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600w psu? Judge my build?

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July 14, 2012 5:52:02 AM

So I calculated the power id need for my build twice, and came out at 496 and 506. I'm thinking a 550-600w psu would be good to leave me some headroom for improvenemy. So I'm wondering if you guys could suggest me a reliable psu. No spending limit here, I'm all about quality for this part.

Here's my build:
Radeon HD 6850
WD Caviar Black 1tb
Samsung 830 SSD
Corsair H60
Corsair HAF 922 case
Mushkin 8gb 1866 ram
ASUS DVD burner
ASRock Extreme4 motherboard

So I was hoping you guys could also calculate the wattage, and tell me if anything is wrong with my build. Will I have any problems anywhere? This is my first build and I'd appreciate some feessdback. Thanks.

Rate my build? It's gonna cost 1000$ near exact.

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July 14, 2012 5:57:53 AM

You can run that system easily on a 500W PSU.

I would get a cooler master hyper 212 EVO, because the H60 is not worth the money. In fact, the EVO performs exactly the same as the H60 but for near half the price of it.
July 14, 2012 6:38:03 AM

I checked the reviews for the evo. They are a lot better than that of the h60, I think I'll go with it. Should I get some extra fans? Maybe 1-2? On the reviews thats what a lot if people did. I've never overclocked before, but I'm hoping to get to 4.5-4.8.
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July 14, 2012 7:17:21 AM

I would recommend a stronger GPU like a GTX 570 or a R7870 or GTX 670 if you can afford that
July 14, 2012 7:19:46 AM

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July 14, 2012 8:01:21 AM

bigcyco1 said:
I would recommend a stronger GPU like a GTX 570 or a R7870 or GTX 670 if you can afford that

250$ is definitely not in my budget for just a gpu.
July 14, 2012 8:35:09 AM

I liked that psu. Modular, bronze. Though 60$ isn't my budget for a psu, probably could go 80-90$.

I'm just gonna drop a couple of Q's before I go to bed.

1. Could I hit 4.5 with an i5 3570k using the 212 evo or would I need a noctua d14?
2. Is a push pull config worth it or should I go for more case fans?
3. Isn't a 520w psu a bit small? That won't give me any space for upgrades.
4. Is CPU insurance from intel worth it? It's just 20$ and they replace your CPU if you fry it.
July 14, 2012 9:03:59 AM

1. There is no guarantee of hitting 4.5GHZ though most likely you'll be able to The 212 Evo is plenty for 4.0-4.2 on a i5 3570K. The NH-D14 (or equivalent) is only needed when you get up to the 4.4-4.5+ range.3.You might want to get a 600Watt so you'll have breathing room & upgrade in the future.

For a system using two Radeon HD 6850 graphics cards in 2-way CrossFireX mode AMD specifies a minimum of an 600 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 36 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total power supply wattage is not the crucial factor in power supply selection! Total continuous amperage available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important factor.

4. I don't know if it's worth it or not i guess if they really replace it would be worth it of course.
July 14, 2012 9:07:39 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
July 14, 2012 3:25:19 PM

I would go with 8 GB of 1600 memory instead of 1866. Save some $$$ and put it towards a faster graphics card. Antec HCG-620 (Seasonic) is a well priced, quality PS.

July 15, 2012 8:28:28 AM

The 1866 is cheaper; it's on sale.