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February 13, 2011 2:49:05 AM

I am building my first system, and would like a decent power supply that will not die on me during the first two weeks :) 

While I know the basics and which ones are better than others, my main concern is:

1. getting something that will power the components

2. getting the best bang for my buck

That being said, I've purchased at ASRock 870 Extreme 3 motherboard, and a AMD PhenomII 955 Black Edition processor. I am also planning on having one Radeon 5850 GPU, with 4gb of ram and one 7200 rpm hard drive.

What do you guys recommend? I am in America, and welcome your suggestions!

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February 13, 2011 2:55:13 AM

ok here are a few choices that will get u ur bang for ur buck and get u peace of mind,

NZXT HALE90-750-M 140$ smackers,

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 160$

SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W ATX 130$

XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 130$

Seasonic SS-850HT 850W ATX 130$

thats a good start :) 
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February 13, 2011 3:16:18 AM

i second that if on a budget, dadiggles choices are quite good, it all depends if ur willing to spend a little more, for a gold or silver rated ps
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February 13, 2011 3:21:42 AM

I like the Corsairs.

You can go for a 650tx if you plan to stick with the one 5850.

If you're looking into adding 5850s in the future, I'd go with the 950tx (I have this - see signature). Yeah. I'd just skip right over the ones in between. Once you add another 5850, you'll want to add another. That's my reasoning for the skip-over.

The 950tx ($150-$10rebate=$140 on newegg these days) has 3 pairs of 6-pin PCIe connectors. Each pair can power one 5850, 5870, 580, etc... The lesser wattage supplies have two pairs of these connectors. I am really liking the 3 5850s. If you ever want to add on, plan for it.

The PSU is the easiest component to take for granted, yet the most important in my opinion. It's a great feeling when you know you don't have to worry about the power and that you have sufficient wattage for just about anything.
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February 13, 2011 3:28:48 AM

i second ubercakes suggestion :) 
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February 13, 2011 3:43:59 AM

cheers davcon is known to know his stuff on powersupplies, i bow to u great ps master :p 
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