Need PSU advice

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CasperTm, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. CasperTm

    CasperTm Master Guru

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    Hey Gurus!

    Let me first write u my system specs:
    - Gigabyte F2A88XN-wifi motherboard
    - AMD A10 7700K (stock clock)
    - 2x4 GB DDR3 Corsair XMS3
    - Corsair 60GB SSD
    - WD Green 1TB
    - WD Green 3TB
    - Corsair H100i
    - 5 noctua system fans
    - 2 noctua PWM fan cooling my H100i
    - Corsair CX430W bronze rated PSU

    I want to add a discrete graphics card to my system and maybe OCing my CPU.

    You think my PSU can handle it, or i need to upgrade to a 500-600W one?
    I used PSU wattage calculator, it said 415W would be enough, but its pretty close to my 430W, i dont want to damage any of my components

    Which graphics card would you guys recommend:
    - GTX 650 Ti
    - R7 260X
    - R7 265
    - GTX 750

    Thx for your help!
     
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  2. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Mmmhhh dude. A gtx 750 doesn´t need power from the psu only pcie slot so i guess that would work with your current psu. It has the same performance as a 260x. Forget about the gtx 650. I think that if you choose a gtx 750 you can maintain the psu if you´re really on a budget, but any dedicated gpu with 6 pin power or higher would sit better with a 500w+ psu. My opinion? Get a decent 500/550w psu for like 50 bucks, and then buy the strongest gpu you can get.

    edit: aw cmon dont edit the post while i´m writing!:wanker: so, r7 265? That´s a lot better than the other gpus you listed. It is in another league.
     
  3. CasperTm

    CasperTm Master Guru

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    Sorry for editing :)
    It seems i'll buy a Corsair PSU and the R7 265. (God help, the sleeving work starts all over again)
    I'll buy from CX series.
    750, 600 or 500W?
     
  4. Dorlor

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    The 265 is slightly faster, yes... but a 750 ti would allow him to keep using his current psu, and its almost as fast as the amd 265 :)
     

  5. StewieTech

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    No it´s not.

    I think 600w is more than enough.
     
  6. CasperTm

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    Found reviews where the R7 265 doesnt seem much stronger than the 750ti. Im confused now.

    Main use of my comp:
    - 1080p movie watching (3D also)
    - Diablo III gaming :) (wanna run it at 1920*1080, max setting with good fps at group playing)
     
  7. StewieTech

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    Well you said 750 in your first post, not 750ti...either way the r7 265 is way better gpu; it´s not just about numbers, the 265 is the lowest gpu that can game on 1080p and it´s specs are not far away from a r9 270x. Same 2gb 256bits memory, 1024vs1280 shaders and a similar clock. I think it´s a beast for the price.
     
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    Always allow some headroom with a PSU. Buy the most power you can afford. Having extra power covers any future hardware upgrades you may,and probably will buy. "Ain't no such thing as overkill" Really.
     
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