I'm planning on building my own gaming pc but i'm not sure on which PSU i should get, i plan on using 1 XFX RADEONHD6870 dual fan, which i plan on overclocking. Also I'm using an Intel i5 2600K with the hyper 212 evo so i do plan on overclocking the CPU also. As of the rest of the specs im using 8gb Kingston HyperX clocked at 1600Mhz and a asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 motherboard, and i plan on using dual cards in the future, when using dual cards i'll consider buying a new PSU so for now i only need to know if this PSU is enough for an overcloced 2600K at 4.5ghz or so, overclocked gpu by a mere 100mhz.
Thx in advance, also is this motherboard enough for dual crossfire? in the future? or should i switch to the gigabyte ud3h-b3?
If you have any other feedback on my build, it's welcome.
Also i live in the europe and this build is going to cost me around 900 euros including this 600w PSU, so i'm really breaking my bank here... ^^
On Xfire - both support x8/x8 so good there. I tend to be partial to gigabyte (Note have a ARock X68 and a Gigabyte UD4P - Both work well). So look at other features such as # of Sata II and Sata III ports, and the # of USB 3 ports.
The AsRock has two less Sata 3 ports. more woresome, The Asrock does NOT have the 20 Pin USB MB connector for connecting addition USB 3 Ports to the fron panel.
As To PSU for Planned upgrade to a pair of 6870, Your power consumption will be around 500->550 W. My i5-2500K @ 4.2 w/6870 running furmark is 350 W.
I'd Prabably recommend the 650 W for a little more breathing room. Prefer the corsair TX followed by the GS. Don't recommend their low-end CS.