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Recommend me a PSU

Approximate Purchase Date: Between now and November 8


Budget Range: 700$ - 900$ USD After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Light to moderate gaming, internet browsing


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, case


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: US


Parts Preferences: Intel CPU (preferably P55 chipset)


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1680 x 1050


Additional Comments: Mainly looking for a good PSU at the moment, although if anyone can spot any obvious changes they'd make I'd like to hear them. Would really NOT like to have to go over 900$ USD although if it's necessary I will.


PARTS SELECTED:

MOTHERBOARD:
GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128425&T

CPU:
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067

GRAPHICS CARD:
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130562

MEMORY:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231275

HEAT SINK/FAN:
Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142&T

HARD DISK DRIVE:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

DVD DRIVE:
LITE-ON Black DVD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106334

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754


The kicker here is... I need something to power all this.

I had been considering the Corsair 650TX, but after a bit of consideration am wondering whether I really need a full 600~ watts. The other PSU I have had my eye on is this OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V which seems to have gotten good acclaim from reviewers and is also a fair bit less pricey than the 650TX.

However this is my first build and I really have no idea. If someone can help me out on this one I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
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  1. HX650 for SLI support.
  2. I won't be needing SLI and I can't see myself caring much whether it's modular or not, but thanks anyway.

    Any more suggestions?
  3. TX650, XFX 650, Cooler Master Silent pro 600w
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207007&cm_re=xfx_650-_-17-207-007-_-Product
    That XFX unit is more powerful and is about the same as the OCZ unit after rebate its MIR, the OCZ beats its end price with its MIR but a solid 650W modular unit for $60 is still a damn good deal, its made by seasonic and is a solid unit, XFX units have been coming with surprisingly good deals lately.
  5. I would never buy an XFX PSU they look sooo ugly.. but they are great on the inside! :D
  6. That's good pricing, thanks for calling that to my attention.

    Is the general consensus that it would be better to get a 650W unit then? I'm still not sure I would need that much power now or in the near future.
  7. 850 is probably overkill. I had totally forgotten about Seasonic PSUs though so that's another brand I have to look through.
  8. Still the price you will find a 650-750 $ power supply and this one is gold scertified, well branded and extra power for the future.
  9. Best answer
    hunter315 said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207007&cm_re=xfx_650-_-17-207-007-_-Product
    That XFX unit is more powerful and is about the same as the OCZ unit after rebate its MIR, the OCZ beats its end price with its MIR but a solid 650W modular unit for $60 is still a damn good deal, its made by seasonic and is a solid unit, XFX units have been coming with surprisingly good deals lately.



    Yeah, if you don't mind dealing with a rebate, then this 650w XFX PSU is a good deal. It is manufactured by Seasonic and is more than enough to power your system.

    If you don't want to deal with a rebate (for fear of not receiving it), then consider the Seasonic 520W PSU for $60 + $10 for shipping. It is still more than enough for your system.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094
  10. Best answer selected by nmis.
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