I'm building my first computer in a long time, and I'm wondering which PSU I should purchase. I was initially thinking that I should purchase a psu with a wattage over what I would use for the gtx 470 sli (for whatever gpus I buy in the future), but it seems that new gpus need less and less power and are more and more efficient.
I do plan on overclocking to ~4.3 with my hyper 212, so I'd like decent voltage regulation, but it seems that the highly regarded corsairs and seasonics are just so damn expensive - I don't feel like spending half the money on a build on the psu.
Well i didn't know you had a microcenter near by, but that psu won't be better than those 2, it has the same amps.
You won't find any cheaper than those suggested, only if you want raidmax or crappy brands alike that will shutdow or throttle the system.
Don't buy that Antec. I have had a few people coming through here and know others with Antec power supplies that have multi 12v rails and have nothing but issues with their rigs.. If you want a good Power Supply don't see how cheap you can go.. Actually a power supply is like your computer insurance policy. The better the power supply is the better your rig is powered or holds up.