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So I'm getting a new rig but I have no idea what PSU to get. I need a good and reliable and fairly priced PSU for my computer. Right now I have a Thermaltake 600W Litepower in mind.

So my specs are:
ASUS P8P67-LE-V3 DDR3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard
Intel i5 2500k 3.3Ghz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1gb
4gb DDR3 RAM (Kingston KVR 4GB SINGLE DDR3 1333)
1 regular case fan.
Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB

I would like to know what is a suitable PSU for this build and if the ThermalTake LitePower 600W is good enough. Along with that what is the wattage around for this build aswell.

Thank you for reading and I hope you can help!
post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by rayerz View Post
So I'm getting a new rig but I have no idea what PSU to get. I need a good and reliable and fairly priced PSU for my computer. Right now I have a Thermaltake 600W Litepower in mind.

So my specs are:
ASUS P8P67-LE-V3 DDR3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard
Intel i5 2500k 3.3Ghz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1gb
4gb DDR3 RAM (Kingston KVR 4GB SINGLE DDR3 1333)
1 regular case fan.
Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB

I would like to know what is a suitable PSU for this build and if the ThermalTake LitePower 600W is good enough. Along with that what is the wattage around for this build aswell.

Thank you for reading and I hope you can help!
Your rig requires a 400W or above unit, 550/600W for SLI, the Litepower is a poor PSU and I suggest you get something else, what is your budget and where are you buying from?
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin View Post
Your rig requires a 400W or above unit, 550/600W for SLI, the Litepower is a poor PSU and I suggest you get something else, what is your budget and where are you buying from?
My budget is at around $70 - $90 for the PSU. I'm trying not to cheap out on the PSU but I can't do much about it. So yeah what are your suggestions?
I'm purchasing from local hardware stores.

www.centrecom.com.au
www.msy.com.au

Probably unheard of if your not from Australia haha
Edited by rayerz - 10/30/11 at 9:44am
post #4 of 12
Hmmm, if you plan on sticking to a single GTX460, the Corsair CX430 should suffice...if you want more OC headroom as well as sli in the future, the Antec Earthwatts 650 is right around your budget.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by rayerz View Post
My budget is at around $70 - $90 for the PSU. I'm trying not to cheap out on the PSU but I can't do much about it. So yeah what are your suggestions?
I'm purchasing from local hardware stores.

www.centrecom.com.au
www.msy.com.au

Probably unheard of if your not from Australia haha

Here you go, the HCG 520W @ 79$ or the TNP 550W @ 104$, both Seasonic made, the HCG is internally similar to the Seasonic S12II Bronze 520 while the TPN uses a custom version of the SS-xxxAT platform. The HCG is a very good unit, the TPN is an excellent one and is slightly modular too.
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Hmmm, if you plan on sticking to a single GTX460, the Corsair CX430 should suffice...if you want more OC headroom as well as sli in the future, the Antec Earthwatts 650 is right around your budget.
Hmm yep I will be sticking to a single 460 GTX Earthwatts 650 looks great i might consider.


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Here you go, the HCG 520W @ 79$ or the TNP 550W @ 104$, both Seasonic made, the HCG is internally similar to the Seasonic S12II Bronze 520 while the TPN uses a custom version of the SS-xxxAT platform. The HCG is a very good unit, the TPN is an excellent one and is slightly modular too.
Thank you also! they look like solid choices!
But as long as over clocking my 2500k what are my limits with the HCG 520W?
post #7 of 12
If you are overclocking your 2500k with that 520W, You have lots of room to deal with as just normal your system takes up 425W's. If you want to overclock, up to 40% or more, You will be only using 475W of that power supply in total. You are fine with that PSU.
    
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post #8 of 12
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But as long as over clocking my 2500k what are my limits with the HCG 520W?

A 2500K below 1.4V(and that means 4.8Ghz or above for most samples) will not draw more than ~100W in anything except benchmarks(Prime95/LinX/Linpack/etc) and even then it will go to ~130W or so.
A 460 1GB usually maxes around 170W in anything except Furmark, with hardcore overclocks you can push that to ~200W or even more but you'll need an aftermarket cooling solution for that and a custom PCB card that supports massive overvolting.
Everything else should max to around 50W if you don't have a massive amount of HDDs, high voltage water pumps or server grade fans(>3k RPM).
So, that system would run off an excellent 350W unit or a solid 400W.. the HCG520 provides massive headroom.
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If you are overclocking your 2500k with that 520W, You have lots of room to deal with as just normal your system takes up 425W's. If you want to overclock, up to 40% or more, You will be only using 475W of that power supply in total. You are fine with that PSU.
Sounds like great news. Well thank you all for the help
Looks like tomorrow I'm going to pick up my new setup and hopefully all goes well!
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