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here it goes..
im going to get an upgrade for my sig rig..
upgrading to a 2500k to OC @ atleast 4.2ghz with maybe a gigabyte UD5 or an asus p67 board once the revamped chipsets has been shipped out..
im still keeping most of my components except the CPU, RAM, PSU and board..

which would be a better option?..

the modular cables is really enticing and helps with cable clutter and i dont need all of the cables.. but the TX has more juice and helps with future upgrades..

now i need other users opinions.. especially to those who owned or used those PSUs.. Thanks!..
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post #2 of 24
More juice is better. Just got TX750 and run the SLI 460s on it no problems. It comes with some zip ties, so just use them to hide the unneeded cables.
post #3 of 24
If you plan to sli, I'd opt for the 750.
If not and you value the modularity go for the 650.
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post #4 of 24
I use the HX650. More than enough power for my system and looks great.

I like the modular cables. Left out what I didn't need and was able to keep everything clean. Also, I believe this model is made by Seasonic. Another member will have to confirm that.
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post #5 of 24
Ampage = Quality, Wattage = Quantity. Either one would be fine. The 750 would allow for more drives and 650 would be enough for two video cards.
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post #6 of 24
how many amps does your psu supply towards 12v?

if it's enough then 550w is enough for your 2500k at 4ghz and 250gts


but if you have to choose then 650watts is good for any single card rig from my experience.

i personally dun like any 750watt units because of the number. i think 850watt is good for 2 cards (well 750 would suffice for 2 cards but not higher end ones.).

I usually go with 650 (single card)or 850 watt (SLI/CFX) units.



oh but if u go sli with 250 (duno why u would) but if u do yeah 650 is enough
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post #8 of 24
The HX650 is the better power supply all around, and unless you plan on getting SLI 580s a 750W is very overkill.
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Originally Posted by slytown View Post
Ampage = Quality, Wattage = Quantity. Either one would be fine. The 750 would allow for more drives and 650 would be enough for two video cards.
Completely incorrect. "Amperage" is... Ah, **** it, read my guide threads.
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by TH3 original View Post
how many amps does your psu supply towards 12v?

if it's enough then 550w is enough for your 2500k at 4ghz and 250gts


but if you have to choose then 650watts is good for any single card rig from my experience.

i personally dun like any 750watt units because of the number. i think 850watt is good for 2 cards (well 750 would suffice for 2 cards but not higher end ones.).

I usually go with 650 (single card)or 850 watt (SLI/CFX) units.



oh but if u go sli with 250 (duno why u would) but if u do yeah 650 is enough
A good 80+ 650w PSU is enough for most dual card setups. Like said above, unless it's for a couple 580's maxed out.
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