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Finally after years, doing a dedicated gaming build, my current hardware mostly dates back to 2008/2009, at least the platform, X58, i7 940, etc.

Current System specs, i7 940 (Bought from CTRLurself on here, 3 or 4 years ago), EVGA X58 SLI (forget the model, its either the LE or 3 version, bought 2 boards one for this, months later the other for another build), 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance only running at 1066 right now, 3 HDD's (one Velociraptor, one Black series and one Green series), windows 7... was running 2x 560 Ti's (one I bought from decapitator on here years ago too), so, all that powered by a NZXT Hale82 850W unit (back when it had the same internals as the Seasonic M12II series), Cooler Master 690 II Advance case with Corsair H60 and Dual Noctua NFP12's.

Never did get around to overclocking the i7, as its always idled warm, last year I had some issues with it idling and mild usage in the 70-80C range, after a thorough cleaning of dust and what not, as well as new thermal paste other than stock Corsair crap, and changed fan orientation around to vent out of case, temps drop significantly, but still too warm for my taste for OCing. Of course this was after I dropped cash on a CM Hyper 212 Evo, and an Akasa Viper 140mm fan, and some Prolimatech PK1, just in case the H60 was dying on me, so if I had to, I could use that on the new system, save a little cash from budget till I need something better.

Previously had an X58 i7 920 rig, with an MSI CrossfireX only board.

So two 1st gen i7 systems since 2009.

Last December I "Upgraded", Side graded to a MSI Twin Frozr GTX 760 2GB from the 560 Ti 1GB SLI setup, I knew it wouldn't gain me much more GPU power, but the 2GB buffer, reduced Power consumption, heat output and lower noise levels were the main reasons, till I can move to something better, like 780, 780ti, 970 or 980, or a Cool enough 4GB 290x. So for now, budget reasons, I'm migrating my 760 over to the new build.

Now I'm moving up to some newer hardware to last me a few years as a dedicated gaming PC. Keeping the current i7 940 system as a Server/Workstation system, and secondary game rig.

But looking for suggestions on a newer PSU, trying to keep budget down.

Current hardware that will be running in it,

EVGA Z87 Stinger,

i5 4690K,

8GB (2x4) Avexir 2400MHz,

4GB mSATA SSD in the spare mSATA slot for SRT, had one sitting around, figured I could use it for Smart Response caching, when I realized after I bought the board on sale it had a half length/height mSATA/Mini PCIe slot, and if it doesn't work, may just install a Dual SATA Port Mini PCIe adapter in it, gain an extra 2 SATA ports for more drives down the road, as well as a decent Wireless card, so if I take it on the go, or whatever, I can swap out what I need).

SSD for Windows and some games/software (unknown yet, haven't bought it, getting at bare minimum a 120/128GB)

2x HDD's (1x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 64MB Cache 7200RPM for games, steam, etc, 1x 1TB Seagate ES.3 128MB Cache 7200RPM for everything else)

GTX 760, but might end up running something in the 290x/780ti power range down the road, or possibly 970/980 for lesser power consumption, depends on what deal I get on them.

Blu Ray Reader/DVD Burner drive.

Would like to run a 240/280mm Liquid cooling kit, also looking at a couple 360mm kits as well, haven't decided 100% on the case yet.

But with all of that, I'm trying to decide which Modular PSU would be my best choice, I know I need something in the 500-550W range at least, maybe 600W with a little room to grow (extra peripherals and OCing down the road maybe), but I know some of the PSU manufacturers and their OEM's have changed a little over the years since I bought my last one.

Looking for a good reliable unit, if I can get one in my wattage range for, at, or below $70, not really wanting to spend more than that.

I more or less know what I can get, which brands are the good ones, etc, but was more or less asking for suggestions, on what others may be using and found to be reliable good buys, in that price range, and similar hardware power needs?

