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I plan on purchasing a 7870 and i7 3820. I plan to purchase this 520W Antec 80PLUS PSU'S http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030



Would it work - Or should I go with a 600W Corsair?? I do plan to overclock.
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I plan on purchasing a 7870 and i7 3820. I plan to purchase this 520W Antec 80PLUS PSU'S http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030
Would it work - Or should I go with a 600W Corsair?? I do plan to overclock.

It would work - but I would say maybe go with something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182262

For a bit more headroom:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182263
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520 is enough power but I'd personally go for a different PSU. Corsair TX/HX/AX would be good.
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So would a 500W Corsair be the equivalent too this 520? CX500?


Remember the 3820 is a 130W CPU.
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post #5 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by M3T4LM4N222 View Post

So would a 500W Corsair be the equivalent too this 520?

Doubtful.
I still stand by the Rosewill recommendation smile.gif
The 650 won't break the bank, is great quality and should be cheaper than any TX/HX or AX Corsair 600 or 650W smile.gif
Edited by tompsonn - 9/28/12 at 7:44am
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Doubtful.
I still stand by the Rosewill recommendation smile.gif

I unfortunately can't spend more than 70 on a PSU. Without going over-budget
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I unfortunately can't spend more than 70 on a PSU. Without going over-budget

Never put your PSU as the guy who gets cut to fit the budget!
Please list your other components, I bet we can trim some fat elsewhere...

I doubt you'll get a TX/HX or AX Corsair PSU for $70!
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The CX 500 isn't the equivalent of the NeoECO, it's inferior to it.

The NeoECO will work and if it's all you can afford by all means go with it, otherwise the Capstone 550 suggested by tompsonn would make a far better choice, an excellent one really.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by M3T4LM4N222 View Post

I unfortunately can't spend more than 70 on a PSU. Without going over-budget

Then your priorities are in the wrong place. Never cheap out on a PSU.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tompsonn View Post

Never put your PSU as the guy who gets cut to fit the budget!

This x 10000000
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The CX 500 isn't the equivalent of the NeoECO, it's inferior to it.
The NeoECO will work and if it's all you can afford by all means go with it, otherwise the Capstone 550 suggested by tompsonn would make a far better choice, an excellent one really.

Agreed
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The CX 500 isn't the equivalent of the NeoECO, it's inferior to it.
The NeoECO will work and if it's all you can afford by all means go with it, otherwise the Capstone 550 suggested by tompsonn would make a far better choice, an excellent one really.

Always good to know I'm not just speaking out of my rear end tongue.gif

---

Ahem, no but seriously - put some money towards a good PSU smile.gif
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