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Hey guys. I'm making this thread for one of my friend who is building a new system. He's not sure which PSU to go between the RM and the CM 750. He'll be overclocking, and the system will have:

Processor: FX 8320
GPU: GTX 660Ti

Here are the two units:
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Modular-Bronze-ATX12V-CX750M/dp/B00ALK3KEM/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1394524695&sr=1-6&keywords=corsair+power+supply

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-80PLUS-Gold-Certified-Power-Supply/dp/B00EB7UITQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1394526516&sr=1-3&keywords=corsair+power+supply

Is the RM really worth it over the CX? I read that the CX is for basic systems, not high performance ones on Corsair's site.
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Both are overkill. You will only need a good 450W/500W. I may have a link for you, put it might be best to contact a PSU guru. ("shilka" and "TwoCables" are the big ones).
Retracting link. Not sure what is available to your location.
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Originally Posted by vinton13 View Post

Hey guys. I'm making this thread for one of my friend who is building a new system. He's not sure which PSU to go between the RM and the CM 750. He'll be overclocking, and the system will have:

Processor: FX 8320
GPU: GTX 660Ti

Here are the two units:
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Modular-Bronze-ATX12V-CX750M/dp/B00ALK3KEM/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1394524695&sr=1-6&keywords=corsair+power+supply

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-80PLUS-Gold-Certified-Power-Supply/dp/B00EB7UITQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1394526516&sr=1-3&keywords=corsair+power+supply

Is the RM really worth it over the CX? I read that the CX is for basic systems, not high performance ones on Corsair's site.

If its between the 2 Corsair PSU. I would chose the RM series. Personally, if must be Corsair....I would go with the HX or AX series. Just my 2 cents. If it doesn't have to be Corsair. I would go with the CoolerMaster V700. Good Luck.
 
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Stay away from the Corsair RM you can find much better for less money

in fact that goes for all Corsair units you can find better for less money

750 watts is way overkill for one video card
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Okay, thanks for the swift responses, what PSU do you guys recommend? He's looking for something around a $100
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Are you from the US?

And are you going to have two video cards or upgrade to something much bigger later?
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Super overkill for your friends current system but if he ever wants to go SLI in the future and doesn't want a new PSU i recommend this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071 The 650w unit

If he knows for sure he will never go SLI in the future or go to a high-end gpu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071 the 450w unit will be plenty.
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Are you from the US?

And are you going to have two video cards or upgrade to something much bigger later?

No we're not from the US, but he can order from Amazon. Amazon alone though. Budget is around $100. He said he's never planning on running CFX or SLi...and as far as I know it, he's moving from an Athlon X2 and a GTS 250...so I don't think he'll be seeing any more major upgrades for a while.

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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post

Super overkill for your friends current system but if he ever wants to go SLI in the future and doesn't want a new PSU i recommend this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071 The 650w unit

If he knows for sure he will never go SLI in the future or go to a high-end gpu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071 the 450w unit will be plenty.

You pasted the same link tongue.gif
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No we're not from the US, but he can order from Amazon. Amazon alone though. Budget is around $100. He said he's never planning on running dual GPUs
You pasted the same link tongue.gif

Because it is the same link you need to pick what wattage you want out to the right
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Oh I see. So that's what you would recommend too then?
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