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June 24, 2010 1:06:39 PM

Hey guys

im here building a PC for a friend and ive got 2 builds for him 2 choose from, and i need ideas on a power supply suitible for them.

AMD based build:

CPU:AM3 x6 1055T / 1090T
MOBO:GA-890GPA-UD3H
Graphics:Gigabtye 2GB 5970
RAM: OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 / 1333MHz

i7 based build


CPU: intel i7 930 1366 pin
MOBO:G-B X58A-UD3R
RAM: Patriot-Signature 6G Kit ddr3 1600
Graphics: 1536m Gigabtye GTX 480

both builds are using the same case Antec 902, with the same HDD 1tb WD

i need help finding a power supply that will work each builds.

Thanks!

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June 24, 2010 1:54:50 PM
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I'll go ahead and pont out that the X6 is pretty much a waste of money (assuming it's for gaming). OCZ's RAM has problems with many boards, so it should be avoided. Also, depending on the exact sticks of Patriot RAM, you can likely do better for about the same price. The GTX 480 is not a good choice either (too expensive for it's performance, massive heat, massive power usage). Finally, the 5970 won't fit into the 902 without major hassles (squeezing, modding, etc.)

You may want to go ahead and give us a budget and use. I know we can put together better full builds.

The size of the PSU depends on if you want to add a second GPU down the road. If you do, you'd want a 850W for the first build and a 1000W for the second. If you don't, a 650W for the first would be fine and a 750W for the second. Always buy a quaility unit, which means one from Corsair, Antec, Silverstone or SeaSonic.
June 24, 2010 2:37:03 PM

MadAdmiral said:
I'll go ahead and pont out that the X6 is pretty much a waste of money (assuming it's for gaming). OCZ's RAM has problems with many boards, so it should be avoided. Also, depending on the exact sticks of Patriot RAM, you can likely do better for about the same price. The GTX 480 is not a good choice either (too expensive for it's performance, massive heat, massive power usage). Finally, the 5970 won't fit into the 902 without major hassles (squeezing, modding, etc.)

You may want to go ahead and give us a budget and use. I know we can put together better full builds.

The size of the PSU depends on if you want to add a second GPU down the road. If you do, you'd want a 850W for the first build and a 1000W for the second. If you don't, a 650W for the first would be fine and a 750W for the second. Always buy a quaility unit, which means one from Corsair, Antec, Silverstone or SeaSonic.



well his limit is 2000 AUS, and is going to be using it for gaming, he dosnt rly know much about pc's nor does he bother, so its best to get something that will last him sometime before having to upgrade.
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June 24, 2010 4:15:29 PM

I'd go with the core of the second build (i7, UD3R) and stick in the HD 5970. Grab the HAF 922 as the case to be able to fit the 5970. As for the PSU, to ensure upgradibility, pick up an 850W unit.
June 24, 2010 4:19:26 PM

Well apparently Itpimp, you dont know alot either, blind leading the blind. +1 MadAdmiral
June 25, 2010 8:23:44 AM

i didnt claim that i did
July 2, 2010 4:21:28 AM

Best answer selected by ltpimp.
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July 2, 2010 6:00:18 PM

A 5970 will fit in an Antec 902, just have to make sure that it doesn't run into the HDD.
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