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Which Power Supply Do I Need/Want?

I am organizing the parts for my dream gaming pc. I know nothing about power supplies or how to decide which wattage is ideal. I plan on overclocking as I am also buying a watercooled case. Here are the parts I plan on buying, feel free to suggest better ones :D

ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
BX80637I73770K

Refurbished: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002-8 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Z-Machine LQ1000 Water Cooled Enclosure

Thanks SOO MUCH guys. This is my first build.
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More about which power supply need want
  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

    :) This is what I would personally purchase...80+ GOLD and it's fully modular for the price of $109.99; quite a steal!
  2. mocchan said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

    :) This is what I would personally purchase...80+ GOLD and it's fully modular for the price of $109.99; quite a steal!


    Thanks, but is this enough for an ivy bridge processor, a high end gpu, and possibly another high end gpu down the line? Would a 1000w modular one be too much/hurt my performance?
  3. Unless you're planning to Quad SLI your 680's, there's no need to get a 1000w PSU :)

    650w will run any Single-GPU card on the market with an OC'd CPU.

    **EDIT**

    Actually, if you're planning to SLI GTX680's, here's my recommendation -

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022 10% off at the moment along with a $20 rebate bringing the total cost near $100 :) very nice deal at the moment!
  4. mocchan said:
    Unless you're planning to Quad SLI your 680's, there's no need to get a 1000w PSU :)

    650w will run any Single-GPU card on the market with an OC'd CPU.


    Thanks so much man, I dedicate my future power supply to you :P
  5. cherryguy said:
    Thanks so much man, I dedicate my future power supply to you :P

    :lol: I'm glad to know you trust my recommendations, be sure to check my edited post.
  6. Thanks but can you give me the title and/or product number of it because the kind of network I'm on currently blocks redirects so linking to it won't work. Thanks again :D
  7. Corsair TX850V2 PSU if you're wanting to SLI GTX680's

    Seasonic X Series 650w PSU if you just want a single GTX680 :)
  8. mocchan said:
    Corsair TX850V2 PSU if you're wanting to SLI GTX680's

    Seasonic X Series 650w PSU if you just want a single GTX680 :)


    hmmm is it possible to get a modular psu that will work well with either one OR two 680s?
  9. Best answer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102

    Seasonic X Series 850w PSU. It's quite expensive at $189, but that's what you pay for in order to get 80+ GOLD efficiency paired with a fully modular interface :)

    It's still worth it IMO, you get the Seasonic brand and all the other bells and whistles along with it.
  10. one more question while i have such an expert :P

    i am water cooling, using a DD12V-D5 Pump Variable Speed by Laing. it says it uses 4 pin molex connectors, I dont see any on my future motherboard, Asus Maximus V Extreme, is that the same as a four pin fan header? it has plenty of those and I believe they are 12V. or can a molex connector or two, or three preferrably, be found on a psu? thanks soooo much
  11. Very nice choice of pump!

    Anyways, Molex is a plug that is attached to your PSU, not motherboard, so you shouldn't worry one bit. From the looks of it, the 850w Seasonic unit I listed comes with 4 Molex plugs :)
  12. mocchan said:
    Very nice choice of pump!

    Anyways, Molex is a plug that is attached to your PSU, not motherboard, so you shouldn't worry one bit. From the looks of it, the 850w Seasonic unit I listed comes with 4 Molex plugs :)


    Wow you sure know your stuff man :D I appreciate it very much, I have half a mind to add you or whatever as I undoubtedly will need help along the line and you are smart :D
  13. Best answer selected by cherryguy.
  14. oh wow, and you live in the same city as me :D
  15. You're very welcome! If you need help, feel free to hit me up in the PM's ;)

    Also, WOW :lol: what a coincidence!
  16. mocchan said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

    :) This is what I would personally purchase...80+ GOLD and it's fully modular for the price of $109.99; quite a steal!


    Hi - I agree with moochan on Seasonic X650 (i just installed mine 3 days ago), but for the next 24 hrs($40 promo code expires) you can get
    the Seasonic X750 Gold for $109.99 at

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL092712&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL092712-_-EMC-092712-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17151087-L022A

    Thanx

    Tom
  17. i ended up getting the 850w Seasonic unit he also recommended. thanks though :D
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