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January 13, 2013 2:49:08 AM

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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January 13, 2013 3:01:59 AM

Would 550W be bare minimum? Could 550W handle minor upgrades in the future?
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January 13, 2013 3:07:47 AM

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.

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January 13, 2013 3:09:41 AM

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.
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January 13, 2013 3:14:11 AM

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 
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January 13, 2013 3:23:40 AM

Yes, even for two way SLI with the 660 ti.
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January 13, 2013 3:30:20 AM

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)



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January 13, 2013 3:45:13 AM

Are the rest of my parts ok? This is my first build, so please forgive me.
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January 13, 2013 3:48:19 AM

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 :) 

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January 13, 2013 3:51:14 AM

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=N82E168...
this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
which is $150 after rebate.
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January 13, 2013 4:05:00 AM

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 :) 

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January 13, 2013 4:27:34 AM

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.
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January 13, 2013 4:45:03 AM

if u say so, moving on,

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January 13, 2013 5:41:02 AM

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.
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January 13, 2013 2:28:03 PM

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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