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I did not say anything like that please go back and read what i said, and Super Flower does not build the best PSU´s that would be Zippy and Delta.
I said 80 plus has nothing to do with quality, and that you dont need more then 550 watt AT MOST.

And 650 watt is not going to cut it with an AMD CPU with overclocks and two high end AMD video cards you are looking at least 750 watts for that.
Last if you got those wattage numbers from the wall they are not actually right, you need to remember to take the efficiency of your PSU off the number you get from the wall to get the real amount your system draws.

Would it be better not to run the PSU close to it's 100% capacity whilst gaming? say I had a 550W PSU, CPU is overclocked to 4.2GHz and GTX770 is also overclocked which a volt bump. Wouldn't I run it close to it's 100% capacity that the PSU can handle? Would this degrade the PSU's components faster than if it was at 60-70%
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Would it be better not to run the PSU close to it's 100% capacity whilst gaming? say I had a 550W PSU, CPU is overclocked to 4.2GHz and GTX770 is also overclocked which a volt bump. Wouldn't I run it close to it's 100% capacity that the PSU can handle? Would this degrade the PSU's components faster than if it was at 60-70%
You never once said you anything about volt mods.
If you are going to have a system with an overclocked AMD CPU and two high end video cards with volt mods on the BIOS we are talking about a 1000 watts PSU here.
Edited by shilka - 5/18/15 at 7:21am
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post #13 of 17
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How about the EVGA SuperNova G2 750W? Good reviews and it's 10yr warranty caught my eye.

I see it's made by Superflower. Just has a EVGA stamp all over it.
Edited by Atomfix - 5/18/15 at 7:38am
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How about the EVGA SuperNova G2 750W? Good reviews and it's 10 warranty caught my eye.

I see it's made by Superflower. Just has a EVGA stamp all over it.
Its the Leadex in another box.
Right lets start over again

How many video cards are you going to end up with?
Which ones and are you going to volt mod the BIOS on them?
Are you going to overclock your CPU and how much?
Or are you going to upgrade your CPU within the next 3 years?
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post #15 of 17
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Its the Leadex in another box.
Right lets start over again

How many video cards are you going to end up with?
Which ones and are you going to volt mod the BIOS on them?
Are you going to overclock your CPU and how much?
Or are you going to upgrade your CPU within the next 3 years?

The PSU I have now is a CM 700 Silent Pro. I've had that for 5 years. I don't know what happened but my GPU died. Whilst my PC has been powered off all night, I noticed in the morning that my case was warm. Upon opening the side off. The GPU card was hot. It was fried. Would no longer work. PC still boots as I can use it via Remote Desktop.

If I buy a new GPU now, I won't trust that PSU to power my GPU again. I want another PSU of similar wattage, good brand, good components.

I'd like to go with Nvidia. aiming for GTX 770, maybe SLI in the fututre. If i did SLI than I will no longer have the overclocks set. For now with a single GPU, it will be overclocked. I only game on a single 23in Monitor.

My 1055T at 4.2GHz is a bit of a power hog at 1.48V and I won't upgrade until the next socket is released.
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The PSU I have now is a CM 700 Silent Pro. I've had that for 5 years. I don't know what happened but my GPU died. Whilst my PC has been powered off all night, I noticed in the morning that my case was warm. Upon opening the side off. The GPU card was hot. It was fried. Would no longer work. PC still boots as I can use it via Remote Desktop.

If I buy a new GPU now, I won't trust that PSU to power my GPU again. I want another PSU of similar wattage, good brand, good components.

I'd like to go with Nvidia. aiming for GTX 770, maybe SLI in the fututre. If i did SLI than I will no longer have the overclocks set. For now with a single GPU, it will be overclocked. I only game on a single 23in Monitor.

My 1055T at 4.2GHz is a bit of a power hog at 1.48V and I won't upgrade until the next socket is released.
Right with all that in mind the most you will ever need is 850 watt and that is the max 750 watt can do as well.
The 850 watt would be nice to have if you are getting something like two 290x or whatever and is going to volt mod the BIOS on them.

If you are just sticking to GTX 770 then its 750 watt at most and 650 watt can do it.
Up to you what you want.
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post #17 of 17
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Ok thanks for your help. +1

Opened up my current PSU before i chuck it out. Any problems visible on why my PSU would kill my GPU whilst the whole system is powered off? Why would it send live voltage to the PCI-E when nothing else in the system is powered up? I thought the motherboard has to be powered on before the PSU sends anything to the rest of the components?





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