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post #11 of 30
i use 550W noname psu with my system for years
first it ran amd 4000+, 2hdd-s,dvd-rw,7300gs
then i changed gpu to 8500gt, then changed to 8800gts
and now the same 2-3 year old no name 550W power supply is running athlon II 240, 2hdd-s,dvd-rw, 5850...

people here will always say to get really good psu
but i for one don't like to pay more for psu than for processor
if you get 550W brand name power supply you will be good
i see no reason to go overboard and get quality 800W or higher as someone mentioned before...
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post #12 of 30
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Originally Posted by Deathclaw View Post
people here will always say to get really good psu
There's a reason and it's because when a power supply fails, it usually takes parts with it. Saving $40 on a power supply isn't worth risking hundreds and hundreds of dollars to me. I agree about the 800 W not being necessary, though. Btw, a crappy power supply can kill parts without even failing. Overvoltage is a slow killer as well. Toss in some instability and I stand behind the need for a quality psu.
Edited by sccr64472 - 2/9/10 at 4:50am
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post #13 of 30
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800w or higher? Seriously?

My thoughts exactly, I recommend a Antec EarthWatts EA750,CORSAIR 750TX/650TX . They have great value for their price.
post #14 of 30
my experinece is that i bought about a dozen of those no name psu-s for friends builds and such,and all are working perfectly for years.
i would agree that if you have the money and upgrade for a better psu doesn't cost much then go for it.
heck if i had money i would too get a top psu,but then i would also get a haf922 instead of my cheapest case since it would be really nice and cool comparing to this one that i have,but it is not a necessity, and that is my point, why overdo things?
anyway i'm not against quality psu,quite the opposite,psu is the most important part of the computer and should be good,well besides motherboard it is also important,oh and cpu it also has importance,gpu also,hmm memory is also important,well you need a hdd so i'd say it is important also,ah let's not forget dvd-drive it is of the utmost importance,without it you can't do anything, you should get the best plextor dvd rom,hmm heck everything is important...

as a power supply, quality 550Wpsu will be good for you,if an upgrade from 550W to 650W costs just a few bobs then get the 650W quality one, other than that is just so you could go around talking to people how you have good psu...
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post #15 of 30
quad core for gaming?
im sorry but last i checked there are 0 games that support more than 2 threads.
the extra heat and cost are not worth it imo.
money could be better spent on some cl7 1600mhz memory to feed the video card what it wants to give the highest possible FPS
and a better caviar black
post #16 of 30
800W is not needed, even a CX400 can run a OC'ed 5850 and Dual Core.

Maximum u should get is VX550 or TX650(Still, its overkill).
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post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by redhat_ownage View Post
quad core for gaming?
im sorry but last i checked there are 0 games that support more than 2 threads.
the extra heat and cost are not worth it imo.
money could be better spent on some cl7 1600mhz memory to feed the video card what it wants to give the highest possible FPS
and a better caviar black
I always hear/read this "Quad core for Gaming??! no games supports it .. "

The only thing not to consider a quad for gaming is if its priced insanely ..
but considering the OP's build thats the best for the build & for upcoming games ..

Plus .. somehow I disagree that games has no use for the 3rd & 4th core ..
Edited by YaGit(TM) - 2/9/10 at 5:46am
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post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by redhat_ownage View Post
quad core for gaming?
im sorry but last i checked there are 0 games that support more than 2 threads.
the extra heat and cost are not worth it imo.
money could be better spent on some cl7 1600mhz memory to feed the video card what it wants to give the highest possible FPS
and a better caviar black
Try running GTA4 on a dual core. >_>
post #19 of 30
The only suggestions I have are purely my opinion, as I am still learning myself, but I have found these to be helpful:

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Get a modular psu. It seems like a feature you don't "need", but as anyone on here will tell you, better cable management helps with airflow, which helps with lower temps. (and dust control)
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I would reccomend the CM 690 II Advance over the original. It seems to have better airflow and better cable management options
Also, remember to include extra fans, thermal paste, and other miscellaneous parts in mind. The cost can add up quickly. Just to be curious, where do you plan on shopping? Do you have a local microcenter/fry's or is this purely an online build?
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post #20 of 30
Your system looks good for gaming. Corsair and Seasonic have great PSUs and a 650W will be plenty enough even with overclocking.
As you are going to overclock, you should consider purchasing a better heatsink than the stock one. And don't forget the TIM too
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