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August 13, 2013 5:50:09 PM

I am planning on building my first computer and have just about all of the parts figured out but don't know what amount of power I need for the PSU and am not sure what a good brand to use is. Here is my parts list so if someone knows a lot about PSU I would really appreciate your help.

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor

Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

Intel DP67BGB3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card

Cooler Master Storm Sniper ATX Mid Tower Case

Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)

Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor

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August 13, 2013 5:59:35 PM

Let me ask you this, are you planning in the future to ever SLI or Overclock? because remember that PSU and Cases are always reuseable
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August 13, 2013 6:13:56 PM

The XFX is a good power supply. On the build I would suggest getting 2 4gb sticks rather than 1 8gb so you can use dual channel mode. Also for the video card I would suggest the GTX 760 over the 3Gb 660ti.
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August 13, 2013 7:17:21 PM

sparkz89 said:
Let me ask you this, are you planning in the future to ever SLI or Overclock? because remember that PSU and Cases are always reuseable


I am not planning on overclocking anytime soon but would like to have the ability to overclock incase I change my mind later on. I am worried that I could severely hurt my new computer especially because this is the first one I have ever built.

I would consider SLI depending on how much it costs and if it really is much better than a single graphics card?. Also, would it be comparable with the rest of my build?
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a c 2142 ) Power supply
August 13, 2013 7:36:23 PM

Top notch unit made by Super Flower \ Gold Certified \ Full Modular

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $119.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-13 22:35 EDT-0400)
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August 13, 2013 7:40:00 PM



SR-71 Blackbird said:
Top notch unit made by Super Flower \ Gold Certified \ Full Modular

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $119.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-13 22:35 EDT-0400)


I think I'm going to use this one because of the extra power in case I make some upgrades later on and also because of the 80+ gold certificate. Does anyone else have something they think is better, or should I just go with this one?
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August 13, 2013 7:43:21 PM

The PCPOWER above is an awesome unit.

One of the best around below:

1000w \ Seasonic Made \ FULL Modular \ Platinum Certified


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Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $169.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-13 22:42 EDT-0400)
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August 13, 2013 7:44:57 PM

bignastyid said:
The XFX is a good power supply. On the build I would suggest getting 2 4gb sticks rather than 1 8gb so you can use dual channel mode. Also for the video card I would suggest the GTX 760 over the 3Gb 660ti.


I think that I am going to have to stick with the 660ti because of the price. I am already over budget and can't afford a $400 graphics card. If there are any other options that are more in the price range of the 660ti I would love to hear them.
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August 13, 2013 7:47:05 PM

The 660ti is an awesome card , stick with it.
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