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June 13, 2013 7:03:19 PM

I'm a little uncertain of what I need in a power supply for a build like the one I have below. I've been through some different wattage calculators, etc. but as I've never done this before I want to be sure of whatever I get before I get it. General advice or specific product suggestions are appreciated.

Following build:

Mobo: MSI z77 GD-65 Gaming
CPU: Intel i5 3570k or i7 3770k
GPU: MSI N660TI PE 2GD5
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4 (16) GB 1600mhz
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB (530 R / 130 W)
HDD: [Additional] Western Digital Blue 1TB 7200RPM
BD-R: ASUS Black Blu-Ray Burner 12x BD-R 8MB Cache
HEAT: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
CASE: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer



Something I was looking at because (at time of posting) it is a good deal:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Too much? Too little?
June 13, 2013 7:05:16 PM

mccoolaustinm said:
I'm a little uncertain of what I need in a power supply for a build like the one I have below. I've been through some different wattage calculators, etc. but as I've never done this before I want to be sure of whatever I get before I get it. General advice or specific product suggestions are appreciated.

Following build:

Mobo: MSI z77 GD-65 Gaming
CPU: Intel i5 3570k or i7 3770k
GPU: MSI N660TI PE 2GD5
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4 (16) GB 1600mhz
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB (530 R / 130 W)
HDD: [Additional] Western Digital Blue 1TB 7200RPM
BD-R: ASUS Black Blu-Ray Burner 12x BD-R 8MB Cache
HEAT: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
CASE: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer



Something I was looking at because (at time of posting) it is a good deal:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Too much? Too little?


That PSU is good enough. Go for it.

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June 13, 2013 7:06:17 PM

And stick to the 3570K unless you need the HT of 3770K.
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June 13, 2013 7:07:48 PM

1. 2x8GB > 4x4GB.
2. The Corsair CX model is made for basic builds, not for high performance builds. I would suggest a XFX 550W.
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June 13, 2013 7:09:39 PM

ksham said:
1. 2x8GB > 4x4GB.
2. The Corsair CX model is made for basic builds, not for high performance builds. I would suggest a XFX 550W.


That PSU should suffice. And yes He needs to change the RAM to just 8GB not 16GB!
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June 13, 2013 7:17:05 PM

My RAM is at 4x4 because I'm starting off at 3x4 and eventually upgrading even past the 16gb mark, (this pc is both for personal gaming use and as a workstation handling video editing, 3D editing, and programming software) and yes, I'm considering the 3770k as a higher-end option, depending on my final budget and how much I can gain from the hyper-threading.

Thank you for the quick responses.

Edit:

I had one person suggest this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would anyone second this notion over the one I posted originally:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 550W vs Corsair 600W, Both 80 Plus Bronze
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June 13, 2013 7:21:02 PM

hero1 said:
That PSU should suffice. And yes He needs to change the RAM to just 8GB not 16GB!

OP doesn't need to. There is nothing wrong with adding a few extra GB of RAM for head room. OP can open more apps and not have to bottle all the RAM for just gaming.
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June 13, 2013 7:24:53 PM

mccoolaustinm said:
My RAM is at 4x4 because I'm starting off at 3x4 and eventually upgrading even past the 16gb mark, (this pc is both for personal gaming use and as a workstation handling video editing, 3D editing, and programming software) and yes, I'm considering the 3770k as a higher-end option, depending on my final budget and how much I can gain from the hyper-threading.

Thank you for the quick responses.

Edit:

I had one person suggest this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would anyone second this notion over the one I posted originally:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 550W vs Corsair 600W, Both 80 Plus Bronze


I just read a review for the XFX 550. It is the best of the two. Go for that one indeed.
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June 13, 2013 7:26:19 PM

ksham said:
hero1 said:
That PSU should suffice. And yes He needs to change the RAM to just 8GB not 16GB!

OP doesn't need to. There is nothing wrong with adding a few extra GB of RAM for head room. OP can open more apps and not have to bottle all the RAM for just gaming.


I thought it was a gaming rig only but he should stick to the RAM he has then since he's doing more than gaming that way he can scale to 32 GB if he needs to.
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June 13, 2013 7:39:17 PM

hero1 said:
mccoolaustinm said:
My RAM is at 4x4 because I'm starting off at 3x4 and eventually upgrading even past the 16gb mark, (this pc is both for personal gaming use and as a workstation handling video editing, 3D editing, and programming software) and yes, I'm considering the 3770k as a higher-end option, depending on my final budget and how much I can gain from the hyper-threading.

Thank you for the quick responses.

Edit:

I had one person suggest this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would anyone second this notion over the one I posted originally:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 550W vs Corsair 600W, Both 80 Plus Bronze


I just read a review for the XFX 550. It is the best of the two. Go for that one indeed.


Thank you. I was just doing the same thing, but again, am a first-timer and therefore your help is much appreciated. And yes, specifically, I went with 4x4 and not 2x8 because I specifically plan to upgrade in cheap(er) increments.

Also, thanks to everyone else for the help and to ksham for suggesting the XFX 550 as an alternative.
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a c 130 ) Power supply
June 13, 2013 8:32:23 PM

You are welcome. Good luck with your build.
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