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post #1 of 11
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I'm making my first PC build and I'm looking for a PSU. I'm currently looking between EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650 G or Corsair RM650. The 650G is a recommended buy on a thread on this site and the RM series is a tier 2 on Tom's Hardware so I figure both are good. Also the RM750 is currently on sale for the same price as the 650, so if I'm gonna go with the Corsair I'd probably do that so I could use it in future builds. But like I said I haven't done this before so I'm open to suggestions. These are just ones I found on my own that had good reviews.

In case it helps: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dzCv
(feel free to offer advice on other parts if you see something wrong)
post #2 of 11
well as much as I like corsair and have many of their products I
would choose the evga over the corsair rm series.
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I have a corsair ax1200 in my system now and have done lots of builds with their ax 750 and 850 and they are great, I just did a build with a evga super nova 1000 and I must say it is a nice psu.
Edited by jlhawn - 3/20/14 at 10:07pm
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post #3 of 11

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dDwJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dDwJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dDwJ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($299.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ NCIX US) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($129.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory  ($79.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($109.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($48.00 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card  ($327.36 @ B&H) 
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($74.99 @ NCIX US) 
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($19.98 @ OutletPC) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.99 @ NCIX US) 
Total: $1210.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-21 01:22 EDT-0400)

 

Fixed up your parts list by removing overpriced products, and replacing them with similar performing, but cheaper/just as reliable parts. 4GB is pretty much useless when it comes to single cards such as the GTX 770/R9-280X due to bus width. Also added an SSD into your build because of the money saved (I'd suggest picking this up ASAP as a 240gb SSD for the price it is currently at is an incredibly good deal considering the market).

 

And also added a PSU that is a solid performer, and honestly still overkill for this build.

post #4 of 11
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Should I consider other brands or go with the EVGA. Like I said I don't know much about PSUs and I just went off newegg reviews.
post #5 of 11
If you can stretch your budget just a bit, I would go for the 750 G2 that just launched, its based on the G2 line, so excellent efficiency and build quality: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-NEX750G2-Certified-220-G2-0750-XR/dp/B00IKDETOW
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post #6 of 11
Seasonic G series or the Seasonic G series based Corsair HX650 (or the XFX XTR based off G series but which is full modular) are better than NEX 650G or RM series.

You can also have a look at the XFX Black Edition 750W (based off Seasonic X series KM3 like the Cooler master v700) http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=78946&vpn=P1-750B-BEFX&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1263

Sometimes you can find the Rosewill capstone-650-M or 750-M for below $100 also (but those aren't as good as the above XFX).

If you're going to spend more than $110 you're better off with an EVGA Supernova G2 750W at amazon, or $130 Corsair AX760 (basically a SeaSonic SS-760XP2).
Edited by AlphaC - 3/21/14 at 5:40am
post #7 of 11
Nope stay away from both the NEX650G and the RM

Go with a EVGA G2 if you can or a Seasonic G/XFX XTR or a Rosewill Capstone
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post #8 of 11
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I could definitely spend a bit more to get the 750 G2. I also see a few people recommended some SeaSonics, I found this one (I believe its a G series, doesn't say it in the name but its shown on the pic) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118 I also found an X series, any reason I should spend more to get it? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

also in terms of the G2 and these SeaSonics, which would be best?
post #9 of 11
EVGA G2 is better than Seasonic G and more like Seasonic X (current revision). However, the Seasonic X and Platinum series do use a higher quality fan, though they have shorter warranties than EVGA's generous 10 years.

EVGA NEX G and Corsair RM are worse overall than all the above. Except if you go up earlier in this thread; Silverstone Strider Plus 500W is surprisingly bad.

Because of the price differences, I wouldn't fault any pick between a Rosewill Capstone, Seasonic G, EVGA G2, and Seasonic X. XFX XTR 650W looks out of stock.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
So more or less you're saying (750 g2 = X series) > G series?

I can definitely afford the X series and I do appreciate a better fan, does that mean it's quieter as well? I don't really need a 750, but since it's cheaper would the G2 be a better long term investment? Because as it is a 650 gives me a lot of breathing room to OC and upgrade. I guess I'm thinking "at the margin" too much but I'm awful with options tongue.gif
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