Which and psu to fit this build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: June approximately $1,000.00


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, windows 7 64-bit





Antec Mini P180 White Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This computer will primarily be used to play StarCraft 2. I plan on overclocking the cpu and replacing the gpu with an ATI 6000 series in the future.

With this in mind what do you guys recommend for a psu? I found this Corsair psu but I`m not sure if it will be able to handle ATI 6000 series. I`m a bit perplexed and confused about the psu. Either I get one that just runs the 5770 and a overclocked cpu or get a mor powerful one now and hope it can handle a 6000 series ATI card.

For the mobos, I`m stuck between this Gigabyte and this MSI. Help me chose one of them and please state why.
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  1. Best answer
    Nice choice of case.
    GA-P55M-UD2 got an editors choice award over @ AnandTech.
    MSI P55M-GD41 wasn't in that review. MSI P55M-GD41 website. It might be new on the market since I didn't find any reviews on the web and MSI didnt list any on it's website. They usually do put links to MB reviews on the site.

    OCZ Fatal1ty 550W is right sized for any single video card now and in the future.
    If you think you'd like to double up 5850s or a future Crossfire/SLI option a larger PSU with 4 PCI-e power connectors is a good idea.
    Hard to go wrong with the CORSAIR 750TX. And its still a relative bargain with the rebate and free shipping.

    I'll check and see if there are any clearance issues with the P180 mini case on the Hyper 212+ cooler.
  2. Okay thank you for double checking everything, let me know how the Hyper 212+ cooler fits in the case. Note that I will be getting the black one from NCIX since newegg doesn't have it. Really slick case.

    I'll go read up on both the Gigabyte and MSI mobo links.

    go with that - insane price and u will be able to for sure run 2 cards with that
  4. No problem with the Hyper 212+ 158.5mm clearance.
    Found a Mini 180 owner who fit a TRUE 160.5mm cooler in his case.
  5. The black Mini 180 case with the Thermalright Ultra Extreme installed.

  6. Yeah look at that cable management. I'm so going neat and tidy under the hood.
  7. I notice on newegg the gigabyte mobo does not have 1600 ram supported. It just lists

    DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800

    while the msi has

    DDR3 1066/1333/1600 (OC)/2000 (OC)/2133 (OC)
    Supports 1Gb/ 2Gb/ 4Gb DRAM size.

    Is this something to be concerned about?
  8. it runs 1600, dont worry about it.
  9. Is it an error on neweggs website?

    Edit: Found the website for the gigabyte and apparently it can run up to 2200mhz ram.



    DDR3 2200+ Support
    P55M-UD2 support Intel Core™ i7/ Core™ i5 processors delivering native support for DDR3 memory up to 2200+MHz by the enhanced design of GIGABYTE, Intel Core™ i7/ Core™ i5 processors feature the memory controller integrated directly into the processor die, rather than as part of the Northbridge as in previous generations, allowing for faster memory performance.
    * Please refer "Memory Support List" for memory support information
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