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What PSU should I use for my build?

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April 14, 2012 10:42:49 AM

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Approximate Purchase Date:e.g.: This month or next month

Budget Range: under $1,000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, music

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, and mosue

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tigerdirect.com

Country: Guam

Parts Preferences: Whatever PSU is better

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Should I get a Z77 motherboard instead?**
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Case: HAF 912
CPU: i5 2500k
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4)
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB @ 7200RPM
MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V LX or Z77?**
GPU: HD Radeon 7850
PSU: ???

= $880.92

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April 14, 2012 12:28:23 PM

One of my builds is almost a duplicate of what you picked (used the LX). The PSU used in that build was similar to this:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
No problems so far and very quiet.
As far as the Z77 vs the Z68 there really isn't much of an improvement at this time. The z68 will probably do all that you're looking to do.
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April 14, 2012 1:29:48 PM

kajabla said:
The 7850 uses an astonishingly small amount of power. Get a PSU that can support two, a good 650W model. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The LX will NOT do all you're looking for. You need a mobo with, at least, two PCIe x8 slots. The LX's second slot, which can only run x4, will bottleneck the 7850. Go with the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 or the Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3.

Did I miss something? I thought his form said NO sli/cfx? Did his form say 2 7850's? If not then why would he need the second Pcie slot? I based my recommendations on what his form actually stated not on what I wished it stated. :non: 
April 14, 2012 1:56:24 PM

So what MOBO? :??: 
Yeah, I don't want to xfire
April 14, 2012 2:18:30 PM

BoozeClues said:
So what MOBO? :??: 
Yeah, I don't want to xfire

To make it clear I'd go with this:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
no need to spend more and Asus is a top quality Mfg. And since you won't be using 2 GPU's and won't be using crossfire it will do all that you require. :) 
April 14, 2012 2:21:41 PM

seasonic 520W 80plus bronze the one ith M12II something should be more than enough for your needs but go 600/650W if you want more head room just in case you want to add other stuff and overclock like a volcano or something.

asrock z68 pro with 4 ram slots and a single 2.0 x16 slot,sata3,usb 3 also it's a micro atx form factor just so you know
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for psu this should be enough
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
seasonic 520w 80plus bronze, you can get the 620W or 650w 80plus gold if you want for big headroom but the 520W should be all you need for now
April 14, 2012 2:33:24 PM

I do suggest corsair cx430/500 psu if not seasonic 520 80plus bronze psu, those are the only psu I have experience in besides some generic and a few junk
April 14, 2012 3:21:55 PM

Alright, check this build out..

Case: HAF 912
CPU: i5 2500k
MOBO: Asus P8Z68-V LX
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212+
PSU: OCZ ModXSteam Pro 600W
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4)
GPU: HD Radeon 7850
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB @ 7200RPM
OS: Windows 7 Home

= $980.91


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April 14, 2012 3:43:48 PM
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Looks good to me and in budget!
Best of luck with your build. :) 
April 14, 2012 3:54:55 PM

Best answer selected by BoozeClues.
April 14, 2012 11:58:26 PM

Though this seems to have turned out well, I'll contradict anyone who says no Xfire. It's a great, economical upgrade, and there's no reason to avoid it.
April 15, 2012 12:33:21 AM

kajabla said:
Though this seems to have turned out well, I'll contradict anyone who says no Xfire. It's a great, economical upgrade, and there's no reason to avoid it.

I agree with you but that's not what the OP was looking for. If I can change someones mind toward a better part or point out their errors in components or solve a problem than that's all I can hope for. I know that you are only doing the same. :) 
April 15, 2012 4:57:59 AM

Any modular ones?
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