First build, need help with PSU

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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  1. 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=N82E16820226191
    A few good PSU's :
    Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031
    SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
  2. 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.
  3. 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=N82E16817139020
  4. 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=N82E16820226191
    A few good PSU's :
    Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031
    SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020


    Sorry I'm totally new to this whole thing, but why can't I use tri channel RAM ?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Oh I see :)

    Would this PSU be sufficient?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139023&Tpk=GS600
    The other listed in the thread aren't available in Denmark (at least not at a comparable price :( )
  8. That's a fine PSU. You'll be happy with it
  9. check out this power supply => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171057

    With 800watts - 9SATA connectors, SLI/cross fire ready/ gold plus certified
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191
  13. Everyone and their mother has told me to downgrade from the 570 to 560 Ti - would you recommend this as well?
  14. No. Buy that 570 now is 290$ after rebates. EVGA GeForce GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613
    My personal opinion is , if you want a better gaming experience buy a powerfull video card.
  15. This unit is better than the GS600:
    XFX Pro 650W Core Edition 80Plus Bronze 577 DKK
    http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/990377/XFX-Core-Edition-PRO650W-Str%C3%B8mforsynin
  16. Silvune said:
    This unit is better than the GS600:
    XFX Pro 650W Core Edition 80Plus Bronze 577 DKK
    http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/990377/XFX-Core-Edition-PRO650W-Str%C3%B8mforsynin


    Worth the extra money though?
  17. The question atm is getting the 560 Ti and an SSD or the 570.
  18. 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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