Need help chosing Psu and Gpu.

I have almost chose all parts of my new baby. :D

MOBO:GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3

CPU: Intel i5 2500k

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB

GPU: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 GV-N56GOC-1GI or ASUS ENGTX560 DC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 or MSI GeForce GTX560 (plz share your opinions to help me chose)

Case: Thermaltake V4 Black Edition

PSU: I don't want a really powerfull psu, I just want all these to work perfectly. Suggestions? Note: all these plus 5 120mm fans :D

And some questions: Does this build lack anything? I've seen cheaper z68 mobo's, can you suggest a cheaper one (that supports all these parts)? Is this case a good choice for this build or you suggest another one?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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  1. Approximate Purchase Date: hopefully this monday. (in 2 days)

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: non-stop gaming,surfing the web, watching movies

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

    Overclocking: Not yet

    SLI or Crossfire: no

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments: Will run on windows 7 64-bit, I don't really care about how loud the fans are the quiter the better.
  2. For PSU I recomment Antec or Corsair. The 560 and 560Ti do not require a lot of power so you can save some money by going with a 650W or something less. I would go with 750 at the most if you ever wanted to upgrade. But by the time you upgrade you will need a new PSU.
  3. wow obsidian, 520 watts will be enough?
  4. yeah 500 odd watts is more then enough even if you go up to a single gtx 570/amd 6970

    650 watts will run gtx 560 sli

    750 is enough for gtx 570 sli
  5. can you suggest another gpu and can you tell me wich graphic card of the above is better if you can?
  6. can i get any other opinions please?
    Feel free to type whatever you want.
  7. selayan said:
    For PSU I recomment Antec or Corsair. The 560 and 560Ti do not require a lot of power so you can save some money by going with a 650W or something less. I would go with 750 at the most if you ever wanted to upgrade. But by the time you upgrade you will need a new PSU.


    selayan, can you reccomend something specific please? And thanks for the advice.
  8. all gtx 560's are bout the same

    these are all better then the gtx 560

    amd 6870
    gtx 560 TI
    amd 6950 1gb
    amd 6950 2 gb
    gtx 570
    amd 6970 2gb

    but my pick will be between the

    gtx 560 Ti or 6950 2gb

    the gtx 560 ti is a very good card runs great till 1920x1080 more then enough for most people

    the 6950 is on par with the gtx 560 till you go higher res then 1920 x 1080 or run more then 1 monitor which favours the greater vram on the 6950 over the gtx 560 TI
  9. obsidian86 said:
    all gtx 560's are bout the same

    these are all better then the gtx 560

    amd 6870
    gtx 560 TI
    amd 6950 1gb
    amd 6950 2 gb
    gtx 570
    amd 6970 2gb

    but my pick will be between the

    gtx 560 Ti or 6950 2gb

    the gtx 560 ti is a very good card runs great till 1920x1080 more then enough for most people

    the 6950 is on par with the gtx 560 till you go higher res then 1920 x 1080 or run more then 1 monitor which favours the greater vram on the 6950 over the gtx 560 TI


    Thanks a lot. I think i can chose my GPU with the info you gave me.
  10. Now all i need is a good PSU.
  11. O_O i love you :D
  12. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 <- alternative mobo. Yes it's $4 more but you get pci 3 and usb3 with it.
  13. Can someone anser the final question?

    Will corsair builder series 600w v2 80+ run this machine?

    I personally think it will, thanks to the info obsidian86 gave me. But just to be sure.
  14. if u go sli then no
  15. no sli just these components
  16. u r golden
  17. Thanks to everyone! I will order the parts soon :D

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