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Best Modular 600w PSU?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys, im building a PC and i wanted to know what the best modular 600w psu is?

 

  • Firstly is 600w enough?

 

AMD FX8320

 

corsair h110 

 

GTX 760

 

MSI 970A-G43 AMD 970 ATX (Motherboard)

 

1x DVD writer drive

 

Intel 530 Series 120GB Solid State Drive

 

WD 1 TB 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive - Black

 

HyperX 16gb 1600mhz

 

 

  • Secondly what is the best silent modular PSU?

 

 

 

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first whats your budget and second this is what i would recommend if its in your budget http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr


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Yes 600W is enough. Actually, more than enough. A quality 550W PSU is the way to go. You can probably get better efficiency for the same price.

Going for a 750W is not recommended because a 760 SLI will be kinda bottlenecked by that CPU.

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Hey guys, im building a PC and i wanted to know what the best modular 600w psu is?

 

  • Firstly is 600w enough?

 

AMD FX8320

 

corsair h110 

 

GTX 760

 

MSI 970A-G43 AMD 970 ATX (Motherboard)

 

1x DVD writer drive

 

Intel 530 Series 120GB Solid State Drive

 

WD 1 TB 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive - Black

 

HyperX 16gb 1600mhz

 

 

  • Secondly what is the best silent modular PSU?

 

i'd suggest you post location and budget in the ''new build and planning'' section of this forum because in the parts you've listed are  A LOT (AKA as only...) bad choices of components...i'm sure the guys out there will get you a MUCH better system for the money you have to spend.


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| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
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i'd suggest you post location and budget in the ''new build and planning'' section of this forum because in the parts you've listed are  A LOT (AKA as only...) bad choices of components...i'm sure the guys out there will get you a MUCH better system for the money you have to spend.

I have a budget of about £850 and these are the best specs ive found, I have seen a pc with pretty much the same specs and the price was £1300

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I have a budget of about £850 and these are the best specs ive found, I have seen a pc with pretty much the same specs and the price was £1300

Sorry, I derped I looked at the specs of ur pc and I thaught you were telling me to get that ! xD

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Yes 600W is enough. Actually, more than enough. A quality 550W PSU is the way to go. You can probably get better efficiency for the same price. Going for a 750W is not recommended because a 760 SLI will be kinda bottlenecked by that CPU.

I looked on the corsair website, it said I needed 450w for the specs of my pc. I wanted to be on the safe side so I want to go for a 600w

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750w is too much for my build :(

not completely and its one of the best psu's for the money


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I have a budget of about £850 and these are the best specs ive found, I have seen a pc with pretty much the same specs and the price was £1300

what is this machine going to be used for? gaming? rendering?


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Don't get a am3 CPU. If you do get a 990 mb if over clocking


n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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I have a budget of about £850 and these are the best specs ive found, I have seen a pc with pretty much the same specs and the price was £1300

here is a much better machine especially in regards to gaming if you're into that...

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£148.33 @ Amazon UK)

Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£56.36 @ Scan.co.uk)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£57.99 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£47.79 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£35.94 @ Aria PC)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card  (£194.74 @ Scan.co.uk)

Power Supply: XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£66.54 @ More Computers)

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  (£10.09 @ CCL Computers)

Total: £617.78

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-24 22:56 BST+0100

 

That leaves you a lot of room to pick a case you like and stuff...8gb of RAM for gaming is PLENTY if you do photo editing or stuff like that and you want 16gb for this purpose you have money left to do so as well.

This PSU is a top notch unit with an active fan. The intel cpu cooler is fine to use with this, again if you want something more quiet you have money for it...i'd suggest a cheap cooler master hyper 212 for quiet operation.

No overclocked FX will compete with this core i5 in gaming and most other tasks even highly overclocked...and BTW the MSI board you picked is garbage you can't safely run the FX 8 core on that board let alone overclocking it...you'd need a much better motherboard for that.


| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
| Displays: Acer Predator XB270HU 1440p Gsync 144hz IPS Gaming monitor | Oculus Rift S

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here is a much better machine especially in regards to gaming if you're into that...

