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Decent Power Supply for GTX 560 Ti?

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January 27, 2012 5:13:39 AM

Hey, I haven't yet built my PC, but I was wondering what's a good power supply I should use for the GTX 560Ti. How much wattage does the video card require to play Battlefield 3? I'm hoping after I build my PC it lasts me about 5-8 years with no upgrades besides the video card if necessary. Another thing, is it possible to still play Battlefield 3 on medium-high settings on a lower CPU. If so, please state some other ones I can use as a replacement of the i5-2500k. Thank you. 8)

Here is my future "rig" :) 

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ;Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $50
http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-CHA [...] 417&sr=8-1

Power Supply:
Thermaltake 750W Modular 80+ Bronze PSU $90
http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake- [...] =8-1-fkmr0

Motherboard:
ECS H61H2-M2(1.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $60

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813135288

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500K Processor $230
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BOX806 [...] 677&sr=8-1

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory (With free 4GB SDHC card) $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231426

Video Card:
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $230

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130623

Storage (HDD):
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive $90
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digi [...] 265&sr=8-1

Optical Drive:
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black) $26
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] k-c1001-20

Monitor:
HANNspree By Hanns-G HF225DPB Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 X-Contrast 30,000:1 (1000:1) $120

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824262011
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January 27, 2012 5:33:56 AM

A great PSU would be Corsair TX650 or Seasonic SS-620GM/GB ( The GM is modular, you can just remove the cables you don't need ). As for the CPU, I'm not sure but i think that a phenom ii x4 960t would be ok.
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January 27, 2012 5:34:20 AM

Corsair tx 650 or 750w, though the xfx one that nikorr listed looks pretty good...It also supports sli!
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January 27, 2012 7:02:39 AM

I'm not planning to do any SLI.
I did some searching and I found this one:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EYV690/ref=sc_pgp_...

What do you guy's think? :p 
Also, is the i5-2500k alright? I mean Battlefield 3 requires quad-core but the i5-2500k has SLI support and everything which I don't need. Is there any other CPU that can run Battlefield 3 just fine for a bit less?
Thank you :) !
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January 27, 2012 7:05:07 AM

Stay away from ocz psu...
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January 27, 2012 7:08:48 AM

4eyed said:
A great PSU would be Corsair TX650 or Seasonic SS-620GM/GB ( The GM is modular, you can just remove the cables you don't need ). As for the CPU, I'm not sure but i think that a phenom ii x4 960t would be ok.


I'm not much of an AMD guy... I researched on the feud between Intel and AMD and from what I've seen, Intel performs better. What do you think? Anyways, concerning Intel, can any of the i3's run Battlefield 3 on like high or medium? Thanks :p 
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January 27, 2012 7:10:07 AM

amuffin said:
Stay away from ocz psu...


Why, whats wrong with the product? The reviews on it don't seem too bad :-P
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January 27, 2012 7:14:29 AM

And concerning that case I listed, I'm changing it to HAF 912 or CM Elite 430. Which one do you think? I'm not going to be using SLI or OC'ing anytime soon (don't want to damage my PC because I know nothing about it) so which case will work for me? Thanks =)
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January 27, 2012 7:21:37 AM

I'm not entirely sure what you are looking for in your rig (gaming seems to be your main focus).
You can rarely build a PC that will last 5-8 years even with the latest hardware available (this is assuming max graphics on all games).

You are even less likely (read: never) going to be able to keep running games for 5-8 years on a budget build, like the one you have outlined, even on low settings (discounting running games at 800x600 res).

My best guess is that with a build like that, you will be safe for 3-4 max (this is including the i5 2500k).

Also 'SLI Support' is mentioned a couple of times in this thread. The term 'SLI Support' is a marketing gimmick, as the only thing you really need for SLI is a mobo with two x16 PCI-E slots (preferably with at least one PCI slot in-between). Any decent PSU will come with enough GPU molex plugs to power 2-3 GPU's.
Note: the mobo you have linked only has one x16 PCI-E slot, so SLI/Crossfire is an impossibility without getting a different mobo.

The i5 2500k is hands down the best CPU for gaming (and also the most future proof on your budget). But seeing as the mobo you have linked does not support OC'ing (and you don't seem to want to OC), then the i5 2500 would do nicely for you.
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January 27, 2012 7:28:37 AM

KingSaif said:
And concerning that case I listed, I'm changing it to HAF 912 or CM Elite 430. Which one do you think? I'm not going to be using SLI or OC'ing anytime soon (don't want to damage my PC because I know nothing about it) so which case will work for me? Thanks =)


Both the HAF 912 and the CM Elite 430 seem like good choices. I personally would go with the HAF 912 because of the space in-between the mobo plate (the piece of metal that the mobo sits on) and the left side of the case. This space provides a place to route a lot of your cables through which helps airflow and clears up clutter.

I would also recommend the HAF 912 over the original case you listed, the Rosewill CHALLENGER, as this case also lacks the space in-between the mobo plate and the left side of the case.
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January 27, 2012 7:34:33 AM

yamman101 said:
I'm not entirely sure what you are looking for in your rig (gaming seems to be your main focus).
You can rarely build a PC that will last 5-8 years even with the latest hardware available (this is assuming max graphics on all games).

You are even less likely (read: never) going to be able to keep running games for 5-8 years on a budget build, like the one you have outlined, even on low settings (discounting running games at 800x600 res).

My best guess is that with a build like that, you will be safe for 3-4 max (this is including the i5 2500k).

Also 'SLI Support' is mentioned a couple of times in this thread. The term 'SLI Support' is a marketing gimmick, as the only thing you really need for SLI is a mobo with two x16 PCI-E slots (preferably with at least one PCI slot in-between). Any decent PSU will come with enough GPU molex plugs to power 2-3 GPU's.
Note: the mobo you have linked only has one x16 PCI-E slot, so SLI/Crossfire is an impossibility without getting a different mobo.

