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    Default Antec Earthwatts 650W sufficient?

    I am currently looking into purchasing a new PSU for my PC.

    My current PSU is http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Su...KA0CCW5VJYDYCB

    Given my budget, I am looking at http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Earthwat...Y30ZEM38CETB8D

    Is the Antec Earthwatts 650W sufficient for a build with an R9 290 and i5 4690K? I only have one HDD and will maybe put an SSD in eventually. No crazy power hungry components besides the R9 290.

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    Yes, it'll be sufficient, but why do you want to replace the PSU?
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    A lot of people have told me thermaltake PSUs are not good for high end gaming systems. It has been working fine for almost two years now and I have not experienced shut downs. Although, the ram I had in the system failed with this PSU.

    If the PSU could kill my ram,I don't want it happening again.

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    Thermaltake sells everything, from great PSU's till crappy ones.

    The Thermaltake Smart Standard 650W, isn't a crappy PSU, but just a budget/mainstream 80PLUS Bronze unit from Thermaltake. It's a CWT DSA design and uses probably SamXon GF or CapXon caps, really not great but it should still work for at least 5 years without any problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red095 View Post
    Although, the ram I had in the system failed with this PSU.
    And with your motherboard, which actually fed the ram (not to mention you might just have incurred in some faulty RAM, as shit happens).


    Quote Originally Posted by Red095 View Post
    If the PSU could kill my ram,I don't want it happening again.
    Don't be foolished by uninformed forum folks: from what you told us, you should not have any single clue to blame your PSU for that.

    Your PSU should be basically a mature, low-end CWT platform built with cheap and probably not spotless parts by TT, though I didn't find any definitive info about it within the most known databases (RealHardTechX, Orion: AFAIK that particular unit is basically untested in the western emisphere).

    The EA Green is also a low-end Delta platform, which is a rather modern design, which should be electrically better, but which should not use radically better parts and which is not somewhat "safer" than your current one with reference to what you told us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red095 View Post
    A lot of people have told me thermaltake PSUs are not good for high end gaming systems.
    Stop going to Tom's Hardware's forums.

    Like Mask said... Thermaltake offers a full line of product. While your PSU isn't top of the line and uses an older topology, it's still a solid build and rated to output it's advertised wattage.

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