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Last response: in Components
May 23, 2013 11:56:31 AM

The built I'm aiming for:
CPU: i5-3570K
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP (2x4GB)
GPU: Sapphire 7870 XT 2GB
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB (7200rpm, 64mb)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 with 3 140mm coolers
Optical: Combo Blu-ray drive + DVD-burner or separate ones (last option is cheaper for some reason)

I intend to overclock CPU/RAM/GPU but no Crossfire.

Now I heard good things about Seasonic PSU's but which one should I go for, the M12II-520, M12II-620 or M12II-650W version? Or are there better choices?

Over here they're €66, €74 and €82 respectively (i.e. $20 difference between 520 and 650)

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May 23, 2013 12:05:54 PM

A 500 watt 80 plus certified psu should be able to handle that rig. You should get the 520 watt but if moneys no problem then no ones stopping You from getting the 650 watt, though if you want to stay on the safe side, then i would recommend the 620 watt for plenty of overclocking headroom but the 520 watt should be enough.
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May 23, 2013 1:29:18 PM

Overclocking does require a tad more power from the PSU, I'd go for the 620 watt PSU, just to play it safe. Some things that recommendations do not account for are external devices and the possibility of other addtions later on, or a video card upgrade.
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May 23, 2013 1:51:54 PM

Like the others said, I'd go with the 620W one, too. 12€ difference isn't much and you're on the safe side and will have enough room for overclocking or additional components.
May 23, 2013 2:03:07 PM

Went for the 620W version, thanks for the advice