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post #1 of 11
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Hey,

I upgraded to SB last weekend - and upgraded from my Acbel 500w PSU because it only had 1x 4pin PCI Express connector - so I bought the GX750 to provide me with the updated array of PCI Express connectivity, and also to possibly cater to my future needs - until I read the two reviews below.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/917/1

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=188

With my current setup = Running a 2500K and a GTX 570, I think the power demands should be met fairly nicely.

However, I plan to get another 570 later this year, and overclock my 2500K and both cards because I hope to be running a Dell 30" U3011 and also get an OCZ Vertex 3.

Should I sell the GX 750 away later in the year when I upgrade, and possible get a Corsair AX 850 for this? Or should the PSU reviews not be so much of a concern and I could just stick with it?
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post #2 of 11
Definitely change your PSU... I would do it asap as the GX750 is a POS.

The AX850 should be fine. Though there are cheaper altenatives like the XFX BE 850 that would do fine aswell.
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post #3 of 11
That power supply probably won't be good enough for overclocking. I think 2 GTX 570s and OCed 2500k can run fine on a 750W PSU.
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post #4 of 11
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So I should definitely sell it WHEN upgrading later this year? I'm sure 6 months of usage at Stock clocks on my system should be a pretty safe bet right?
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by vipergod2000 View Post
So I should definitely sell it WHEN upgrading later this year? I'm sure 6 months of usage at Stock clocks on my system should be a pretty safe bet right?
With your rigs power draw, it *should* suffice until you upgrade.
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post #6 of 11
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So I should definitely sell it WHEN upgrading later this year? I'm sure 6 months of usage at Stock clocks on my system should be a pretty safe bet right?
If I remember correctly the gx750 is about a 550w unit when it's warm.. which is something that will happen normally in your real world situations. and the fact that the 3.3v rail has issues is still pitiful, the capacitors are junk and not even 80+ standard in cold box testing is even worse.
post #7 of 11
CM GX series is pretty much junk through and through, the only reason it's any better than that AcBel is that it won't kill your rig.
Sell it on to someone when you have the opportunity, the AX you mentioned is solid gold, as is the SeaSonic X series it's based on.

Hint: If it says gamer on it, and isn't a directly game related item, it's probably trash.
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Hint: If it says gamer on it, and isn't a directly game related item, it's probably trash.
Antec High Current Gamer... Corsair Gaming Series...
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Antec High Current Gamer... Corsair Gaming Series...
I did say probably... so as to leave room for exceptions
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post #10 of 11
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What about OC-ing now with a single EVGA GTX 570 SC and 2500K ? I just exploring how much 'safe headroom' I have with this right now, because those damn AX series ones are pricey - but of course respecting the reasons for the premium - as highlighted in the reviews and above.

I'll definitely move to the AX later (but I hate staggered upgrades - I prefer them in bundles or batches if you will) so I'll probably get that when I get my Dell/SLi/Win7-64/8GbRam/PSU upgrade.

So, will this be alright to OC what I have rite now?

Thanks alot btw, appreciate the responses. Beginning to really like this place
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