Need help on Power Supply

Hello, I need help finding an appropriate power supply. Current build will be used for gaming and multimedia. No video editing. Budget is $1500.

Current Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xk12
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  1. Would 550W be bare minimum? Could 550W handle minor upgrades in the future?
  2. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xkjN
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xkjN/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xkjN/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: DIYPC Adventurer-9601G (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.49 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1439.37
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 00:07 EST-0500)

    :) this should do the trick.
  3. Oakiesmokie said:
    Would 550W be bare minimum? Could 550W handle minor upgrades in the future?



    Yes, it could handle more hdds or ssd, or even a newer card, you can expect the future card released with even lower power consumption, so it won't be a problem.
    Those xfx are quality psus.
    But you can grab the xfx 650w it's at a good price, if you want to.
  4. yes i understand that but if his budget is 1500$ the build i chose will suit him better.

    but yeah i def agree dj xfx is top quality :D
  5. Sticking with the modular PSU. Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132&Tpk=N82E16817182132

    Would that PSU have enough cables and be compatible with my build?
  6. Yes, even for two way SLI with the 660 ti.
  7. thats a bad powersupply, if u want modular, and think my builds too much heres urs but modified with better parts:

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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Leggara Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: OCZ Z Series Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($117.60 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1052.52
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 00:29 EST-0500)
  8. How is it a bad power supply ? it's a good one : http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1460/11

    I'm not gonna advise anything to him, except the psu, that's what i was talking, the rest of the parts that's another story.
  9. Are the rest of my parts ok? This is my first build, so please forgive me.
  10. i said its an alright powersupply, but u can get better, i think i phrase my words wrong dj,

    well oakiesmokie the parts i chose are better than what u chose, i took ur build and modified if for top performance :)
  11. I agree with djangoringo
    You won't *need* an 850W power supply. And the OCZ 850W has gotten mediocre reviews (like pass but not recommended or higher) and the price is fairly high.

    This
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119
    this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182262

    Are 550W units of better quality than the OCZ that would do you good.

    Or even these 650W:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151106
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207022

    You can spend the saved money towards better video cards than the PNY

    But if you really want to get a 850W supply, go for this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102
    which is $150 after rebate.
  12. the ocz gold is great quality what u talking about, those are decent but arent better than the ocz gold mate,

    my recommandations are fine, i think ur simply mistaken, stop reading newegg reviews because thats really incorrect and unreliable information :)
  13. JohnnyGuru rated the OCZ at an 8 which is not that great.
    HardOCP gave it a pass, which is not great.

    The Seasonic G i linked was rated 9.6 at JohnnyGuru. The Seasonic X series have gotten must buy and gold ratings - they are excellent. I think the only one I listed that the OCZ might best is the Seasonic M12II.

    I don't read newegg review so quit being a jerk.
  14. if u say so, moving on,
  15. Nobody has mentioned this. But if you plan to SLI, then you want a PSU with 4 PCI-E connectors. Most 50xx W supplies only have 2, including the two I linked above. You would need to use a Molex to PCI-E adapter for the other two - the graphics card will come with these.

    It isn't until you get into the 650W supplies befre you get 4 PCI-E adapters. The two I linked in above have 4.

    Good luck.
  16. thats why i recommanded the 850z :)

    got alot of juice and power and all the cables needed.

    after thinking about it the zseries is a decent powersupply, but im gonna recommand u something just as good but from xfx


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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Leggara Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1057.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 11:27 EST-0500)

    xfx powersupplies are made by seasonic one of the leading ps makers :)
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