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Looking for a good, modular PSU

I'm doing this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/275jP

What PSU would you guys suggest? I want modular to keep the inside looking good, and I might go with cable sleeves in the future too. It would be nice if it had room to support dual graphics cards, I might upgrade this in the future. Thanks! :D
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    Do you really want to overclock ? You won't see a big difference it your games and it decreases the life span of your parts. It depends on how much you overclock, but I don't recommend you do. You could sue the money to buy a better GPU.

    Here's a CX500M. Cheap and good. not the best, but not rubbish.
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX44967

    Here's a Seasonic M12 II 520 watt. Really high quality, but at a higher price
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/mr/neweggca/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii520bronze
  2. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-power-supply-ocz750fty or http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750bbefx

    First one is a little bit more budget conscious, while the second is a slightly better quality and gold efficiency rated. Regardless, either one is solid and will handle dual 7870's in crossfire.
  3. Holy thats cheap! I didn't think I'd be able to get a quality PSU for that price. Hopefully it works well, thanks!

    Jesus so many fast responses, one sec :p
  4. @IRONBATMAN, I heard overclocking would increase gaming performance significantly, is that not the case?

    Thanks everyone, I'll take a look at these all and try to choose the best for what I need :D
  5. For gaming its 80% GPU, so why not stick to a i5-3470 or FX-6300 and get a GTX 770 which comes with 3 free games ?
  6. Ah ok. The free games dont really interest me, I already have the games I want to play. What would you reccomend for my GPU if I dropped the cooler?

    Also I heard crossfire is really bad and unreliable, is that true?
  7. Crossfire or SLI has its pros and cons , but I don't recommend you to do so. Not all games support it, and its cheaper to buy a single GPU. When you crossfire / SLI , you need a better PSU too.
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($53.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.45 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $674.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-23 12:12 EST-0500)
  9. get a 970 chipset motherboard, or ideally a 990fx. The 970 will only be a little bit more money though. I usually only recommend the Hive 650 or 750, haven't ever recommended the 550 so I don't know about it's build quality. A 120gb Samsung Evo SSD is only 95 too, so might be worth upgrading to that as well.
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