Hi there guys. Not sure what size PSU to get. I recently shelled a lot of dough for PC parts. I'm building my first PC and want to make sure I can give it enough power, with a little overhead. I may wish to overclock the processor in the future so that needs to be taken into account.
From what I understand I should get either a US or Taiwan made PSU, and that constant voltage and amperage are most important. I'd also go for one that's Gold 80 Plus certified, if needs be.
Here are the parts:
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R mobo
Intel i7 920 CPU (Will want to overclock later in the CPU's life)
ATI HD 5870 GPU
6GB (3 x 2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600 Mhz)
AKASA Nero S Premier Cooler
Corsair H50-1 Hydro Watercooler (Will probably use this with OC'd processor)
Scythe Setsugen GPU Cooler
Samsung F3 1TB HDD
I also already have an old Samsung SyncMaster 243T LCD monitor, a Creative i-Trigue 2.1 Sound System, HP Photosmart 2575, HP Keyboard and Wireless Mouse. And I will probably change the keyboard and mouse for something more fanciful later on.
You mean Cooler master CM690 II? I just went to a shop this morning to buy some components for my X6 build (to be sold to someone...I wish I can keep it... ).
There are not many differences between CM690 and CM690II.
CM690 II has several additions but the basic structure is not changed.
I don't think CM690 II has bad cooling.
Yeah, that was the one. Although I liked the look of the Cooler Master CM690 II and it's design, a couple of reviews pointing out poor default cooling put me off. And I was and still am just dying to put this system together asap.
I decided on the Antec 902, although I've heard it can be cramped on the inside, the big boy fan and LEDs, well they look cool!
I got the Seasonic aswell. This build will be a beast, I can't wait. Been saving for months.
Depending on if you want a mid size or full. If air flow is your goal, Coolermaster all the way. HAF 922 midsize or HAF 932 fullsize. I have the 932 and its a beast and like guany said the airflow and cable management is nice. 4 fans included stock, 3 230mm and 1 140mm fan. Mesh screening water cooling setup and upgradability!
And to answer your actual question, I like the corsair tx series and ultra x3 and x4 series. Antecs are also reliable. But look for a modular psu to save on room and increase airflow by minimizing your cables and also when buying a psu look at the warranty. Although 3 to 5 years may be ok, Ultra gives a lifetime warranty, which is why my money went to them.