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£148.33 @ Amazon UK)

Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£56.36 @ Scan.co.uk)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£57.99 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£47.79 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£35.94 @ Aria PC)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card  (£194.74 @ Scan.co.uk)

Power Supply: XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£66.54 @ More Computers)

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  (£10.09 @ CCL Computers)

Total: £617.78

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-24 22:56 BST+0100

 

That leaves you a lot of room to pick a case you like and stuff...8gb of RAM for gaming is PLENTY if you do photo editing or stuff like that and you want 16gb for this purpose you have money left to do so as well.

This PSU is a top notch unit with an active fan. The intel cpu cooler is fine to use with this, again if you want something more quiet you have money for it...i'd suggest a cheap cooler master hyper 212 for quiet operation.

No overclocked FX will compete with this core i5 in gaming and most other tasks even highly overclocked...and BTW the MSI board you picked is garbage you can't safely run the FX 8 core on that board let alone overclocking it...you'd need a much better motherboard for that.

Thanks for the advice! I need something better than an i5 Processor and because ill be doing video editing and 3d rendering ill need 16gb of ram. And my budget is £1000. if i went for an i7 and 16 gb ram etc, itll cost about £1300. :(

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not completely and its one of the best psu's for the money

I read on other forums etc, it says if you get a psu thats way more than you actually need it can decrease the performance!

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Thanks for the advice! I need something better than an i5 Processor and because ill be doing video editing and 3d rendering ill need 16gb of ram. And my budget is £1000. if i went for an i7 and 16 gb ram etc, itll cost about £1300. :(

 

Not true man easily can get a I7, 16 Gb of RAM and for the rest good parts for 1000 pounds. As you can see that build is on only 600 pounds how can 8 Gb more RAM and a upgrade to an I7. If their is money left even can upgrade the GPU.

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well for me this is what I would build if I were to go with more rendering and other work related stuff (Priority) with light gaming(least priority) oh and if you use cuda :) you can actually opt for something higher since it's only 877 pounds if I got it right?. can also change to a amd gpu if you want.

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£224.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£56.36 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Storage: Intel 730 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£140.69 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Storage: Western Digital Red 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£69.04 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card  (£103.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£66.54 @ More Computers) 
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  (£10.09 @ CCL Computers) 
Total: £876.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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well for me this is what I would build if I were to go with more rendering and other work related stuff (Priority) with light gaming(least priority) oh and if you use cuda :) you can actually opt for something higher since it's only 877 pounds if I got it right?. can also change to a amd gpu if you want.

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£224.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£56.36 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Storage: Intel 730 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£140.69 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Storage: Western Digital Red 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£69.04 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card  (£103.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£66.54 @ More Computers) 
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  (£10.09 @ CCL Computers) 
Total: £876.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-25 11:07 BST+0100

 

 

Why the expensive SSD, MX100 are way cheaper and just as good? Also you could just get a 1TB HDD which runs at 7200 RPM. Also he has a budget of 1000 pounds and if he wants to game he can better spend the money on a higher end card.

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Thanks for the advice! I need something better than an i5 Processor and because ill be doing video editing and 3d rendering ill need 16gb of ram. And my budget is £1000. if i went for an i7 and 16 gb ram etc, itll cost about £1300. :(

in that case, you should consider this...this Xeon CPU is the same as the i7-4770 it only lacks the integrated graphics (which you don't need since you'll use a dedicated graphics card) but it's cheaper...it has hyperthreading so it's an i7

Again all you're missing is a case you like to put all that good stuff in:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£188.34 @ Aria PC)

Motherboard: MSI B85M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£40.00 @ CCL Computers)

Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£111.84 @ CCL Computers)

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£47.79 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£35.94 @ Aria PC)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card  (£194.74 @ Scan.co.uk)

Power Supply: XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£66.54 @ More Computers)

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  (£10.09 @ CCL Computers)

Total: £695.28

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-25 18:21 BST+0100


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| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
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I read on other forums etc, it says if you get a psu thats way more than you actually need it can decrease the performance!

