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Is the Seasonic X-Series 560W PSU enough for what I'll be doing?

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I'm planning on building another rig soon and I've been stumped when it comes to picking power supplies. I'm trying to decide if 560W should be enough for a 7970, an overclocked 3570k, 16gbs of RAM, 3 or 4 hard drives, an SSD along with an optical drive and 5 or so case fans. I've been looking at a couple of PSUs in the 500W or so price range and I haven't seen anything that the shop I'll be buying from that looks remotely any good, they do have a Seasonic X Series 560W PSU and I was wondering if it'll last me for like 3 years of upgrades, I'm correct when I say that graphics cards of the future will only require less and less power right?

Cheers. smile.gif
post #2 of 8
Probably not. I would get at least 650W. The PSU is definitely a good brand though. Great product. Grab yourself the Seasonic x650 or x750. I have the x750 myself. Yes, it's true that GPUs will require less and less power each year.

Only reason is because you have 4 hard drives, a 7970, and you're overclocking. The case fans, SSD, and optical drive barely use power.
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Oh I see, the same shop is selling a FSP Aurum CM 750W 80+ Gold Modular PSU for like $15 more, should that do the trick?

I found it here:
http://dynaquestpc.com/index.php/components-2/power-supplies/700-750-800-850watts.html

http://dynaquestpc.com/index.php/components-2/power-supplies/600-650-watts.html


Ideally I'd prefer to spend around P5,000 ($120) but I wouldn't mind spending a bit more if it's really worth it.

Right now I can't decide between the FSP one and the Seasonic M12II 750W PSU and the Corsair TX 750M.

Any opinions are appreciated! smile.gif
Edited by StayFrosty - 10/27/12 at 11:50pm
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It has come to my attention that many people on this forum do not know how to recommend power supplies. Numbers are always over exaggerated.

The 560W Seasonic will do that setup just fine. You can overclock the CPU and GPU as long as it isn't on dice/LN2 with heavy heavy volts tongue.gif.

Personally I only recommend the 750W if you plan on going with 2 cards in the future.
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Yeah I might stick another 7970 in there but ill probably just buy a more efficient single GPU in the future. Thanks for the help guys! I think you just saved me $30. tongue.gif
post #7 of 8
Seasonic X-Series 560W.. It is really high quality PSU and will be more than enough to run that setup.

But i would recommend Super flower Golden king series, modular 550w psu, its probably cheper with same goodies... 5 Year warriantly, 90+Gold, modular and so on.. Check it.
post #8 of 8
The X-560 is more then enough. Unless it's a Bulldozer or Piledriver.
But anyway, If you have to get a 750W, Get the Aurum since it is a 80+ gold unit and would produce 750W fine.
     
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