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PSU recommendations

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June 16, 2012 4:46:39 PM

Dear all, I'm new to this forum. While planning to build my own gaming desktop, I learned a lot from here. Now I had bought most parts for my PC, but still some parts to be decided. Right now I have bought

CPU: i5-3570k
Ram: G.SKill Ripjaws X Series 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600
HDD: WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB
DVD: LG DVD Burner
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower

I might do a bit overlocking later. Any recommendations for the PSU? My budget is $50~$80. Will it be enough for a good enough PSU?

For graphics card, I tend to get a 6870, but haven't really decided yet. Budget for the card is around $150. Any suggestions on the graphics card is also welcome.

Last question: since the computer case contains 3 fans, and the CPU comes with a fan. Do I need to buy additional fans?


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June 16, 2012 4:55:50 PM

Powersupply: SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $59.99 -

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 - $159.99 -

The fan setup should be fine, have one on the front as intake and the other two top and back as exhaust. I think it is setup already for you. When/if you want to overclock you should get an aftermarket cooler.
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June 16, 2012 7:29:03 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions. It seems that a PSU with 500-600w is enough for my system.
June 16, 2012 7:29:14 PM

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