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When choosing a power supply does it matter which one i get


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#1 Mooglebooboo

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:50 PM

I need a 600 watt power supply.  Are all of them universal, can go on any computer. Here's my computer:
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-FX-4100-x4-4-2GHz-Quad-Core-Barebones-Gaming-Desktop-PC-Computer-System-New-/390495462113?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item5aeb57e2e1
 
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:39 AM

A 500W power supply would be enough for your system. How much do you want to spend?

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#3 Mooglebooboo

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:30 PM

around 50-70 dollars. do i have to worry about whether it fits my computer case?


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:08 PM

around 50-70 dollars. do i have to worry about whether it fits my computer case?

Your case uses a standard form factor for power supplies, so it should fit. The Corsair CX500M would fit your budget nicely.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:28 PM

Like killer said, 500w is plenty for your system. Me personally though, I would buy a 600w just because I know in the future when the time comes for an upgrade you don't really want to spend a bunch of money especially if you don't have it at the time or etc. All in all I think killer has the right idea and you only really need a 500w. Your case should have no problem fitting the CX500M, if you're worried about it you can check the length of the psu, and take a tape measure and measure if the length of the psu will interfere with anything. If you have any more questions feel free to ask. Hope this helps :)


Edited by LPTJared, 25 June 2013 - 10:29 PM.


#6 Mooglebooboo

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:53 PM

ok ty



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:13 PM

Corsair power supplies are good quality, but none of them are actually made by Corsair, and I generally prefer to go straight to the companies that actually make the PSUs with their brand on the label, So. currently, Seasonic is my brand of choice. They make PSUs for many top brands (including some Corsairs), So, I'd also suggest you consider a SeaSonic M112II 520. Nearly identical PSU, but a little more juice, or a Corsair CX500 Builder Series. This is a very good PSU, and an excellent value for the money. It isn't a modular supply, but I find many modular PSUs don't eliminate quite as many cables as most people expect. It's a nice feature, but at this end of the market a bit over rated. Everything else being more or less equal, I wouldn't let this be a deal breaker.


Edited by slgrieb, 12 July 2013 - 11:15 PM.

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