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Help Choosing a Power Supply

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August 2, 2012 7:07:43 PM

Hey guys, first time builder here. From what I gather all of the parts I've chosen work together just fine, I'm just stuck on the PSU. Tentatively I'm looking at the CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W but the reviews seem somewhat mixed. Any suggestions? :??:  I'm not looking into CrossFire or overclocking, just a decent, ~$600 machine that can comfortably run WoW, LoL, D3, etc. at low/medium-ish settings.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

Mobo: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 ATX AM3+

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA

Optical Drive: LG DVD Burner Black SATA

Thanks for any input. I apologize if I screwed up anywhere. :sweat: 

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August 2, 2012 7:24:34 PM

If I were you I'd save a few bucks and go for a Phenom 955, they're pretty much the same all the way to the 980 with just a higher default multiplier. Regarding the PSU it's more than enough to power your system properly, you won't find any PSU's on newegg with a perfect 5-star rating.
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August 2, 2012 8:23:57 PM

AMD recommends a 500 watt power supply with two 6-pin gpu power cables for a gaming rig with one Radeon HD 6870 and a 600 watt power supply with four 6-pin gpu power cables for CrossFireX:

Corsair, SeaSonic, and XFX are three brands that have a reputation for quality power supplies that perform well:

Scroll down to the brand and models you are interested in. Then follow the links to competent technical reviews published by web sites that have the proper equipment and people to conduct rigorous testing and in-depth component analysis.
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a b ) Power supply
August 2, 2012 8:36:36 PM

I get the impression you're just trying to advertise your site....

The CX600 will be fine OP.
August 2, 2012 8:42:21 PM

Best answer selected by Derpappotamus.
August 2, 2012 8:44:36 PM

Works for me! Thanks for your help.