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I am currently choosing a 500w PSU that will power my planned build for the holiday season. It will be a 2500k + 6950 and I am wondering if this is sufficient. What are your thoughts about this? anyone of you using it at the moment? TIA!
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I would personally go with a 600W or 700W power supply if budget allows.

500W is sufficient but I wouldn't try to overclock heavily and it *might* have some issues on full load for long periods of time.

I like to have headroom but that's just my preference.

I'd recommend the Seasonic M12D 620W PSU. High quality unit, I have two of these (one for each of my systems) and they never fail. I've been able to OC my 2500k to 4.6GHz stable 24/7.
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should be just enough for a 2500k and 6950 rig.

as above, might want to go with a bit more wattage for more headroom.
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I would personally go with a 600W or 700W power supply if budget allows.

500W is sufficient but I wouldn't try to overclock heavily and it *might* have some issues on full load for long periods of time.
You have no idea what you're talking about.. stop giving **** advice please.

@ OP, A 500W unit is more than plenty for any single 6950 config with all the overclocks you can throw at it; in fact you won't be touching 400W actual draw in anything except benchmarks

As for the Strike X 500, it's an Andyson unit which hasn't had any proper reviews yet..
Where are you buying from and what is your budget?
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Actually just from a local shop here in the Philippines. If converted, that will cost me roughly like 60 bucks. I am just wondering about the build quality of the Aerocool PSU coz I am aware that they don't make it themselves. It is a 80+ bronze though.
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Actually just from a local shop here in the Philippines. If converted, that will cost me roughly like 60 bucks. I am just wondering about the build quality of the Aerocool PSU coz I am aware that they don't make it themselves. It is a 80+ bronze though.
The 800W Strike X is an excellent unit, the 1.1KW on the other hand is average to poor even though it's Gold rated

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here it is I also saw a 500w FSP Blue Lightning when I went there. Personally I never encountered a problem with FSP PSUs before. Im just exploring other options.
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here it is I also saw a 500w FSP Blue Lightning when I went there. Personally I never encountered a problem with FSP PSUs before. Im just exploring other options.
FSP is a very large OEM, and like all large OEMs it makes everything from trash to gold.. the Blue Lightning is closer to 'trash' than 'gold' though

Pick one of these two, Antec VP550P, it's a very solid Delta made unit and price/performance wise is unbeatable.. but the cables are partially sleeved and the fan is not brilliant(at that price is hard to have it all), or the FSP Aurum 500, which again is a very solid unit that will give you no issue whatsoever..
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FSP is a very large OEM, and like all large OEMs it makes everything from trash to gold.. the Blue Lightning is closer to 'trash' than 'gold' though

Pick one of these two, Antec VP550P, it's a very solid Delta made unit and price/performance wise is unbeatable.. but the cables are partially sleeved and the fan is not brilliant(at that price is hard to have it all), or the FSP Aurum 500, which again is a very solid unit that will give you no issue whatsoever..
Thanks man! I really appreciate it. Would love to go with the Aurum if budget permits.
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my 600 PSU in the sig just died after i upgraded my CPU and GPU also in my sig. It was a decent PSU too, mind you it was 2.5 years old but. Better be safe and sound than sorry!

Im waiting for recommendations in my thread too sigh...
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