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March 1, 2012 11:21:39 AM

I've been trying to find a decent psu to go with these parts but i don't know which brand to go for.

Computer:

Hyper 212 evo (heatsink)
Asus M5A78L-M USB3
Corsair XMS3 CMX8GX3M2A1600C9
AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 6 Core 3.3ghz
ati radeon HD 6770 70
NZXT Tempest 410 Elite case
Western Digital Hard drive 7200rpm

What's a good psu that i'll need for these parts, also do these parts look ok - i haven't bought them yet
Need at least 500w psu for the graphics card.

Thanks!

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a c 159 ) Power supply
March 1, 2012 11:29:09 AM

What will the primary purpose for the PC? At this point, the performance king is Intel. Sandy Bridge right now with Ivy Bridge right over the horizon...go socket 1155. Based on PC usage, we can suggest a good price/performance CPU for your rig.

For your rig with a 6770, a good quality 400W PSU is more than sufficient. If you want to build in some breathing room for OC and upgrades to a higher end single GPU, then a good quality 500W PSU. Give us a bit more info and we'll make some more specific recommendations.
March 1, 2012 12:48:12 PM

Rugger said:
What will the primary purpose for the PC? At this point, the performance king is Intel. Sandy Bridge right now with Ivy Bridge right over the horizon...go socket 1155. Based on PC usage, we can suggest a good price/performance CPU for your rig.

For your rig with a 6770, a good quality 400W PSU is more than sufficient. If you want to build in some breathing room for OC and upgrades to a higher end single GPU, then a good quality 500W PSU. Give us a bit more info and we'll make some more specific recommendations.


I'm trying to build a fairly cheap gaming pc, I just need to know a good psu brand or PSU to go with.
Also i do already have a psu , I just don't know if i should buy a new one for my new pc.

Link to my psu i have already:
http://www.netwin-d.com/PSU-Tagan-TG500-U25.htm

Dou you think the PSu above would be efficient/good enough?
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March 1, 2012 1:03:08 PM

If Intel is out of your budget try and get a phenom II they will outperform that snoozedozer gaming

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

PII 960T. Bit cheaper than the Dozer and won't leave the bitter taste in your mouth. It overclocks very nicely and if your really lucky it will unlock as a stable 6 core. It fits the Mobo you chose too.
a c 159 ) Power supply
March 1, 2012 4:20:15 PM

lukepwh said:
I'm trying to build a fairly cheap gaming pc, I just need to know a good psu brand or PSU to go with.
Also i do already have a psu , I just don't know if i should buy a new one for my new pc.

Link to my psu i have already:
http://www.netwin-d.com/PSU-Tagan-TG500-U25.htm

Dou you think the PSu above would be efficient/good enough?

If your Tagan PSU is known to be good, then it is more than sufficient to power your rig.

If you're going for a budget gaming PC, then I would go for an I3 2120 plus a decent mobo. It will be about the same price as the mobo/CPU you've chosen, will crush it in games, and gives you an Ivy Bridge upgrade possibility.
a c 159 ) Power supply
March 1, 2012 4:31:52 PM

Take a look at this Tom's article on best gaming CPUs for the money: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

This article makes it clear that your bottleneck will be your GPU and not the CPU.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-4100-core-i3-210...
But if you can get a better performing setup for the same amount of money and have a more viable upgrade path, then it just makes more sense to take that route. Just my 2 cents.