Which CPU will I be able to handle?

Whats the highest end LGA1155 that I can run with a 600w PSU that being shared by a 7050 3GB, 16GB of ram, and Idk if this matters but 10 USB.
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  1. If it is a quality PSU, you'll be able to run any 1155 CPU/board combination you desire. Your two biggest power drawing devices in the computer are the CPU (at up to 125W) and your graphics card (up to 300W) almost everything else inside is 2W to 25W. Under normal operating conditions, most people do not fully load their computer so even while gaming (or other demanding operation) your components will not be working near 100%.
    Just for an idea of power usage, my gaming rig: Core i5 2500k overclocked, Maximus IV motherboard, 16GB ram, three hard drives, one optical drive, five fans, water pump and HD7950 overclocked - my power draw at 100% load? ~365W
    BTW, your PSU will work best at about 25-75% it's rated wattage (my numbers, generally speaking).
  2. Okay, suppose my CPu budget was 230$, how about that? Then for 250? I wanna Bf3 64 man, use up my 16GB for rendering to hell, extreme multi-tasking on my 23', and hosting a server or two.

    Please no over-budget D:

    Also its an OCz Gamer Edition or something like that. Its 600w
  3. This budget depends on how much this sells for: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281020256290?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


    If it sells for at least 480ish I`ll get this bad boy:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
  4. What chipset are you looking at on the motherboard? I'd suggest the i5 3570k
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70541&vpn=BX80637I53570K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1368
    but if you are not looking to overclock (or your board does not support overclocking) that may be a bit of a waste.
  5. I`ll be getting this

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/niKq
  6. I have an i5 2500k and an MSI 7950 (both overclocked) in my system with a 620w OCZ modular PSU. Just make sure it's bronze rated and you should be fine.
  7. One question, I`ll be doing TONS of everything on my PC, will an i7 3770 rape an i5 3570?
  8. For your stated uses, the 3770 would be the preferred processor and in those situations (other than gaming) will outperform the 3570
  9. 3770k*
  10. The 3770k yes, paired with a motherboard with a Z77 chipset makes for a rather powerful machine
  11. How about http://pcpartpicker.com/p/niUw With an h61? I already bought the h61
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