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Looking for PSU advice

#1tiedyedguyPosted 11/23/2013 3:01:03 PM
Don't really know what to look for in terms of good brands and worried about overlooking something critical.


Basically. I have a Dell prebuilt. Model is XPS 8500. Nice big case should be fine for upgrading.

I'm looking to beef up the video card, probably with a GTX770
more than likely this though I am open to other variants.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=GTX770&N=-1&isNodeId=1

Anyways I will need a new powersupply to support that as I currently only have 460w with the prebuilt.

I am looking for suggestion as to what to get, any advice is greatly appreciated. The best mix of quality to price effectiveness would be most beneficial to me.
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#2EciDemonPosted 11/23/2013 3:09:22 PM
Coarsair, Sesonic. Personally I like Fractal Design. 5-600W will be fine.
Look for 80+ Gold certified or better to ensure you get a good efficient psu with quality components.
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#3gsf4lyfePosted 11/23/2013 3:13:39 PM
EciDemon posted...
Coarsair, Sesonic. Personally I like Fractal Design. 5-600W will be fine.
Look for 80+ Gold certified or better to ensure you get a good efficient psu with quality components.


Gold is completely unnecessary. Just read reviews for whatever model youre looking at. Particularly with Corsair, they have some really good KEY's, and some not so good.
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#4EciDemonPosted 11/23/2013 3:16:31 PM
Sure, gold is not necessary, but if you get a certified psu, you know you'll get a good one and you don't have to worry about brand very much.
It's one of the best thing to ever happen the psu market I think and makes it easy to separate the good from the bad.

So if you're new to computer builds/upgrades. Go for 80+ Gold.
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#5WerdnAndreWPosted 11/23/2013 3:17:08 PM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

$15 off and a $20 rebate.
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#6tiedyedguy(Topic Creator)Posted 11/23/2013 3:22:38 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

$15 off and a $20 rebate.


good price, but only 520w. Card suggests 600w minimum, and going 460 to 520 seems a waste of an upgrade anyways.
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#7WerdnAndreWPosted 11/23/2013 3:26:17 PM(edited)
If you look up reviews for your card you'll see that total power consumption is around 350w. You could probably use the card on your current psu but prebuilt power supplies are usually crap so its best to replace it with something better. The NeoECO 520w is a seasonic build so its high quality. Unless you plan to run the cards in SLI, 500w is more than enough.
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#8EciDemonPosted 11/23/2013 3:28:09 PM
tiedyedguy posted...
WerdnAndreW posted...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

$15 off and a $20 rebate.


good price, but only 520w. Card suggests 600w minimum, and going 460 to 520 seems a waste of an upgrade anyways.



With a more power hungry and overclocked cpu and a gtx 680 my rig pulled about 400w from the wall socket during full load.

The suggested minimum is a bit of an overestimation just to be safe.
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#9pjlindPosted 11/23/2013 5:35:38 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199&nm_mc=EMC-EXPRESS112313&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS112313-_-EMC-112313-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17182199-L06A

Promo code : EMCYTZT4889

I bought that today, first part in the PC I'm building.