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What Power Supply should I get for my rig?

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December 22, 2012 5:41:16 PM

I am building a new rig and this is what I got:

Intel Core i5 3570K
Asus P8Z77-V LX
256GB Crucial RealSSD M4
1TB Western Digital WD10EZRX
2GB XFX Radeon HD 7870 Core Edition
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO


I still need some RAM (32 GB or 16GB) and a optical drive.

Also, can you please tell me if my config is good? I'm going to use it for Gaming. My budget is £800 and I'me already like £690 (not bought anything yet).

I would like to decrease the £690 to about £500 if you find me something better and cheaper (For example, the SSD, mobo, hard drive etc).

Also, my price range is £20-£60

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December 22, 2012 5:50:46 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/tF0U
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/tF0U/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/tF0U/benchmarks/

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£55.00 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£65.47 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £133.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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thats all u needs mate, will work like a charm.



cheers :) 
a b ) Power supply
December 22, 2012 5:56:34 PM

Well your not gonna be overclocking on a motherboard like that.. So either drop of K chip and just get a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Or spend a little more on a better board. And get 16GB of ram. 32Gb is overkill for most anything. and even 16GB isn't even fully utilized unless your running the programs that is known for ram usage
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a b ) Power supply
December 22, 2012 6:00:24 PM

agreed heres a better build for ur budget mate :) :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/tF3Y
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/tF3Y/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/tF3Y/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£76.62 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£55.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£63.01 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£57.96 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£162.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£65.47 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £727.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 20:00 GMT+0000)

also within ur 800$ budget :) 

if u wanna stay within 690 i can recommand this instead:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/tF4i
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/tF4i/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/tF4i/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£76.62 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£55.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£57.96 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£162.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£65.47 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £664.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 20:01 GMT+0000)

pretty much same build but without ssd :) 

a b ) Power supply
December 22, 2012 6:46:57 PM

I improved the second build he made you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£100.26 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.34 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£57.96 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£179.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.68 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£16.72 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £660.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 20:46 GMT+0000)

Now its made entirely of high quality parts.
I've halved the ram to 8GB.This will not decrease performance at all.
I've also downgraded the power supply to a 550W model, which is still plenty.
And now the good part.
I've upgraded the motherboard to a very good mid range model made by MSI.
Unlike the Asrock, this one does not have any VRM overheating issues.
I've upgraded the case.
And most importantly i've upgraded the graphics card to a much better HD 7870.
The one he chose gets really, really loud under load.And with the bad ventilation in the case he chose i can only imagine how bad it gets.
I have also included a good DVD drive.

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December 22, 2012 6:49:09 PM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.44 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£162.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£54.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £676.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 20:47 GMT+0000)

you get 2TB 7200rpm hdd and with very popular PSU and case :) 
a b ) Power supply
December 22, 2012 10:30:26 PM

those builds arent any better than mine, but ok, both are good as well

December 23, 2012 3:35:20 PM

Thanks guys, made my own build and got £750. Decent for this PC, what do you think?
a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 3:36:13 PM

whats us system got a link?

December 28, 2012 1:35:49 PM

Also guys can you try to get me a build for less than £750 but with an 250 GB SSD?
a b ) Power supply
December 28, 2012 2:01:14 PM

here u go buddie :) 

668 pounds :D 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/uDeq
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/uDeq/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/uDeq/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.02 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£117.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate SV35.5 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£61.70 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£161.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£65.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
Total: £668.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-28 16:00 GMT+0000)

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