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March 6, 2014 1:22:51 PM

Computer Build.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/35hdo
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CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($146.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($349.99)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $100.00)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($91.77)
Total: $1458.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 16:20 EST-0500)

What PSU would you recommend for a future OC and keeping the PSU quiet but great under load? I am looking for it to be fully modular and budget is around 1500$. Also would it be better to upgrade to a gtx 780 with the left over money? Thanks.
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March 6, 2014 1:56:47 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.62 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($349.99)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $100.00)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1479.04

A 780 isn't in your budget with all the other stuff you have like 16gb RAM and a i7.
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March 6, 2014 2:44:04 PM

I just completed a new Haswell build several months back and went with a Corsair AX860i. I paid 199.99 on Amazon, but a quick search on Amazon and Ebay now lists it at $219.00. Here is a link to the AX860i on Corsair's site:

http://www.corsair.com/en-US/ax860i-digital-atx-power-s...

Of all the components that I am pleased with, the PSU of all things is at or near the top. Not only is it fully modular, but it is the first digital power supply offered to the public. It also comes with Corsair Link, giving you the ability to monitor/control different aspects of the PSU in real time. It comes with every cable that you could conceivably want or need, all of which are of very high quality and fully braided. Even the wires inside the braid are all black, meaning that you can't see all the different colors through the braiding. Whenever the PSU is under 25 or 30 percent load, the fan doesn't run at all! If you are like me, I leave my computer running nearly all the time. This feature means I don't have to listen to a noisy fan running unless my computer is actually doing something. The PSU also comes with an 80 Plus Platinum rating, meaning that it is in the field of the most efficient power supplies being offered in today's market. It comes with a 7 year warranty as well, which may as well be a lifetime warranty. Nearly NO ONE keeps a computer for more than 7 years. A 7 year old computer is a dinosaur and needs to be put out back and shot. LOL

Back to being serious though...... You will be very happy with this PSU. I would give it an A+ in pretty much every category. Features, Quality, Appearance, Functionality, and Warranty. It's hard to go wrong with this PSU. And if you think you may need more than 860 watts of power (with your current proposed setup you do not, but just in case you want room to expand), Corsair does offer a 1200 watt or 1500 watt version, but at a significant price hike.

Good luck on your project!
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March 6, 2014 3:04:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $109.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 18:03 EST-0500)


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $74.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 18:04 EST-0500)
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March 6, 2014 7:01:56 PM

dustinhunt78 said:
I just completed a new Haswell build several months back and went with a Corsair AX860i. I paid 199.99 on Amazon, but a quick search on Amazon and Ebay now lists it at $219.00. Here is a link to the AX860i on Corsair's site:

http://www.corsair.com/en-US/ax860i-digital-atx-power-s...

Of all the components that I am pleased with, the PSU of all things is at or near the top. Not only is it fully modular, but it is the first digital power supply offered to the public. It also comes with Corsair Link, giving you the ability to monitor/control different aspects of the PSU in real time. It comes with every cable that you could conceivably want or need, all of which are of very high quality and fully braided. Even the wires inside the braid are all black, meaning that you can't see all the different colors through the braiding. Whenever the PSU is under 25 or 30 percent load, the fan doesn't run at all! If you are like me, I leave my computer running nearly all the time. This feature means I don't have to listen to a noisy fan running unless my computer is actually doing something. The PSU also comes with an 80 Plus Platinum rating, meaning that it is in the field of the most efficient power supplies being offered in today's market. It comes with a 7 year warranty as well, which may as well be a lifetime warranty. Nearly NO ONE keeps a computer for more than 7 years. A 7 year old computer is a dinosaur and needs to be put out back and shot. LOL

Back to being serious though...... You will be very happy with this PSU. I would give it an A+ in pretty much every category. Features, Quality, Appearance, Functionality, and Warranty. It's hard to go wrong with this PSU. And if you think you may need more than 860 watts of power (with your current proposed setup you do not, but just in case you want room to expand), Corsair does offer a 1200 watt or 1500 watt version, but at a significant price hike.

Good luck on your project!


Is it really worth $200 just for this PSU? And I do plan to overclock so would this be more than enough like you said? Also is it Haswell compatible?
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March 6, 2014 7:03:09 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $109.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 18:03 EST-0500)


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $74.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 18:04 EST-0500)


I like the ones you suggested because they are a bit cheaper. But is 650w enough for an overclocked computer like mines?
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March 6, 2014 7:12:58 PM

Here's a sweet 750w. Overclocking ready.

Will run any single card on the market.


Gold CERTIFIED \ FULL Modular.


Great for future upgrades , no need to pay $200.00.


Haswell CERTIFIED.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $134.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 22:12 EST-0500)
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March 6, 2014 7:15:05 PM

Anthonyx978 said:
dustinhunt78 said:
I just completed a new Haswell build several months back and went with a Corsair AX860i. I paid 199.99 on Amazon, but a quick search on Amazon and Ebay now lists it at $219.00. Here is a link to the AX860i on Corsair's site:

http://www.corsair.com/en-US/ax860i-digital-atx-power-s...

