Best PSU to Get?

im not looking to spend over 80-100 dollars usd.
my specs are gtx 660 ti 2gb
i7 870 @2.93 ghz
8 gigs ddr3 1333 mhz ram
and im getting an azza tech toledo 301 case and will use all the fans inside.
plus probably some leds.
i was thinking about a 700 watt psu would that be sufficient?
and does anyone have suggestions for a good psu? i've never bought one before.
thanks in advanced guys!
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  1. There is no such thing as best, but there are good quality ones to thin out the herd on less of a chance of getting a dud and one that will last you for years to come. You can even go lower than 700W unless you plan on picking up a second GPU in the future (don't know if your motherboard supports it) which in that case you would have to have a higher budget to accommodate a higher wattage PSU of quality.

    Here are a few options.

    PCP&C 600W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036

    Seasonic 620W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-151-095&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

    Corsair 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-139-020&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=5#scrollFullInfo
  2. Orlean said:
    There is no such thing as best, but there are good quality ones to thin out the herd on less of a chance of getting a dud and one that will last you for years to come. You can even go lower than 700W unless you plan on picking up a second GPU in the future (don't know if your motherboard supports it) which in that case you would have to have a higher budget to accommodate a higher wattage PSU of quality.

    Here are a few options.

    PCP&C 600W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036

    Seasonic 620W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-151-095&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

    Corsair 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-139-020&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=5#scrollFullInfo


    i know there is no best i was just looking for suggestions as to whats a good one that people may have. thank you for your suggestions.
  3. I generally only recommend PSU manufactured by Seasonic. Fortunately all the PSU recommended by Orlean are manufactured by Seasonic.

    Nothing against the PCP&C 600w PSU, I just find the white color rather odd. I prefer black. Yes, yes... I am a racist when it comes to the color of my PSU... Sue me...

    Between the Seasonic and the Corsair, I would choose the Corsair for the lower price (after rebate) and the slightly higher wattage. Oh yeah, it has free shipping too.
  4. Corsair TX 650 + Coolermaster Storm Enforcer which is a better case.
  5. why is the storm enforcer better? i thought the toledo 301 was a good case.
  6. Here's a pretty nice list of PSUs: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    All of Orlean's suggestions are good, and 600W is plenty for a single card. 750W if you want to be able to SLI in the future.
  7. PCP&C 600W. I own one, love it.
  8. i do dew said:
    im not looking to spend over 80-100 dollars usd.
    my specs are gtx 660 ti 2gb
    i7 870 @2.93 ghz
    8 gigs ddr3 1333 mhz ram
    and im getting an azza tech toledo 301 case and will use all the fans inside.
    plus probably some leds.
    i was thinking about a 700 watt psu would that be sufficient?
    and does anyone have suggestions for a good psu? i've never bought one before.
    thanks in advanced guys!

    A high quality 450w would work for those specs, 650w if you plan on adding a second 660Ti
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-660-ti-power-editon-oc-review/7

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261
  9. i do dew said:
    why is the storm enforcer better? i thought the toledo 301 was a good case.


    Front USB 3 ports and built better too. Azza looks like a cheap no name knockoff.
  10. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1393382&Sku=O261-0704
    is this good? i plan to upgrade to a nice mobo and a a hydro h80 to cool my cpu. and i may sli my 660 ti eventually.
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