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June 16, 2013 4:37:17 PM

Hello! I'm building my first gaming computer and have all parts decided except for my PSU. I don't know what wattage would be good but I will list my parts. I would also like to have advice on parts that I may have to change. I'm fairly new to computers so I apologize in advance for my lack of knowledge of something you may ask me.
CPU: Intel i7 4770k
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z87
RAM: Kingston HyperX 16GB
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 2TB
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970
Case: NZXT Phantom 410
Optical Drive: Lite-on iHAS124-04
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June 16, 2013 4:40:39 PM

i think a Corsair TX650M PSU would be good for you, I think. :) 

The TX650 is certified for use by AMD.
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June 16, 2013 4:46:07 PM

Corsair TX650 if you want it affordable and full-wired, Antec HCG 620M if you want modular. Technically a 550W PSU would be enough, but they're barely cheaper at all.
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June 16, 2013 4:50:09 PM

1. Id swap the case for the 500R which is better reviewed
2. It comes in a great combo with a superb 10.0 performance rated PSU that will handle two GFX cards...your MoBo supports two also

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The 770 tops the 7970 Ghz edition and you can use two of them in SLI
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_770...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-770-gk1...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-bench...


No cooler / TIM ?
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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June 16, 2013 6:14:52 PM

The 7970 is practically just as good as the 770, in fact possibly better once overclocking is taken into account. And it costs less.
The Corsair HX850 and 500R are high-end and you could get quite decent components for much less money. The Phantom 410 has received good reviews, including a "Best of Tom's Hardware" seal of approval in a 15-way comparison.
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