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November 11, 2012 6:40:19 AM

Hi there,

Building a new PC for gaming:

1TB samsung f3
320Gb seagate

i5 3570K
Asus P8H61-M LE

GTX 570

8GB corsair RAM

A couple of case fans
Sound card


What kind of power supply could I get that would allow me to moderately overclock the 570 and the i5?

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November 11, 2012 6:53:00 AM

For a 570, that won't be enough.

Here's what I'd do - drop the sound card (onboard sound has gotten a lot better in the past few years.)

Use that to upgrade from the 570 to the 670 - it'll be WAY faster, cooler, and power efficient.
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November 11, 2012 6:58:12 AM

Hi,

thanks for your reply.

I actually use the sound card for recording, and have also already bought it, so I'm afraid there is no money to be saved there.

I'd like to stick to a GTX 570, as I can get one quite cheap used off ebay.

So for the 570, what would you recommend for a power supply?
November 11, 2012 7:59:26 AM

The Corsair 650TX V2 and the XFX are both made by Seasonic and based on the same platform. Both are excellent. Since a system with a single GTX 570 only needs a recommended 550w power supply the Corsair 600CX you linked to first would also work just fine although it is a small step down in quality from the TX V2 line.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
November 11, 2012 8:08:51 AM

So you think the 600CX will be enough even with some overclocking?
I wouldn't change the voltage on either, just a mild overclock.
November 11, 2012 8:15:42 AM

All XFX power supplies are built by Seasonic. The ones you linked one is built by seasonic as well the V2 the other is built by CWT i would go with the XFX or V2 as Seasonic builds rock solid reliable quality power supplies and CWT although very good has a less consistent track record.
November 11, 2012 8:18:47 AM

joeboy235 said:
So you think the 600CX will be enough even with some overclocking?
I wouldn't change the voltage on either, just a mild overclock.
Not a good idea to skimp on psu it's a common mistake that many do and end up regret it.Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTX 570

On your average system the card requires you to have a 600 Watt power supply unit. http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_570_re...
November 11, 2012 8:31:22 AM

XFX or Corsair 650TX V2 not the other one pretty much same power supply with different casing and brand name on them i could not check your links as they did not work lol
November 11, 2012 8:40:01 AM

Yeah sorry about the dodgy links. Right I think I'll go for the Corsair 650TX V2 then. Thanks for the input everyone.
November 11, 2012 8:50:49 AM

Sounds good and your welcome!
November 11, 2012 8:54:10 AM

joeboy235 said:
Hi there,

Building a new PC for gaming:

1TB samsung f3
320Gb seagate

i5 3570K
Asus P8H61-M LE

GTX 570

8GB corsair RAM

A couple of case fans
Sound card


What kind of power supply could I get that would allow me to moderately overclock the 570 and the i5?

You won't be able to overclock the i5 with that board. H61 chipset does not support cpu multiplier overclocking.
November 11, 2012 9:04:32 AM

In that case, I may just leave overclocking on the i5 altogether, and buy the non-unlocked version. Save a few pounds.

I'd planned only to overclock a little, so the difference won't really matter.

Thanks a lot for that. I'd never realised that about the H61 chipset.
November 11, 2012 9:16:09 AM

farensabri said:
You won't be able to overclock the i5 with that board. H61 chipset does not support cpu multiplier overclocking.
+1 good catch i didn't notice my bad.
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