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Originally Posted by jagz View Post

No he can get a 2nd 560Ti w/ a 650w, That isn't answering his question at all.
This is a heavily OC'd 580 LE:
Prime & Furmark: 480w / 89% = 427w
Gaming (BF3): 395w / 89% = 351w
So a 560Ti or even a 570, can be done on a 450w, Large OC's included.

From what I remember a GTX 560 ti overclocked to the same performance levels as a GTX 480 / GTX 570 uses more power than these, so keep that in mind.

Other than that, that is all true but we all know how the story goes. After a while you want more and then you have to buy another PSU. In the end you spent more money than you wanted, and that is where no PSU calculator until today does the math correctly. The price difference between a quality 450w PSU and a 650w PSU is not enough to buy the 450w.

The Antec EarthWatts Platinum Series EA-450 450W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Power Supply costs $99, while the SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold costs $139.00.

You pay 40% more and get 44.4% more power. Seems like a good deal to me. Personally, I wouldn't buy anything that has less than 550 w for a gaming rig. The next day you change your mind and decide to up the ante and then you are facing more expenses. If he was asking for a PSU for a Media Center with some midrange gaming, then yes, a quality 450 w is all he would need. But he even has an Avermedia Game Broadcaster HD Capture Card, so this isn't the typical non gamer build.

I was just trying to best meet his current and eventual future needs.
Edited by tpi2007 - 3/29/12 at 6:49pm
 
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Originally Posted by F4ze0ne View Post

500w - 550w.
I barely use 550w with 2x 6950 OC and 2500K @ 4.5Ghz when gaming.

B.S.

A good 750w should do it for SLI
Edited by Ghooble - 3/29/12 at 6:27pm
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post #13 of 31
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Yes, I should have been more clear and that is my fault.
This is a budget Rig. I actually have a Corsair AX-750 right now but I need to sell it to finish buying the last few parts so I'm looking for the cheapest, yet dependable way to power the Rig. If 400-450w will do it just fine, then that's all I need. If I upgrade in the future, I will have to buy a new case anyway because this one can't fit any more GPU's or HDD's.

The AX750 is currently selling for $169.99, what are you going to sell yours for ? $130 ? (edit: just saw you want $135 for it) If you want to buy a quality 450 w PSU that will leave you with $35. I don't think that is worth the trouble. Besides, your PSU works, when you buy a new one there is always the chance, even if remote, that you get a faulty one and then you lose time with the RMA. All for an extra $35. Not worth the hassle. Keep the AX750, it's a great PSU. I own one too. wink.gif
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The AX750 is currently selling for $169.99, what are you going to sell yours for ? $130 ? (edit: just saw you want $135 for it) If you want to buy a quality 450 w PSU that will leave you with $35. I don't think that is worth the trouble. Besides, your PSU works, when you buy a new one there is always the chance, even if remote, that you get a faulty one and then you lose time with the RMA. All for an extra $35. Not worth the hassle. Keep the AX750, it's a great PSU. I own one too. wink.gif

I agree with tpi here, no matter what scenario you choose, you'll essentially be downgrading. You already have a quality PSU, no need to sell it here. If you need some extra cash eat some ramen noodles for a while. I save so much money by eating cheap when I have to lol.. thumb.gif
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post #15 of 31
I agree too, it's not worth the hassle to pocket a little cash.
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To run it - 400W - 450W
A good 400 W - $60 - 20 MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703034

A good 620 W - $70 after promo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371059
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post #17 of 31
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There will be no heavy upgrading to this Rig. It is built to stay the way it is. If I upgrade in the future, it will be a long while from now and will be a brand new build. This will be maxing out my budget so no money left for upgrades. The only additional power that may be needed will be to OC the CPU. Honestly, I doubt I will touch the card since it is factory OC'd which should be plenty.

This Rig is only for playing Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 (both are mildly demanding games) and live streaming + video editing. The capture card is more for streaming from my xbox 360 than anything.

One thing I forgot to mention is the CPU Cooler which is an Antec Kuhler 620. Not sure if that will effect it much?

Thanks for your help! thumb.gif
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post #18 of 31
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To run it - 400W - 450W
A good 400 W - $60 - 20 MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703034
A good 620 W - $70 after promo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371059
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There will be no heavy upgrading to this Rig. It is built to stay the way it is. If I upgrade in the future, it will be a long while from now and will be a brand new build. This will be maxing out my budget so no money left for upgrades. The only additional power that may be needed will be to OC the CPU. Honestly, I doubt I will touch the card since it is factory OC'd which should be plenty.
This Rig is only for playing Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 (both are mildly demanding games) and live streaming + video editing. The capture card is more for streaming from my xbox 360 than anything.
One thing I forgot to mention is the CPU Cooler which is an Antec Kuhler 620. Not sure if that will effect it much?
Thanks for your help! thumb.gif


The Antec Kuhler 620 shouldn't alter the math much.

The 620 w suggestion selectstriker2 made seems a good choice (although I haven't read any reviews, but the brand is good and it is 80 Plus Bronze). After the rebate, and if you manage to sell the AX750 for $135, it will net you $65, that is more reasonable.
Edited by tpi2007 - 3/29/12 at 8:17pm
 
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post #19 of 31
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I am considering purchasing a used Corsair GS600 for $50-$55. Is that a good deal or bad?

If I can pull off something like that w/ a reliable, quality PSU, then I will save around $80 which I can use for a hard drive that I desparately need. lol
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post #20 of 31
Seems like a fair deal.
That Corsair psu seems to be more solid than the Antec one, plus you also know it works, and won't risk losing time with RMA in case of DOAs...
Go for it!
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