Was looking at the Seasonic 550W G Series Gold Efficiency, but its a bit more than I want to pay, though I can afford the extra $15 more over my PSU budget if I had to

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119&cm_re=seasonic_gold-_-17-151-119-_-Product

But wondering if there was any other good suggestions, I know there's the Corsair CX 600W unit for a bit less, but wondering about any others?

Needs to be quiet running too, which I know most are, but the quieter the better.

Sorry for the long winded post, but wasn't sure how to word it, asking for advice, with questions, but then again, most of the questions I already knew answers too, but asking for advice on whats worked good for some others with similar hardware.
    
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You are not going to need more then 550 watt at any point no matter how much OC you want to do, and if you are getting a GTX 760 or GTX 970 then you dont even need 550 watt 450 watt is more then enough.

And stay away from the Corsair CX its cheap for a reason.
Why you should not buy a Corsair CX

If you want something cheap but still decent there is the Rosewill Capstone.
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yeah, like I said, right now I have a 760, and will be using it, but down the road I'm wanting to get something more, and not sure if I will end up with a 970 or 980 with less power consumption, or something in the 780/780ti or 290x range of power consumption.

I was figuring a little high on wattage needs with a 780 Ti in build, extra case fans, and such, using one of the PSU Calc's I've used for years,

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

like I did with my current unit, 850W was more than I needed, initially I was looking at a 600-650W Seasonic when I bought the NZXT 2 or 3 years ago, was on sale for about $10-20 less on newegg, so went for the NZXT.

But, that was with SLI in mind and the possibility of moving to a couple more power hungry cards, which I never did.



Yeah, I read that initial posting when I came across it in a google search, which was why I needed to ask, been keeping up on some of the tech in the past few years, but not as much as I once did.

Read that post and a couple others else where on other forums, and seems some of the Brands have changed OEM's over the years.


And although I've often recommended various brands for others on other forums, its been based on who their OEM's were, other than brands like FSP, Seasonic, etc that make their own, but seems Corsair has cheaped out on some of their units, which made me weary of going with Corsair again, as I still have a non Modular TX750 from my first i7 build. I first read some disparaging if not at least concerned comments on the NZXT Hale82 v2 units as well somewhere, and thats what made me do some googling, when I came across your post/thread.

Then did some more googling on Corsair, and didn't like what I was reading.

Had been looking at some 400-450W Range units, but only if I went with 970 range card (or a 980 refurbished, open box, etc if cheap enough, maybe in fall with 980 Ti if it comes out, maybe see some price drops?).

But because I've been thinking 290x and some refurbished 780 or 780 Ti's I had to factor in the 225-250W range for power draw as well.

500-550W is what I had actually been thinking about, but there were some 600W units in those price ranges as well.

If I didn't need modular for easier cable managing, I could possibly use one of my two Antec Neo Eco's, have a 400W and 520W I could use.

And I know either will handle a 970 based build easily.

Ran a system with a GTX 260 (216 core version), Celeron Dual Core 2.4GHz (socket 775), 2GB DDR2 800 and a couple HDD's and a DVD Burner on the 400W for a while.

Was worried the 260 would be too much, but it ran it just fine.

520W runs in an i7 920 system (I built for my brother, that eventually decided to sell to a friend), the other EVGA X58 SLI board I bought, 6GB DDR3, GTX 470, DVD Burner, couple HDD's just fine as well.

I know full well how power hungry those old 470's were, coming up from my 285 before it, which wasn't far off on power needs either, but the fact the Antec 520W runs it fine, with a power hungry socket 1366 i7 system as well. So gave me an idea of what I'd need for this system, something in the 500-550W range with some wiggle room.


As to the Rosewill Capstones, who's the OEM that makes them? I know some of Rosewill's units are STAY AWAY from, but have heard some decent things about the Capstones, and I think one of the others in the last year or so?
    
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the OEM for the capstone is super flower. for your system the XFX XTR 550 should do fine.
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Thank you, will take that into consideration as one of the units I'm thinking about, will be buying some time this weekend hopefully.

