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Which budget PSU is appropriate for my needs?

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March 22, 2012 12:27:14 AM

Firstly, this is my build;

Intel Core i7-2700K
GeForce GTX 570
G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2x4) DDR3 2133MHz
Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3-B3
Western Digital Caviar Blue 250 GB 7200 RPM
NZXT Source 210 Elite

The Nvidia site lists the Geforce's minimum requirements as 550W.

Is that what I'd need to run my system?
If not what PSU should I go for?

As this is an aggressively budgeted PC I will most likely have to shape down the CPU and possibly the GFX.
Any advice on my build would also be appreciated.

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March 22, 2012 12:32:56 AM

I'm thinking this one;
Antec VP650P
or this one;
Antec VP550P
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March 22, 2012 12:37:39 AM

I would grab a corsair 650 or a seasonic. The psu is one of the most important parts of your computer if not the most important. It's not wise to skimp on a psu, alot of problems with computers stems back to someone buying a no name psu. If your not doing 3d programming go with the i5 2500k for gaming. No game uses more than 4 cores and it's a waist to get anything higher. If you drop that down you could use the money to buy a good psu that will last and not give you any problems. 650w it's fine for 1 570 if you ever plan to sli grab a 850w to power to 570's in the future.
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March 22, 2012 12:44:57 AM

neal0790 said:
If your not doing 3d programming go with the i5 2500k for gaming. No game uses more than 4 cores and it's a waist to get anything higher. If you drop that down you could use the money to buy a good psu that will last and not give you any problems. .


So you would recommend getting a cheaper CPU before or instead of getting a cheaper graphics card?
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March 22, 2012 12:48:23 AM

I'm saying if you just building a rig for gaming grab your self the i5 2500k it was designed for gaming and is the king at the moment. The i7 is made for 3d programming and digital arts. If your not into that it's not worth getting the i7. Save you money and put it into a decent Psu.
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March 22, 2012 12:50:29 AM

Your graphics card is fine. Definitely drop your CPU first if you had to choose between the two.
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