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All the PSU calculators I use say 600W would do it, but I'm still skeptical.. Is 600W enough? I really don't want to skimp horribly with it.
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600w is fine,

If you wanted xfire or something then aim for a 750w.

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post #3 of 40
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Thanks

No Crossfire, 5970s scale bad.
I was just skeptical there, but I see no need to be.
What are some good 600-650W PSUs for 80$ or less?
Rosewill has a Green Series 700w on sale 50$... I might get that..
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I have same setup just with a 6970 and i max out at 395 watts monitoring with my P3 killawat. Both i5 and the 6970 are OC with voltage bumped up.
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I had a Rosewill and it would randomly shut down my computer so put it in with the wifes build it dose ok if you keep its load low. Now im useing a Thermaltake 775w and like it very much.
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Originally Posted by Sgtonory View Post

I had a Rosewill and it would randomly shut down my computer so put it in with the wifes build it dose ok if you keep its load low. Now im useing a Thermaltake 775w and like it very much.

Most rosewill are junk.
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I have same setup just with a 6970 and i max out at 395 watts monitoring with my P3 killawat. Both i5 and the 6970 are OC with voltage bumped up.

You have to remember that the 5970 is a dual GPU card, on top of that the 6000 series are a lot more power efficient than the 5000 series. The 5970 took up a lot of juice.

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EDIT

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Have a look there at the PSU's in the 600 - 700w range. I like corsair and antec. They are both reasonably priced and epic.
Edited by compuman145 - 12/7/11 at 7:38am
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I am looking mainly at Corsair, Antec and OCZ, most the 2 you suggested though, they both make awesome PSUs. I have a antec 430w and it is EPIC!
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Originally Posted by Lanathide View Post

ASRock Z68 Fata1ty Gen3
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
i5 2500k OCed to 4.0GHz
1 optical
1 7200RPM Drive
1 5400RPM Laptop Drive
1 SSD
6 case fans
AMD HD 5970


All the PSU calculators I use say 600W would do it, but I'm still skeptical.. Is 600W enough? I really don't want to skimp horribly with it.


As per AMD; 650 Watt or greater power supply one 75W 6-pin and one 150W 8-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended.

 

http://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/DESKTOP/GRAPHICS/ATI-RADEON-HD-5000/HD-5970/Pages/ati-radeon-hd-5970-overview.aspx#3

 

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post #9 of 40
I personally woulnd't go with OCZ, there is nothing wrong with them but there are just better builds out there for a little bit more money.

check out the TX650V2, That is just a pure winning PSU.
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I would like to have some power to spare, for longer use and maybe future upgrades, and being able to overclock, and this PSU looks awesome.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341041

750W, 6 12V rails, plenty of power cables for me, and modular. 100 bucks. I think it's what i'm after. A little more than my budget, but I may get lucky.
What do you guys think?
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