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What PSU should i get for my build?

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August 12, 2014 8:53:27 AM

Here is the link to the build. I am looking for something cheaper but still good at the same time. Only the necessary wattage.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/oldblackman/saved/#savedbu...

I do plan on adding a graphics card in the future. Also at most two additional hard drives.
- EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB

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August 12, 2014 9:20:23 AM

Have you already purchased the components? If not, you should hold off. That CPU and motherboard chipset are a couple generations old now. We could help you pick out modern components for the same price. What will you be using the system for? The XFX P1-550S-XXB9 is always a good choice. It's a quality PSU that would give you the headroom to add a GPU later for a decent price.
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August 12, 2014 9:27:55 AM

Here's a version of your build with modern components and faster RAM.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $663.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 12:27 EDT-0400
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August 12, 2014 9:33:02 AM

shortstuff_mt said:
Here's a version of your build with modern components and faster RAM.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $663.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 12:27 EDT-0400


I would mainly be using it for every day use but i want something that will work seamlessly and perfectly if i am to purchase a new computer. In the future I would do some gaming which is why i plan on getting a graphics card. I have looked into the updated cpu and from what i have read the 4690k isnt really better so thats why i stuck with the 3570k which i could easily overclock. I do like some of the components you have listed as it has lowered the price quite a bit. As long as I am able to get the same functionality out of the different mobo then thanks for the help there.

EDIT: I may have been comparing the 3570k to the 4670k.
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August 12, 2014 9:38:32 AM

I'm not sure where you've been reading/getting your information, but the 4690k is a considerably better CPU than the 3570k. The 4690k is one of the new "Devil's Canyon" CPUs that was re-designed with better voltage regulation and thermal compound to be a great overclocking CPU. I see absolutely no reason to go with an old Ivy Bridge CPU.

Old components also go up in price as they become obsolete. As you can see, the build above is actually cheaper than yours and includes the PSU...
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