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Title says it all:

Processor:
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RAM:
Corsair 8GB 1600

Fan Controller:
Not sure.

Graphics Card:
EVGA GTX 750Ti
run.

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Water Pump:
Koolance PMP-450

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If it's a good PSU, then it's way more than enough. What is the make and model of the PSU?

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I was looking at getting a Corsair, back-in-the-day they were great PSUs. Seems like that is not the reputation now?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dseg View Post

I was looking at getting a Corsair, back-in-the-day they were great PSUs. Seems like that is not the reputation now?

 

It depends on the PSU and the price. Usually, Corsair's PSUs are overpriced for what you get. Their VS series outright sucks, their CX series is a cheap low-quality budget line, the GS series are just "ok", their CS I know nothing about, their RM I know a little more about but I don't quite trust them, their HX series are good except the HX650 is a rip-off, and the AX and AXi series is awesome except many of the PSUs suffer from coil whine.

 

So, lol, what store(s) can you order from and how much can you spend? I recommend a good quality-made 360, or 380, or 400, or 450W PSU. The 360W PSU would be the SeaSonic G Series, the 380W would be the Antec Earthwatts, the 400W could be a few different PSUs and so can the 450W PSU.

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post #5 of 11
To be fair I don't think anything as cheap as $20-30 like the CX line competes. Once you hit $50-60 that the CX retails for then the CX line is pretty pointless.

$20 CX430 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
$25 CX430-M http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139049
$30 Antec Earthwatts 380-D http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033
$60 Seasonic 360 G series http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-80PLUS-ATX12V-Supply-SSR-360GP/dp/B008XEYT5M
Edited by AlphaC - 4/13/14 at 8:05pm
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On an unrelated point. Are you putting custom water cooling in a system that has a "B" chipset motherboard and a non "K" processor?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

To be fair I don't think anything as cheap as $20-30 like the CX line competes. Once you hit $50-60 that the CX retails for then the CX line is pretty pointless.

$20 CX430 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
$25 CX430-M http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139049
$30 Antec Earthwatts 380-D http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033
$60 Seasonic 360 G series http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-80PLUS-ATX12V-Supply-SSR-360GP/dp/B008XEYT5M

Agreed with these suggestions. Using a CX500 with a 2500k @ 4.5GHz and a 7870 so a CX430 should handle your setup no problem thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

To be fair I don't think anything as cheap as $20-30 like the CX line competes. Once you hit $50-60 that the CX retails for then the CX line is pretty pointless.

$20 CX430 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
$25 CX430-M http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139049
$30 Antec Earthwatts 380-D http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033
$60 Seasonic 360 G series http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-80PLUS-ATX12V-Supply-SSR-360GP/dp/B008XEYT5M

Thank you for the suggestions. I was really wanted a 500w but the price jump from 430 to 500 seems pretty big, not sure if it is worth it...
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaFirnz View Post

On an unrelated point. Are you putting custom water cooling in a system that has a "B" chipset motherboard and a non "K" processor?

Yes, I have most of the water cooling parts just sitting around though. I also wanted it visual appealing as it will be in my TV stand. Another reason is silence. But I did not want to water cool the graphic card so I am having a hard time finding a quiet one...

Quote:
Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post

Agreed with these suggestions. Using a CX500 with a 2500k @ 4.5GHz and a 7870 so a CX430 should handle your setup no problem thumb.gif

Thank you. That is what I was originally looking at, a CX500.
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post #9 of 11
60W GPU +77W locked CPU = 137W : Even if you bought a 360-450W PSU you'd be at ~60% load at max.

Tack on 35W for the Koolance pump running at 100% , < 1W per AF120 fan , no more than 10W for the memory (which isn't on the +12V rail). You've got headroom even with a 450W PSU.

Your problem with respect to silence is the EVGA GTX 750 Ti , there's been numerous reports of the ~40% min fan speed.
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A 500w is moreeeeee than enough. What is your budget?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066 this is a good PSU to get. I have 2 friends running this PSU.

One system is a 3770/ gtx 670 and the other is a 4770k with a 7950. No issues and the PSU stays silent
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