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    I'm looking to upgrade my pc and plan to get a gtx 970. It is said that a good 500w pau should be enough. What would be a good power supply within a conservative budget of 5-6k? (and also currently available in the market)

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    dude, get a 650 watt psu and u won't regret it.........just pull your budget up a bit (2k-3k)......coolermaster will do

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    I would suggest Thermaltake SE 530W for TK 5200
    or Cooler Master GXII 550W for TK6500

    Corsair CX V2 600 is a waste at TK7500 because at V12 rail CX supplies less than other 2.

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    Corsair 450w would be more than enough.

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    @VANGUARD , are you sure a corsair 450 can handle a gtx 970? what would be the best psu within 5k that can handle it?

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    I would go with Thermaltake 530W in that budget just to be on the safe side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dash45 View Post
    @VANGUARD , are you sure a corsair 450 can handle a gtx 970? what would be the best psu within 5k that can handle it?
    I would have not sold my previous Thermaltake TR2 380w if i knew GTX970 and 980 are that much power efficient. Honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franklin View Post
    I would go with Thermaltake 530W in that budget just to be on the safe side.
    I wanna make two points here.

    1. I do not think Tt Smart series power supplies are even of mid quality builds.
    2. Even if it is, you take a 530watt psu to be on the "safe side" to run a 145w gpu? Seriously? -_-

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    Actually @VANGUARD is right about Corsair VS450. If the CPU is Intel core i series and the user doesn't over clock (both CPU and GPU) then VS450 can easily support it.

    @dash45 on what system are you planning to put it?

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    @VANGUARD , is this the psu you are talking about? It's 3.3k only

    http://www.ryanscomputers.com/Corsair-450W-2391

    moreover, on 12v ,the gtx 970 requires 30A , the tt 530 smart is rated at 38A,corsair is 32A(which is scraping dangerously close). Should I buy tt 530 or corsair?
    Last edited by dash45; October 31st, 2014 at 00:53.

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    check whether the power supply is rated "continuous power supply". I think the thermaltake one is rated continuous. A good branded 500 to 600W psu would be good enough for GTX 970.

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    As long as you stick to the continuous power tt will be fine.

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    yes, tt 530 is rated to provide "continuous" 530w power

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    Quote Originally Posted by dash45 View Post
    yes, tt 530 is rated to provide "continuous" 530w power
    Another thing is number of rail and don't overload it.

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    here is a comprehensive review of the tt 530. Could any experts please take a look?

    http://www.overclockers.com/thermalt...supply-review/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dash45 View Post
    @VANGUARD , is this the psu you are talking about? It's 3.3k only

    http://www.ryanscomputers.com/Corsair-450W-2391

    moreover, on 12v ,the gtx 970 requires 30A , the tt 530 smart is rated at 38A,corsair is 32A(which is scraping dangerously close). Should I buy tt 530 or corsair?
    GTX 970 doesnt require 30A. At most it will consume 200W of power after overclocking and gpu boost. So 200W/12V = 16.67A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dash45 View Post
    here is a comprehensive review of the tt 530. Could any experts please take a look?

    http://www.overclockers.com/thermalt...supply-review/
    Im not expert but i have seen it earlier, what abt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    GTX 970 doesnt require 30A. At most it will consume 200W of power after overclocking and gpu boost. So 200W/12V = 16.67A.
    @dash45 ^^^this.

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    @redwan hasan , could you please explain the rails issue you mentioned?

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    number of rails also do not matter now.

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    @VANGUARD , you still didn't reply to my last question :-|

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