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Recommendations for first gaming build. (esp PSU)

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February 20, 2013 12:53:31 PM

INTEL CORE I5-3470 (3.20GHZ)
GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H
GSKILLS RIPJAWS 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
WDGTL 500GB SATA 3.0 7200RPM BLUE
SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition OC ED
*FSP Aurum CM 650W 80+ GOLD
ANTEC ONE

any recommendation for this setup right here?
i only plan to use this for high-end gaming. no overclock plans(since i have no experience yet), if i will, it'll be 'small' overclock trials :) )

especially regarding my PSU, is it the best one for this rig or can i step down to a FSP Aurum 550W?

i mixed and matched these parts from different $1k builds so im really not sure if its good or not, so sorry if i made a similar post or something.

comments please! i want the best-cheapest parts recommendation but at the same time will last(not needed to be replaced soon) thanks!

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February 20, 2013 12:58:26 PM

if you are not planning on overclocking downgrade the motherboard to z75 from z77
get a better brand power supply such as Antec, Corsair...get a 550-600watt one
other than that looks good...dont forget to purchase windows oem for a legit copy of windows :p 
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February 20, 2013 1:08:48 PM

alvine said:
if you are not planning on overclocking downgrade the motherboard to z75 from z77
get a better brand power supply such as Antec, Corsair...get a 550-600watt one
other than that looks good...dont forget to purchase windows oem for a legit copy of windows :p 


thanks! so will i be good with a 520/550W PSU? (w/ 7870 overclocked edition?) thanks again! ^_^

and which of these ones are best? fsp aurum 550w, seasonic g550, seasonic x560 (all 3 are 80+ gold) or the seasonic 520W 80+bronze (~$25 cheaper)?
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February 20, 2013 2:35:32 PM

yes 520/550 is fine as long as you buy it from a good brand
i guess seasonic is the best out of the two...80 gold means they are the most efficient...you get to the closest wattage advertised on the box so the bronze is a little worse...go for the gold one dont cheap out on power supplies as if you get a crap one it can short circuit and fry all of the parts its connected to
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February 27, 2013 7:24:16 AM

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February 27, 2013 8:53:45 AM

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