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First of all, I am new to overclock.net so if my post violates any rule let me know plz.

I am getting i5-2500k+gtx 560.

I am planning to overclock the cpu upto 4.5, but leave the graphic card alone.

I wonder either Thermaltake TR2 500W or Enermax Naxn ENP450AST Tomahawk II or Mushkin Enhanced Volta MKNPSVT500 would be enough for the setting.

I did a little research and conclude that both power supplies should be sufficient.

However, in long term should I go for above 550W?

Or if I get a pair of 6770 will TR2 500w run my system?

sorry for my english.
Edited by occn - 11/26/12 at 3:42pm
post #2 of 22
You'll be completely fine with a 550W PSU. However, I would get something like Seasonic or Corsair. You can get a good Seasonic for a good price.
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post #3 of 22
Corsair
Seasonic
Cooler Master
Antec
XFX
NZXT
Those are good brands just dont get the cheapest PSU you can find
Edited by shilka - 11/26/12 at 3:48pm
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Thank you guys, I ended up buying cooler master 500w power supply.
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Thank you guys, I ended up buying cooler master 500w power supply.
What model?
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post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Corsair
Seasonic
Cooler Master
Antec
XFX
NZXT
Those are good brands just dont get the cheapest PSU you can find

Cooler Master and Antec both have good power supplies and crap power supplies. It's generally a very bad idea to make gross generalizations like this.
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Originally Posted by Tsumi View Post

Cooler Master and Antec both have good power supplies and crap power supplies. It's generally a very bad idea to make gross generalizations like this.
If you read what i said in the bottom i said dont get the cheapest one you can find meaning dont buy the cheapest PSU that brand makes
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

If you read what i said in the bottom i said dont get the cheapest one you can find meaning dont buy the cheapest PSU that brand makes
Still... Tsumi's point is valid, recommending brands is pseudo-help and can lead to results such as the one above, where the info/support seeker ends up buying crap.
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

If you read what i said in the bottom i said dont get the cheapest one you can find meaning dont buy the cheapest PSU that brand makes

How do you define expensive? The Cooler Master GX750 failed JonnyGuru hotbox testing, failed Hardware Secrets 3.3v noise test, and it certainly isn't cheap coming in at $90 AR on Newegg.
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post #10 of 22
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Igot Cooler Master Extreme Power plus 500W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120mm Fan

Is this one of cheap psu out of good brands?
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