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Which power supply do I buy?

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March 4, 2013 4:08:33 AM

I don't know what power supply to buy. I need help.

Here are my specs:

Intel Core i5-3570K
ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card
NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer

I plan on overclocking with this setup, so take that into consideration.

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March 4, 2013 4:13:28 AM

A quality 500W psu will do, i recommend the XFX 550 Core edition : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257

You can also find it in another places, if you didn't bought the parts, you can also check for stuff there too, like the ram, hdd, cooler, etc.
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March 4, 2013 4:17:19 AM

djangoringo said:
A quality 500W psu will do, i recommend the XFX 550 Core edition : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257

You can also find it in another places, if you didn't bought the parts, you can also check for stuff there too, like the ram, hdd, cooler, etc.

Alright, thank you. On a totally different note, do you recommend any changes to my build?
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March 4, 2013 4:20:10 AM

It's solid for the price, though, i would probably either get a larger ssd within 120/128GB or ditch the 64GB and get a higher end card, since it's from amd the one you listed, a 7870 tahiti le(power color XT, sapphire XT) or a 7950.
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March 4, 2013 4:25:42 AM

djangoringo said:
It's solid for the price, though, i would probably wither get a larger ssd within 120/128GB or ditch the 64GB and get a higher end card, since it's from amd the one you listed, a 7870 tahiti le(power color XT, sapphire XT) or a 7950.

Would changing the processor have any effect on the performance of the card? Say switching the 3570K for a fx6300?
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March 4, 2013 4:33:47 AM

I would stay with the i5-3570k, but the FX-6300 won't bottleneck the 7870.
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