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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Laggia, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Laggia New Member

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    So as to avoid awkward introductions, I'll get straight on to my question. I need help looking for a power supply for my build. This is only the second time I've self-built a PC.

    Here's my component list:
    CPU - 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K
    Motherboard - Asus Maximus V Gene
    Memory -Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
    Graphics Card - MSI GeForce GTX 660 TwinFrozr III / OC 2048MB GDDR5
    Case - Fractal Design R4 (not that it matters)
    Optical drive - Generic Samsung DVD+-RW
    SSD - Samsung SSD 830 256GB
    HDD - WD Caviar Black 1TB (Sata 300 version from my current PC)

    I was originally planning to get a Corsair TX650M, but I'm not sure whether it enough to power my set-up, not to mention, i've only been able to find retailers that stock the non-modular TX650. I live in the UK by the way.

    All help would be appreciated since my trusty Intel C2Q6600 and ATI Radeon HD2900 GT no longer meet my needs. It's been a good 5 years...
     
  2. JNUKZ New Member

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    TX 650/M is enough
     
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    A quality corsair/seasonic/Antec 550W would easily be sufficient for that rig, overclocked too. So yes a TX650m would be more than sufficient.
     
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    TX650 is plenty, heck a good 550W would handle it without issues.
     
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    Thanks everyone, I'll guess I'll just stick to the TM650M. Now to just find a reputable stockist that stocks it and not the non-modular version...

    On a completely different matter, does anyone know how long it takes Samsung to process cashback offers? I bought my SSD early August, so it's been a good 2 months. I'd heard that it normally takes around 45 days, so I've emailed them but haven't had a reply so far. I don't really mind whether I get it or not, but seeing as I'm a university student, every pound helps...

    Again, all help would be appreciated.
     
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    Welcome to TPU, Laggia. :toast:

    Rebates can sometimes take many months. I usually send them in and then completely forget about them ... only to be presently surprise if/when they show up.
     
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    If I was building a system now, I would really love to try one of Corsair's new AX760i power supplies, which are full modular 80 Plus Platinum, with digital voltage regulation. They also come with a CorsairLink cable so you can monitor every aspect of the PSU in Windows software. The reviewers so far are amazed at the tight voltage regulation and low ripple figures. I want one, but I just built a new i5-3570K system 3 months ago, and can't justify any more expense until something quits working (and the Ultra X4 750 Bronze full modular I bought has a lifetime guarantee!). Maybe next build... If you're into cool running and overclocking a little, Corsair also just updated their H80 and H100 liquid coolers with new fans, a better water block and pump, and now includes CorsairLink cable instead of as an expensive option. I have the H100 old version...
     

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