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post #1 of 16
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How much do you guys recommend for this build? Keep in mind, I have no intentions of upgrading further. I am simply planning for right now and not future proofing for 3 years down the road.

i5 2500K OC'd to 4.5Ghz at ~ 1.3v
Corsair H60 w/ Dual Fans
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
ASUS 570
G-Skill Ripjaws X-Series 8GB 1600Mhz
Samsung F3 1TB HDD
ASUS 24x CD/DVD-RW
4-5x 140mm Case Fans w/ LEDs
2-3x 120mm Case Fans w/ LEDs
1x 80mm Case Fan w/ LEDs

That is the MAX I will be running. Most likely, I'll only be running 3-4 case fans but I included them just in case.

The reason I am asking is because I have a Newegg $20 gift card and the Antec Earthwatts 650w is on sale for $49 so I can get it for $29 and it's 80+ Bronze Certified.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

What do you guys think? Will that be fine or do I need more?
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post #2 of 16
Plenty of juice for that system. Amazing price, really good unit. Unsleeved, not modular, but everything else is an A
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post #3 of 16
That would fit your needs, great price and just recommended it to another OCN user too wink.gif.
post #4 of 16
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Okay, and you guys are 100% positive it will supply plenty of power? I just don't want it to fail or something and fry my system. lol I'd certainly rather have too much power than not enough.
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post #5 of 16
Nah you'll be fine, your system will probably don't draw more than 450w during heavy bench so you'll be alright smile.gif

Take a look at the link in my sig - Real World Power Usage (User submitted) - people did measure their system's power use with kill-a-watt and other similar device, lot of good info in there smile.gif.
post #6 of 16
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Okay, and you guys are 100% positive it will supply plenty of power? I just don't want it to fail or something and fry my system. lol I'd certainly rather have too much power than not enough.

That's plenty of power. I ran my SLI 460's on the v1 version of that unit at one time. Bare in mind SLI 460's will draw around 50 60% more power than your single 570.
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Okay, and you guys are 100% positive it will supply plenty of power? I just don't want it to fail or something and fry my system. lol I'd certainly rather have too much power than not enough.

You can OC like a madman and run prime95 and furmark simultaneously and not pull more than 450w from the wall probably, let alone from the PSU. I'd even suggest getting a smaller unit but can't beat that price on the EA650.

If it's non-modularity and guts (unsleeved cables) aren't an issue, might aswell pull the trigger.
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post #8 of 16
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Sounds great.

I'm assuming they are reliable and efficient, right? No significant chance of DOA or failure?
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post #9 of 16
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No significant chance of DOA or failure?

What kind of question is that!?... why don't you just ask someone here to hold your hand while purchasing it...
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What kind of question is that!?... why don't you just ask someone here to hold your hand while purchasing it...

A smart one? People who have used this PSU or done several builds with it will know how reliable it is.

I apologize, though. Next time I'll just go and blindly make a purchase without researching it at all. thumb.gif That's the smart way.
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