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January 31, 2013 1:11:27 AM

THIS IS A REPOST. I changed some things in the topic that's why I decided to repost. Thanks everyone who replied to my other post but I didn't get much recommendations and I'm still lost because of the wide variety of PSU's and cases available. I don't know which are the leading brands in those industries.

Hey guys.

So this is my build thus far:

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4. Picked this because from what I read it's the best bang for the buck out there at the moment. It seems recent and compatible with the rest of my hardware.

CPU: i5 3750k. Very good reviews. Was on the verge of swapping it out for an AMD FX 8350 but it turns out it's only better for streaming (which I never do and don't plan on doing at the moment). I'm more comfortable with the i5 3750k with my budget and all the positive reviews I've read about it.

CPU Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO. Very favorable reviews and very nice price.

GPU: EVGA GTX 670 SuperClocked 4MB

RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2x4GB)

Internal HDD: Western Digital WD Caviar Blue 500GB. I'm really trying to cut down on costs because of my tight budget. 500GB will do just fine for me and I decided to get an SSD some other time. I simply cannot afford one right now.

So as you can see the only 2 things I'm missing are the PSU and the case (and optical disk reader which I'm going to be using an old one since I barely use this anyways). I have no idea which ones to get because of the huge selection.

For the case I'm looking for a mid-tower one with holes for cable management those are the two most important features for me. A window is optional. Additional fans would be nice. Don't need a lot of drive bays will only be using 2 max probably. Preferably something with those trays that let you easily install HDDs/SSDs. But just to make something clear regarding the case I DO NOT GIVE 2 SHITS ABOUT HOW IT LOOKS. I just really need to cut down on costs so the best reasonably priced ***-looking case that's compatible with my build will do.

For the PSU I'd prefer 80+ Bronze, Modular, and around 550-650W. Not sure how much watts I'd need for my build but I'm guessing around 600 sounds about right.

Could really appreciate your help. Thanks

Resolution: 1920x1080 single-display not planning to ever go double-monitors or more.
Games / Settings Desired: Guild Wars 2/WoW/Planetside 2/Bioshock Infinite/Farcry 3/Dishonored/L4D2/Borderlands 2 etc. I'm hoping to play most titles going out this year on High if possible (not Ultra.)
Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc): Fraps perhaps and a bit of streaming but these aren't so important. I'm on a budget so can't be picky.
Country: Kuwait. I prefer Amazon.com since I can't use newegg.com nor ncix.com.
Parts that can be reused: None.
Do you need an OS?: Nope. Already have Windows 7 Home Premium
Do you need peripherals (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc)?: Nope. Already have all the peripherals.

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January 31, 2013 4:58:49 AM

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 670 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater system power supply that has a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) will require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

The PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 600W (PPCMK3S600), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 46 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 670 graphics card. This power supply has ample spare +12 Volt continuous current capacity to handle any overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU you may want to attempt.

http://www.amazon.com/Silencer-III-600W-Bronz-PPCMK3S60...
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