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ocz fatal1ty 550w

#1Firespark1Posted 10/17/2013 2:09:04 PM(edited)
Hey guys, I'm currently using this power supply. The rating when I bought seems good 4/5 for the most part. It was also super cheap I bought it, around $30. I have no issue with it since, but I looking into a new build in the future. Recently, I came across a very nice PSU,
SeaSonic X Series 650W 80 Plus Gold, for only $70! Now, I know my power consumption wont really hit pass 550w, since I am a single card user. Wont be using any dual GPU card either. I will go as high as the 7970 or whatever the next line for AMD, or the GTX 780 and whatever next line for that too. In other words, my best graphic card with be a single GPU die card.

If you read the huge wall or text or not, would you advise in getting a new
SeaSonic X Series 650W 80 Plus Gold for a future build or stick to my current 550w fatal1ty.
Future build spec:
i5/i7 5700k? basic-med overclock
decent MB
2-4 RAM
GTX 760-880 / AMD 7800 - R290x
1-2 HDD, 1 SSD
USB and eSata peripherals
#2ShubPosted 10/17/2013 1:47:06 PM
You said you're having issues with your Fatal1ty, so while I don't know what those issues are, you don't want to mess around with a faulty PSU, so just get a new one. $70 is a great deal for a Seasonic X-650 anyway.
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#3Firespark1(Topic Creator)Posted 10/17/2013 2:09:26 PM
Oops, I meant no issue with it since.
#4NicoC96Posted 10/17/2013 2:21:08 PM
If you like it and think it's a good deal, jump on it. My OCZ ZS 550W is still going strong.
#5_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 10/17/2013 3:05:00 PM
Not sure if I understand correctly.

You have a decent 550 watt PSU that covers all your needs. But, for some reason, you are wondering whether you should ditch that PSU and go for another one that is 100 watt more , for a possible future build?

Keep what you have. If you do put together a new build in the next couple of years get a PSU then. You will know more about what your needs are. It does not make sense to me to replace your current PSU in anticipation of a new build unless you spot some sort of amazing deal. Though you should at the very least let us know how old that PSU is. You are asking us whether you should upgrade and replace without telling us what PSU it is and how long you have been using it. How can anyone answer that question?
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#6CommunismFTWPosted 10/17/2013 3:38:39 PM
I've owned that man, had it running a 8800GT and Q9550 overclocked to hell and back and 3 HDD's. Did it fine.
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