• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

PSU Advice

Laggia

New Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2012
Messages
2 (0.00/day)
Likes
0
#1
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...
 

JNUKZ

New Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2012
Messages
185 (0.10/day)
Likes
87
Location
Portugal
System Name NUK Little Machine
Processor Pentium G850 > I5 3570k
Motherboard AsRock Z77 PRO3
Cooling Intel Stock > TR True Spirit 140
Memory 8Gb Kingston 1600MHz
Video Card(s) MSI HD7770
Storage WD blue 500gb
Display(s) Asus VW222U/Samsung BX2235
Case CoolerMaster K350
Audio Device(s) OnBoard
Power Supply Corsair CX430 V2
Software Windows 7 64Bits
#2
TX 650/M is enough
 
Joined
Jan 24, 2010
Messages
3,578 (1.22/day)
Likes
1,918
Location
Oregon, USA
System Name GLaDOS
Processor AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8 ghz
Motherboard MSI 990FXA-GD65
Cooling Corsair H50
Memory Corsair DDR3 1333Mhz (2 x 4GB)
Video Card(s) MSI R7970
Storage 2 WD Blue 500GBs, 1 WD 1TB
Display(s) 2 Acer S231HL 23" LED backlit LCD's on a Dual LCD stand
Case Corsair 600T White edition
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair 850HX 850W
Software Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
#3

UbErN00b

New Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2012
Messages
255 (0.13/day)
Likes
44
Location
Ingerland
System Name le me gaming and porn rig!!
Processor 2500k
Motherboard GA-Z68X-UD3-b3
Cooling Air baby!
Memory 8GB 2000mhz dual channel
Video Card(s) Sapphire Vapor X HD 7950 3GB
Storage Corsair Force 3 240GB & 2TB HDD
Display(s) Catleap 1440p ;)
Case CM Storm Sniper
Audio Device(s) HUD-MX1 headphone amp/DAC
Power Supply Corsair TX750
#4
A quality corsair/seasonic/Antec 550W would easily be sufficient for that rig, overclocked too. So yes a TX650m would be more than sufficient.
 

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
Joined
Jul 23, 2006
Messages
26,753 (6.37/day)
Likes
7,659
Location
Houston
System Name Team Blue
Processor 5960X@4.8 1.42v
Motherboard Asus X99M-WS
Cooling EK Supremecy EVO, MCR220-Stack+MCR220+MCR320, D5-PWM+EK X-RES 140
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's+ EVGA reference 1080Ti soon to be under water
Storage Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz
Case Caselabs Mercury S5
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX
Software W10P
Benchmark Scores Zoom zoom mofo
#5
TX650 is plenty, heck a good 550W would handle it without issues.
 

Laggia

New Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2012
Messages
2 (0.00/day)
Likes
0
#6
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.
 
Joined
Sep 25, 2012
Messages
1,614 (0.83/day)
Likes
650
Location
Jacksonhole Florida
System Name DEVIL'S ABYSS
Processor i7-4790K@4.6 GHz
Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe
Cooling Corsair H110 (2 x 140mm)(3 x 140mm case fans)
Memory 16GB Adata XPG V2 2400MHz
Video Card(s) EVGA 780 Ti Classified
Storage Intel 750 Series 400GB (AIC), Plextor M6e 256GB (M.2), 13 TB storage
Display(s) Crossover 27QW (27"@ 2560x1440)
Case Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150
Power Supply Cooler Master V1000
Mouse Ttsports Talon Blu
Keyboard Logitech G510
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 version 1709
Benchmark Scores Passmark CPU score = 13080
#8
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...