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February 26, 2012 1:47:39 PM

Hello guys. :) 

I've chosen the following components for my build:

500 GB WD Caviar Black SATA-600
GeForce GTX 570 1.25 GB PCIe
Socket 1155 Core i5 I5-2500K 3.3 GHz
3x2048 MB DDR3 1600 MHz Kingston
Socket 1155 Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3
Cooler Master CM Storm Scout

I was wondering what kind of PSU I would need to run this kind of build. Any other comments on the build would be much appreciated.

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a b ) Power supply
February 26, 2012 2:04:10 PM

You have tri channel RAM ( 3 X 2GB ) and you need dual channel memory :
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
A few good PSU's :
Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 158 ) Power supply
February 26, 2012 2:05:11 PM

nVidia recommends a minimum 550W PSU for the GTX 570. I recommend getting a good quality PSU...a small list of quality mfrs: Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Antec. Please see my signature for links to a PSU guide and a more comprehensive list of recommended PSUs.
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a b ) Power supply
February 26, 2012 2:21:27 PM

Yeah, not sure what you're doing with three pieces of ram, you should have either two or four.

Anyway, Stcxik with PSU's from Corasir, Antec, seasonic, xfx. Get a 650 W PSU just to have some headroom. I like this PSU and have it myself:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 26, 2012 2:22:19 PM

sosofm said:
You have tri channel RAM ( 3 X 2GB ) and you need dual channel memory :
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
A few good PSU's :
Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Sorry I'm totally new to this whole thing, but why can't I use tri channel RAM ?

a c 87 ) Power supply
February 26, 2012 2:24:46 PM

Because socket 1155 CPUs/motherboards don't support triple channel. You can install three sticks of RAM but they will run in single channel mode.
a b ) Power supply
February 26, 2012 2:27:15 PM

Because having an odd number of sticks means that your memory will be operating in what is called single channel mode, which is slower than when the memory sticks are in pairs and operating in dual channel mode. There's nothing preventing you from doing it, it's just not recommended. What I suggest, is that you get one additional stick of ram, identical to the other three, and complete your two pair setup.
a b ) Power supply
February 26, 2012 2:31:51 PM

That's a fine PSU. You'll be happy with it
a c 121 ) Power supply
February 26, 2012 3:01:24 PM

Sosfm covered it in his first post. If those PSUs aren't available, look for an alternative by Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, XFX, or Enermax/LEPA. Avoid Crappermaster. Even if the stated unit is good, the company has liar-labels on some of their PSUs (fact, not opinion; reviews at HardwareSecrets). That is dishonest, and a dishonest company does not deserve anyone's business, for any of its products.
February 26, 2012 3:09:23 PM

Now I feel terrible for picking a Coolermaster case :( 

Anyhow, since the RAM I found aren't optimal, could you recommend any RAM that is suitable with the motherboard? Preferably 8gb.
February 26, 2012 3:39:56 PM

Everyone and their mother has told me to downgrade from the 570 to 560 Ti - would you recommend this as well?
February 26, 2012 6:28:27 PM

The question atm is getting the 560 Ti and an SSD or the 570.
a c 87 ) Power supply
February 26, 2012 6:44:51 PM

How much is the Corsair GS600 for you then?

What resolution are you gaming at?
What else do you use the computer for?
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