GTX 460 compared to SLI. Will i notice a difference?
I thank you enough,
You'll be happy with a SLI setup, I am.
post #8 of 10
i run 750w seasonic x psu
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post #9 of 10
With the 2600k at 1.4 and a pair of overclocked 460s running 850 core loaded all at once, my rig pulls less than 500 from the wall. At 90% eff thats like 435-450 max on the psu.
    
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cm novatouch w/ pbt caps. evga 1200 p2 lian li pc-9f nixeus revel 
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post #10 of 10
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thanks a lot guys, gonna order a 750w, + 1 rep for all
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