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post #1 of 12
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Hey guys I've been tweaking my new build and I was wondering if a 650 watt would support it. I also just found out about Corsair's newly released AX series which I gotta say is pretty expensive but I'm considering it.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139035

Here are the specs :
i5 2500k (most likely overclocked to about 4.5ghz)
Gigabyte Z68-UD4-B3
GTX 560 Hawk Edition
1 Samsung F3
16GB vengeance ram

I know that a 650 watt should probably cover this for now, but I was thinking about upgrades in the future and do you guys think it would be able to handle another gtx 560 hawk and maybe 2 SSD's? Or should I just go with the 750 watt?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 12
why spend so much money on the psu? youcould easily just get what i got and be just fine. put the money towards your gpu
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post #3 of 12
Check out this guide. Phaedrus is the man with PSU's.
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...alculator.html

650 should be fine for two 560 hawks. I would personally give myself a little buffer, but according to Phaedrus, it is unnecessary.

Also, the AX650 is on the recommended power supply list.
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
It is the exact same power supply as the Seasonic X-650 I believe.
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post #4 of 12
650 should be plenty, as long as its from a decent manufacturer and has plenty of 12v amps

Edit; Didn't notice the link, that psu should be fine, but its a bit pricey imo
If you want to go for modular I'd suggest this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139031
Edited by Hobybobag - 8/3/11 at 9:01pm
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Hobybobag View Post
650 should be plenty, as long as its from a decent manufacturer and has plenty of 12v amps
+1 650 is perfect but like he said a QUALITY 650 like corsair antec seasonic those are all great units.
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post #6 of 12
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...zer%20platinum

Cheaper and much better. It's 550W Platinum rated, and just to make you feel good it's also rated for 650W Gold spec (not that it's going to be over 550W anyway IMO).
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post #7 of 12
A quality 650W unit will do fine.
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post #8 of 12
As previously stated a quality 650 watt will run SLI 560s with ease including SSDs, overclocking room, etc. Assuming it's a quality one like the above power supply you will be fine. For another gold rated one I would look at the Sea Sonic X-650. it shares the same platform as the AX650 (AX650 has Seasonic internals). For a much cheaper option I would go with the XFX PRO650. It also has Seasonic internals but is based off of a 80+ Bronze platform which obviously won't give you the same efficiency as the AX and X Series power supplies but it is still a very solid power supply and will power two 560s with ease.
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Originally Posted by Ovlazek View Post
Check out this guide. Phaedrus is the man with PSU's.
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...alculator.html

650 should be fine for two 560 hawks. I would personally give myself a little buffer, but according to Phaedrus, it is unnecessary.

Also, the AX650 is on the recommended power supply list.
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
It is the exact same power supply as the Seasonic X-650 I believe.
Thanks for the two links they're really useful. I also like to have a little bit of headroom. I also decided to try and save a little money one my PSU these are the three I'm looking at.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139030
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817256059
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817151088

So for I'm leaning to the Seasonic because of all the positive thing you guys are all saying about it, but I figured I'll just confirm.

And thanks to all of you for the quick responses, I really appreciate it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by S4rg View Post
Thanks for the two links they're really useful. I also like to have a little bit of headroom. I also decided to try and save a little money one my PSU these are the three I'm looking at.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139030
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817256059
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817151088

So for I'm leaning to the Seasonic because of all the positive thing you guys are all saying about it, but I figured I'll just confirm.

And thanks to all of you for the quick responses, I really appreciate it.
Phaedrus (the guy that made that calculator he linked) includes overclocking head room and that extra space when he made that calculator. It says it some where in there.
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