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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi guys,

I am thinking about getting seasonic ss-660xp2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151121 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151121 (but this one is a little out of budget)

This power supply is for the rig in the signature and will replace corsair tx650m. There's no problem with the corsair, and its enough to power my new R9 290 (thanks for the advice on the board!).

But the problem arise when i tried to install my retired 6970 into my living room computer. The PSU only have two 6 pin pcie cables, and I need one 8 pin and one 6 pin pcie for the 6970.

The rig for my living room is following:

AMD phenom II x4 940
8 gig Ram
radeon 4890
asus M3A78-T
WD 500 mb drive
and ULT-LSP550P power supply

So now I am thinking of taking the corsair tx650m from my main rig and install that into my living room rig.

The other reason is that I really do like the sapphire R9 290 vapor x. So I really think I might get 1 more maybe end of this year or early next year. And my current tx650m only have two 8 pin pcie, so I will need to upgrade psu at that time. And if i CF, i think i need the 860 watt version. ( i read that the saphire vapor x R9 290 uses 356 watts under full load). Expert advice is very much appreciated.

The other choice is to just pick up a cheaper PSU just for the living room. But i really don't want to spend money just for the living room unit tongue.gif.

I am thinking about platinum rating for power consumption (i really want a highly efficient psu), and I prefer a fully modular for cable management. My comp is on air, and my room doesn't have AC in S. California. So i figure a full modular will help me with cable management and help the comp with all the air possible haha.

My budget for the upgrade is around 150. $200 is absolute max....

Thanks guys!
post #2 of 5
For two R9 290 and Sandy Bridge (edit: I mean Ivy Bridge, not that power draw is all that much different), 650W would be about enough on stock, 850W overclocked.

Seasonic Platinum is just expensive. On the same tier of quality you can grab 850W under $150 just fine. EVGA SuperNova G2 850W is $140. If you must, current Seasonic X series is more or less the same design and quality as Platinum with a few minor part downgrades that reduce the price and don't provide quite as high efficiency, and that's also under $150 after promo code:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438018
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102

For what it's worth, getting rid of the Ultra LSP is a good idea, no matter what happens.
Edited by mikeaj - 5/15/14 at 6:17am
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Yeah the seasonic plat is pretty expansive. I just pick that one when i did the "plat" search under newegg

The EVGA supernova G2 looks great. I just read up on http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=377 and there's not one bad thing about this PSU lol

I only run slight overclocks. the CPU is sitting at 4.3k. for the GPU i think i'll shoot for 1350 clock and 1500 memory at the lowest power setting possible. (although the current progress is at 1340 clock and 1430 memory without any additional power)

The price point is good too!

yeah i figure i need to get rid of that ultra.

anything else I should know?
post #4 of 5
Please destroy your old Ultra dont try and sell it
And i second the EVGA SuperNova G2
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 x2 Dali Opticon 1 
AudioOtherOther
Dali E12 F Subwoofer CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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(27 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 x2 Dali Opticon 1 
AudioOtherOther
Dali E12 F Subwoofer CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
haha yeah, the ultra is getting destroyed.

cool, I'll pick up EVGA SuperNova G2. Thanks guys!
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