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ok so right now im on a 4 year old x58 build

doing a full upgrade for the holidays minus GPU ( gtx570) and hard drives/ssd's
I will be reusing those....

so I have everything lined up what im getting minus this PSU debacle im having

Saw Microcenter had the 1250w Sparkle PSU and read some reviews and it sounded like a steal at 147 bucks ( real price was 359.99) I grabbed it and took it back to work to just take pics and drool over it for a bit and noticed it was already opened and the 20Pin had some melted spots on it.....so i took it back up there.

One of the guys there ( very knowledgable ) I work with a lot was working and he some how sold me on the PPC&C 950w Silencer MK II, after reading the HardOCP is it really that bad of a psu. My initial intentions were to get a x-850 Seasonic on newegg but sometimes buying parts locally at MC with thier 30day return is a life saver so I went that route.


the 2 things im worried about are.....
1. Obviously the quality of the PSU, with is being a Sirtec OEM model it makes me a tad uneasy especially after that hard ocp review.

2.) cable management in mt HAF932....Ill be running 1 gpu, 2 ssd's, 3 stata Hdd's, 4-5 fans, dvd drive and maybe an old Razor AC-1 Barracuda card.


should i stop pondering keeping this psu an just keep it, or would it be wise to return it and find something else.

I know the specs\wattage may be overkill for a 1 gpu setup with a few other devices ( drives and what not) but I may go SLI in the future here with some 660's


what would you recommend? is it really that bad of a PSU that I wont get enough life out of it?
Edited by kellygtp - 11/29/12 at 10:34am
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Well, if you go SLi with 660 Ti's, then you wouldn't need anything 'bigger' than a quality-made 550W power supply:

 

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_670_2_and_3way_sli_review,4.html

 

This is a review of the GTX 670 in single, SLi, and 3-WAY SLi.  I wanted to find one of the GTX 660 Ti, but all they showed was the Power Efficiency.  Bummer.  Although I did see sites that showed me that the power consumption of the GTX 660 Ti and the GTX 670 are fairly similar.

 

With two GTX 670s in their system under full load, their PSU pulled 433W from the wall outlet.  Their CPU was idling, so I'll just add 200W even though 150W would be more realistic.  So now with the CPU under full load too and pulling up to 200W in this example, it makes the PSU pull 633W from the wall outlet.  So if the PSU is 85% efficient while pulling 633W from the wall, then that means the system is pulling 538W from the PSU.

 

If you want to go with a quality-made 550W power supply just to spend less money and still have way more than enough power, then I recommend the 550W SeaSonic G Series from Newegg because it is going for $89.99 shipped:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119

 

This is a crazy deal because it is a high-end modular PSU, and also because the 450W version is $89.64 after shipping:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151124&Tpk=450W%20seasonic

 

If that's too uncomfortable, then I would recommend the modular version of the 650W Rosewill CAPSTONE:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182263

 

It's another high-end modular PSU.  Internally, it is the Superflower Golden Green Pro.

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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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thanks for the reply TwoCables, I was really considering the SuperFlower Rosewills as well.....i may jsut pick on of them up and return this PPCnC one.
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You're welcome!

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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