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Old 01-02-2015, 10:56 PM   #1
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Default Which Power supply should I use?

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If I were to have an i5-3570k and an ASUS R9 290 OC 4Gb what power supply should I use? (Whats the lowest wattage I should be able to go at) as I'm not good at figuring out the min and max wattage.
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:04 AM   #2
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For such a high-end video card, I recommend no less than 600 Watts.
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What about this one?
Corsair CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (CS750M) - PCPartPicker United Kingdom

It's gold validated, 750W, modular and from a respected brand.
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That PSU is made by Great Wall which is not very good. Get a Seasonic made or a Super Flower made.
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Wait what? The one i linked to?
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Yeah, Corsair uses a few makers for their line and this one has the maker with poor reviews.
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Hmm. Haven't seen any reviews with it. I just saw a gold validated modular 750W PSU from corsair to a good price. If it has gotten bad reviews than maybe this one is more up the ally: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (RM750) - PCPartPicker United Kingdom

I know for a fact that this one is a good one. It's 12 pounds more. But that's properly worth it if the other one have bad reviews.
It has as similar specs. This one is fully modular though.
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Sigh, another poor choice. This one is made by Chicony Power and also questionable as to their components, especially their caps.

Get a Seasonic and be done with. They use Japanese caps which are high quality.
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here's the Corsair models that's made by Seasonic:

400CX
450VX
650TX
650XV2
750TXV2
850TXV2
450HX
520HX
620HX
650HX
HX650
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I simply don't agree in your opinion. It's definitely not a poor choice.
That PSU have gotten good reviews and it come at a fair price, Why does it HAVE to be Seasonic.
Seasonic is a fantastic brand, no doubt about it, but they are not the only company in the world who knows how to make PSU's.
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