The i5 2500k is hands down the best CPU for gaming (and also the most future proof on your budget). But seeing as the mobo you have linked does not support OC'ing (and you don't seem to want to OC), then the i5 2500 would do nicely for you.


Okay, thanks man! I was just hoping to things such as homework, watching YouTube videos, Facebook, researching, Minecraft, and the essential reason why I'm even building a PC, Battlefield 3. I'm definitely not shooting for Ultra settings. I'll be satisfied with medium or above and I don't mind low but I just want to be above average in case my PC slows down or anything so I don't lag too much.
Resolution: 1920x1080
I'm definitely going to be playing in 64-player matches but from my researches the GTX 560Ti can handle it with around 53 FPS at my resolution on high.

Also, I'm not 100% sure if I want to OC. Maybe when I know more about everything else, then I'll take time to learn about OC'ing. I'm aware that the i5-2500k supports OC'ing and that's one reason why I want it, so that if I do decide to OC, I can! :) 

Can you please take some time to look at these cases, and tell me if they are good (OC wise or not) THank you!!!:) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and HAF912

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January 27, 2012 7:39:46 AM

yamman101 said:
Both the HAF 912 and the CM Elite 430 seem like good choices. I personally would go with the HAF 912 because of the space in-between the mobo plate (the piece of metal that the mobo sits on) and the left side of the case. This space provides a place to route a lot of your cables through which helps airflow and clears up clutter.

I would also recommend the HAF 912 over the original case you listed, the Rosewill CHALLENGER, as this case also lacks the space in-between the mobo plate and the left side of the case.


Yeah, I'm definitely not going with Rosewill. It's either HAF912 or the two I just listed ^^
The NZXT GAMMA seems a bit more popular than the NZXT Source, though. I personally like the Source the most out of all three because of the design. The HAF912 looks awesome too, but I hate how it's white on the inside. Honestly, I just want Battlefield 3 running at decent FPS at the end of the day :p 
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January 27, 2012 7:48:01 AM

amuffin said:
Stay away from ocz psu...


+1 yeah my OCZ 600w modxstream died a couple of days ago and I replaced it with a seasonic x850, it might just be an isolated case but truth be told from now on I'm going corsair or seasonic for PSUs
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January 27, 2012 7:51:46 AM

vertical777 said:
+1 yeah my OCZ 600w modxstream died a couple of days ago and I replaced it with a seasonic x850, it might just be an isolated case but truth be told from now on I'm going corsair or seasonic for PSUs


Damn, that sucks! :( 
I think I'm going to go with Corsair, it seems to be a bit more expensive but better quality than other PSU's.

I rather pay more for better quality than less for bad quality because ultimately you'll end up spending more money on a replacement... *cough* PS3 -.-
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January 27, 2012 7:52:27 AM

Well the HAF 912 is the best case in terms of airflow, but its more pricey for that. Also its the only case you linked that comes with 2 120mm fans (the other two only come with 1 120mm fan).

I would recommend the HAF 912 if you are willing to spend the extra cash (the GAMMA if not), but at the end of the day your the one going to have to look at the case all day not me.

And I sympathise with wanting to play BF3 at decent FPS :D 
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January 27, 2012 7:55:59 AM

Buy an i7 2600k
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January 27, 2012 7:59:43 AM

yamman101 said:
Well the HAF 912 is the best case in terms of airflow, but its more pricey for that. Also its the only case you linked that comes with 2 120mm fans (the other two only come with 1 120mm fan).

I would recommend the HAF 912 if you are willing to spend the extra cash (the GAMMA if not), but at the end of the day your the one going to have to look at the case all day not me.

And I sympathise with wanting to play BF3 at decent FPS :D 


Haha, who doesn't want to play BF3 at decent FPS? xD

I personally like the HAF912, but I like the NZXT Source more in terms of appearance. I don't really care how it looks though just as long as my PC works perfectly. Like I said before, I'm not sure about OC'ing but I'm definitely 100% sure about not using SLI. I would rather just be prepared so when I do want to OC, I can easily. I'll look into the cases (HAF912 and the two NZXT's) but other than that, you've been an awesome help so thank you :) !
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January 27, 2012 7:59:53 AM

KingSaif said:
Damn, that sucks! :( 
I think I'm going to go with Corsair, it seems to be a bit more expensive but better quality than other PSU's.

I rather pay more for better quality than less for bad quality because ultimately you'll end up spending more money on a replacement... *cough* PS3 -.-



Not only that, but when a PSU goes, it can take some or all of your hardware with it. That's why its so essential to get a quality PSU.

If you are going to stick with the single 560ti, then you should get a ~650W PSU.
I would recommend either:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Non-modular)
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Modular)
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January 27, 2012 8:01:03 AM

drew13 said:
Buy an i7 2600k


Hell no! I don't plan on overkilling BF3 with recording and stuff.
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January 27, 2012 8:01:18 AM

KingSaif said:
Haha, who doesn't want to play BF3 at decent FPS? xD

I personally like the HAF912, but I like the NZXT Source more in terms of appearance. I don't really care how it looks though just as long as my PC works perfectly. Like I said before, I'm not sure about OC'ing but I'm definitely 100% sure about not using SLI. I would rather just be prepared so when I do want to OC, I can easily. I'll look into the cases (HAF912 and the two NZXT's) but other than that, you've been an awesome help so thank you :) !



No problem. Any time :D 
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January 27, 2012 8:02:05 AM

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January 27, 2012 8:04:08 AM

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