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What Power Supply should I get?

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February 20, 2013 7:25:15 PM

Hello! I am a first time builder so I am seeking some help to ensure I get the best bang for my buck. The area I know the smallest about is the power supply. I don't know how much power I need or what brands are good or anything really. Here is the rest of my build for reference:

Case: NZXT Phantom 410
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 670
MOBO: Asrock z77 extreme 4 (or the extreme 6, I haven't decided yet)
RAM: G.Skill Ares 16GB
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint f3

I have looked into it a bit, and the CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W seems alright...but I just don't know. I am on a budget so I'd like to stick under $120 if I can. Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!

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a c 115 ) Power supply
February 20, 2013 7:34:57 PM

If you have no intention of adding a second GTX 670 in SLI, 500W should be fine. Here are a few options which are highly rated
if you are considering adding a second graphics card as a possiblity later, then a 750W like the TX750 would be an option... I'll include 750's if wanted
February 20, 2013 8:13:22 PM

Yes I am considering adding another GPU later, although I am not positive if I will. What 750W would you recommended?
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a c 115 ) Power supply
February 20, 2013 10:54:07 PM

That PSU has only 2 PCIe connectors, you want one with at least 4, something very desireable if considering SLI
a c 115 ) Power supply
February 21, 2013 12:57:26 AM

You may be able to get away with the TX650, I'd rather see the 750W you linked first for the headroom in SLI (future option) - considering a decent CPU overclock and GPU overclock, I think you'll be pushing a 650W's capabilities. Two things to consider here, 1) PSU's run most efficiently in the 25%-80% draw range, 2) A PSU will only draw the power the system needs. Putting a 750W in there while only using 200W will still only use 200W so to a degree, especially when considering possible hardware upgrades, slight overkill isn't a bad thing
February 21, 2013 2:44:12 PM

Well thank you very much, I am still not positive, but I think I will go with a 750w. Now the question is which one?
a b ) Power supply
February 21, 2013 3:15:52 PM

what color will your phantom be?
February 21, 2013 5:17:04 PM

obsidian86 said:
what color will your phantom be?

Black w/white detailing. Why?
February 21, 2013 6:25:32 PM

ooh that is a Bute! Good reviews too, thanks!