Power Supply Recommendation...

I'm planning to build a new computer:

Core i7 2600k
Asus P8P67 (When available)
4 GB (2x2GB) Corsair 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
1 X ~100GB SSD
1 X 1TB HDD
Gigabyte Radeon 6850 1GB
DVD drive

Would probably do some mild/medium overclocking on the CPU and GPU.
Only future upgrades I can see myself doing is more RAM. No plans to ever do Crossfire. Maybe an additional HDD if I fill my 1TB.

Any recommendations on a power supply?
I was thinking 550W to play it safe?
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  1. Use a name brand ps: corsair, antec, ocz, seasonic, enermax. All are pretty good. Ocz and antec are the best values.
  2. o1die said:
    Use a name brand ps: corsair, antec, ocz, seasonic, enermax. All are pretty good. Ocz and antec are the best values.


    Agreed on this. Also consider if you want to add future upgrades to go a little higher on wattage. Look for 600-700 watts with an 80+ rating. So it will be more power efficient at small and large loads. Many graphics cards now can eat the power, so if you every drop in a GTX580 or something, you don't need to buy a new power supply again later.

    In my system, I originally had a 550w Cooler Master, which I found to suck. I have an AMD 965 3.4GHz quad core and a GTX465... the system always got stuck and did weird things. I replaced the PSU with a Seasonic M12D 750w PSU and the system is quieter and rock solid now.

    So when buying a PSU consider at least one future upgrade on your system and give yourself at least 100w of breathing room from your current maximum requirements.
  3. SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=
    This SeaSonic unit is great it is a very stable unit and will provide years of clean power. Its a little pricey though for 520 watts.

    Antec TruePower New TP-650
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371021
    This Antec 650 watt unit is also a very good unit and will give you a little more breathing room for future endeavors this would be my #1 choice, but I myself have always preferred Antec power supplies.
  4. Corsair TX 650w. Rock solid and inexpensive.
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194020

    Check out the sale for the $80 Corsair and it even has a MIR.
  6. Great, thanks a lot everyone. Very helpful :D
  7. Just get a ANTEC TP 750 for $10 more then the TP 650 even comes with free software.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/766
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