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    Quote Originally Posted by HellDuke View Post
    www.varle.lt while not electronics or pc specific, seems to have more mid range offers of brands i know of. Can get the link to PSUs directly when i am home as navigation is Lithuanian only
    https://www.varle.lt/maitinimo-bloka...0w-juodas.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by quest for silence View Post
    +1

    Or the https://www.varle.lt/maitinimo-bloka...--1196903.html if you want to pay a bit less.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Like I said: Nothing wrong with getting a 650W if 550W is simply unavailable and/or not cost effective.
    NO!! We need to boycott 650W PSU's with only two PEG connectors!!!!!11

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    Well if we add Fractal Design as a reputable brand (still quite new to the detailed PSU selection as previously I actually used what came with my box and used to be enough) then the selection is better. Probably would go for a 550W over 450W because I am actually hoping to keep this rig going long enough to warrant another video card upgrade, which might draw more power.

    As far as I understood I would not need more than 550W with even a high end single card (something like Nvidia TITAN excluded) as changing my rig to have a GTX 980 pushes the recommended power to 466W (just a smidgen over the 450W).

    Would you then say that something like this https://www.varle.lt/maitinimo-bloka...0w-juodas.html be better than https://www.varle.lt/maitinimo-bloka...--1274421.html because the only review I find is for a Edison M 650 which has a 111 EUR cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post

    NO!! We need to boycott 650W PSU's with only two PEG connectors!!!!!11

    Honestly the two PEG connectors don't bother me so in my own personnal situation I seem to still lean towards the V650S

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    If you upgrade to a GTX 980 then your PC takes about 300W peak with games and with a Titan X or GTX 980 Ti about 350W peak.

    That's why you don't need such a overkill PSU.

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    Then a question a bit off topic - why would Nvidia recommend a 500W m/inimum for it? Are they just assuming that the rest of the system is as large a power hog as the card?

    And all things aside is the Fractal Design Edison better quality than the Cooler Master V series? Need to choose somehow and at least now the choices are narrowed down From what I have found it seems like the Cooler master would be a bit more quiet than the Fractal Design one. I am not hung up on the 650W because of the wattage, but just want to be sure that by going with a lower power Fractal Design I am not trading in anything significant other than power (which I can do without)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HellDuke View Post
    Then a question a bit off topic - why would Nvidia recommend a 500W m/inimum for it? Are they just assuming that the rest of the system is as large a power hog as the card?
    Something like that, maybe a low quality PSU or even just stupidity.

    And all things aside is the Fractal Design Edison better quality than the Cooler Master V series?
    Fractal Design Edison is a Seasonic G-series PSU, I would rate it the same as a Cooler Master V Semi Modular.

    From what I have found it seems like the Cooler master would be a bit more quiet than the Fractal Design one.
    Yes, probably.

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    Actually I just realized something: the Fractal Design ones have only a 2 year warranty. Compared to 5 I will probably stick with the Cooler Master.

    Thank You for the advise everyone! Definitely learned something about choosing a PSU

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    Fractal Design Edison M also comes with 5 years warranty.

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    Ah, then most likely it's the outsourced company warranty that is listed (without actually sending it abroad to the manufacturers). Both of these list the warranty as 24 months (and have the green ribbon saying 2 years)

    https://www.varle.lt/maitinimo-bloka...0w-juodas.html
    https://www.varle.lt/maitinimo-bloka...0w-juodas.html

    At any rate I decided to stick with the Cooler Master.

    EDIT: found the same http://www.1a.lt/kompiuteriu_kompone...dpsued1b550weu and http://www.fortakas.lt/maitinimo-blo...50w-black.html (also a local sellers) which have 2 years as well. Though http://www.fractal-design.com/home/p.../edison-m-550w states 5 years as you said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Fractal Design Edison is a Seasonic G-series PSU, I would rate it the same as a Cooler Master V Semi Modular.
    My experience is quite the contrary…Seasonic G are loud, have bad voltage regulation and ripple suppresion, and than the problems with SBR10U45 rectifiers.

    Well the V650S has two 6+2pin PCIe, you can use adapter for two 6pin from one 6+2pin. It also has plenty of molex connectors so you can make another 6pin from two molexes. I understand why they did it - as the PCIe are fixed and most users won't use them, they would only consume space. The 750W version than has 4 of them.

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