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October 26, 2010 8:16:25 AM

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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a c 262 ) Power supply
October 26, 2010 8:27:56 AM

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.
October 26, 2010 8:33:09 AM

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
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a c 262 ) Power supply
October 26, 2010 8:36:48 AM

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.
a b ) Power supply
October 26, 2010 8:39:04 AM

^^ 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...
October 26, 2010 8:41:43 AM

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
October 26, 2010 8:44:53 AM

@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?
a b ) Power supply
October 26, 2010 8:57:51 AM

^ 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...
October 26, 2010 11:22:26 AM

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 :) 
October 26, 2010 1:26:08 PM

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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