What Power Supply Should I Get?

I'm looking for a power supply that can handle a GTX 560 Ti, i5 3570k.

How much power should be enough? I'm looking for a PSU in the $50-60 range, and very reliable. Modular would be nice but its not necessary.
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  1. Currently running my new pc build i just finished yesterday, Specs:

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

    ASUS DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

    CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance

    MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    GTX 560 ti 2gb

    i-5 3570k intel cpu


    As you can see it took around 800w. You will need 750w - 850w and use this:
    http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/ But the thing is $60 for a psu wont get you very far atleast not a very good one.

    $69.99 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339002
    is the best i could find for the money.

    But i recommend that you invest atleast $100 in a good psu
  2. ^ Too funny
  3. delluser1 said:
    ^ Too funny

    If your sooo great what is your recommendation? *** bag?
  4. All that you need for that simple 1 card build is a good 500W to 550W PSU.

    Here's one that's good and won't break the bank. $50 and free shipping.

    Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016
  5. AJay_197 said:
    If your sooo great what is your recommendation? *** bag?

    That noobs ( gotta luv em ) try to gain some knowledge prior to making silly posts.
  6. delluser1 said:
    That noobs ( gotta luv em ) try to gain some knowledge prior to making silly posts.

    Yeah what ever you say old man!
  7. AJay_197 said:
    Yeah what ever you say old man!



    1. delluser is right, your "theory" on power use is incorrect

    2. you called out the wrong person, delluser may be the most knowledgeable person on here on the subject of PSU

    3. now lets look at your theory, i have a similar set up and draw 350w max. no way do you need 800w to run a single card PC gaming system.
    with the following system you are under 360w total system power gaming with the GTX560ti
    Test System Specs
    - Intel Core i7 920 (Overclocked @ 3.70GHz)
    - x3 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 9-9-9-24)
    - Asus P6T Deluxe (Intel X58)
    - Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)


  8. yams_22 said:
    I'm looking for a power supply that can handle a GTX 560 Ti, i5 3570k.

    How much power should be enough? I'm looking for a PSU in the $50-60 range, and very reliable. Modular would be nice but its not necessary.


    ill give you some options that are modular and close to your budget

    rosewill hive 550w (same platform as the OCZ ZS series) - solid PSU for the budget, well reviewed, and modular
    $70 - 15% + free shipping = $50 out the door
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182131&Tpk=rosewill%20hive%20550

    OCZ ZS 550w, same PSU as the rosewill above but not modular
    $79 - $15 instant rebate + free shipping = $65 out the door - $25 MIR = $40 after rebate check
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341047

    a step up from there is the pc power & cooling 600w - good PSU with a seasonic platform, well reviewed and modular
    $90 - 15% + free shipping = $76.50 out door - $20 MIR = $56.50 after rebate check
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036&Tpk=pc%20power%20and%20cooling%20600w

    there is also a 500w version of the PC P&C above but I would personally go for the 600w version since the price would be so close
  9. ct1615 said:
    ill give you some options that are modular and close to your budget

    rosewill hive 550w (same platform as the OCZ ZS series) - solid PSU for the budget, well reviewed, and modular
    $70 - 15% + free shipping = $50 out the door
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182131&Tpk=rosewill%20hive%20550

    OCZ ZS 550w, same PSU as the rosewill above but not modular
    $79 - $15 instant rebate + free shipping = $65 out the door - $25 MIR = $40 after rebate check
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341047

    a step up from there is the pc power & cooling 600w - good PSU with a seasonic platform, well reviewed and modular
    $90 - 15% + free shipping = $76.50 out door - $20 MIR = $56.50 after rebate check
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036&Tpk=pc%20power%20and%20cooling%20600w

    there is also a 500w version of the PC P&C above but I would personally go for the 600w version since the price would be so close


    Thanks for these suggestions.
    I was going to go for the Rosewill Hive 550w however they are currently out on Newegg, and I am ordering all of the items tonight... I picked up my mobo and cpu @ microcenter today... I was originally going to go for a ModXStream Pro 600w, they are $42 with rebate. Is this a good PSU?
    or this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093
    Seasonic M12II 520w
  10. the modstream is a good PSU, the seasonic is a better PSU. both will do the job so you won't make a bad decision but I would personally get the seasonic

    modXstream review
    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600 W proved to be an outstanding mainstream 600 W power supply, surprising us at all and every level.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ModXStream-Pro-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/936/9

    seasonic review
    Seasonic S12II Bronze 520 W is an excellent power supply. It passed with flying colors in our tests:
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Seasonic-S12II-Bronze-520-W-Power-Supply-Review/954/10

    but for the same price as the seasonic $70 out the door, you can get the PC power and cooling unit for $75 + an MIR and it's modular? it uses the same Seasonic S12II Bronze platform.

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/PC-Power-and-Cooling-Silencer-Mk-III-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/1432
  11. LOL, you do NOT need 750-850w, more like 550.
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