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Now that Haswell has finally came out, I quickly put together a rough plan for my build, which can be found here. Everything on that page is pretty much final except for the graphics card if AMD (the reason why only AMD is because I plan on doing things like Blender, CAD, and Maya, and NVIDIA cards are horrible at computing bcz they're mostly used for gaming only) comes out with one before November/December (does anybody know if they are?). The only thing besides the graphics card that isn't final is, as the thread title states, is the power supply. I do not want to make that decision because I chose a horrible one the last time I did a build (don't ask) and had to suffer through multiple BSODs and random reboots because of that. Can any of you help me (preferably pick for me) decide on a REASONABLE power supply. I plan on overclocking (but not to something like 6/5 GHz) and DON'T plan on adding extra components to my system. Note that the case for the build is at the bottom and states that it is the Cooler Master HAF XB. If you need any other information to help you help me decide on a power supply unit, please let me know. Thanks in advance biggrin.gif. Also, sorry for any typos/grammar issues.
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anything around 500-650 will be good for your build. Unless you plan to add another graphics card in the future.



Highest End

High End

Mid-Grade

Cheap(Non-Modular)
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Originally Posted by StormProtocol View Post

anything around 500-650 will be good for your build. Unless you plan to add another graphics card in the future.



Highest End

High End

Mid-Grade

Cheap(Non-Modular)

Thanks StormProtocol. All but the last psu seem pretty good. However, would there be any reason why someone would want to pick the mid-grade one versus the high end one / highest end one (nice term)?
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when your searching for PSU's, you'll notice they have different '80PLUS' ratings.
80PLUS rates PSU's based on efficiency, from Bronze, to Silver, to Gold, to Platinum.

The more efficient your PSU, the less energy is wasted.
The PSU is only going to pull what it needs, so having a larger wattage PSU isn't really a negative thing;
it just means your PSU isnt going to need to work so hard.

50% load on the PSU is what you want to aim for for maximum efficiency



hopefully that image explains the efficiency curve better than i can

EDIT:
You can use a guide like THIS one to help you get an idea what kind of consumption to expect from your system. If they don't have your exact components, just choose similar ones
Edited by StormProtocol - 6/13/13 at 1:55pm
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Thanks a bunch StormProtocol. That was a great graph to understand how 80+ works and PSU efficiency. +REP
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Cheers. Good luck with the build. Have a good one.
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