I've just ordered a new board and CPU off of Newegg (Z68 Gigabyte UD7 and a 2600k). This is going to be my 4th 2600k build so far. I'd just like some input on previous experience with certain brands of PSU's. The main company I'm looking to purchase is Seasonic. They have two great PSU' that's I'm trying to decide between. The X 760 and the X 850. I realize the 760 will be more than enough to power my complete rig, it just kind of bothers me running at load all the time. I'll be overclocking the CPU to around 5ghz. The GPU's I'm using are two EVGA 570 SSC's overclocked to 900mhz core. Any input on experiences with Seasonic or if anyone wants to convince me to use a different brand I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
Should have gone with an i5 2500k (assuming this is a gaming build). Anyways, although the lovely Seasonic X-760 will be enough, the recommendation is to get hold of a 850+ watt PSU. Thus, get the Seasonic X-850.
Now there is no negatives to point out for any Seasonic PSU. May be a value war wherein the equally awesome Corsair AX 850 is available for lesser price.
Why is everyone hating on the 2600k? It's not worse in any way compared to the 2500k. I don't care if it's more expensive. You get more potential.
We here recommend the X4 955 BE over the X4 965 BE wherein difference is hardly 20$. Here it is 100$. The only two things the i7 2600k offers above the i5 2500k are HT and an extra 100 MHz on stock clock. HT is useless in games. And the extra 100 MHz counts to nothing. Both chips can attain similar overclock levels. So it is wise to save the extra 100$ or Invest in some other component. No one here hates the 2600k. We just believe it has a different purpose.