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Hi guys, I made a post looking for general advice for my build in a different section, and a few PSU comments came up. I just wanted to get your advice on my (PSU choice, PSU Corsair TX650 V2 ATX (62.99 @ NCIX))

I used the PSUCalc in the sticky and it told me to get something in the 550w range. But a one member recommended a lower PSU, ( Antec Neo Eco 450c) I just wanted to know if it would be enough and if it would be able to power my GPU gtx 570?


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Memory Sumsung 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (49.99 @ Newegg)
SSD Crucial 128 GB (119.99 @ Amazon)
GPU Gigabyte GTX570 Windforce (277.86 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (34.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cool Master half 912 (54.99 @ NCIX)
Total: 910.79
post #2 of 20
Better to a bit to much power then to little i would say go with 600-650 watts
Edited by shilka - 7/2/12 at 2:23pm
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post #3 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by KaveMan View Post

Hi guys, I made a post looking for general advice for my build in a different section, and a few PSU comments came up. I just wanted to get your advice on my (PSU choice, PSU Corsair TX650 V2 ATX (62.99 @ NCIX))

I used the PSUCalc in the sticky and it told me to get something in the 550w range. But a one member recommended a lower PSU, ( Antec Neo Eco 450c) I just wanted to know if it would be enough and if it would be able to power my GPU gtx 570?


My Build

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz Quad Core ( 214.99 @ Newegg )
Motherboard MSI Z77A-G43 ATX ((94.99 @ NCIX)
Memory Sumsung 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (49.99 @ Newegg)
SSD Crucial 128 GB (119.99 @ Amazon)
GPU Gigabyte GTX570 Windforce (277.86 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (34.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cool Master half 912 (54.99 @ NCIX)
Total: 910.79

Would be fine with a 500W thumb.gif
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post #4 of 20
a PSU operators best at 80% so something between 550 and 650 is best of couse you can go lower if you want
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post #5 of 20
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Got it, I did want a little extra wattage so it woudnt be in the last gear. But would the one that I picked be able to power my gpu?
post #6 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

a PSU operators best at 80% so something between 550 and 650 is best of couse you can go lower if you want

his system might pull 350-400 W at peak load
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post #7 of 20
450W should be okay for powering your GTX 570 (just barely). However, it will leave little room for adding graphics cards or multiple hard drives.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

a PSU operators best at 80% so something between 550 and 650 is best of couse you can go lower if you want

his system might pull 350-400 W at peak load

looks like 330 AT THE WALL
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2010/12/07/nvidia-geforce-gtx-570-1-3gb-review/9

edit: whoops hit the quote not the edit button, they really need to move that back
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post #9 of 20
the TX 650 wouldn't be a bad choice. it would leave room for over clocking and expansion later down the road and its a good quality unit.
post #10 of 20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&cm_sp=Cat_Power_Supplies-_-Spotlight-_-17-139-027
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171038
I would recommend getting any one of these.
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