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Windows 7: PSU suggestions

20 Oct 2013   #11
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I pretty much agree with everyone else's suggestions. But, I would decide on which Graphics cards I'm going to SLI/CFX before deciding on the PSU. Some of the high end GPU's can pull a lot of power. But, rule #1 is never skimp on the PSU. It's the life blood of every component in your system. A bad one and you could be buying a whole new rig. Get the biggest and best you can afford. Also notice that most of the top quality brands mentioned above were made by Seasonic.


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20 Oct 2013   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Actually, the seasonic X-850 is a pretty decent price for a top quality PSU. But, the XFX is good quality too, they are made by Seasonic, I'm pretty sure.

EDIT: here are 2 good references when deciding on what PSU to buy. The second one is very good.

http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_a...s/Page5471.htm
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20 Oct 2013   #13
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Actually, the seasonic X-850 is a pretty decent price for a top quality PSU. But, the XFX is good quality too, they are made by Seasonic, I'm pretty sure.

EDIT: here are 2 good references when deciding on what PSU to buy. The second one is very good.

http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers
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I've looked through ones in my price range and have also looked for reviews and so forth. That's one reason I settled on the XFX.

I'm not even sure if I'm going to do SLI or not yet, which is why I want a decent sized one, but in my price range. If anything, I'll probably do an SLI with either my current or a GTX 6xx series. I don't want to break my bank.
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20 Oct 2013   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Don't worry about breaking your bank, they have plenty of money.
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20 Oct 2013   #15
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Don't worry about breaking your bank, they have plenty of money.
They do, I don't. I don't have a very good job. Lol
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20 Oct 2013   #16
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

You can get the SeaSonic X-750/850 Gold for a little less/more than the XFX. The 750 would be enough to SLI any 2 video cards out there.

SeaSonic X 750 Gold

Under the price, you can select other models in that series as well.
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20 Oct 2013   #17
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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20 Oct 2013   #18
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

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20 Oct 2013   #19
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I wouldn't SLI 2 of those in the first place. Get one of those, or get one much higher end card. And as I mentioned above, the SeaSonic 750w PSU will be plenty for 2 cards.
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20 Oct 2013   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yes these newer high end cards use much more efficient GDDR5 still you can really never have too much clean power but a lower power higher quality PSU is better than a higher power but lesser rated/quality.
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