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  1. warhammer23

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    Hi.
    I have a Seasonic S12II 500W PSU with 17A+17A.
    It's +5 years old.

    Currently i have an it an e8400 @ stock + Asus GTX 470 (and minor stuff 4-5 vents , 2 hdds, 1 drv-rw)

    I will upgrade to an i7 2600k (with maybe some OC) and an GTX 780.

    Will my PSU still be enough to handle the upgrade ?

    Thank you.
     
  2. RCoon

    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    Get a Bronze or higher rated 650w PSU, 500w isnt gonna cut it.
     
  3. warhammer23

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    Perfect.

    What i wanted to hear to have the final proff to upgrade the psu also.

    I tried the extreme site with W calculations , it was on the limit so yeah it's time to upgrade.

    I'll go wild and get the 1200w Platinum, i love Seasonics and i will have future proof with it no more upgrades from something like this.
    Or the X-1250 one.
     
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    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    Unless you're planning on running 3 or more GPUs, I wouldn't go higher than 1000w. It's just a waste of money otherwise.
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    This. I got a 1050w Gold PSU for the potential of 3 GPU's.
    850w for 2 GPU's, and 650w for 1 GPU. That's my rule of thumb.
     
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  6. warhammer23

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    I know, i also considered going SLI, like getting another 470 or 2 to see how they do because they are dirt cheap.

    So if i pay the money i want to spend it once and be over with it for a very long time.
    For me a PSU is very important so i could mentally justify my choice and this is my excuse :)

    Thanks for the info.
     
  7. mDee

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    I've gone through two Seasonic PSUs in under two years. X-560 died and the replacement X-400 Fanless (80 plus platinum) had a very intrusive coil whine.

    Seasonic is obviously a great manufacturer judging by how many people swear by them, so I guess I've just been unlucky. :ohwell:
     
  8. warhammer23

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    I also got a liitle scared about the 1k Platinum one some bad one it seams we're made.
    So decided to get the gold ones. And wiat to see how th 1,2 K Platinum will be.

    My series, rock solid and a friedn has the 430w version even older than mine and has a GTX 465 on it. Np in 2 years strong.
     
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    I recommend Corsair AX series, I have the 760W model and I got OC my CPU a bit higher and using same stability testing as before with less Vcore than with previous unit (2009' 750W Thermaltake Qfan Toughpower). Very Efficient & I'm happy.:cool:
     
  10. GreiverBlade

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    nice spam above ...

    back on the topic, anyone has opinion on Chieftec Nitro 80+ bronze 650w? i need a full modular PSU and i hear the manufacturer of those is CWT (channelwell) so same as corsair TX series and some other good PSU, so upside or downside?

    its for my main rig in my system spec and i dont plan to crossfire or SLI (since my mobo support only cf :D ) maybe a crossfire later but not fan of multigpu, i know i add "only" 50w to my current setup but the GX lite, while being quite good value and silent, isnt modular and not 80+

    short mode: i cant find any review ... all i find on google is from Xbitlabs but ends on a 404

    thanks in advance
     
  11. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Here's the 650W version. Depending on the price it could be worth it. Here it has competition fron Corsair CXM 750W, Be Quiet Pure Power L8 630W, Antec High Current Gamer, Thermaltake Smart, XFX Proseries XXX somethingsomething, CM Silent Pro II, OCZ Silencer MK3 etc etc... Here the Corsair CX600M is like €25 less though.

    EDIT:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Chieftec/SPS-750C/

    The 750W version.
     
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  12. GreiverBlade

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    well i can get it for tomorrow if i place a order now and i get a huge rebate on it, i can get it for 68.70chf instead of 99.45chf (end of series 2 pieces avaiable)

    edit: DUH i didnt noticed tpu has reviewed the 750w since i was google'ing the 650w... next time i will be only after the product name and not the power specification :D

    Order placed, waiting on the unit to come home
     
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    You would want to stick with the wattage too. Platforms the PSUs are built on can be different with different wattages. ;)
     
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    indeed since it seems the BPS serie from chieftec (the one i ordered) had less or none issues with manufacturing "error" than the SPS serie (the one from the TPU review)
     
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    Cheiftec blows all around really... LOL! The sun shines on a dog's arse every once in a while though if it was 'approved' here... :p
     
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    well at last ... i didnt took a Diablotek or a Viper psu ...

    and i noticed the reduction in price was from 119.20chf to 68.70chf in fact xD

    (and i didnt got what you wrote on the last post o_O : not english native speaker :eek: )
     
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    Cheiftec PSUs are normally garbage.
     
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    well i will see if it last or blast :roll:
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Which is why they have several models, ranging from the sub €30 500W units to these things that are ok. They have garbage in their lineup but not everything is.
     
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    I would still steer away from them if the best they have to offer is this series and it is built off the Corsair GS platform (worst of corsair). This particular offering is ok, but most others are garbage...

    I said earlier...
     
  21. GreiverBlade

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    Recieved it this morning, the outside quality is on par with my FSP Hexa HE500 80+ B
    powder coated feels nice in the hand, the inside is average but at last no heatshrink loosened (and i voided my warranty for that??? am i mad? hum ... maybe...nahhh they wont see i was open unless they have something else to check, other than the sticker on one screw :eek: ) less cable less hassle.

    meshed cable = a bit cleaner inside, the only thing who bugs me :D it has 2 4+4pin 12v cpu
     
  22. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Yes you did void the warranty for no good reason.
     
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    huhuuu but no biggies :p
     
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    The same is true for my PSU manufacturer.

    Companies like that are usually good do buy from if you do your research as you can get a decent unit at a bargain price.
     
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    comparing these two;
    Corsair CX Series CX600M 600 Watt vs COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M2 RS620-SPM2E3-US 620W
    thoughts
    they are the same price fyi
    my focus is on low ripple nothing else
     

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