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I bought my current PSU along with a combo deal on Newegg back when I was a noob, and didn't know the quality of any of the parts that I bought. But now that I understand a hell of a lot more, I've been trying to do research on my PSU but can't seem to find any facts on it.

So it boils down to this - is my PSU of good quality, and should I get a replacement if I'm aiming to run a 570 on it? Thanks in advance!
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It's mediocre and yes, it will run your GTX570 on it fine. I wouldn't consider changing it unless you are thinking about SLi, at which point going with a higher quality 750 - 850 would be better.

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JonnyGURU has the best PSU reviews. The brand is less important than the ODM/OEM. Seasonic PSUs are nice.
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Whats wrong with this OCz?
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Yes jonnyguru does give the best reviews. But we can answer this for him quickly here.

It's not an epic PSU but it's hardly bad, reason I say it's mediocre is because there are a number of other models that are superior. Seasonic are very good but are rather expensive. One of the more commonly used PSU's are corsair HX series and the Antec true power new series. Both of which would support an SLi setup without any issues and are very reliable.

You also have enermax, but unless you're ready to drop £180+ on a PSU I wouldn't bother looking at them.

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Yes jonnyguru does give the best reviews. But we can answer this for him quickly here.

It's not an epic PSU but it's hardly bad, reason I say it's mediocre is because there are a number of other models that are superior. Seasonic are very good but are rather expensive. One of the more commonly used PSU's are corsair HX series and the Antec true power new series. Both of which would support an SLi setup without any issues and are very reliable.

You also have enermax, but unless you're ready to drop £180+ on a PSU I wouldn't bother looking at them.

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post #7 of 9
Unless you are going to SLI or your current PSU dies on you, there is no reason for you change it. It may not be the best of the best, but its good enough..
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I bought my current PSU along with a combo deal on Newegg back when I was a noob, and didn't know the quality of any of the parts that I bought. But now that I understand a hell of a lot more, I've been trying to do research on my PSU but can't seem to find any facts on it.

So it boils down to this - is my PSU of good quality, and should I get a replacement if I'm aiming to run a 570 on it? Thanks in advance!
Thats the one I used to have and it was alright. I mean it did what I wanted it to do but it soon fried -_-.

It is fine, I was able to overclock with it nicely and you should keep it.
    
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post #9 of 9
Agreed, you should keep it, for a single GPU setup you'll not have any issues. If you upgrade to SLi, then you will need to replace it.

Put it this way, i'm going to be replacing my HX650 with something around the 850w mark when I SLi.
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