$1200 IB Gaming Build **Just need help picking out PSU**

Approximate Purchase Date: Most parts already purchased

Budget Range: $1200 before MIR(instant $$ off are fine)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, have a laptop for other surfing/school work.

Parts Not Required: OS, Monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Microcenter, Amazon

Country: CA, USA

Parts Preferences: Definitely have a preference for a i5 3570k and a Z77 motherboard since Microcenter has that juicy deal. Don't really care about SSD's so a nice 1TB+ 7200rpm HDD will be perfectly sufficient for me.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1080p

I updated my original post as I've gone and purchased many items, everything except the PSU. I don't really know how much wattage I need and which brand to go with. It's the last item I need to purchase, and I'd like to not go overboard. Just need a good amount of juice to safely run my system.

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Parts I've already purchased:

Processor: i5 3570k http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387554

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX670 2048MB http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B007Z3HZIA/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=RC-912-KKN1-FB-R

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00569K7LM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A2L77EE7U53NWQ

HDD + DVD Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB + ASUS Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.937039

CPU/Case Fans: CM Hyper 212+ http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=RR-B10-212P-G1-R

2x 200mm Cooler Master Hyperflow (one for front intake, another for top exhaust) http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4-LUS-07AR-GP/dp/B002LE8BJA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337421323&sr=8-1


That's it I believe, tell me if I'm missing anything that I may have forgot to put but that looks like a full system minus PSU. What amount of power do I need and which brand(or even if you have a specific item in mind already, link it) should I get?
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  1. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187-22.html

    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H is the best value wise.

    This is also a large article, you can read through the whole thing if you want.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html

    If you can afford the 7950/70- go for it, otherwise I would suggest the 7850 (what I'm leaning towards)
  2. Bump for PSU Assistance.
  3. 650W+ I would recommend. 500W would be the bare minimum.

    http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/299339
    $55 750W

    Probably the best deal right now. Or a Corsair TX650 for $60.
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.944647

    a better discount than a HDD+burner. HDD+burner is only $13 off while this is $20(and the HDD is less pricy)

    then you can just buy the same DVD burner for just $17.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
    most builds i recommend Seasonic 620
    it is modular(better cable management) and it can run your whole system

    since you are not doing SLI 500 is all you need but i would rather have a little bit more just incase
  5. Nvidia recommends a 500W PSU (with two 6pin PCIe connectors) for a system with a GTX 670.
    Systems with single GTX 670s draw 320W at full load.

    I would make a recommendation if I knew what your budget for the PSU was.

    Azok said:

    That is not a good bargain.
    Especially not if it's at all like this unit:
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/902
    Which I think it is.
  6. Boulbox, I already purchased the Mobo in a CPU/Mobo combo deal at Microcenter. The 3570k was 189.99 and when bundled together the Z77 Extreme4 became 89.99. That's why I had a HDD+Burner combo instead.


    Well Silvune, Newegg is running that deal with the a Corsair TX650 $119- $30 Instant = 89.99 - $10 Promo Code = 79.99 - $20 MIR = $59.99 so my budget would be the price before MIR 79.99. I see a good # of people recommending that PSU in other threads. Just like a lot of us do when building a rig, just trying to get the most that I can for as little while still using quality and tried/tested products.

    Anyone have anything that can beat the Corsair TX650 $79.99 with a 20MIR? So my budget would be around the $80 mark(and if you can get it lower with MIR, I'll take a look at it). If you guys think a flat 600w could do the whole system safely, then I'm sure the price can get even lower than that.
  7. Get it! It is a great deal!
  8. snokin said:
    Boulbox, I already purchased the Mobo in a CPU/Mobo combo deal at Microcenter. The 3570k was 189.99 and when bundled together the Z77 Extreme4 became 89.99. That's why I had a HDD+Burner combo instead.


    Well Silvune, Newegg is running that deal with the a Corsair TX650 $119- $30 Instant = 89.99 - $10 Promo Code = 79.99 - $20 MIR = $59.99 so my budget would be the price before MIR 79.99. I see a good # of people recommending that PSU in other threads. Just like a lot of us do when building a rig, just trying to get the most that I can for as little while still using quality and tried/tested products.

    Anyone have anything that can beat the Corsair TX650 $79.99 with a 20MIR? So my budget would be around the $80 mark(and if you can get it lower with MIR, I'll take a look at it). If you guys think a flat 600w could do the whole system safely, then I'm sure the price can get even lower than that.


    with no SLI/CF a 500 Watt will be fine that is if you are getting a GPU that takes low power like your 670

    it leaves no room to upgrade to SLI but it will make the budget
  9. This unit shares the same internals as the Corsair TX650 V2 but is $68 before $10 MIR:
    XFX Pro 650W Core Edition
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59616&vpn=P1650SNLB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1114
  10. Silvune said:
    Nvidia recommends a 500W PSU (with two 6pin PCIe connectors) for a system with a GTX 670.
    Systems with single GTX 670s draw 320W at full load.

    I would make a recommendation if I knew what your budget for the PSU was.


    That is not a good bargain.
    Especially not if it's at all like this unit:
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/902
    Which I think it is.


    Wow, I didn't even see it was single rail.
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