The test CPU I picked up (Haswell Celeron G something, cost $46 was cheapest I found) came 2 days ago, Mobo just arrived this afternoon, have to test board and make sure its bios is updated before getting the 4690K. RAM should be arriving beginning of the week next week, if not middle. Luckily I have a few sticks to test with (another Mini ITX Pentium G Ivy bridge budget build, only modular PSU I had was an OCZ 500W, WAY overkill for that system, but stuffed in a CM Elite 130 case, was my only real option, only needed mobo power and 2 SATA connectors).

So, once I decide on the case, will be getting PSU as well.
    
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if the case has any size restrictions another good 550 wat is the coolermaster vsm semi modular. it's 140mm long so it'll fit where some standard size units would be pushing it.
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Just saw your link on using the PSU Calc, I never mess with any of those extra settings and leave the efficiency at the stock 90% setting, as I do occasionally Fold on these systems, I just haven't for a couple years lately, do intend to get back into it at some time in future with the 2 older i7 Systems, if I can muster enough decent cards to fold on in them, i7 940 can run 4 cards, i7 920 2 (x16 length slots, excluding x1 slots with x16 riser ribbon/cards and external power/capacitor adapters that are used by Bitcoin miners, etc).

I don't even mess with OC settings when factoring things, as I tend to run my CPU's stock for a while before deciding if I even need to overclock them.

But am wanting to get the 4690K and try and OC to at least 4GHz like that of the 4790K, no idea on voltages and what not, so left all those untouched (which shouldn't matter too much, as it shouldn't be using that much more power anyways)


USB devices, as a nice round number, for me anyways, I usually have about 5 selected, whether I'm including Keyboard and mouse or not.

Have a Corsair USB Headset, Phone, Tablet, USB 3.0 Drive Dock (not used all the time), USB 3.0/2.0 Hub (Bus Powered, can be AC powered if I need extra juice), Game Controller, and on occasion one or two other peripheral controllers connected. But at any given time, I have 4-5 devices connected excluding Mouse/Keyboard.
    
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if the case has any size restrictions another good 550 wat is the coolermaster vsm semi modular. it's 140mm long so it'll fit where some standard size units would be pushing it.

Thanks, will look that one up and keep in mind.

Most cases I'm looking at shouldn't have any restrictions though, Thermaltake Core X1 is a pretty big "ITX" case, and can stuff just about anything into it, but some of the cheaper priced cases I'd been looking at are hit or miss.

Have seen a few cases where the PSU is mounted internally, which I'm not a big fan of, but if the PSU is smaller and capable, and modular, something like that might be a decent consideration.

Was looking at the HAF 915F, but its just too darn long to sit next to my desk/chair, if it were shorter by about 6 inches or so, it would be fine for me.

But have even been looking at some of the DIY PC cases, and a few others in that smaller cube itx design, as long as it has a 5.25" bay and can simultaneously support at least a 240mm AIO liquid kit.



Edit: Ha, sold out on Newegg for that one, the CM V550, will have to look elsewhere for it if I end up going for that, but with a price of about $90, it'll be hard to stomach that, unless I'm in need of something smaller in size to fit.
Edited by ShyGT - 4/24/15 at 4:44pm
    
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Well, Mini ITX changed to Micro ATX... had some problems with the Z87 Stinger, defective RAM slot, and the air coolers wouldn't mount properly (fans interfere with RAM slot), rear heatsink on the board also has clearance issues with fans. (eventually I'll fix the pins myself, and use board with the single working DIMM Slot, toss the Haswell Celeron Dually in it for a lower powered system or something)

Got a Prolimatech Slim 140mm fan, works great, but since I made a boo boo packing up board, and accidentally damaged pins, the board is sitting to side right now, so doubt EVGA would take it back.

Ended up getting an Asus Z87 Gryphon, as I had settled on a Thermaltake Core V21 Micro ATX cube case instead, refurbished from Thermaltake.

