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Need help choosing between these 2 PSUs (other suggestions welcome)

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October 27, 2013 11:55:11 AM

I only have $100.00 dollars to choose a psu for my 1st computer build.

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Intel core i5-4670k

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 FTW 4gb 256 bit graphics card

ASUS Z87-Plus LGA 1150

Corsair Vengeance 16GB ram (black)

Corsair hydro series H100i cpu water cooler

kingston 120gb SSD

WD black 1TB HDD

Azza Solano 1000 Full PC case (includes 2 230mm, 2 140mm, and 1 120mm fans)



Okay now that thats out of the way these are the 2 choices i have

1. Coolmax ZU-900B (900 watts)
what i like is that its 900w and modular

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Corsair gaming series 800w
I like that its corsair ive heard they are good also the LEDs are a +
i dont like that its not modular and its down 100w on my other choice

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Update.
i plan on overclocking and future SLI

a b ) Power supply
October 27, 2013 12:10:42 PM

For your build you will only need around a 500W PSU from a reputable/quality maunufacturer such as Seasonic, XFX, Corsair or Antec.

I would recommend ths one:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

Unless you are planning to overclock or SLI in the future, in which case you would need a slightly larger PSU.

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a c 126 ) Power supply
October 27, 2013 12:13:55 PM
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Forget coolmax. It is a tier 5 unit(not recommended, replace asap ) on this list:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
It shows up on this lemon list:
http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-lemon-lis...

A GTX760 needs only a decent 500w psu.
On the rest of your build:

1. 4gb of ram is not needed, do not pay extra for it.
Read this: http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...
2. Z78 is a sandy bridge chipset. You want a Z87 based motherboard. I think your are ok, just got the name wrong.
3. I do not much like all in one liquid coolers when a good air cooler can do the job.
A liquid cooler will be expensive, noisy, less reliable, and will not cool any better
in a well ventilated case.
And... I have read too many tales of woe when a liquid cooler leaks.
google "H100 leak"
4. I will not build today without at least a 120gb ssd for the os and some games.
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