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What is the recommended PSU for my current build?

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March 31, 2013 3:03:29 AM

Hi everyone! So I'm not 100% sure if my build is bottlenecked by the PSU. I currently have:

Processor:
Intel i5 2500 Quad Core Processor 3.3GHz Sandy Bridge 6MB (Changing cpu to Intel E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge in a couple of days)

Graphics Card:
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB

Sound Card:
ASUS Xonar DG

Motherboard:
Gigabyte B75-D3H mATX

Ram:
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600

CD Drive:
Asus DVD/CD Drive

SSD:
80GB SSD (don't remember brand)

Hard Drive:
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm HD

Power Supply:
460w Cooler Master Elite

Case:
Zalman Z9 Plus Mid Tower

I was also thinking of getting an H77 board in the future as well. Please let me know if my build is okay, especially the PSU! I'm planning on upgrading the PSU anyways but im just wondering if I need more power.

Thanks!
March 31, 2013 3:31:16 AM

mhtsgr9 said:
definitely bottlenecked...
go for a 550 watt...


hmmm alright. There's a Corsair TX850 V2 for sale right, but that's prolly overkill right? Because every PSU calculator i go to says 300 recommended :S but 550 should be ok for future builds?
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March 31, 2013 3:40:50 AM

Size wise you are fine, quality wise the CM elite is not the best. 450watts is what is recommended for a system with a single HD7850 http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm I have run one with a Antec HCG 400watt just fine.
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March 31, 2013 3:50:16 AM

rolli59 said:
Size wise you are fine, quality wise the CM elite is not the best. 450watts is what is recommended for a system with a single HD7850 http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm I have run one with a Antec HCG 400watt just fine.


yeah i was ona huge budget that's why now im thinking of upgrading. Should i get higher watts this time? or stick to the same. Do you think my mobo is fione as well? because I'm thinking of getting an H77 board but dont know if i should.
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March 31, 2013 3:55:51 AM

The board is fine not much difference between H77 or B75. If you are buying new PSU I would go little higher like 500+watts.
March 31, 2013 4:00:25 AM

rolli59 said:
The board is fine not much difference between H77 or B75. If you are buying new PSU I would go little higher like 500+watts.


alright thanks! one last thing, is there much difference if i decide to SLI my gfx cards?
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March 31, 2013 4:07:31 AM

Most H77 or B75 boards do not support SLI or crossfire in the case of AMD and I would recommend quality 600+ watts for Crossfire. You might want to look into Z68 or Z77 board if dual GPU is your goal.
March 31, 2013 4:09:34 AM

rolli59 said:
Most H77 or B75 boards do not support SLI or crossfire in the case of AMD and I would recommend quality 600+ watts for Crossfire. You might want to look into Z68 or Z77 board if dual GPU is your goal.


yeah I was planning on getting a Z77 board. any difference from Z77 and Z68? And lastly, what are good brands for PSU?

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March 31, 2013 4:13:32 AM
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Z77 is newer and supports PCIe ver 3.0 with Ivy bridge CPU's. Good PSU brands Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, PC power & cooling, Enermax, XFX and OCZ to name few.
March 31, 2013 4:16:04 AM

rolli59 said:
Z77 is newer and supports PCIe ver 3.0 with Ivy bridge CPU's. Good PSU brands Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, PC power & cooling, Enermax, XFX and OCZ to name few.


alright thank you for the fast replies! will definitely look into this more and purchase a psu soon! thanks again
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