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Windows 7: new PSU advice

09 Sep 2013   #1
ascomputers

Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
 
 
new PSU advice

Hi all,

i'm currently building a gaming rig for a client and wanting a modular PSU.

down to 4 options.
OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Power Supply 80 Plus 53
Be Quiet! Pure Power L8 430W Power Supply 52
Corsair CX430M Builder Series 430W Power Supply 41
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular PSU 53

thoughts and comments prior purchase please.

PC spec
Intel i7 3770K Processor
16gb DDR3 RAM (4 sticks of 4gb)
MSI - Z77 G43 mobo
Nvido GTX660 - 2GB
1TB 7200rpm SATA 3 hard drive
Zalman - Z5 case with 3 case fans
DVD/CD Drive


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09 Sep 2013   #2
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I would stay away from OCZ, they don't have the best reputation.

Never heard of powercool, sounds like nasty budget stuff.

Be quiet and corsair both excellent brands but you are pushing it on the wattage. I would recommend at least 500 watt.

Paul
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09 Sep 2013   #3
ascomputers

Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
 
 

hi paulpicks21. thanks for the comments.

surprised about the OCZ comments. dropped the powercool after commenting as looked at the reviews and they were poor.

used the power supply calc and the input showed around 383watts so yes your probably right. 500watt plus needed should he decide to upgrade at a later date.

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09 Sep 2013   #4
ascomputers

Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
 
 

you know anything about EVGA PSUs?

Evga 500w Bronze Psu | Ebuyer.com
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09 Sep 2013   #5
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Nothing at all, which may be a bad thing.

What's the budget for the PSU? In your first post you showed an OCZ which was 53. If you can afford that then I would recommend something like this - be quiet! PURE POWER L8 600W | Ebuyer.com

Or this 500W Corsair Builder Series 500CX 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply - Aria Technology

Or this for much better future proofing and especially if he is going to overclock with his K series CPU -

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=52662
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09 Sep 2013   #6
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

And also as a general rule when building PC's with decent dedicated graphics cards it is advised to look up the manufacturers minimum system power requirements. In the case of the GTX 660 it is 450 Watts GeForce GTX 660 | Specifications | GeForce And I would always aim a bit higher than that and always get a quality branded PSU.

Paul.
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09 Sep 2013   #7
ascomputers

Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
 
 

cheers Paul,

to be honest.. we are talking 10-15.

i've ordered the

corsair 600w builder series.

its just not worth the chance when you have a 200 processor involved.

thanks for your comments

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=52662
you are the winner!
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09 Sep 2013   #8
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Glad to be of help, that psu should do the job well and is a good price.

Paul
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