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First Time Building, need PSU suggestions

Last response: in Systems
July 6, 2009 12:03:06 PM

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.

July 6, 2009 12:23:25 PM

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...
July 7, 2009 6:02:18 AM

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!