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January 4, 2010 10:44:55 AM

Hey guys, so I've decided i'm going to buy a new PC soon, and this is what i have so far

Motherboard: MSI-P55M-GD45 INTEL P55/ICH10R
CPU: Core i5 i5-750 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1156
RAM: 2 x 2GB A-DATA 1333MHz DDR3
Case: Cooler Master Chassis HAF 922
GPU: EVGA GTX260/275 or something cheaper
PSU: CM Real Power M520, CM eXtreme Power 500W, Corsair 650TX, OCZ 600W

So i need advice on the PSU, what do you think i should get? My manufactuer reccomends CM Real Power 520W.

And for GPU, i'm planning to get a GT300 when its out, so what do you think i should get now? I tought i could get a GTX260 and when GT300 is out i can use my guarantee to replace the GTX260 and pay up for a GT300.

Can't wait for your replies.

Cheers,

Trax

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January 4, 2010 10:57:42 AM

Well for the mobo i would suggest Gigabyte P55 boards. ]
RAM: 1600MHz CL7 from GSkill or A-DATA or Corsair.
PSU: TX650W or even VX550W will be enough.
If you are looking for a temporary card then no point going for the GTX260. Get something lower than that and buy a fresh one when GT300 comes out. But waiting for that may turn into months. so better get HD5850 and enjoy DX11!
January 4, 2010 11:28:11 AM

I tought of getting something cheaper even if i have to wait, cuz i have school anyway, and that means less gaming... And get something better in the summer.
I have only the graphic card left to decide :)  for PSU gonna get the TX650 :) 
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January 4, 2010 12:03:19 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum

For PSU my vote goes for the Corsair 650TX and after for the OCZ, the other 2 i assume that are Coolermaster (CM), but the power could be not enough with a GTX3xx or HD58xx.

For GPU, the GTX260 is a nice card (I have one), the HD 58xx is too much better with DX11, but today anyone game not use the DX11 as the prefer engine ( see this ), so, IMO you can get a GTX260 and save your money till March when the GTX3xx comes out.
January 4, 2010 12:12:16 PM

Hey, tnx man :)  . That was really helpfull i might get GTX260 now, cuz there's hardly any difference in DX11 at the moment...
BTW i saw a review for Corsair 650TX and Corsair 750TX and he said that the 750TX will be able to power up any graphic card in the future, so i might end up getting 750TX and i'm set for a longer time. What do you think?
January 4, 2010 12:31:19 PM

traxix said:
Hey, tnx man :)  . That was really helpfull i might get GTX260 now, cuz there's hardly any difference in DX11 at the moment...
BTW i saw a review for Corsair 650TX and Corsair 750TX and he said that the 750TX will be able to power up any graphic card in the future, so i might end up getting 750TX and i'm set for a longer time. What do you think?


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The 750TX is a good option for the future, maybe in few months you want upgrade your processor or add another stuff, so, is better an extra power and not missing power
January 4, 2010 1:55:59 PM

OK so I went to my manufactuer and I found out that 5850 is cheaper than i tought it is, and i can afford it now :) 
So the only thing that remains is the PSU... I think they can't get corsair...
Can you guys land a few good PSU's around 500-650 W?

Tnx in advance
January 4, 2010 2:27:41 PM

traxix said:
OK so I went to my manufactuer and I found out that 5850 is cheaper than i tought it is, and i can afford it now :) 
So the only thing that remains is the PSU... I think they can't get corsair...
Can you guys land a few good PSU's around 500-650 W?

Tnx in advance


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Here are 9 PSU, choose one acording with your budget and manufacturer preference.

My votes goes in this order:

1- Thermaltake Toughpower
2- Thermaltake XT
3- Corsair 650TX
4- Corsair 650HX
5- Coolermaster
6- OCZ 650W
7- OCZ Fatal1ty
8- OCZ ModXStream
9- Antec
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