Solved

Best PSU's For Gaming Build

Hi there,

Currently in my system I have an Asus z87 Expert Motherboard paired with a Intel 4670K CPU.

GPU is a Gigabyte GEforce GTX 670 2gb

The power drawing components will be 2 SSD's, and 2 Sata hard drives, 1 Blu ray read/write, 1 water cooler for CPU (unsure of which one to get yet so feel free to add those suggestions also)

Also case fans and the like, I have probably missed some things off.

What I am after is a replacement PSU.

Currently my 550W SilverStone Strider Essentials PSU is doing the job, but I havent begun overclocking yet.

I need a PSU with enough power connecters to power the harddrives and blu ray drive with spares for future upgrades, a decent wattage and certification, long cables to fit around my case and also a longer gap between connecters (current PSU has too short of a cable between the connectors meaning not everything reachs.

Please advise what you think would be a suitable PSU.

Regards
18 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about psu gaming build
  1. As an update, Modular cabling would be a great addition too

    Regards
  2. Best answer
    I'd pick the Corsair H100i liquid cooler.

    Your PSU needs to have at least 30A on the 12V rail to support the GTX 670. You could get a Corsair HX650 for example.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
    If the modular cables are not essential, get the TX650, it's $50 less.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
  3. Your motherboard supports adding a second GTX 670 for SLI. If you're interested in this, get something rated 750W or larger.

    E.g.
    SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087
  4. Case fans... I'm a huge fan of Noctua. Their fans cost more than most, but they're very quiet.
  5. aevm said:
    Case fans... I'm a huge fan of Noctua. Their fans cost more than most, but they're very quiet.


    and I would only recommend noctua as the next step over a Hyper 212 evo
  6. since no one has mentioned this, try to stick with Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Antec, Super Flower,CiT
  7. Beezy said:
    since no one has mentioned this, try to stick with Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Antec, Super Flower,CiT


    LOL, I've already linked two Corsairs and a Seasonic.

    SuperFlower and CiT??? I've never heard of CiT. SuperFlower is Tier 4, best avoided.
  8. Are we assuming he lives in canada?
  9. aevm said:


    SuperFlower and CiT??? I've never heard of CiT. SuperFlower is Tier 4, best avoided.


    With the exception of their own Amazon series, SuperFlower is one of the top oem PSU makers around.
  10. Illumynization said:
    Are we assuming he lives in canada?


    Oops, I used the wrong newegg. Here are the links for USA:

    HX 650
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
    TX650
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
    SeaSonic SS-750KM3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087
  11. Made by the best SEASONIC.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($101.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $101.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-19 00:11 EST-0500)
  12. "LOL, I've already linked two Corsairs and a Seasonic."

    I know YOU know that. That info was for the OP and anyone who stumbles onto the forum...
  13. Thanks to everyone that has posted.

    I'm actually located in New Zealand :p not USA or Canada so newegg sadly does not work for me.

    Have used the information given to look through a few PSU's from my regular site. Will search elsewhere soon but in the meantime, how do these two PSU's stack up:

    http://www.pcforce.co.nz/antec-true-power-classic-750w-80plus-gold-up-to-92-efficiency-2x-high-current-12v-rails-6-x-62-pcie-20-energy-saving-80plus-p-2988.html

    http://www.pcforce.co.nz/fsp-group-aurum-750w-modular-psu-80plus-gold-120mm-fan-5-year-warranty-5-year-warranty-p-2299.html

    First one is ANTEC TRUE POWER CLASSIC 750W 80PLUS GOLD. UP TO 92% EFFICIENCY, 2X HIGH CURRENT +12V RAILS. 6 X 6+2 PCI-E. 20% ENERGY SAVING >80PLUS

    Second one is FSP GROUP AURUM 750W MODULAR PSU 80PLUS GOLD 120MM FAN 5 YEAR WARRANTY, 5 YEAR WARRANTY

    Regards
  14. I have not used or physically seen an FSP brand PSU in use so I have no grounds to comment on its functionality. As for Antec though, a buddy of mine has a different antec and its been running for about 2 year now. No issues since he first built it. The FSP offers modular cabling though so its a tough choice.
  15. Both good. I'd pick the Antec.
  16. i love my Antec gamer series 620w
Ask a new question

Read More

Power Supplies Components