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I am looking at getting the hx650 or hx750 to upgrade my computer away from all the dell b.s.

I have ordered a Cooler Master Storm Scout mid tower and a sapphire 6870.

I have read on reviews that corsairs 4 pin cpu cord is arranged in this order:
1 2 3 4

my motherboard requires the 4 pin to be arranged in this order:
1 2
3 4

can anyone tell me if this is true or have any experience on the topic. this is my first build and want to make sure everything will hook up before ordering.

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great. i figured it wouldnt be something to worry about, but since i saw a couple reviews for it i thought i would double check.

I have a feeling the 650 would be enough for my system. I dont plan on crossfiring, but will probably add a couple more hdd's and do some overclocking. I want this psu to last for a long time so i might get the 750 just to be safe.

is corsair the only psu i should be looking at? or are there comparable modular psu's (in both longevity and quality) that i should be looking at?

any thoughts or recommendations would be great.
 

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I don't know if you're planning on upgrading anything in there, but your system as it is would run great on a 300W PSU, you certainly don't need 650W, let alone 750.
 

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Originally Posted by Shub;11988723
I don't know if you're planning on upgrading anything in there, but your system as it is would run great on a 300W PSU, you certainly don't need 650W, let alone 750.
He's also getting a 6870, so a 500-600w is needed.
 

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Originally Posted by Riou;11988768
He's also getting a 6870, so a 500-600w is needed.
Core i7 and 6870 will run on a quality 400-450W. The 6870 is a relatively low power card.
 

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An H50 and a Blu-Ray drive are pretty much irrelevant in terms of power consumption, but for a 2nd video card, yes, you'll want something a bit more powerful than 400-450W

Shoot for a good 650W unit like the XFX 650W, Antec TruePower New TP-650, SeaSonic X650 or NZXT Hale90 650W.
 

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alright, just wanted to check with everyone to see if this looked alright. wasnt quite sure about the thermal paste.

Im going to wait a little while for the motherboard until i have some more funds, but what do you think of the upgrade thus far? oh, btw, i just picked up a cooler master storm scout mid tower for $60. thank you craigslist!!
 

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Looks alright. I wouldn't get a Corsair TX750 though. In your topic you said HX750. That's a completely different unit.
If I might make a recommendation, instead of the TX750, consider this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151101
Same price, better unit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003 is basically the same unit as the above, but costs less after MIR.

Edit: or get the TP-650 suggested above, it's one of the best 650W units you can get, for $69.99 after MIR it's an unbeatable deal.
 

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sorry to hijack, but since the topic i wanna start is pretty relevant to this, would a corsair HX650w able to support my cpu? i7 2600k with gigabyte P67-UD4 and a MSI 5870 GPU. I am planning to overclock, is it enough?
 

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yes it should be fine. from what everyone has told me, you should be able to xfire that 5870 and still have a bit of room to play with.
i plan on getting the antec trupower 750 modular, just because I like to have a lot of room for anything in the future. i dont plan on buying another psu for at least 5 years.
 
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