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post #1 of 21
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Hello,

I currently have a Chieftec Super Series 650W PSU. It's about 3-4 years old at the moment, and I am a little worried if it will die and kill my components. I do not see it on the recommended PSU list either. Is this a quality PSU?

Also I'm upgrading to AMD 8970 or GTX 780 and Haswell, so I'd like the PSU to be enough for them aswell. You can see my current rig in my sig now.

I'm going to OC to max. I do not plan to SLI/CF. How much W PSU is enough? Also I'd like 90+ efficiency.


Any suggestions?

Thanks!
post #2 of 21
Apparently they are pretty low quality PSUs. They don't deliver half as much of the amperage that newer GFX cards and CPUs require. I would look into getting a 600w+ PSU from corsair, seasonic or rosewill.
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post #3 of 21
It's not the best PSU in the world. I'd recommend you upgrade to any 650W PSU with a single 12V rail and 80+ efficiency. A Corsair HX650 or something similar would be good, great brands are Corsair, Seasonic, XFX and Antec.
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post #4 of 21
A decent 550W - 650W PSU will be fine. Corsair AX ( up to 1200i) are just re branded Seasonic internals, which are a good buy. Enermax do decent platinum power supplies aswell. Silverstone Strider series is also worth a look. Do you want fully / semi modular?
post #5 of 21
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Do you think it delivers enough for my current setup? What do you think about Super Flower Golden King Platinium Series 550 or 650W?
post #6 of 21
Whether it does or not, I think you should upgrade still. A lot of money is connected to it so you want it to be as solid as a rock. No, the Super Flower PSU is not good, stick with Seasonic or any rebranded Seasonic PSUs like I mentioned such as Corsair smile.gif
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post #7 of 21
The Super Flower isn't a bad unit. Depending where you are, they can be quite hard to find though. In the UK, the only place to get them is through eBay sellers, so bare that in mind when looking, nothing worse then finding the one you want, then realising you can't buy it anywhere!
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Originally Posted by Davayy View Post

The Super Flower isn't a bad unit.
There was a thread posted about it last week, people didn't speak highly of it at all.
EDIT: Although, reading some other reviews people are saying they are actually quite good. Even so, can't go wrong with Seasonic.
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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

There was a thread posted about it last week, people didn't speak highly of it at all.
EDIT: Although, reading some other reviews people are saying they are actually quite good. Even so, can't go wrong with Seasonic.
Rosewills are actually rebranded super flowers if I recall.
post #10 of 21
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I live in Europe, my local dealer sells Super Flowers so I just wondered.

So would 550 be enough or do I need 650? Any model suggestions? ^^
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