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post #1 of 7
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I don't plan on CFX in the future and I'm looking for a decent affordable PSU
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A 500-600w would be more than adequate. Do you care if it's modular or not?
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post #3 of 7
How big do you plan on overclocking the processor and the GPU? if you're going big overclocks, I'd side closer to 600w. Otherwise, 500-550 should be more than adequate.

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_50
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I won't go more than 4.5 GHz on the CPU, maybe a 20% OC on the GPU if possible. 3 HDD's at most and an optical drive as well as like 6 fans. I'm thinking maybe a 650W to be safe?
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Originally Posted by Nickzorz91 View Post

I won't go more than 4.5 GHz on the CPU, maybe a 20% OC on the GPU if possible. 3 HDD's at most and an optical drive as well as like 6 fans. I'm thinking maybe a 650W to be safe?

I'd suggest the Silverstone Strider 600W thumb.gif
 
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Nickzorz91 View Post

I won't go more than 4.5 GHz on the CPU, maybe a 20% OC on the GPU if possible. 3 HDD's at most and an optical drive as well as like 6 fans. I'm thinking maybe a 650W to be safe?

The higher power draw generated by overclocking a 2500K is completely negligible.... a decent 500W is all you need.
What is your budget and where are you buying form?
post #7 of 7
check out Antec's High Current Gamer series, i have one and its been pretty good for my system thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
http://www.antec.com/product.php?Family=339
they are pretty cheap for their quality
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