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post #11 of 22
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i was looking at that, thanks for confirming it is a good buy... i wanted to make 100% sure first
post #12 of 22
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oh, i am sorry to do this, but i just realized i want to sli a 560 ti, and i think that i need a 700w+
post #13 of 22
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oh, i am sorry to do this, but i just realized i want to sli a 560 ti, and i think that i need a 700w+
Do everyone a big favor here and post the specs of the system you intend to run on that psu. That will make it easier to recommend something that suits your needs.

And think of it this way. If you can't afford a good psu you can't afford the other components either. The PSU comes first, not the other way around.
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Do everyone a big favor here and post the specs of the system you intend to run on that psu. That will make it easier to recommend something that suits your needs.

And think of it this way. If you can't afford a good psu you can't afford the other components either. The PSU comes first, not the other way around.
Thats terrific advice!
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post #15 of 22
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i am sticking with a 560 ti right now, but i will get another one later, i am going with a 2500k and some good ram with a good board, some good ram, with a 500gb hard drive, i HAVE a case with a psu, but it is a 600w psu, so i don't need a case, but i probably need a psu, i HAVE enough money for a lot more, but i don't want to waste money if i don't have to
post #16 of 22
Buying a GOOD psu is NOT wasting your money. Buying a cheap PSU is the waste of money. That's something that all too many people have a big problem understanding. A lot of the time it's only the difference of $20 to $25 dollars between the cheap piece of junk and a good psu that will handle their system.
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Does it have an 8pin or a 4 pin?
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post #18 of 22
Would that 630w green series not be able to handle GTX 560 SLI?
I just remembered the PCI-E Connectors.
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post #19 of 22
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i was thinking i can always a 2 molex to pcie connector, and i think that if the 630w green series is ocn recommended, and Phaedrus confirmed it is a good psu, it will handle sli 560 ti
post #20 of 22
You have to remember that Phaedrus made that recommendation based on limited information. All you stated was that you had a budget of $60 ($70 tops) and it needed to be 600w or bigger. You never told him what you planned to power with it until long after he posted that link. Based on that information I wouldn't recommend that PSU for your needs and I seriously doubt that he would either. You need to look in the Recommended PSU List here at OCN and find one that has enough native PCI-E GPU connectors built in.

Hint. You probably aren't going to find a PSU for $60 to $70 that will do what you want unless you catch it on sale.
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