Of all the components that I am pleased with, the PSU of all things is at or near the top. Not only is it fully modular, but it is the first digital power supply offered to the public. It also comes with Corsair Link, giving you the ability to monitor/control different aspects of the PSU in real time. It comes with every cable that you could conceivably want or need, all of which are of very high quality and fully braided. Even the wires inside the braid are all black, meaning that you can't see all the different colors through the braiding. Whenever the PSU is under 25 or 30 percent load, the fan doesn't run at all! If you are like me, I leave my computer running nearly all the time. This feature means I don't have to listen to a noisy fan running unless my computer is actually doing something. The PSU also comes with an 80 Plus Platinum rating, meaning that it is in the field of the most efficient power supplies being offered in today's market. It comes with a 7 year warranty as well, which may as well be a lifetime warranty. Nearly NO ONE keeps a computer for more than 7 years. A 7 year old computer is a dinosaur and needs to be put out back and shot. LOL

Back to being serious though...... You will be very happy with this PSU. I would give it an A+ in pretty much every category. Features, Quality, Appearance, Functionality, and Warranty. It's hard to go wrong with this PSU. And if you think you may need more than 860 watts of power (with your current proposed setup you do not, but just in case you want room to expand), Corsair does offer a 1200 watt or 1500 watt version, but at a significant price hike.

Good luck on your project!


Is it really worth $200 just for this PSU? And I do plan to overclock so would this be more than enough like you said? Also is it Haswell compatible?


I'd say definitely yes on all accounts. I did the math using a "PSU Calculator" and you could easily run any GPU on the market with this PSU. The only reason you would need more wattage is if you decided to run multiple GPU's. And as far as Haswell compatible, I'm running it on my Haswell build as we speak. The fact that it is a truly digital PSU means that it has extremely tight voltage regulations, and with the Corsair Link module that comes with it, you can monitor and tweak virtually every component that plugs in to the PSU. It really is worth it (to me anyway).
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March 6, 2014 8:06:23 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Here's a sweet 750w. Overclocking ready.

Will run any single card on the market.


Gold CERTIFIED \ FULL Modular.


Great for future upgrades , no need to pay $200.00.


Haswell CERTIFIED.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $134.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 22:12 EST-0500)


Really looking into this one over the Cosair because of price and the fact that I probably won't use the Corsair Link. And by any chance did u mean "Here's a Sweet 850w"? lol
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March 6, 2014 8:08:35 PM

Yes i meant 850w , nice catch , there's no reason to pay $200.00 for a high quality power supply.

Tier 1 Brands - The Most Powerful And Stable Components On The Market.

Antec Signature
Antec High Current Pro -1200w
Antec HCP Platinum 1kW
Cooler Master V series 700, 850, 1kW
Corsair AX
Enermax Galaxy
Enermax Revolution
EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W and 1300W
Kingwin Lazer Platinum
PCP&C TurboCool
PCP&C Silencer Greater than 610 watt
Sapphire Pure
Seasonic X-Series
Seasonic S12D/M12D
Silverstone ZF (Etasis 85/75/56)
Seventeam ST Greater than 600w (SSI, V2.91)
Silverstone OP/DA Greater than 700 watt
Silverstone ZM
Ultra X3 Greater than 1000 watt
XFX Black Edition
XFX XXX Edition

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Zippy/Emacs HG2
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March 6, 2014 8:27:28 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Yes i meant 850w , nice catch , there's no reason to pay $200.00 for a high quality power supply.

Tier 1 Brands - The Most Powerful And Stable Components On The Market.

Antec Signature
Antec High Current Pro -1200w
Antec HCP Platinum 1kW
Cooler Master V series 700, 850, 1kW
Corsair AX
Enermax Galaxy
Enermax Revolution
EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W and 1300W
Kingwin Lazer Platinum
PCP&C TurboCool
PCP&C Silencer Greater than 610 watt
Sapphire Pure
Seasonic X-Series
Seasonic S12D/M12D
Silverstone ZF (Etasis 85/75/56)
Seventeam ST Greater than 600w (SSI, V2.91)
Silverstone OP/DA Greater than 700 watt
Silverstone ZM
Ultra X3 Greater than 1000 watt
XFX Black Edition
XFX XXX Edition

Zippy/Emacs SSL
Zippy/Emacs GSM
Zippy/Emacs PSL
Zippy/Emacs HG2


Thank you. I have gone with this PSU and it has save me some money. It is a great PSU from the reviews I read. I now know why you were suggesting XFX brands so much. I am new to computers so I don't know much of the top tier brands. I really appreciate the suggestions as it has now completed my build. Thank you SR-71 for the suggestion and thank you everyone else who contributed (:.
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March 6, 2014 8:32:04 PM

All XFX Power supplies are made by SEASONIC , therefore top quality.
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