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November 4, 2012 3:35:57 PM

Hi there, here's the build I'm thinking about: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mucD

I am not planning to do any serious overclocking or Crossfire in the foreseeable future, but the dire warnings about terrible PSUs have gotten to me, so I'd like to ask for some advice choosing.

I think I can get away with 500W, or perhaps less?

Things other than reliability are not terribly important, and the main constraint is budget, so something under $50 would be perfect.

And if there are any glaring inefficiencies/incompatibilities with the build itself, I'd be grateful to hear about it!

Thanks for reading!

Edit: found the export button on pcpartpicker.


CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($118.67 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $767.61

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November 4, 2012 3:51:09 PM
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November 4, 2012 3:54:16 PM

Looks reasonable.

A 7850 needs a good 450w psu.
Here is a list of psu's sorted by quality tiers. Pick something in the tier 1-2 group.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

If you live near a microcenter, they will sell you a 35770K for $190.

Intel 330 120gb SSD will sell for <$100.
It is considered more reliable.
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November 4, 2012 4:13:59 PM

geofelt said:
Looks reasonable.

A 7850 needs a good 450w psu.
Here is a list of psu's sorted by quality tiers. Pick something in the tier 1-2 group.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

If you live near a microcenter, they will sell you a 35770K for $190.

Intel 330 120gb SSD will sell for <$100.
It is considered more reliable.
I agree a good 450w psu i picked them that powersupply because it's on sale and of the not wanting to spend more then 50 so it's there best option ;) 
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November 4, 2012 5:16:33 PM

Many thanks to you both!

As for the PSU, I think I'll go with your first suggestion, bigcyco1. There was a favourable review of it on Hardware Secrets.

geofelt: Thanks for the advice! I never knew about Microcenter, and looks like they'll actually sell me a 3570K for $180 including tax (in MI). They also have a 180GB Intel 330 for $115 as well.
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November 4, 2012 5:24:47 PM

No problem your welcome!
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November 13, 2012 10:57:12 PM

I have to select a best answer, so I'm just going with the option I eventually chose, although geofelt saved me a lot of money too!
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November 13, 2012 10:57:26 PM

Best answer selected by dsch.
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November 13, 2012 11:01:40 PM

No worries!We don't care we just do it to help not for best answers.Thanks for best answer though i appreciate it.
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