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Need Advice On My Projected Budget Gaming Build.. PSU?

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May 31, 2012 2:38:26 AM

Hello everyone, I'm about to buy/build the following budget gaming system and I'm not sure about the PSU I should be looking at.. ANY help and advice would be great, even if its on something other than the PSU.

**I'm trying to keep the PSU under ~$80USD. I do not plan on doing crossfire at all, as this budget build is just to last me a few years until I can save up for a nice more perm/upgradable rig..

(Already purchased) Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

CPU: Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
MOBO: ASRock 970 EXTREME3
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 CAS 7
CD/DVD: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
HDD: Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid w/ Rosewill 2.5" SSD / HDD Mounting Kit

GPU?: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 @ $169 or EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) @ $249


PSU: ???

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for any advice/help :) 

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May 31, 2012 2:58:55 AM

I would choose that Rosewill PSU over the Raidmax PSU any day of the week. It gets a good 9/10 jonnyguru rating, which is considered the best PSU reviewer on the internet. Do you plan to OC or CF/SLI?
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May 31, 2012 3:02:39 AM

If I OC it would be to no higher than 4.0, I do not plan on Crossfire..

thank you azeem40 for your input!
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May 31, 2012 3:05:57 AM

Thanks inzone, either of those two I would splurge on if I knew i was getting something that would be a great investment..
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May 31, 2012 3:12:47 AM

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/05/18/seasonic_m12i...
This proves the 620W Seasonic PSU is a great unit and nothing can compare to it in its price range.

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May 31, 2012 3:27:18 AM

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