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What power supply to go for? (Wattage) and heatsink

This is my build which I'll use for gaming
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1V9Z0

What power supply do I need and also any tips on picking a cooling unit/heatsink and case
Some sites say 600W, some say 400, some say 700W as well
If possible try to keep the build below $1100
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  1. Best answer
    Here :

    Better motherboard, better PSU, newer CPU range, better CPU cooler. Cheaper but equally good RAM.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1XTP2
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1XTP2/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1XTP2/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.79 @ DirectCanada)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($33.85 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($130.00 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.00 @ Vuugo)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.52 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $986.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-05 16:07 EST-0500)
  2. The GPU is usually what you base your psu on. The 770 says a 600W system supply is good. I use Mostly Seasonic based supplies. The Antec HCG is made by Seasonic and is a decent buy at $50
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m
  3. How much better is :
    ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extreme4
    compared to
    MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g45gaming
  4. Very much the same. However I trust Asrock more at this point. :) Just my own pet peeve.
  5. Alright, thanks a lot~!
  6. No problem. Have fun!
  7. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1696045/3570k-4670k-gaming.html
    I was reading this thread and another few similar ones, I felt that by the time I have to replace any of the parts I'm buying now, there probably would be some better than the 3570k and 4670. I might oc, the price for them both is almost non-existent and also the motherboard you suggested might get outdated in 2-3 years (which I'm hoping my computer will last at least 3+ years without upgrading)
    How long would it take for me to think about upgrading if I'm buying either motherboard or cpu (my current build vs your suggestion?)
  8. Well mine obviously has more scaling potential, like multi GPU support for example.

    The CPU will last more than 3 years if you OC it in time, the GPU might need an upgrade, but that is hard to say.
  9. Say for example if I go with the 4670 you got any idea how long it'd take to get a newer cpu ?
    About that motherboard too, how long would it take for it to get 'outdated'

    I'm new to building a computer and got no experience looking into cpu and motherboard releases so I'm a bit on the edge about dropping down the hammer on one of the motherboards and cpu in terms of longevity
    There was a post saying that in case there's a problem with the 1155, it might be a problem to get another 1155 so if you apply the same to the 1150 does it even out?
  10. Alright, nevermind. I've settled for the z87 and 1150
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_id=065207
    ^This any good?
  11. Yeah thats a very good mobo and at an EPIC pricetag.
  12. Novuake said:
    Yeah thats a very good mobo and at an EPIC pricetag.


    Whenever I see a good one with a really low/good price, seems to me as though there's something fishy :D
    (weeding out bad ones or maybe those that don't catch up etc)
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