So, went Micro ATX, and board was Refurb, everything in box, etc.

Build has changed some since April too... Still i5 4690K (target OC of 4GHz, possibly 4.2 ish), same RAM as before, bought 2x 1TB HDD's, and just tonight a 250GB SSD.

Also Corsair H80i GT.

factoring in all that, 5 USB 2.0 devices (Headset, Phone charging, Game controller, 2 ports for other stuff (probably other charging devices), 3 USB 3.0 devices (HDD Dock, USB Hub, External Bluray Burner), 2x 140mm Fans, 200mm case fan.

And, a single GTX 980 Ti Superclock EVGA card.

PSU I grabbed was a bit more than needed, but enough to have wiggle room for more drives or devices, or add in cards down the road.

Grabbed an EVGA 220-G2-0750-XR 750W Gold unit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438017

Super Flower OEM Internals, so should be a good unit.

not sure how great EVGA's "10 year" warranty is, as it seems a bit excessive, but from what I've read about the unit, and its recent lower wattage siblings (550 and 650 Gold models), its all been good.


I'm also going to be picking up a Seasonic S12 II 620W for my brothers PC next week, i7 920, 12GB DDR3 1600 RAM, CM Hyper 212+ with couple 120mm fans, 2x 140mm case fans, an SSD and a HDD, Bluray/DVD Burner combo, and GTX 760, also IF I can get the CPU to OC, want to try and see if I can get it to 3GHz, possibly even 3.2GHz, though its a less desirable C0 stepping chip.

Its a matter of the chip, and how well the EVGA X58 SLI 3 board will OC it.

I was thinking Dual 760's in SLI, but I figured eventually if he needs more power, I'm going to have him swap the 760 out for a GTX 970 instead, which will use even less power. Since his case is a basic NZXT Source 210 Elite case, PSU mounted at bottom, some extra cables can just be tucked down at the bottom.


Then at some point see if one of a few friends want to buy my old i7 940 rig off me, toss my dual 560 Ti's back in, with SLI bridge, and sell it as a whole, minus the OS, two 7200RPM Drives, but come with the 74GB Velociraptor instead.

Just need to find a nice Core 2 Quad for cheap, and toss into a build for another friend, a donation rig, with the Antec Neo Eco 400W I have, and the 80GB Velociraptor (IBM refurb) I have around here somewhere..
    
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Intel Core i5 4690K Asus Gryphon Z87 EVGA GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Avexir Core Series 8GB, 2x4GB DDR3 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial MX200 250GB SSD Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0033 1TB LG USB 2.0 DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H80i GT, 2x Corsair SP120L Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional Acer S271HL, 27" 1080p 60Hz Tosiba 40" 40L1400U HDTV 1080p 60Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 EVGA 750 G2, 220-G2-0750-XR Thermaltake Core V21 Corsair Vengeance M65 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Steel Series 4HD Corsair Vengeance 2100 7.1 Wireless headset Senheisser HD 429 S Logitech Gamepad F310 
OtherOtherOther
Sony Dual Shock 3 Madcatz Xbox 360 Controller Saitek X45 Stick and Throttle 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4690K Asus Gryphon Z87 EVGA GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Avexir Core Series 8GB, 2x4GB DDR3 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial MX200 250GB SSD Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0033 1TB LG USB 2.0 DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H80i GT, 2x Corsair SP120L Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional Acer S271HL, 27" 1080p 60Hz Tosiba 40" 40L1400U HDTV 1080p 60Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 EVGA 750 G2, 220-G2-0750-XR Thermaltake Core V21 Corsair Vengeance M65 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Steel Series 4HD Corsair Vengeance 2100 7.1 Wireless headset Senheisser HD 429 S Logitech Gamepad F310 
OtherOtherOther
Sony Dual Shock 3 Madcatz Xbox 360 Controller Saitek X45 Stick and Throttle 
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