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Old 05-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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Im looking for a new PSU in the 70/80€ range (90$/100$) on Europe(Portugal if possible).

Wanted to adquire at least a 700W PSU due to possible GPU upgrade and an addition of SSD.

My actual system is a:
i5-2500K normally with OC at 4.5GHz(Hyper 212+ 40C idle/60C Max)
Gigabyte Z68 MA D2H B3
8 GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance Performance 1600Mhz
PNY GTX 560 ti XLR8 OC1
2 320GB HDD SATA 2/3.
Current PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

The ones i have being verifying are these at least for my budget:
THERMALTAKE TR2 800W, CORSAIR TX650 V2, Cougar CMX v2 700W, CORSAIR GS700 2013 EDITION and the FRACTAL DESIGN INTEGRA R2 750W.( Im more inclined for the Fractal, as is the cheapest and 10€/15$ of difference of the others)

I just want to replace, due to shutdowns when using the CPU and GFX at max( PC power shutdown, no BSODS or information avaliable on Events viewer).

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Old 05-12-2013, 11:05 PM   #2
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I would go with the Corsair TX650 V2, as it's by far the best quality - easily worth $15 more.
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Well, im able to extend a little more my budget to 95€/125$ and this is what i have avaliable near me: Corsair Enthusiast TX650M, Corsair GS800, Be Quiet Pure Power L8 730W CM, XFX CORE EDITION PSU PRO 750W, and the THERMALTAKE SMART MODULAR 650W .
I want one that supports well OC for CPU at 4.5Ghz, as also able to take OC on GPU, and able to grip some 140mm Fans.
Note: I am more a modular fan, although i wanted to know what is the best Bang for Buck, and that can last at least 3 years
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Of those ones, the XFX would be the best quality, but the TX 650 V2 would be enough.
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Thank you C.hegge i think i will go XFX then.
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Also, one more thing. I possess a Cooler Master Elite 430 Black, and about the airflow of the PSU for temps, it's better to have the intake to be inside or outside (under the case, which only has 1cm of space to allow air)? I use 1 fan at front for intake, will add a lateral for intake and have one at the back as external. ( All 120mm)

I wanted at least to have the lowest temperaturs, because 1cm of space, it seems a little pushy to the PSU get air, even with an air filter taping it.
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It is always better to have the PSU pulling cold air from outside. This will make it to run at lower temperatures, which increases its efficiency and life span.

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It depends on if the case has a removable dust filter. If it doesn't have one, then don't mount the PSU with the fan facing down, because the PSU will suck up way too much dust. I also have a CoolerMaster case in my parents PC (a Centurion 5 II). I opted not to mount the PSU with the fan facing down specifically for this reason.
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Thank you for both answers, and c.hegge, my 430 comes with removable dust filters. Even more, the case itself is almost full with dust filters, only the acrilic side entry and the rear fan positions, are the sides that doesn't possess it.

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