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February 18, 2011 9:17:46 AM

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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February 18, 2011 10:24:41 AM

Use a name brand ps: corsair, antec, ocz, seasonic, enermax. All are pretty good. Ocz and antec are the best values.
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February 18, 2011 10:31:14 AM

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.
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a b ) Power supply
February 18, 2011 10:55:21 AM

SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
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.
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February 18, 2011 2:01:41 PM

Corsair TX 650w. Rock solid and inexpensive.
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February 19, 2011 12:28:16 AM

Great, thanks a lot everyone. Very helpful :D 
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