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Hello again,this time i am buying a power supply for my friend.His pc specs are:
core i5 540
gigabyte h55m motherboard
gtx 285 ftw edition
4 gb ram(at stock )
3 hard drives and 1 disk drive
3 80mm fans

The choices are gx 850 and tx 850 v2
He will also be upgrading to gtx 590 soon so which one of these power supplies is better?
Thanks in advance!
    
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tx 850v2
    
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Isn't the i5 540 a mobile processor?
Other than that, I think a 850 v2 should do

EDIT: I think you mean an i3 540, my bad
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post #4 of 14
Personally I would go with the Corsair power supply.
One better than that would be the XFX Core Edition Pro.

Although they're both Seasonic units the XFX power supply has better efficiency.
If you need to save some money you could always go with a quality 650 watt power supply.
    
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post #5 of 14
Do you need 850W ?
I honestly don't think so.

I'd recommend a 650W or 750W XFX Black Editon PSU.
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post #6 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DestinyPlan View Post
Isn't the i5 540 a mobile processor?
Other than that, I think a 850 v2 should do

EDIT: I think you mean an i3 540, my bad
You're right.I am sorry!I meant i3 540 ^_^
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by p4p3r View Post
Do you need 850W ?
I honestly don't think so.

I'd recommend a 650W or 750W XFX Black Editon PSU.
Our choices are limited due to unavailability of power supplies in here.However there is cooler master gx 750 available but that one is only 80 plus certified.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gamerguuy View Post
Our choices are limited due to unavailability of power supplies in here.However there is cooler master gx 750 available but that one is only 80 plus certified.
That CoolerMaster is crap, don't buy it
It's overkill but get the tx850V2 then.
Edited by Kasp1js - 4/16/11 at 4:53am
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post #9 of 14
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should i buy gx 750?
    
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post #10 of 14
pls dont get any gx series psu those r not gud...the best for ur rig assuming u r gonna get gtx 590 is tx750 v2....or if u want to be future proof(although this is irrelevant) get the tx850 v2...but pls saty away from cm gx series....
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