I have a newly setup rig with the specs
Mobo: Asrock z77 Extreme 4
HDD: 1TB Hitachi Deskstart
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 2GB
PSU: Corsair TX650 v2
Now I'm setting up a new rig for my cousin, the only difference is the RAM, he's getting F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL. The problem is the PSU, they don't have the Corsair TX650 v2 anymore. It would take 3 months before they would restock. They have the TX650, the v1.
a 6570 in your 3570k is pretty messed. you need way more GPU power than that. like at least a 7870 to be paired up with a i5 3570k.
give me a budget and ill rebuild a proper, balanced rig for you
I already bought the items so I can't just have them "replace" with another item. Well, the 6570 actually "comes in a bundle", but I'm looking forward later on to replace our 6570. We're planning to have around $250 maximum budget for the GPU.
Since z77 x4 of Asrock supports SLI/crossfire, we're still doing research about what's SLI all about and how it differs from crossfire. We're actually new in this Crossfire/sli thing, so we're still researching about it so we can fully utilize our board's feature. One of our confusions is that if it's possible to pair our current GPU and buy another GPU to put it on another PCIe slot. In this example our 6570 together with 7870. (well, that would be discussed on a different forum/thread) Until then, we're not yet gonna replace it. Nevertheless thanks for giving us a recommendation of what GPU we should get, it's highly appreciated. We're planning to buy it maybe within 3-6 months from now.
V2 is 80 PLUS Bronze Efficiency Certified while the V1 is only 80 PLUS Efficiency Certified.
V2 has one more amp of capacity on the +12V rail than the V1.
V1 and V2 are both made by Seasonic for Corsair.
So basically, I'm fine buying the v1 and I should look no further heed for the other PSU available in other shops?