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80% or less, check thumb.gif
Nice ^ that's what I'm looking for biggrin.gif Was the 4.6ghz OC @ 1.582v done with the same XFX CORE450?

Yes it is.However I would grab a 550w to give a little more headroom.

A great deal right now is the Rosewill HIVE 550w modular,which is the same platform as Super Flower's Golden Green unit which are excellent in reviews.$69.99 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182131
also the XFX Core series is a Seasonic design
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
Edited by Redwoodz - 2/17/12 at 2:13pm
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The HIVE 550w looks good. Modular, > 80% efficiency, affordable and the perfect wattage for my new setup.

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The HIVE 550w looks good. Modular, > 80% efficiency, affordable and the perfect wattage for my new setup.
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You should really look at a Corsair, Seasonic or Antec PSU. They tend to be the most reliable.
The Corsair CX430 is more than enough to power your system
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You should really look at a Corsair, Seasonic or Antec PSU. They tend to be the most reliable.
The Corsair CX430 is more than enough to power your system

http://www.overclock.net/t/1177728/the-problem-with-a-single-psu-brand
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Thanks ^


Just had an idea. I know this is the AMD section, but I don't see a point in making a new thread about it, so I'll post it here.

Anyways. I've been looking at Intel's "i" series a lot lately, and considered a i3 2130 3.4ghz build. I chose that for a couple reasons, with the first being power consumption and the second being its a very fast dual core (4 threads) CPU at a decent price. Obviously the downside would be no overclocking and that's just not cool.
So the idea I had was to just grab a 2500K with a cheap motherboard and run it stock until I can get a better motherboard and suitable PSU. Since my current setup actually pulls MORE power than an i5 2500k w/ DDR3 would, I'd be fine with the PSU's I have. After I upgrade the board with better quality setup, I can drop an i3 2100 in it's place to replace the aging setup I'm giving to my relative.

The reasoning behind that is pretty obvious. The i5 is a beast and I can use it for years before it becomes too slow and it uses a considerably less amount of power to operate. The 960T setup would be much more overclocking friendly, but will use way more power (hello higher electric bills mad.gif) and it's life span will be much shorter than the i5's would. Meaning I would have to upgrade to an AM3+ (which uses even more power with the current generation) sometime in the near future.

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Yeah that would work, the stock 2500k will probably be better than the overclocked 960T too. Even at microcenter that only leaves you like $40 for a motherboard though. I was pretty sure there were some deals on motherboards with the purchase of a 2500k but someone earlier in this thread said it's only for 2600k's.
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Yeah, I would have to get a bare bones motherboard and skip the PSU to go 2500K. In the long run, its makes perfect sense. The 960T looks like an amazing CPU, but as of right now its technically already old tech since it's based on the Phenom chips. As much as I like AMD's products, its going to take a miracle for them to make Piledriver even competitive with Sandy bridge, and that's not even considering what Ivy will do.

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Yeah that would work, the stock 2500k will probably be better than the overclocked 960T too. Even at microcenter that only leaves you like $40 for a motherboard though. I was pretty sure there were some deals on motherboards with the purchase of a 2500k but someone earlier in this thread said it's only for 2600k's.

Yeah but the 2500k is $100 more... Both are awsome thou. The hive series looks good, thinking of Getting one myself (dont trust dell)
 
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Yeah, I would have to get a bare bones motherboard and skip the PSU to go 2500K. In the long run, its makes perfect sense. The 960T looks like an amazing CPU, but as of right now its technically already old tech since it's based on the Phenom chips. As much as I like AMD's products, its going to take a miracle for them to make Piledriver even competitive with Sandy bridge, and that's not even considering what Ivy will do.
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Lol this budget looks like it is getting bigger XD
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In case your still deciding on motherboard, the original one you had picked is perfectly fine

It's 4+1 phase, heatsinked (not the mosfets but the vrm are)

Here's my current results with it

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