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Hi all,

I'm currently in the process of choosing parts for my next build, and I was just in need of a little advice over which power supply would be best suited for my components. The parts I am currently planning to buy are:

- AMD Phenom X4 965BE @3.4GHz (Likely to over clock this)

- Asus M4A785TD-V EVO 785G Socket AM3 Motherboard

- 2 x 2GB Corsair Dominator 1333MHz DDR3 Modules

- 2 x Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard drive (RAID 0)

- ATI HD5770 Graphics card (already own this card; planning to buy another for crossfire at later date)

- Samsung SH-S223 DVD+RW/RAM Sata Optical drive

- 3 x 120MM Case fan

- Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU cooler

If anybody could give me any recommendations on a Power supply that would be able to handle the load given by the components/still have enough wattage for future upgrades, it would be much appreciated :)

I have a £70 budget on the Power supply

-ni3h
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  1. A Corsair in the 550w to 650w range should handle that computer as well as any future upgrades. The 550 being fine for 2 x 5770s the 650 giving you some room over that.
  2. I was looking at a Coolermaster GX 750W since it fits my budget, but I'm not too sure on the quality of coolermaster fans 0.o
  3. Coolermaster is much less quality than Corsair. The best brands are Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, XFX , PC Power and Cooling and Silverstone. Try and stick with those and you will have a fine quality unit.
  4. ^^ That 785G board wont support x8x8 Crossfire, which is very much needed if you want to run those cards without any bottlenecks...
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172846

    Also as for the PSU, though 550W would suffice, but I would suggest atleast 600W+ for HD 5770 Crossfire...
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191826

    If not overclocking high, then you can save on the RAM and go with XMS Series if cheaper...
  5. Sounds good, edging more towards the 650W atm since I might end up buying 2 more hard drives for RAID 0+1 sometime around xmas
  6. @gkay09 thanks for spotting that crossfire link speed, must of missed it reading through the specs 790X is a newer chipset anyway so I'd be better of going for that?
  7. ^ The newer ones are the 8xx series chipsets, but go with those only if SATA 6GB/s or USB3.0 matters,...
    If you need USB3.0, then this is a good board
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/196392
    Or if you want both, then this
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/197546
    Even ASRock boards are fine
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/204534
    Or this is a very good value for money board that does Crossfire and has SATA 6GB/s and USB3.0
    ASRock 870 Extreme3
    http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase25.5&prodID=B462735
  8. ni3h said:
    Hi all,

    I'm currently in the process of choosing parts for my next build, and I was just in need of a little advice over which power supply would be best suited for my components. The parts I am currently planning to buy are:

    - AMD Phenom X4 965BE @3.4GHz (Likely to over clock this)

    - Asus M4A785TD-V EVO 785G Socket AM3 Motherboard

    - 2 x 2GB Corsair Dominator 1333MHz DDR3 Modules

    - 2 x Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard drive (RAID 0)

    - ATI HD5770 Graphics card (already own this card; planning to buy another for crossfire at later date)

    - Samsung SH-S223 DVD+RW/RAM Sata Optical drive

    - 3 x 120MM Case fan

    - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU cooler

    If anybody could give me any recommendations on a Power supply that would be able to handle the load given by the components/still have enough wattage for future upgrades, it would be much appreciated :)

    I have a £70 budget on the Power supply

    -ni3h


    Nice solid build there. Instead of getting 3 case fans, why dont ya just get the NZXT Lexa S? Very affordable, $63 USD, dunno how many Euros or whatever that is haha.

    Comes with 4 fans (1 x 140mm, 3 x 120mm) and room for another 140/120mm if you like and much more :)
  9. after a look at a few more motherboards I came across the Asus M4A89TD PRO 890FX
    which looks to be a good all around board with SATA 6.0 and USB 3.0 support also has dual x16 pci-e link, any other ideas on motherboards with good RAID support and stable for overclocking peeps?
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