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Helping me choosing the right PSU

Last response: in Components
March 1, 2011 9:07:53 PM

Hello guys,

I'm building a new PC and I have already chosen all the parts I needed, but I'm stuck on the PSU. I would like some help to choose the right PSU, for its wattage, compatibility, and obviously its quality. So here are my specs:

CPU/Processor: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760

Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSR

Video card: XFX HD-695X-ZNDC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Computer case: AZZA Fantom 900 Black Japanese SECC Steel/Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CPU Fan: ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler

Optical drive: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support

So yeah, based on my specs you've just see, which PSU should I buy?

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a c 164 ) Power supply
March 1, 2011 9:18:11 PM

do you have a specific budget? do you want a modular unit? is 80+ efficiency OK or do you want a higher efficiency? otherwise...

a 500w+ from antec, XFX, corsair, PC Power & Cooling, seasonic, enermax, silverstone, or OCZ

if you plan to get a second AMD 6950, look for a 700w+
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March 1, 2011 9:56:06 PM

I'm not going to Crossfire nor SLI, so the PSU would power only one video card. Also,I have very low budget, less than 100$. I just want a good working/compatible PSY for my system for a cheap price.
a b ) Power supply
March 1, 2011 10:20:21 PM

cougar 850 watter 80+ silver certified 129$ 40 dollars rebate :D , or these 2 other choices, these are ps that will future proof u if u wanna upgrade to a crossfire or sli setup,

seasonic 850 watt also 80+silver certified

and also this if ur budget is tight,

corsair 650 watter ;)