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Standard User slippyjim
(experienced) Mon 06-Jan-14 13:33:46
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Recommended power supply


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Hi,

Using the power supply calulator it says min 570W recommended 620W, Im thinking of a Thermaltake or similar

What power supply would you recommend for this system
Intel i7-3930K socket 2011
Gigabyte X79-UD3
4 * 4GB Corsair 1600 DDR3
Nvidia GTX570
8 sata hard drives
1 DVDRW
2 200mm fans
2 120mm fans

Thanks,
Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 06-Jan-14 13:50:45
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Re: Recommended power supply


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Sorry, I can't give a specific recommendation!

However, may I suggest that you double-check precisely what connections your existing PSU provides & double-check this against the specifications of the PSU that you intend getting?

I found out the hard-way that some do not include all of the anticipated connections!! frown

Regards,
John
Standard User slippyjim
(experienced) Mon 06-Jan-14 16:45:06
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Re: Recommended power supply


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Yeah Ive already looked into that on a couple of power supplies, varies greatly even between an 850W and 1000W I was looking at


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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 06-Jan-14 19:05:50
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Re: Recommended power supply


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I cant recommend a particular model but can recommend Corsair PSUs. Noted for stability and good construction.

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 07-Jan-14 08:02:53
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Re: Recommended power supply (Edited)


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I'd second (or third) Corsair. One with modular cables is best as it means you don't have loads of unused cables blocking airflow. 650W seems a little generous for that collection of components, but I guess it's better to be conservative than over-optimistic.

Edit: I didn't notice the requirement for 8 disks! I'm sure you are correct that at least 650W is needed - I'd plump for a 750W one.

Edited by AEP (Tue 07-Jan-14 10:03:04)

Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 07-Jan-14 08:55:23
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In reply to a post by Banger:
I cant recommend a particular model but can recommend Corsair PSUs. Noted for stability and good construction.

Whilst I would tend to agree with your description, might I just add that it was a "750W Corsair Enthusiast Series TX75" that gave me the problem with inadequate connections?

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John
Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 07-Jan-14 09:23:59
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That's one of the reasons that I prefer modular PSUs. They give more flexibility in which connectors you have.
Standard User The_Voyager
(committed) Tue 07-Jan-14 09:49:48
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My system is similar in ways to yours but I only have 2 x 1TB HDDs + 120GB SSD installed and only 2 Fans.

My PSU is the CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE.

So I would suggest something maybe better than that, have also found that the Corsairs are the best.

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Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 07-Jan-14 11:01:53
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The PSU that I bought was a Modular, but it still did not have the specific output that I needed - nor did there appear to be the option for creating it!

I ended up buying a "bog-standard" Maplin supplied PSU, which had all of the correct connections!

Regards,
John
Standard User slippyjim
(experienced) Tue 07-Jan-14 12:02:24
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Thanks for everyones comments I think Im going to go for a Corsair
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