Hey guys I want to build a gaming computer and so far I have this as my basic model
MotherBoard: ASUS P7P55-LX Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5 760
RAM: G.Skill ECO F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO (2x2GB) DDR3
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD6870 1GB
Sound Card: Auzentech X-Raider 7.1
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX
Optical: Samsung SH-S223C SATA DVDRW Drive
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Case
I need a power supply but I don't have a clue what I will need so any suggestions would be fantastic, but, I am willing to spend up to $1500 so any things that I can change for a little bit more is what I'm after.
You do not need that powerful a power supply. Even though that mobo says it is cross fire ready, the second PCIe slot is only x4 so do not plan on it. The PSU calculator I use recommends 419 watts, but I like to add at least another 20 percent.
Still, I'd at least try onboard first. After all, it will only cost you some time in waiting for the sound card to get there. If you end up not needing it, you've saved a good bit of money.
Well I'm not from the US, I'm in Australia so I cant use Newegg and the place I'm ordering from calls when they have all the parts ready to be picked up so the delivery aint an issue. And I have dropped the sound card.