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March 15, 2013 6:29:54 AM

I am buying New computer parts at the microcenter store in California, an ï7 3770, asus mobo, and gtx 660ti gpu. Now i am looking at a psu's and now i am planning to buy the ax 750w corsair one which is quite expensive.
Does anyone have any other option to recommend me?
Also am going to need a recommendation on 16gb RAM that will have room if using the noctua d14 cpu fan..

Tnx in adance.
Oren.

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March 15, 2013 6:34:29 AM

Why i7? What will you be using the machine for?
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March 15, 2013 6:37:45 AM

A good 550W PSU would be sufficient. Seasonic and XFX have PSUs in that size that would be excellent choices.
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March 15, 2013 6:45:11 AM

Onus said:
A good 550W PSU would be sufficient. Seasonic and XFX have PSUs in that size that would be excellent choices.


I want a 750w since i want a steady one, for overclocking, and maybe sli in the future, and i need a specific recommendation from that specific store :-)
Tnx.
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March 15, 2013 7:04:36 AM

500W PSU will be sufficient for a single GPU build. As Onus recommended, Seasonic/XFX and Corsair are good brands. What is the PC going to be used for and what motherboard are you using? That would help in recommending RAM.
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March 15, 2013 7:07:34 AM

The 550W would account for overclocking. As for "steady," I don't believe Seasonic knows how to make one that isn't (they make the XFX by the way). If you want SLI though, then you would indeed want a bigger one. 750W would not be unreasonable for SLI of two powerful cards. The Corsair "AX" I believe is also built by Seasonic.
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March 15, 2013 7:09:31 AM

Seasonic all the way. I recommend the 620w modular psu as its a great value.
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March 15, 2013 7:11:21 AM

droreni said:
I am buying New computer parts at the microcenter store in California, an ï7 3770, asus mobo, and gtx 660ti gpu. Now i am looking at a psu's and now i am planning to buy the ax 750w corsair one which is quite expensive.
Does anyone have any other option to recommend me?
Also am going to need a recommendation on 16gb RAM that will have room if using the noctua d14 cpu fan..

Tnx in adance.
Oren.


A Very Good PSU reasonable priced and gives you enough room for future upgrade http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 15, 2013 7:14:02 AM

The Aurums are indeed also good, but he may need more than 600W for SLI. I wouldn't get any less than 650W, if only because around that size is where you begin to see the four PCIe power cables that are needed.
I frequently see good deals on the Seasonic X-650 and/or X-750; I'd snatch up one of them in a heartbeat.
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March 15, 2013 8:12:28 AM

First of all thanks for.all the replies.
This computer will run games and some video and picture editing.
I am going to use the asus p8z77-v pro mobo.
I want a good silent psu and i think i'd stick to the 750w to be prepared for anything as i don't live in the states but just visiting it won't be easy for me to upgrade at low prices as they have in microcenter.
I will be using the noctua nh-d14 which is really big so i need memory sticks that will fit with it. (Not high)
Please if you recommend me of something let it be from microcenter stock as i am going to buy everything there, in the California branch. All the other suggestions aren't helpfull as i won't be able to get it. As the seasonic ones (which i wanted), aren't sold by microcenter.

Thanks again.
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March 15, 2013 8:17:59 AM

Seasonic makes the Corsair AX series of PSUs.
As to the RAM, make sure it runs on no more than 1.5V.
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March 15, 2013 8:36:14 AM

I would go with a good 750 for future upgrades and add-ons...
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March 15, 2013 8:39:15 AM

Onus said:
Seasonic makes the Corsair AX series of PSUs.
As to the RAM, make sure it runs on no more than 1.5V.


Again, your answer, appreciated as it is, is of no help at all. I just wrote.that in microcenter - where I'm going to buy the parts, doesn't have the seasonic psu's.... And for the RAM - there are sticks that are two high to fit with the noctua nh-d14! So i can't buy those.
Pls don't waist your time in answering just to answer as it of no help for me.
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March 15, 2013 8:59:25 AM

The Corsair PSU you intend to buy was made by Seasonic! I am telling you that to confirm that it is an excellent quality unit. Some cheaper Corsair units (e.g. the "Builder" series) are made by CWT, and are not as good.
I do not know what Microcenter stocks, so I'm not providing RAM part numbers; what I am telling you about the RAM is to make sure that whatever you get does not require more than the standard 1.5V, to avoid putting stress on, and shortening the life of, the IMC in your Intel CPU.
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