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January 1, 2013 12:10:39 PM

Hello guys, I'm getting a new gaming PC but I'm not sure how big a power supply I will need, here are the specs.

CPU: i5-3570k 3.4Ghz 6MB
CPU Cooling: ThermalTake Contac29 BP High Performance Ultra Silent Cooler
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX
RAM: 8GB DDR3 2133Mhz - PATRIOT VIPER V3
HardDrive: 2TB SATA3 - 6Gp/s, 7200 RPM & 64MB Cache
Graphics Card: 4GB eVGA GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked

I'm not sure how big a power supply I would need for this. Thanks for the help!

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a b ) Power supply
January 1, 2013 1:58:38 PM

firstly, you don't need 2133 RAM it's useless. Not too sure about that CPU cooler either. 650W should be enough to run an sli setup, but I went with 750W in case you upgrade gpu or cpu.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $165.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 10:58 EST-0500)

January 1, 2013 2:02:06 PM

How is it useless may I ask? I thought the higher the better, and I thought if your PSU was too big you could damage the components, could you shed some light on this please, thanks.
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a b ) Power supply
January 1, 2013 2:22:57 PM

intel specifys a maximum of 1600mhz ddr3, if u buy something over that and burn ur cpu ur warranty isnt covered, also theres no use in using ram of over 1600mhz even when overclocking the advantages arent real world and arent worth breaking ur warranty with intel, id say get a good pair of 1600mhz ddr3 8gig kit with tight timings and good voltage for overclocking and ull that will make a difference.

also heres a good powersupply and ram and cooler id recommand:

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

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.15 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $147.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 11:22 EST-0500)

better ps, good memory and same cooler as above :) 

January 1, 2013 2:47:53 PM

Okay, thanks for the info. You think I will only need 550W?
a b ) Power supply
January 1, 2013 3:06:13 PM

minimum required is 500watts, so 550 should be fine, if u want a bit stronger here:

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

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.53 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $140.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 12:06 EST-0500)

750wtts bro :) 

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