Power Supply Advice

Thanks for taking time to review. I'm putting together a new build and want to start with a solid PSU. Don't want to spend more than I need to.... but don't want to buy trash. I'd like to leave a little wiggle room at the top for a future upgrade at graphic card (I tend to stay in the <$130 range)

What wattage/amp range should I be looking at for this build?

I5-3570
Radeon 6770 (might add 2nd if I see a bargain, else new card)
8gb ram
120GB SSD
TB 10k
cd/blueray/burner combo
x3 250 fans


I was looking at the PSU's below, but I'm in no way married to the list or wattage.

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W - 79.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W - 39.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W - 59.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018
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  1. +1 to CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
    Would be sufficient for your future crossfire as well.
  2. Agree,

    The CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 is a fine unit.
  3. mchljrdn said:
    Thanks for taking time to review. I'm putting together a new build and want to start with a solid PSU. Don't want to spend more than I need to.... but don't want to buy trash. I'd like to leave a little wiggle room at the top for a future upgrade at graphic card (I tend to stay in the <$130 range)

    What wattage/amp range should I be looking at for this build?

    I5-3570
    Radeon 6770 (might add 2nd if I see a bargain, else new card)
    8gb ram
    120GB SSD
    TB 10k
    cd/blueray/burner combo
    x3 250 fans


    A good quality 450w
    550w would be more than enough for Crossfire of the 6770 or a much more expensive single card
    Since you're quoting Newegg prices it's safe to assume you're in the USA
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1078_1079&products_id=34409
  4. delluser1 said:


    :bounce: i did a build about a year ago and paid $79 for that PSU and thought that was a bargain. $49 for an excellent 550w PSU is like giving it away for free.

    review

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3985/three-550w-psus-for-different-prices/14
  5. My advice is simple. Buy ther biggest quality PSU you can afford. Never stress a PSU.
  6. ram1009 said:
    My advice is simple. Buy ther biggest quality PSU you can afford. Never stress a PSU.


    so if i'm gaming at 250w at load, i should get 850w PSU since i can afford it? :pfff:
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