no that is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of the psu doesn't affect performance it supplies power to the parts
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no that is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of the psu doesn't affect performance it supplies power to the parts

i think he meant ''performance'' in terms of efficiency, in which he is correct PSU's are most efficient while at 50 to 80% load...so he is correct if you pick a 1000W PSu and you only require 325W at full load then the PSU is never operating at it's most efficient...in which case a 550W PSU would be a much better pick. It's important to pick a PSU that match the parts.


| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
| Displays: Acer Predator XB270HU 1440p Gsync 144hz IPS Gaming monitor | Oculus Rift S

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Why the expensive SSD, MX100 are way cheaper and just as good? Also you could just get a 1TB HDD which runs at 7200 RPM. Also he has a budget of 1000 pounds and if he wants to game he can better spend the money on a higher end card.

this is the reason why I said it is a priority for work related stuff.

 

it may be different for ts but in my case in just a few files 1tb gets filled up at least to what I do so I opted for 2tb and red drives since I like them I got a few of them 4tb ones and they work wonders to save my stuff.

 

crucial mx100 is good but I like the intel 730 more. most of my drives are intel based and a couple of dead ocz and some kingston and of course crucial m4 :)

 

Intel ssd has been good to me. and just like what I said in that post he can mix and match or change some parts and the point of my post is he can get a decent rig for work related stuff with light gaming in mind for less than 1000 pounds which I stand corrected :) and some of those parts I chose were premium :)

 

I have little experience to vouch for crucials reliability but for intel ssd I've had a lot of them so I can vouch for it :)

 

also a lot of people tend to go with gaming priority in the build but in the build I posted it's the least priority or non at all due to the fact gaming = can hardly net you any money unless you're one of those popular ones with sponsors and stuff.

at least if he were to use his render/work or whatnot capable rig to make some cash he can then build a new awesome beast of a gaming rig.

 

that's my 2cents.

 

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this is the reason why I said it is a priority for work related stuff.

 

it may be different for ts but in my case in just a few files 1tb gets filled up at least to what I do so I opted for 2tb and red drives since I like them I got a few of them 4tb ones and they work wonders to save my stuff.

 

crucial mx100 is good but I like the intel 730 more. most of my drives are intel based and a couple of dead ocz and some kingston and of course crucial m4 :)

 

Intel ssd has been good to me. and just like what I said in that post he can mix and match or change some parts and the point of my post is he can get a decent rig for work related stuff with light gaming in mind for less than 1000 pounds which I stand corrected :) and some of those parts I chose were premium :)

 

I have little experience to vouch for crucials reliability but for intel ssd I've had a lot of them so I can vouch for it :)

 

also a lot of people tend to go with gaming priority in the build but in the build I posted it's the least priority or non at all due to the fact gaming = can hardly net you any money unless you're one of those popular ones with sponsors and stuff.

at least if he were to use his render/work or whatnot capable rig to make some cash he can then build a new awesome beast of a gaming rig.

 

that's my 2cents.

 

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Totally true man it isn't like I can vouch for either, because I got a 830, but I read that MX100 are fine perfect SSD's, I didn't see that your priority was work related, sorry and then the build might be a lot more logical. I probably jumped right to the conclusion that it should be a gaming rig because like 90% on this part is meant for it xD.

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Totally true man it isn't like I can vouch for either, because I got a 830, but I read that MX100 are fine perfect SSD's, I didn't see that your priority was work related, sorry and then the build might be a lot more logical. I probably jumped right to the conclusion that it should be a gaming rig because like 90% on this part is meant for it xD.

no biggie bro. so far I still don't know if ts prioritize work or gaming.

 

IMO if it's gaming I'd totally blow on a seagate hdd :) had some 80gb ide that is still rocking on my old pentium 4 rig :). although I tend to use western digital lately kinda always get those on stock whenever I visit shops locally >.< but the reds are damn nice. 

 

@TS for psu I also like fsp aurum models or the brands that take it and slap their own sticker. I'm not sure but the evga 650nexg or something uses it although not entirely sure.


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