Solved Will this psu cover it?

Emachines / Et1331g-05w
November 3, 2013 at 19:38:24
Specs: Windows 7, amd IIx2 270 3.4ghz/ 4gb RAM
Hello people, I'm currently building a computer and need some help with the power supply.
this is the system:

WD black caviar 1tb
intel core i7 3770k
corsair vengence 2x8
Msi z77-G45

I want to purchase a gtx 760
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...

but i also want to sli it in the future, the minimum power supply for one is 500w and I want to be able to overclock the cpu/gpu too. My question is what psu can I use that has the connectors needed for future expansion and supports the current build?

Ive been looking at these two
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Profe...

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#1
November 3, 2013 at 21:02:26
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Good PSU but why would you pay so much when newegg has them for just $60:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

In fact, they have several models on sale with rebates & promo codes:

http://www.newegg.com/Power-Supplie...

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#2
November 3, 2013 at 22:51:50
It may be expensive, but ill save some cash on the electric bill and the psu will most likely last a long time considering the price. I looked at your links and found a rm850W for 160 that is completely modular which I like. Seems a bit overkill

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#3
November 4, 2013 at 05:40:18
"It may be expensive, but ill save some cash on the electric bill and the psu will most likely last a long time considering the price"

Huh? the more you pay the better it is? Really? Sorry, but hardwired is better than modular. Each individual connection is a potential failure point plus modular is always more expensive due to all the extra connectors, plugs, & cables. It would be best to avoid them.

And how are you going to save on electricity? A PSU only churns out as much wattage as necessary. You certainly don't need an 850W PSU for your build but if you wanna overspend on something you don't need, that's your business. If it were my system, I'd get the 750W for $60.

BTW, an overclocked GTX 760 consumes approx 160W under full load:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#4
November 4, 2013 at 13:46:47
I thought gold plus or bronze plus etc. Was the efficiency of the unit platinum being the best. Modular just looks so clean. Is it easier to hide the wires with a modular psu?

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