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October 7, 2012 3:06:20 AM

Hello,
I am wondering what power supply wattage to get. It is my first time building a computer. My specs are as follows:

Intel i7 3770k cpu
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H mobo
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 64MB 1TB hdd
Lite-On iHES212 cd drive
Kingston HyperX DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 4GB (KHX1600C9D3/4G) x2 (may get more) ram

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October 7, 2012 3:08:38 AM

What is the purpose of this build?

Also, PSU rated wattage doesn't matter much. What matters for a PSU is its +12V amperage because that's the power used by the graphics and CPU.
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October 7, 2012 3:09:24 AM

luciferano said:
What is the purpose of this build?

Also, PSU rated wattage doesn't matter much. What matters for a PSU is its +12V amperage because that's the power used by the graphics and CPU.

it for video editing and a bit of gaming
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October 7, 2012 3:13:37 AM

elo_86 said:
it for video editing and a bit of gaming


What graphics are you using and wouldn't a 16GB memory kit be better for video editing?
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October 7, 2012 3:16:12 AM

luciferano said:
What graphics are you using and wouldn't a 16GB memory kit be better for video editing?

yea i think I may get the 16gb ram but I use the ati hd 5450 card, but I upgrade to better card in future
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October 7, 2012 3:19:48 AM

16 GB is recommended for i7 CPU's, you should go for 16GB minimum. I would also recommend just a newer graphics card, but not an expensive one. Just enough to get you through and be able to do things, such as a 650 or a 7770.
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October 7, 2012 3:32:32 AM

I'd also like to point out that your choice of RAM runs at 1.65v which puts alot of strain on Intel CPUs and voids your warranty.
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October 7, 2012 3:43:07 AM

excella1221 said:
I'd also like to point out that your choice of RAM runs at 1.65v which puts alot of strain on Intel CPUs and voids your warranty.

what ram would you recomend?
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October 7, 2012 3:55:44 AM

excella1221 said:
I don't know where you're from so I'll assume US and use a Newegg link.

For your usage, I would suggest
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 1600MHz

It's low profile, only 1.5v, and only 2 modules. Just right.

not sold in my country! damn! could you recomened a different ram please
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October 7, 2012 3:59:34 AM

elo_86 said:
not sold in my country! damn! could you recomened a different ram please

it helps to know what country you are at . . .
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October 7, 2012 4:03:46 AM

Anonymous said:
it helps to know what country you are at . . .

new zealand, here use this website: pricespy.co.nz
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October 7, 2012 4:04:28 AM

You can use amazon, ram doesn't cost much to post, I believe I got my ram off Amazon for a good deal. and Im from AU
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October 7, 2012 4:56:29 AM

Can you chose the graphics card that you want to upgrade to? Without knowing it, a PSU recommendation isn't easy. Or, you could give us a set amount of wattage to work with for graphics.

For example, 50-100W, 100-150W, 150W-200W, 200-300W, or any other range for a graphics card that you think you'd buy. I recommend either the first or the second, depending on how much gaming performance you want. The third or higher than it is for high-end gaming and you don't seem like you'd want to spend several hundred dollars on a graphics card.

Also, would you mind if we ask what software you'll be using in particular? I'd like to make sure if it is GPGPU acceleration-compatible. If it is, then you might benefit from getting a specific graphics card family more than the others.
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