Which power supply better?

By Imabeginner
Jul 24, 2012
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  1. dmill89

    dmill89 TechSpot Guru Posts: 737

  2. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I second dmill89, by recommending the Seasonic and Antec HCG units as listed above. The Antec has Seasonic internals in the 620W version and is rock solid, I have one myself in my main PC, which runs ~18 hours a day.
  3. Imabeginner

    Imabeginner Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    o_O 18hrs a day?? I usually dont turn off my computer...:oops: so which one should I pick..
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    It'll be fine running 24/7. Seasonic are one of the best brands for PSUs on the market, and very few PSU-makers can come close to the quality of their units.

    My point about 18hrs a day was to say they're heavy duty, and will run 24/7 for considerably large periods of time.
  5. Imabeginner

    Imabeginner Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

  6. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    No idea what g.c means...

    Both the Seasonic 520W and the Antec HCG-620 (Seasonic internals) will power a HD6950 2GB fine, but ultimately it depends on the full specification of the computer. A safer bet is to go with the Antec HCG-620 which will provide ample power regardless of your hardware specifications along that GPU.

    Ah, think you mean Graphic card. FYI, its referred to as a graphics card, video card or GPU (graphics processing unit).

    Whether the GPU is a good price or not depends on what it will be used for. What games do you intend to play with it? What resolution do you play at? And what is the rest of your hardware?

    Reason for asking is playing at less than 1080p with a really old chipset would make its purchase pointless, so its important we establish what you want from it, and what its being added too.
  7. Imabeginner

    Imabeginner Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Im playing Diablo 3, SC2 ,WoW, Skyrim and etc.... and I need to set everything to the lowest to make the game run smoothly. But im getting tire of the graphic... lol So im trying to find a graphic card which can perform really well.
  8. Imabeginner

    Imabeginner Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    So this is my computer information
    Field Value
    Computer
    Computer TypeACPI x64-based PC (Mobile)
    Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    OS Service Pack[ TRIAL VERSION ]
    Internet Explorer9.0.8112.16421 (IE 9.0)
    DirectX DirectX 11.0
    Logon Domain [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    Date / Time 2012-07-23 / 13:50

    Motherboard
    CPU Type DualCore Intel Core i5-650, 3333 MHz (25 x 133)
    MBoard Name Dell Inspiron 580
    MBoard ChipsetIntel Ibex Peak H57, Intel Ironlake
    System Memory[ TRIAL VERSION ]
    DIMM1: Samsung M378B5273CH0-CH94 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8- 22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)
    DIMM3: Samsung M378B5273CH0-CH9[ TRIAL VERSION ]
    BIOS Type AMI (07/06/10)

    Multimedia
    Audio AdapterIntel Ibex Peak HDMI @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [B-3]
    Audio AdapterRealtek ALC887 @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [B-3]

    Storage
    IDE ControllerIntel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 3B20
    Disk DriveGeneric- Compact Flash USB Device
    Disk DriveGeneric- MS/MS-Pro USB Device
    Disk DriveGeneric- SD/MMC USB Device
    Disk DriveGeneric- SM/xD-Picture USB Device
    Disk DriveST31500341AS ATA Device (1500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
    Optical DriveTSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653H ATA Device
    SMART Hard Disks StatusOK

    Then, im about to change the power supply and G.C.
    SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


    SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (OC Edition)

    then just like I said, "Im playing Diablo 3, SC2 ,WoW, Skyrim and etc.... and I need to set everything to the lowest to make the game run smoothly. But im getting tire of the graphic... lol So im trying to find a graphic card which can perform really well." Hopefully can play it with everything high! XD but I think tats too much for the g.c which im about to get.
  9. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Yeah, it'll be fine with the Seasonic PSU as long as you aren't overclocking, though you should still consider the Antec as well, as it would give you 100W more headroom for future use. Both are PSUs that will last years and easily power your next gaming machine.

    Your GPU will also handle those games pretty well and playing at high detail and 1080p should be quite achievable. :)
  10. Imabeginner

    Imabeginner Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    K thank you so so so much!! XD
     
  11. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    No problem at all. :)


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