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post #31 of 68
If I knew half as what most do here I'd probably be more helpful.

I always welcome everyone's help learning.. that's how we all started speaking right?
post #32 of 68
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learning.. that's how we all started speaking right?


if only...
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post #33 of 68
i would say go with either the 6300 or the 8320, both are cheaper and you can get around the same performance out of the chips with a slight overclock. i have the same power supply but i would say get something smaller for what you will be using it for, i have my cpu and gpu overclocked 24/7 and im still not using half of what the psu can give but i have the gtx 770 and im looking to sli it sometime in the future, thats when the bigger power supply comes in handy, but if thats your build i would say for your build you could go with a 500watt and still have room to overclock, but do invest in a better cooler it will keep your computer quiter then the stock cooler, good luck with your build. biggrin.gif what do you plan on upgrading to in the future? it all depends on what you do. have a good night! thumb.gif
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post #34 of 68

Remember though: with PSUs, it's not just about the wattage capacity.

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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #35 of 68
i was just saying that a 500watt would be more than enough for his build, i like my supernova, but i know that there are better brands out there. but a good name 500 watt power supply will be more than enough for that build, i built my friend an amd 6300 with 8gb of ram and a evga gtx 750 with a corsair cx 500watt powersupply on a msi 970A-G46, he doesnt game but he runs emulators and programs so he needs the extra computing power and hes running on dual monitors. he wont use more than 350watts out of the power supply, but i gave him extra so he could change the system or add parts without worrying about power shortages, biggrin.gif
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post #36 of 68

It's not about brand names either. ;) For example: the CX500 is a cheap budget-quality PSU. Just because it's a Corsair, it doesn't mean that it's a good PSU. Corsair are not what they used to be.

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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #37 of 68
very true, but i found the power supply that was cheap and had good reviews on the sights i use, no matter what some companies will have some good psu's on the market, and sometimes you just get a bad psu no matter what the brand or reputation. even if the brand isnt what they use to be they can still make a good usable powersupply. smile.gif nice to chat with you again twocables!
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post #38 of 68
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Originally Posted by Reebadoo View Post

very true, but i found the power supply that was cheap and had good reviews on the sights i use, no matter what some companies will have some good psu's on the market, and sometimes you just get a bad psu no matter what the brand or reputation. even if the brand isnt what they use to be they can still make a good usable powersupply. smile.gif nice to chat with you again twocables!

 

Customer reviews don't mean anything when it comes to PSUs. About 0.001% of them know what they're talking about. Too many people are like, "Hey! It works! 5 stars!"

 

Anyway, I am not talking about the occasional defective PSU. I'm talking about the specific models. I'm not even taking the occasional defective unit into consideration because that's something completely different. You're not telling me anything that I don't already know. What I'm telling you though is that Corsair used to be the kind of brand where NONE of the PSU models they offered were "budget quality", or "cheap". Their "worst" was still very solid. Today? Their worst is kind of at that "crap" level. So, I'll say it again: Corsair is not the same company that they used to be when it comes to their PSUs. They have "sold out".

It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #39 of 68
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Customer reviews don't mean anything when it comes to PSUs. About 0.001% of them know what they're talking about. Too many people are like, "Hey! It works! 5 stars!"

Anyway, I am not talking about the occasional defective PSU. I'm talking about the specific models. I'm not even taking the occasional defective unit into consideration because that's something completely different. You're not telling me anything that I don't already know. What I'm telling you though is that Corsair used to be the kind of brand where NONE of the PSU models they offered were "budget quality", or "cheap". Their "worst" was still very solid. Today? Their worst is kind of at that "crap" level. So, I'll say it again: Corsair is not the same company that they used to be when it comes to their PSUs. They have "sold out".
im sure your right, i dont know much about psu's. all i know is that i got lucky with the psu's ive bought.
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Corsair XMS3 Wd blue crucal m500 h100i 
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Corsair XMS3 Wd blue crucal m500 h100i 
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post #40 of 68
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im sure your right, i dont know much about psu's. all i know is that i got lucky with the psu's ive bought.

 

Meh, some of it has to do with how they're used. If they're just used for casual overclocking and casual gaming, then even the CX should be relatively fine. For more serious overclocking and/or gaming though, the CX would be a bit of a bad choice.

It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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