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1st Build, Looking for Suitable PSU [HELP!]

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August 3, 2014 10:27:25 PM

I'm building my first ever PC, and I need some help selecting a suitable PSU to power my new system. My new system will be used primarily for gaming and rendering HD video/models/animation.

Here are the specs for my new system:
CPU - Intel Core i7 4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard - Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX
Memory - (Undecided, but shooting for 16GB, 2X8) (I may upgrade to 24 or 32 GB in the future)
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX
Case - NZXT Guardian 921
Storage - Intel 530 Series 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive, Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
(I may upgrade storage to another SSD/HDD in the future)

I will also be using an Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray Read/Write Optical Drive, a 4x USB 3.0 Hub Drive, and a Card Reader Drive (SD, SDHC, Mini-SD, MicroSD, etc.)

I entered this information into http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js... and it gave a recommended PSU Wattage of 576W, with a minimum of 526W. I am also aware there is Amperage on the +12V, +5V, and +3.3V rails that must be accounted for when selecting a PSU. Thing is, I don't know much about it, or how to make the right selection.

Would a PSU like this be adequate?:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-gs600

Other than the Memory, the PSU is the only other thing I need to select, and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced!

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August 3, 2014 10:44:54 PM

That would do but more headroom would be nice be a bad thing. This one is cheaper and equal quality.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650snlb...
or this for a ton of headroom
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850snlb...
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