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What Power Supply Should I Use?

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April 25, 2010 10:15:38 PM


I am trying to put a system together and these are what I am considering to put in:

Intel Core i5 750 Quad-Core Socket LGA1156
Asus P7P55D LE Socket 1156 Intel P55 Chipset CrossFireX
Asus ENGT220/DI/1GD2(LP) nVidia GeForce GT 220 Chipset
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1333MHz (PC3-10666) 4GB (2x2GB)
dvd burner
HardDrive Western Digital Caviar Blue (WD5000AAKS) 500GB

in addition there will be a few fans on the case and a couple of usbs connected all the time

Could you help me decide on a PSU now?? I have this one in mind:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Power Supply (OCZ600MXSP)

I am just not sure if it will provide enough current as the 12V1 rail only provides 25amps?? I don't want to spend more $60-$65 max on the PSU.

Thanks in advance

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April 25, 2010 10:22:32 PM

That's a bigger PSU than you need. That OCZ PSU doesn't have a very good rep. You can get a 600W Antec in the neighborhood of $60 at NewEgg. Or Corsair if you're willing to rely on a rebate.
a c 311 ) Power supply
a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2010 11:37:40 PM

Newegg has the 600W ModXStream listed as 80 before rebates. Consider the PSU an investment in a component that you dont have to upgrade every few years, and buy a good one to start with. This seasonic is a bit outside of your price range but it is a very good unit and very cost effective relative to the other good units in its power range.
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April 25, 2010 11:43:08 PM

+1 for the seasonic 520watt