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Hi, im in the mid's of building a pc, and i bought a coolermaster extreme 600 watt, for my rig.

spec's are
core i5 2500k
Ge-force gtx 560 ti
4gb G-skill ripjaw's
corsair H60
500 gb seagate sata 2 hdd
coolermaster elite 430, with 4 case fan's
window's 7 home x64
cooleraster exreme 600 watt

And i was wondering, if the my psu will handle all that, and also wondering if i should get a corsair psu.?
 
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Corsair psu won't do you wrong imo but the one you have atm will do. But if you are planning to run SLI in the near future i would save the hassle and return the Coolermaster and trade it in for Corsair TX 850 or something similar.
 
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ty. :)
 
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Case Coolermaster elite 430, 4 case fan's
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Do you know the power consumption on my cpu, would my psu handle my cpu and gpu.
 

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Peak power draw would be around... 300W-ish maybe? 350W?
 
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If you look at my specs i have about the same as you and my psu is more then enough.
Thought the 2500k uses about 150w on 3.3Ghz.
 
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600W should be fine for that rig

there is a guy around forums using a cm 600w silent pro gold to power a 2500k and x2 6950s

im using a cm 700w silent pro gold for my rig in system spec < and no problems
 
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Ok ty so much guy's :)
 
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Replace your psu immediately if you have future plans of adding anything, even as "low-power" as a fan or another hard drive.
 
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Ok, should i go with corsair.?
 
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No need for it. But if it makes you feel better the go for it.
If the coolermaster is still available for a refund then just send it back and spend some extra to buy a better psu.
 
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Ok, should i go with corsair.?
Depends on many things. Budget, prices, where you're going to buy, etc.


Anyway, there are a lot more "suck" PSUs from Cooler Master than good ones. Only the Silent Pro series are decent ones, and the new GX series (but only barely).

That 600W PSU is actually a 450W PSU. And it's not even 80PLUS Standard. Efficiency is 77% at best, 72% at worst.


EDIT: Just noticed now that it's an H60 for your cooling. Replace that useless PSU. I have mine only as an emergency back-up now.
 
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Anyway, there are a lot more "suck" PSUs from Cooler Master than good ones. Only the Silent Pro series are decent ones, and the new GX series (but only barely).

That 600W PSU is actually a 450W PSU. And it's not even 80PLUS Standard. Efficiency is 77% at best, 72% at worst.

EDIT: Just noticed now that it's an H60 for your cooling. Replace that useless PSU. I have mine only as an emergency back-up now.
Real Power Pro's are great units as well as plain Real Power's to a point. UCP series are solid AcBel designs as well. But yeah, most their low end units are junk. Here's an informative post on CoolerMaster's;

http://www.overclock.net/t/782991/on-coolermaster-refresh#post10094089

That said, I'd shoot for this one.

PC Power and Cooling Silencer 760W High Performanc...

Silencers constantly get rebates and are better than their Corsair equivalents. In fact, they pretty much are the best units you can get at that range. You can easily SLi on it as you can see here

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-ti-sli-review/14

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/PC_Power_Cooling/Silencer_760W/8.html