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Old October 10, 2008, 10:40 PM
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Default New build - need help choosing a PSU..agian

back again with a new setup..

CPU: E7200
Mobo: Asus Maximus II Formula
GPU: Two HIS 4850 in crossfire
RAM: Mushkin 2x2GB PC 6400 800mhz
PSU: Coolermaster Extreme Power 600W
Other: MX-2 thermal paste
two 120m coolermaster blue LED fans
250GB seagate Barracuda hard drive
No cpu cooler since I decided not to OC

Now if that PSU is any good? It's about 58 bucks Pm'd so I thought it would be a good price. does it have any issues?



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Old October 10, 2008, 11:01 PM
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Not looking promising.

Decent, for a non-Xfire PSU.

My vote is that with the rest of that sweet hardware you're spec-ing out, this thing has absolutely no business being in your system. Grab a Corsair 650TX or 750TX for another $50-ish, and don't worry about it again. If cable-management is a concern, consider a 620HX which has modular cables.

And if you're not OC-ing, that motherboard is serious overkill. Take a look at the PQ5 Pro, much cheaper, same chipset (w/same Xfire support), half the price.
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Old October 10, 2008, 11:27 PM
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Not looking promising.

Decent, for a non-Xfire PSU.

My vote is that with the rest of that sweet hardware you're spec-ing out, this thing has absolutely no business being in your system. Grab a Corsair 650TX or 750TX for another $50-ish, and don't worry about it again. If cable-management is a concern, consider a 620HX which has modular cables.

And if you're not OC-ing, that motherboard is serious overkill. Take a look at the PQ5 Pro, much cheaper, same chipset (w/same Xfire support), half the price.
I see..I guess your right. I decided to save the cash and go back to the 4870. also decided on a Corsair 650W psu and an OCZ vendetta 2 heatsink...I really like the motherboard so I decided to stick with it.
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Old October 11, 2008, 12:13 AM
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MpG is right, the maximus is super overkill if your not oc'ing
And get a higher quality PSU because in the future you wont regret it.
Your second choices are pretty good, but if you still dont plan on OC'ing id drop the maximus
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Coolermaster Extreme Power 600W wont work with that board if its like there 550w,you need a PSU with 6 pin 12v,the coolermaster ony has a 4 pin..i already learned the hard way.lol
take the above advice corsair for few $ more. :)

unless theres a 4-6pin adapter? i need 1

edit board uses 8 pin
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Old October 11, 2008, 08:47 AM
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Even if you are not overclocking, pick up an Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro heatsink fan for the cpu. It'll run cooler and quieter, well worth the $20 some odd bucks.
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IMHO, don't get the Maximus Formula, way too overkill for a non-overclocker but I will be going to disagree with everyone's else about the PSU and suggest a Corsair VX450 or VX550. This one have ample power to feed your system assuming you're never going with Crossfire. My Maximus Formula with Q6600, GTX 260, 4 GB of RAM and watercooled with dual loops run fine on a HX520 (slighty less powerful than as VX550).

What matter the most is not the amount of watts but rather the amount of amps on the +12V rail. The VX550 have 41A ;)
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I cautiously agree with Xilikon about the VX power supplies. I used my VX450 with a 4870 and then a GTX260 without issue.
When I measured the 12v rail with my fluke multimeter I was within a .08 of 12volts under a gaming load (Crysis High@1680x1050).
I eventually upgraded to the TX750 PS because it had 4 PCI/E connectors and I wanted to used the VX in my Living room computer.
The VX power supplies are very solid, and with their single rail design can carry very high amps.

My processor was a Intel E2160 OC'd from 1.8 to 3.0Ghz so it used quite a bit of power from the speed/voltage increase.
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Buy a corsair HX PSU, any wattage would do for that setup really and then smile and never look back. It's the best thing you'll ever buy
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