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Old 16-08-13, 01:58 AM
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New power supply

Recently I have bought a AMD FX-8320 and MSI 990FXA-GD65. Didn't realise it required a 8 pin and my current PSU doesn't have one and personally it is complete and utter crap, don't realise what possessed me to buy it... Oh wait being a poor student and requiring a larger Wattage psu... Right over that, I am still a poor student but worked my ass off to upgrade certain parts of my computer and have most things ready just need to get this last part but I am bad at working out the power consumption of the computer so I turn to the faithful forum to help me out!

The components that I have are:
CPU: FX-8320
Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD65
RAM: Corsair 16GB 1600MHz
HDD: 2x 1TB, 1x1.5TB and 1x2TB
Optical: DVD-RW and BR-ROM
GPU: 560Ti 448
PCI: Wireless card
and use of upto 7 USB devices.

I have checked power calculators and they suggest 678W but I want to just make sure that it is correct or what would be the best thing for me to actually get. What do you guys think?


EDIT:
Budget of around £90

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Old 16-08-13, 03:10 AM
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To be honest I think youd be fine with a decent 600W but personally I'm more comfortable going overkill. Maybe a Corsair TX650M? Or if you're not bothered about lack of modularity, this XFX, made by Seasonic and got a decent review on Jonnyguru.

The XFX Pro 850w XXX version is only £5 over budget, also made by Seasonic and modular.
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Old 16-08-13, 04:39 AM
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Any 600watt PSU will do. Hell even a solid 500-550watt will do.
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Old 16-08-13, 08:25 AM
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As far as im aware unless you do things like folding and your running everything at literally max with 7 devices all pulling an amp from the usb ports (assuming they are 5w usb) then you would need a 600W PSU.
If its every day usage and a bit of gaming 500 or 550 will be fine, if your going for an efficient PSU to save the pennies on the electricity side of things then i'd see if you can measure how much you pulled from the wall with your old MoBo during a game and get a PSU double that wattage, (i'm going by corsair efficiency curves and my own experience).
The GPU and CPU have set TDP which should be overkill anyway.
But i would suggest going for a decent brand like Seasonic or Corsair, even if this pushed the budget a tiny bit.
Hope this helps
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Old 16-08-13, 08:30 AM
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Corsair HX650 and your pretty much future proof with the peace of mind of the corsair garantie.... 94 quid gets you this and its also semi modular, fan only runs when needed, 80+, free delivery etc etc

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-HX65...eywords=hx+650
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Old 16-08-13, 08:38 AM
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you may as well use aria, with the free post
and i found this, which is fine for now has the 8 pin adapter you need, could go for a higher end unit but this fits the bill
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=52662
and gives you somewhere to have a look.
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Old 16-08-13, 12:58 PM
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Yeah it will be used for a bit for folding this year as I have all bills included on my rent so I am happy to leave it running for a week straight and not incur a fee on the power usage.

All that is sound info as well. Was speaking to a friend who has a lot build experience said that it should be a 800W minimum. Also I can stretch another £10 on the budget to make it £100.
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Old 16-08-13, 01:08 PM
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You'd actually pretty easily get by on that on 500w.

I've run a 3770k and a GTX670, both overclocked on a 500w Silverstone Strider without any problems...

Speaking of which - that's what I'd recommend.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-...t-fan-atx-v23-

or

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-...-fan-atx-v23-p

If you aren't bothered about modularity, then you'll save quite a lot of money, but I personally wouldn't buy anything that isn't modular anymore.
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Old 16-08-13, 01:09 PM
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look for a post, by ninja called mini, i posted screen shots using an i7 at max with a 780 gtx at max load only pulling 300W, if you want to spend more money then thats fine. We were just advising, just go for a decent brand is the main key, or you could end up losing your PSU prematurely or causing damage.
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Old 16-08-13, 11:23 PM
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look for a post, by ninja called mini, i posted screen shots using an i7 at max with a 780 gtx at max load only pulling 300W,
That is some sweet stuff there! Thanks for clearing that up. It has helped a lot. I think I may get a Corsair HX650. Just to be slightly on the safe side.
Still you guys were a great help!
Thanks
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