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First PC Build - Psu Confusing me

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June 5, 2013 9:21:17 AM

Hey Guys , long time reader , first time poster :) 
I am building my own pc this summer, and wanted some advice , here are the parts i have settled on which fit into my 600 euro budget. It will be used for gaming mainly , and I want to OC the processor.
Im afraid though i have the wrong PSU - SOme advice needed thanks ..
Here is my planned spec -

Item Price
AMD FX-6300 Prozessor, Boxed, Sockel AM3+ €104.00

ASRock 970DE3/U3S3, AM3+, ATX €55.64

8GB-Kit G.Skill RipJaws-X PC3-10667U CL7 €54.43

Seagate Barracuda 7200 1000GB, SATA 6Gb/s €56.69

BitFenix Merc Alpha €32.32(Case)

3 x ARCTIC COOLING ARCTIC F12 €9.87
(Fans)

be quiet! SYSTEM POWER 7 500W €53.73

PowerColor PCS+ HD7870 Myst. Edition 2GB GDDR5(UEFI READY) €199.49

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - Intel/AMD €29.94

Thanks for any help guys!

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June 5, 2013 10:09:47 AM

it's a FSP platform with 40a on the 12v rail which is plenty of power for your CPU & AMD 7870. You probably won't break 350w even OC.
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June 5, 2013 10:18:39 AM

dirtyferret said:
it's a FSP platform with 40a on the 12v rail which is plenty of power for your CPU & AMD 7870. You probably won't break 350w even OC.


Hi, thanks for your reply , what is an FSP platform?
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June 5, 2013 10:48:07 AM


I see , so FSP is a good company.
Based on my build details , do you think i should have any problems playing some games like skyrim on high settings??
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June 5, 2013 10:54:50 AM

you will have no problem running skyrim maxed out
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June 5, 2013 11:09:39 AM

Thanks you have been a great help!!

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