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

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May 9, 2012 5:55:35 AM

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...

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX670 2048MB http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B007Z3HZIA/ref=d...

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

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00569K7LM/ref=ox_sc_a...

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

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

2x 200mm Cooler Master Hyperflow (one for front intake, another for top exhaust) http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4...


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?
May 19, 2012 9:59:50 AM

Bump for PSU Assistance.
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May 19, 2012 2:49:03 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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=N82E168...
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
May 19, 2012 7:20:23 PM

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.
May 19, 2012 7:51:55 PM

Get it! It is a great deal!
May 19, 2012 9:27:39 PM

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
May 20, 2012 4:53:51 PM

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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