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So as my current power supply is pretty much a piece of crap I plan upgrading it asap. I'd like a unit that I wouldn't have to replace any time soon.
My budget is about 100 dollars. I'm thinking this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-006-_-Product
Btw I'll never tri/quadfire though crossfire isn't impossible.

As for the case I was thinking the HAF 922 Overall i think it's a nice case.
Though what I really want is the NZXT phantom as it is absolutely beautiful!
Although it is about 50 bucks over budget and that's no good...
So, thoughts?
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How long will you stay with the 5830? I mean, if you're considering a 750W, then can I assume that you're hoping to get a very powerful single graphics card?
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The 750 Watt is mainly for future proofing. I'm not saying I'll ever need that much but it would be nice to have the option for cf/ a more powerful gpu.
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Originally Posted by Larky_the_mauler View Post
The 750 Watt is mainly for future proofing. I'm not saying I'll ever need that much but it would be nice to have the option for cf/ a more powerful gpu.
It's just that it would be major overkill. I mean, to power the system as it is right now, even a quality 450-500W would be enough (proof).

Here's more information about the importance of having the right power supply:

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...fficiency.html

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...load-myth.html

From what I can see, powering your system with something like the TX750 would always have less efficiency than what it is rated for, and there might even be the potential for instability due to the extremely power draw on it.

Here's an excerpt from the 2nd article which hit home for me pretty hard:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post

Besides, from what I've seen the vast majority of people who talk about their upgrades, never really get around to it. Unless you know you're going to upgrade, and you have it already budgeted out and know where the money is going to come from... Don't plan around it. We'd all like to upgrade to dual GTX580s some day, but only a few of us really will. Be realistic. Be smart.

And if you do pick your PSU to match future upgrades, then at the very least don't waste money needlessly upgrading your overkill PSU again as soon as you get a new graphics card because someone who doesn't know what they're talking about says "efficiency". Ok?

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post #5 of 9
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Interesting so maybe a 650Watt would be a better choice.
So now the question is what 650 watt?
This seems alright. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-002-_-Product
or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ruepower%20650
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post #6 of 9
Both will be excellent choices and as I recall have the same internals.

EDIT: Not the same internals apparently. Thanks for the clarification, Shub.
Edited by lolreject - 1/13/11 at 5:28pm
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post #7 of 9
Go with the XFX
modular=win
wish i had modular
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by lolreject View Post
Both will be excellent choices and as I recall have the same internals.
Not really the same internals but both units are made by SeaSonic. The TP-650 performs slightly better but not in any noticeable manner. All things considered the XFX is a better deal if you don't mind the color scheme.
post #9 of 9
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Well thanks guys. You just saved me some money!
Oh and any thoughts on the case?
Edited by Larky_the_mauler - 1/13/11 at 9:02pm
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