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post #11 of 21
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I'd go for the Corsair psu.

what about this corsair? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
post #12 of 21
"Moar wattage" is actually less efficient because you're not hitting the 20% 50% or 80% marks on the PSU if it's not 20/50/80/100% of your rated wattage.

Your rig will pull 300-400 max, running stuff like prime95/furmark.
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"Moar wattage" is actually less efficient because you're not hitting the 20% 50% or 80% marks on the PSU if it's not 20/50/80/100% of your rated wattage.

Your rig will pull 300-400 max, running stuff like prime95/furmark.

sorry i dont understand im unsure of what prime95 and furmark is... but i have used the pc part picker and it says this rig will be around 400w.. this is the build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CN2I

so what should i use? i have a PSU in mind now that i would like to use, its 600w but i plan on overclocking and someday possibly get a second GPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
post #14 of 21
For the same amount of money I'd get something else rather than the builder CX series...

although there are much worse options
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151124 that would get my vote.

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post #16 of 21
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For the same amount of money I'd get something else rather than the builder CX series...

although there are much worse options

what would you recommend?? this builder series is 80 dollars but with the rebate i will only end up having to pay 60 for it.

any opinions about this rosewill? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132&Tpk=Rosewill%20HIVE%20Series%20HIVE-650%20650W
post #17 of 21
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i will be overclocking the 7870 since it is the xt and is simple to overclock. i may get another 7870 down the road when and if i need it. thats why i want a larger power supply.

i can really only spend around 70-80 for a power supply, so is there any recommendations you would have for me? i would at least want a 600w or 650w and that is at least 80+ bronze

 

Here's my first recommendation:

 

650W LEPA G Series for $79.99

 

This is a nice modular PSU that has 4 x 6+2-pin cables.  Its capacity is overkill for adding a 2nd 7870, but it has 4 x 6+2-pin cables and it's a nice modular unit.

 

If you don't mind using the Molex to PCI-E adapters for your 2nd 7870, then these are my other recommendations:

 

650W Rosewill HIVE Series for $69.99

 

650W IN WIN GreenMe for $79.99

 

550W Rosewill CAPSTONE Series

 

The HIVE Series is modular.

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post #18 of 21
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Here's my first recommendation:

650W LEPA G Series for $79.99

This is a nice modular PSU that has 4 x 6+2-pin cables.  Its capacity is overkill for adding a 2nd 7870, but it has 4 x 6+2-pin cables and it's a nice modular unit.

If you don't mind using the Molex to PCI-E adapters for your 2nd 7870, then these are my other recommendations:

650W Rosewill HIVE Series for $69.99

650W IN WIN GreenMe for $79.99

550W Rosewill CAPSTONE Series

The HIVE Series is modular.

awesome. thanks for you help! i think i am going to go with the hive since it is in my price range and is also modular. i will just have to worry about the molex to pci-e later when i get another GPU.
but thanks!
post #19 of 21
I would pick corsair. It is beaten like a dead horse around here, but the reason why Corsair PSUs are picked is because they are great quality, nice price (except for their AX and HX series), and their customer support is awesome.
 
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awesome. thanks for you help! i think i am going to go with the hive since it is in my price range and is also modular. i will just have to worry about the molex to pci-e later when i get another GPU.
but thanks!

 

Good choice!  :)

 

 

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I would pick corsair. It is beaten like a dead horse around here, but the reason why Corsair PSUs are picked is because they are great quality, nice price (except for their AX and HX series), and their customer support is awesome.

 

But the CX series isn't all that great.

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