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PSU for i5-750

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October 22, 2009 3:02:48 AM

Ive decided to build my first computer around the i5-750, on a pretty tight budget. Im not planning on using it for gaming, but i will be using it for music production (recording, editing, mixing, and mastering..). I just need some recommendations for a good cheap PSU and a case for this system. Ill be using the Gigabyte GA-P55M UD2 MoBo..

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October 22, 2009 3:17:29 AM

Since it's a non-crossfire mobo the 500W OCZ would work
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

as would a better Corsair
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cases, since it's a micro-atx would you be interested in a micro-atx case or do you still want a full-size ATX one?

Micro-ATX
Antec Mini P180 Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 22, 2009 3:18:54 AM

spitlerj said:
Ive decided to build my first computer around the i5-750, on a pretty tight budget. Im not planning on using it for gaming, but i will be using it for music production (recording, editing, mixing, and mastering..). I just need some recommendations for a good cheap PSU and a case for this system. Ill be using the Gigabyte GA-P55M UD2 MoBo..


Why a m-ATX motherboard?
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October 22, 2009 3:59:08 AM

Bloodfrost said:
Why a m-ATX motherboard?


jbakerlent, did you see my link on the OCZ ps's?

There is nothing wrong with a m-atx board performance is almost identical.

I would suggest a full size case if you are overclocking for better airflow.
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October 22, 2009 4:52:00 AM

I agree, the micro-atx is a great board. Yes, I just saw it and those are good deals, but I don't know about the site and they are recertified...
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October 22, 2009 5:10:49 AM

jbakerlent said:
I agree, the micro-atx is a great board. Yes, I just saw it and those are good deals, but I don't know about the site and they are recertified...


The 780w Modxstream isn't recertfied and their cheap...and reliable.
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October 22, 2009 5:19:20 AM

True, but I wouldn't get a 780W non-crossfire capable PSU when I could get a 500W or 600W for cheaper and not lose anything. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just my opinion.
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October 22, 2009 3:35:31 PM

Get corsair vx450. It is an excellent PSU. It can handle cards like 5770/4850 with ease along with i5
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October 22, 2009 3:41:04 PM

jbakerlent said:
True, but I wouldn't get a 780W non-crossfire capable PSU when I could get a 500W or 600W for cheaper and not lose anything. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just my opinion.

Not lose anything? Just pointing out cheap decent power supplies to the OP because he said he was on a tight budget..I doubt he's worried about crossfire..
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October 22, 2009 6:42:46 PM

You kind of misunderstood what I said, neither PSU supports crossfire, so the extra 300W would be useless and not worth paying extra for... Not harming anything, but still unnecessary.
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