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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone,

I'm currently looking to upgrade both my PSU and my GPU, but I'm wondering if the PSU I'm looking at will be enough. I'm currently using an AMD Phenom II X6 1055t which I OC to 3.3GHz from time to time and I'm planning on upgrading my GPU to the HD 6950. The power supply I'm looking at is the Cooler Master GX Series 650W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171052. Will this be enough power for my system? As I stated, I OC my CPU and I'm currently looking into better cooling to OC it more. I also intend on OCing my GPU or (and I haven't put much thought into this) unlocking it, but I'm not planning on Crossfiring anytime soon. I'm on a pretty tight budget and I need to upgrade my PSU desperately so any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
post #2 of 11
Avoid the CoolerMaster GX650, it's garbage. They released an updated version that doesn't suck quite so hard, but they're still selling the old model as well, which is what you're looking at.

A quality 500W+ unit should serve you well. Got a budget?
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your help. I don't have a set budget, really. I'd like to spend as little as possibly, but still get something quality.
post #4 of 11
I would like to reccomend my current psu, 600w so it has plenty of power for the job, nice braided cables (if you're into aesthetics) and its near silent, I cant hear it over any other components.

Also its 80+ and has the usual 6+2 + 6 pin pci-e power connectors for your 6950.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341039

EDIT:
they are out of stock, try this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=ocz%20600w
It looks almost exactly the same except its modular.
    
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post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll definitely keep that one in mind. My friends keep telling me to go modular anyways.
post #6 of 11
I recommend one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...c+520w&x=0&y=0

The internals are the same, but the HCG has a nicer exterior.

Both use the same internal design and parts as this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=s12ii%20520w
But are cheaper.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by scarecr0w View Post
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll definitely keep that one in mind. My friends keep telling me to go modular anyways.
No problem, glad to be a help.

There must be loads of psu's that meet your need but you have to admit, the ocz modxstream is a good deal
    
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post #8 of 11
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After spending the past few hours looking around and browsing loads of other PSU's I found the Antec BP550 and the OCZ Fatal1ty 550W. I noticed that the Fatal1ty is on the list of recommended PSU's but that the BP550 is not. The BP550 seems to be a better deal but the fact that it's not on the recommended list worries me. Is something wrong with it? Which would be the better deal between that and the Fatal1ty?
post #9 of 11
Personally i like the corsair ax series, a bit pricy but very efficient and quiet
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by scarecr0w View Post
After spending the past few hours looking around and browsing loads of other PSU's I found the Antec BP550 and the OCZ Fatal1ty 550W. I noticed that the Fatal1ty is on the list of recommended PSU's but that the BP550 is not. The BP550 seems to be a better deal but the fact that it's not on the recommended list worries me. Is something wrong with it? Which would be the better deal between that and the Fatal1ty?
Out of those two, I'd get the OCZ.
That said, my recommendation would be the Antec Neo Eco 520C which Phaedrus mentioned earlier.
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