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November 3, 2012 6:38:01 PM

A PC with following specs ...

Processor : core i7 3770
Mobo : asus p8z77-v
Gpu : His 7970 IceQX 3gb
Chassis : Corsair 600t
HDD : Seagate 1tb
SSD: Corsair 240gb


No overclocking is done or will be done. Use is gaming and sometimes recreational 3d model designing.

RAM is 8gb. PSU option is either Corsair 1050W or Corsair 1200W.

I have two options :

1. Get 16gb RAM and get Corsair 1050W PSU.

2. Get a 1200W PSU and RAm stays at Corsair 8gb


What would you guys recommend ? Thanks for answers.

P.s Ram is Corsair Dominator Platinum 1600 Mhz.


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a b ) Power supply
November 3, 2012 7:11:37 PM

Hi :) 

Any decent make 500w Psu would do...

Just buy the ram...

All the best Brett :) 
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a b ) Power supply
November 3, 2012 7:35:45 PM

+1 unless you are planning on 3-way xfire, there is no need.

what is your current PSU?
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November 3, 2012 8:02:00 PM

3d model designing i would go with more ram. power supply is great for that type of work you will be doing.
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November 4, 2012 4:15:59 AM

13thmonkey said:
+1 unless you are planning on 3-way xfire, there is no need.

what is your current PSU?



I had Cooler Master 600W but it short circuited or something.

So i have to change it anyways. Thought Corsair would be a better option.
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2012 4:55:46 AM

As Brett said, get a quality 500-600 watts PSU (Seasonic,Corsair,Antec) and buy the RAM.

You won't need 1000 watts to run a single GPU (Unless you're planning to do a crossfire in the future)
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November 4, 2012 8:26:07 AM

Even then Most 850W Watt PSU from Seasonic, Corsair, and Antec would be plentiful.
Using a Power Supply Calculator even with 2 7970's it comes to roughly 600 Watts ;) 
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2012 9:58:59 AM

and an 800 is massive overkill.

my 3750K @4.3, gtx470, 3 hdd's 5x120mm pulls 300W from the wall peak. and a 470 is quite power hungry.

So a good 500-600W would be fine.
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November 4, 2012 10:06:56 AM

I am getting the Corsair Gaming Series 800W for 130 dollars. That sounds fair i think?

Rest 85 dollars i can use for buying the dominator platinum RAM. : )

Good ?
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2012 10:55:48 AM

no
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November 4, 2012 3:09:19 PM

I think the 800 Watt is fine if he is looking into future Crossfire Build, That is why I said 800 Watt if you have Dual 7970's ;) 
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2012 3:55:21 PM

he's never responded that he is interested in xfire, he just appears to be asking us to justify a decision he has already made. I think you can get a decent supply for $80-90 on newegg
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November 4, 2012 5:10:17 PM

True well like you said if he doesn't aim for Xfire then a 500-600 Watt Quality PSU should be fine
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November 5, 2012 12:15:02 PM

13thmonkey said:
he's never responded that he is interested in xfire, he just appears to be asking us to justify a decision he has already made. I think you can get a decent supply for $80-90 on newegg



I am sorry. I never meant to make the impression that i was trying to justify or impose my choice on your guys. That was never my intention.

Let me ask this question from another angle. If you had 200 dollars to spend and you had to change your PSU, with the current system i have, what would you buy and what would you chose. Saving not being an option.

Fair question , i think.
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a b ) Power supply
November 5, 2012 4:38:12 PM

80-90 on a 600W, bump up to 16GB, and more storage or a 120GB SSD.
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November 5, 2012 4:57:07 PM

13thmonkey said:
80-90 on a 600W, bump up to 16GB, and more storage or a 120GB SSD.


Thank you. Just what i wanted to know : )
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November 5, 2012 5:01:48 PM

Best answer selected by geneticallygenius.
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November 5, 2012 5:02:57 PM

120Gb SSD I reccomend the 830 Series Samsung
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a b ) Power supply
November 5, 2012 5:46:15 PM

or the crucial M4's but the 830's should start dropping in price due to the 840's, the 830's are just as good.
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