Phenom ii 965, arctic freezer 13 pro, hd 6870

Hello, before i finalize my build with a PSU, i wanted to ask what PSU i should put in my system
specs:
phenom II 965
HD6870 (heard it uses 300w?)
arctic freezer 13 pro (also read it uses 300w max)
gigabyte 990fxa ud3 GDDR-5

but i dont know what PSU to get, i was told a corsair or OCZ 500w PSU would be fine, but after reading the Watt usage it seems id be looking more to the 650-700w mark? any help would be great
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  1. did you build this system already?

    what is your budget
    location
    overclocking?
    crossfire in the future?

    i can build something out for you


    for the power supply, id get something like a xfx 550w from us.ncix.com for 49.99 after MIr. 550w is enough to power your system but without crossfire capabilities

    for the cpu cooler, get a hyper 212 evo instead
  2. TheBigTroll said:
    did you build this system already?

    what is your budget
    location
    overclocking?
    crossfire in the future?

    i can build something out for you


    for the power supply, id get something like a xfx 550w from us.ncix.com for 49.99 after MIr. 550w is enough to power your system but without crossfire capabilities

    for the cpu cooler, get a hyper 212 evo instead


    my budget is pretty tight, but i am fairly happy with the build so far, i will be OC'ing the cpu to around 3.7Ghz, im in the uk, and no crossfire with this build, will the xfx 550w have enough amps to support this current build? and i am torn between the arctic 13 pro and the hyper 212 evo, but they do have similar stats so its not really important, i have most of the parts but i will be ordering them in the next couple days, i just dont want my system breaking due to not having enough power, thanks for the reply
  3. the 550w will handle the system no problem

    id get the hyper 212 evo. from what i heard, the arctic coolers have bad build quality
  4. i will definitely take a further look into the cpu fan, as to the psu whish would be better the single 12v rail at 34amps xfx pro or the ocz 500w with 2 12v rails with 45amps? also the ocz is cheaper i just hope that the drop in watts but increase in amps would be okay for my build
  5. ocz is cheaper because its not quite as good

    heres the lowest price i can find for the xfx
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004RJ8EKI/?tag=pcp0f-21
  6. TheBigTroll said:
    ocz is cheaper because its not quite as good

    heres the lowest price i can find for the xfx
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004RJ8EKI/?tag=pcp0f-21


    ive had a look at that xfx and read reviews and such and it looks as if thats the one i shall get, thanks for the replies :D
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