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    Don't believe those claims, manufacturers add a large safety margin into their recommendations to allow for cheap & nasty power supplies and a wide range of hardware.
    I stand by my good quality 550W+ statement. I linked this site earlier http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

    I just put your intended system specs into it and added a couple extras for good measure, allowed for 10% capacitor aging and 100% peak system load. The minimum PSU requirement came out as 521W and the recommendation was 571W. You can be sure they have a safety margin in that calculation as well. If you want to be absolutely safe go for a 650W PSU, gives you a bit of headroom for different hardware choices also.

    As a frame of reference when I was lightcoin mining I had 2 x 280X cards running on a single Seasonic 650W PSU at 100% load 24/7 and a cobbled together system with a 7970, 7850, and 6850, all running off a single 750W PSU. To be fair lightcoin mining does not use much CPU so a gaming system could peak a bit higher than those by 100W or so in theory.
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    Corsair is very good, I have used a Corsair for years.
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    I have heard good things about Corsair so it seems they are a reputable brand. Looks like I've chosen my PSU. Might be getting 4x4gb DDR3 Corsair Memory still not sure though, Might just stick with 2x4gb and upgrade to 4x4gb when I feel its necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_ View Post
    The Corsair VS series uses crappy capacitors (See: http://badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20380 http://forums.hexus.net/pc-hardware-...ries-psus.html http://hardwareinsights.com/wp/corsair-vs450-review/3/)

    Wouldn't recommend. Remember that Corsair doesn't actually produce their own PSUs they design them for OEMs to produce. Therefore I would investigate each product they produce individually, Corsair has a good image from regularly having reputable OEMs produce their products. See: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ds,3762-5.html
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    AMD FX-8350 Eight Core 4.0Ghz/4.2Ghz 16MB Cache Socket AM3+ 125W "Unlocked" vs Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor

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    AMD FX-8350 Eight Core 4.0Ghz/4.2Ghz 16MB Cache Socket AM3+ 125W "Unlocked" vs Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor

    I'm going to be gaming and start doing video editing what CPU would perform better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    Don't believe those claims, manufacturers add a large safety margin into their recommendations to allow for cheap & nasty power supplies and a wide range of hardware.
    Whereas I thought my 620w PSU would do although ASUS said 650w for the GPU I had at the time.. Wrong, would not even boot.
    Sometimes you can get the thing to go, but as soon as you go 3D (Into the game) it just won't run.

    So you should pay attention to what they say.


    I've gone off Corsair a bit lately, seen a few too many dead ones recently.....liking ANtec more now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Whereas I thought my 620w PSU would do although ASUS said 650w for the GPU I had at the time.. Wrong, would not even boot.
    Sometimes you can get the thing to go, but as soon as you go 3D (Into the game) it just won't run.

    So you should pay attention to what they say.


    I've gone off Corsair a bit lately, seen a few too many dead ones recently.....liking ANtec more now.
    Something else going on there, maybe it was just a bad power supply. At boot up and idle the power consumption is nowhere near high enough to account for that. If it shut down or died under load that would be more like an underpowered PSU.
    You can boot a high end gaming PC off a 450W PSU easily, just don't load up the graphics card. As I said I have a 550W PSU an i7, and have run both a R9 290 and my current GTX980 off it with ease. It really does pay to use the calculator to check though because it's based on typical power consumption figures for all components listed.

    And Nick the AMD might be better for video editing in heavily threaded applications but the i5 is better for gaming and anything with 4 or less threads (which is most software). Overall the i5 is probably better but you may not notice in real world applications most of the time. http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/368...5_i5-4460.html The i5 is much better at single threads though.

    I've gone off corsair a little as well, Seasonic is my personal choice these days but I'll still use corsair after reading a review for the particular model and checking for issues online. It's only 1 or 2 ranges that are not quite as good as the rest I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_ View Post
    AMD FX-8350 Eight Core 4.0Ghz/4.2Ghz 16MB Cache Socket AM3+ 125W "Unlocked" vs Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor

    I'm going to be gaming and start doing video editing what CPU would perform better?
    I'd personally take the Core i5
    I was doing video streaming online, I went from an AMD 6-core 3.5Ghz to a quad-core 3Ghz i5
    HUGE difference, the i5 waaaay outperformed the AMD!!
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