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New build, what PSU though ? =/ Help required please!

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May 11, 2011 7:27:01 AM

Hey everyone, was gonna quickly purchase a PSU but thought probably best to check with you guys before I go make a mistake.
I currently have

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler
GB Mushkin Blackline LV #996995 (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24

And will purchase the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Intel Z68 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard today

What is the best PSU for me to get, i'm also thinking of buying another GTX in the near future

around 0-£100 price range

Many thanks in advance!

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May 11, 2011 1:17:14 PM

Since ur planning on SLI go with a 750 / 850w unit.
Go with any of the name brands like Seasonic / Antec / xfx / corsair.
a c 87 ) Power supply
May 11, 2011 4:42:44 PM

650W will be enough for a system with two GTX 560 Tis. Only if overclocking extensively or if you have aspirations or want the possibility/option to upgrade to two more power hungry graphics cards would more than 650W be justified imo.

XFX 650W XXX Edition 80Plus Bronze £72

Corsair HX 650W 80Plus Bronze (I thought it was Silver) Modular £87

NZXT Hale90 650W 80Plus Gold Modular £99

If you do think you need a 750W unit:
Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80Plus Silver Fully Modular £96
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May 11, 2011 5:09:59 PM

i like my corsair tx750w, and it's not that expensive. $110 is what, 70 pounds?
a c 87 ) Power supply
May 11, 2011 6:21:00 PM

The new one is £85. While it is definitely a good unit, I'd question whether it is worth £10 more than this unit which has the advantage of being modular:
Adata HM 750W 80Plus Bronze Modular £75
May 11, 2011 7:13:59 PM

Corsair 650TX - with that you'd be able to run a 580 with headroom, so it's definitely fine for what you have, you could go lower but 550W could be a bit limiting, especially in regards to future upgrades.
May 11, 2011 7:31:00 PM

Cool thanks lads, I decided to go for the Corsair 950W TX Series PSU - 78A 12V Rail and just spalsh out on the cash, £120 but I guess it will last me a few upgrades and for when I SLI the graphics card.