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Best PSU for 3770K + GTX 590? that isn't over the top?


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#1 ZashieYo

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:09 AM

i've got a set budget of 50gbp for a new PSU of 750W or such D: . and i'm wondering what would go best with my 3770K + GTX 590 build.

 

well full build is here.

 

Motherboard - GIGABYTE Z68 AP-D3

CPU - Intel core i7 3770K

GPU - POV Nvidia Geforce GTX 590 (needs 2X 8 Pin power connectors)

RAM - 32GB DDR3 1333MHZ

Storage - 400GB + 1TB + 500GB Harddrives (3 HDD's)

Sound - ASUS Xonar DS 7.1

Optical drive - TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224BB ATA Device

 

 

Read i apparently need a 750W PSU for this build, though i would like to save as much money as possible but not dive to cheap PSUs as i had one blow up recently, i heard brands such as Silverstone or Enermax would be good (right now i'm running a 500W Enermax gold PSU) as opposed to more pricey brands such as Corsair and XFX and Antec.

 

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 03:02 AM

Allow me to be blunt. With Corsair, Antec, PC Power and Cooling, etc, you are not paying for a name. You are paying for quality. Silverstone makes fairly decent power supplies, but nothing than competes with Corsair TX or AX series or even PC P&C Silencers.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 03:10 AM

Hi, you have a pretty tight budget for a 750W power supply, most power supplies that i could find in your budget range was ~600W which i can assure will be able to power your system at full load. The downside to that is, if you decide in the future to run 2 or more graphics card then you will need to upgrade your power supply again. At Scan UK, they have a Corsair CX600 for £49.27 inc VAT but if you wanted a decent 750W then the pricing of them is literally double your budget.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:30 AM

Scan or Aria have Corsair CX750's @ about £65 or the semi-modular CX750M for a few pounds more.  This is Corsair's 'budget' range but good quality.  This is probably as close as you are going to get to what you want without going 'cheap'.

 

Silverstone does make some good PSU's but they are not cheap, like the Strider Gold Evolution but in the UK that will cost £120.


Edited by jonuk76, 06 February 2014 - 07:43 AM.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:07 AM

I have had always had good luck with Corsair. It might not be the flashiest brand, but it's solid, dependable, and - in my experience - makes quality products.



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:28 AM

okay so im thinking of these then, which one is best?.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Corsair-CX750-750W-CX-Builder-Series-80-PLUS-Bronze-ATX-EPS-Power-Supply-PSU-/331127376528?pt=UK_Computing_PowerSupplies_EH&hash=item4d18baca90

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XFX-PRO650W-/291041394026?pt=UK_Computing_PowerSupplies_EH&hash=item43c36b3d6a

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/700W-Silverstone-Strider-SST-ST70F-ES-80-Eff-80-PLUS-SLI-CrossFire-EPS-12V-/131041345385?pt=UK_Computing_PowerSupplies_EH&hash=item1e82ac3f69

 

and also that one that was linked too owo


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 09:04 AM

They are all solid choices but i'd pick the XFX because of the 5 year warranty although if you do plan to go SLI or Crossfire with 2 graphics card then ge the Sliverstone.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:51 AM

Go with the Corsair. It provides the most power on the necessary rails.

 

That Silverstone is only offering up 46A - the lowest amount of power out of the 3. I would avoid that Silverstone.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:55 AM

I heard corsair are actually rebranded Seasonics, Along with XFX's? is that true? (though i read XFX's are designed by seasonic to begin with)

 

though off topic, damn the 590 is the size of a house .o. my little 550ti is like, an ant compared to it, so rad.


Edited by ZashieYo, 17 February 2014 - 11:01 AM.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:38 AM

Many of the 'familiar' companies are not the actual manufacturers.  Corsair don't actually "make" PSU's - they get made by another company but they have design input.  A 750w PSU made by say, Seasonic for XFX will not necessarily be the the same as a 750w PSU made by Seasonic for Corsair.  A few Corsair PSU's are made by Seasonic (who are probably the best regarded of all of the OEM's).  The CX series is made by a company called CWT, apparently.  This site compiles lists of PSU specs, who the actual manufacturers are, etc. http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:56 PM

Currently, Corsair is slowly moving away from Seasonic and are using other manufacturers like their flagship AXi range is made by some company called Flextronics.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:19 PM

So far i'm really leaning towards that 750W corsair, it's cheaper than the XFX' it's got more power .o. so it won't get worked out as much, it's a good brand, and it has those connectors needed, since well it has those 8 pins (590 needs 2 8 pins cause it's a hungry monster .u.).

Plus it's cheaper .o. .


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:47 PM

Good call. You won't be disappointed.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:53 PM

nvm i've gone with the CX750 .w.

 

 

 

 

But hey btw

 

I'm needing a new CPU cooler, i'm pretty interested in the Zalman ones, heard they perform the same as the 212 evo's but cost less?, one issue is since i got 32gb of ram it's 4X8GB Sticks, and they are a little somewhat near the CPU, i'm already a little sick of the intel fan and it's impossible pins (i really dislike the intel pins, seem to always give me nightmares)


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:56 PM

nvm i've gone with the CX750 .w.

 

 

 

 

But hey btw

 

I'm needing a new CPU cooler, i'm pretty interested in the Zalman ones, heard they perform the same as the 212 evo's but cost less?, one issue is since i got 32gb of ram it's 4X8GB Sticks, and they are a little somewhat near the CPU, i'm already a little sick of the intel fan and it's impossible pins (i really dislike the intel pins, seem to always give me nightmares)

Is there a specific Zalman cooler your looking at?


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