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#1 icu222much

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:33 PM

I have selected my components, but am unsure how much power my system needs. I heard that it is very important to get a quality PSU as a cheaper one may damage your system. I plan to Crossfire my 6950s, and overclock my CPU and GPU to within safety temperatures. After doing some research on other builds similar to mine, I noticed that most people got PSUs around the 850w to 950w range. I wasn't sure if they also considered overclocking. In the future, I will also add on an additional one or two more 7200RPM hard drive.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:05 AM

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W - 750W is plenty of power for 2 7950 and can easily handle any extra power consumption produced from overclocking the CPU.

Edited by killerx525, 15 November 2012 - 12:05 AM.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:07 AM

Crossfire, possible overclocking, plus multiple hard drives. Neweggs PSU calculator suggests 850 watts (no overclocking) but I tend to find them to be on the conservative side, with good solid PSUs and no overclocking, I would recomend a 950-1000+ watt PSU such as this one. I would not even consider one with less then 850 watts though, especially if your considering overclocking.

Edited by the_patriot11, 15 November 2012 - 12:08 AM.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:26 AM

How about the PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W? Its cheaper and the reviews seem promising. I've never heard of that brand before.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/08/10/pc_power_cooling_silencer_mkii_950w_psu_review/9

PCP&C ain't what they used to be. Not a bad unit, but not something I would spend money on.

the_patriot11's suggestion http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=259 Agree with the 850+ watt recommendation. Now a 750watt would likely cover it, but 2X 7950 overclocked ~500 watts, add in CPU that can hit 100+ watts if overclocked/volted, plus the rest and you might hit 650 watts if really stressing it. I generally like to have minimum 30% overhead with a PSU, more if it is a mediocre PSU.

PCP&C was(keyword "was") a highly respected brand. They never made their own units, but had good OEMs. Generally regarded as overpriced. Years ago they were really top of the line but their latest stuff is just middle of the road. If you get a good price on it, I wouldn't argue against it. Something else to consider is a modular power supply. You got a lot of wires to route and hide on your build. Are all the wires on that power supply long enough for your case?

Being lazy, I go with PSU brands I don't have to worry about or spend too much time picking through reviews.

Seasonic, Corsair(Seasonic and CWT),XFX(Seasonic)= happy. There are a few other OEMs out there that make quality units, but you have to research them on an individual basis. Newegg reviews, take them with a grain of salt. Newegg has so many newbs writing reviews. They are either too easily impressed with mediocrity, or too ignorant/stupid to get a good product to work properly.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

How about the PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W? Its cheaper and the reviews seem promising. I've never heard of that brand before.


Years ago that was a stellar brand but these days???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_Power_and_Cooling

PC Power and Cooling is a California-based company that manufactures computer power supplies. PC Power and Cooling was founded in 1985 and based in Carlsbad, California. On May 25, 2007, the company was acquired by OCZ Technology.

PC Power & Cooling has been in the power management business for over 23 years


And there is the problem, they are not the same company. Back in the 80s and 90s I would have used them, now nope.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

I really like Corsair Brands

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011 174.99 This PSU is Modular PSU if you are worried about cable management.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

the coolermaster I suggested is also modular-you will find these days, with the major brands, once you hit that 1000 watt mark, most PSUs are.

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