First Time Building, need PSU suggestions

How is this for a build? I need some suggestions on a PSU, storage

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: pretty soon, already bought some parts

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, also maybe some encoding and streaming from PC/360/tv etc (probably need a capture card but i haven't research it that much)


SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no, probably will upgrade graphics in the future but only 1 card.



Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem with a Megahalems and 2x 120mm fans


OCZ XMP Ready Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1600LV6GK - Retail

8800 GTS EVGA 640mb (link has closest i can find on newegg resembling)


looking for a quality PSU to compliment the system. Right now im also looking for a cheap/good deal Hard Drive, doesn't need to be big on size.
But in the future I might try a simple raid, so i want a PSU that will be able to handle those future upgrades too.

I'd really appreciate any advice, tips, etc.

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  1. If you can then get the D0 stepping...

    Do you have that graphics card ? or you are going to buy one?

    Power supply - Corsair 650TX is the best option...

    PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W

    And before deciding on the Pro Mega, take a look at this article...

    And as you will not be having more than 1 graphics card, drop to a cheaper mobo like the Gigabyte UD3R...

    But if you want performance,, then get this mobo...
    ASUS Rampage Gene - It will perform little better than the P6T...,2302.html
  2. also zipzoomfly has two ocz powersupplies at 600 watts, $43 and $49.99 after rebates, inc. shipping, the $50 is modular.

    my 500 watt ocz stealthxstream runs an ati 4890 oc'd to 955 gpu/1070 memory, q9550 oc'd to 3.8 ghz, 2x2 gb ddr2 1200 ocz memory, water cooling pump, six led fans, two wd black 640 gb in raid 0, cd drive and a thermaltake cigarette lighter!
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