PSU/motherboard fitting questions

Hi all

i wondered if someone could help with regards to power supplies,

i'm going to be purchasing this bundle soon:

http://www.palicomp.co.uk/cpu-bundles/oc-ivybridge-i5-3570k-p8z77-v-lx-8gb-ddr3-ram/prod_338.html

as i have everything else i want, my first question is - if i add the likes of a HD 7850 (probably Oc'd) what kind of PSU should i go for? i currently have a 500w one that is in my current oc'd rig (i3 & gtx 460 both oc'd) but i doubt thats any good - so i'm pretty much happy for someone to say "this one" and i'll buy it on blind faith

secondly would that motherboard and items fit into the coolmaster 690 II nvidia edition? i did see another post a little below with a similar question - but just wanted to make sure :)

thank you all in advance

wingy
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  1. no issues with the MB fitting your CM 690 case.

    your old 500w psu will probably ok for your new rig as long as it a solid one

    i5 3570K OC'd pulls about 208W w/o GPU
    the HD 7850 pulls 130w stock; probably 180w OC'd

    if you want peace of mind or your PSU is old and you don't trust it. get a good 80+ certified 500-600w PSU

    Corsair CX600 is a good one
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-corsair-builder-series-cmpsu-600cxv2uk-80-eff-80-plus-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx-v23-psu
    or any of these
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-pro-series-core-edition-p1-550s-ukb9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-fan-atx-v2
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-silverstone-tech-strider-sst-st60f-es-80-eff-80-plus-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx-v23-ps
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/520w-seasonic-bronze-s12ii-520-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx-v23-psu
  2. excellent thank you!

    when i rang them up they said i'd need a 750w psu if i added the gpu :S,

    the XFX Pro Series Core Edition P1-550S-UKB9 550W Power Supply (PSU) is smack in the middle so i think that shall be my choice.

    thanks for the help!
  3. wingy9 said:
    excellent thank you!

    when i rang them up they said i'd need a 750w psu if i added the gpu :S,

    the XFX Pro Series Core Edition P1-550S-UKB9 550W Power Supply (PSU) is smack in the middle so i think that shall be my choice.

    thanks for the help!


    that will work fine. salesman always try to upsale :)

    if it wasn't a quality PSU you might need a 750w one. lol

    I run a i5 2500k and a HD 7850 in my HTPC/Gamer on a Silverstone 450W PSU and I don't stress it.
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