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Which PSU should i buy?

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November 17, 2012 9:47:51 PM

hello i wanted to ask what is a good PSU for my build which is this one:

AMD FX 8320 3.5GHz 16MB BOX SKAM3+

Asrock 990FX Extreme3 AMD990FX SKAM3+

Asus Radeon HD7870 DirectCU II V2 2GB DDR5 PCI-E

Corsair Vengeance Blue 2x4096MB (8GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CAS9 1.5V

Western Digital RE4 Enterprise 1TB 64MB SATA II 7200RPM

although i am limited to which PSU i should buy, i do not want to go over 50€ if necessary i would buy a 65€ 75€ if really necessary. I have here the website from where i can buy the PSUs http://www.chiptec.net/index.php?catid=8&subcat=85&pagi...

Thank you.

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November 17, 2012 9:56:39 PM

With my limited spanish, no english button I found this
Corsair CX-500W 12cm Builder Series V2 80Plus
56.5 with the funny E
Linking doesn't seem to work. There must be better website than that, it's programmed horribly, I'd hate to trust my money to them.
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November 17, 2012 9:58:00 PM

There's nothing decent, under 50 Euros. The least I would suggest would be XFX550w @ 63.5 E. Would however prefer Corsair CX600w @ 69.5 E. I presume you plan to overclock processor. You will need aftermarket cooler, suggest CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo, if available. You should use low profile RAM, to avoid a clash, like Corsair CML, GSKill Ares, or Crucial Ballistix Sport.
November 18, 2012 11:01:48 AM

my max budget was to be 650€ but seeing that coolermaster hyper 212evo is good as you said for overclocking it will be 704€ and it will be like this

http://www.chiptec.net/incs/verproduto.php?id=11355----... CASE

AMD FX 8320 3.5GHz 16MB BOX SKAM3+----------- CPU

Asrock 990FX Extreme3 AMD990FX SKAM3+----------- MOTHERBOARD

Asus Radeon HD7870 DirectCU II V2 2GB DDR5 PCI-E----------- GRAFICS CARD

Corsair Vengeance Blue 2x4096MB (8GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CAS9 1.5V----------- RAM

Corsair CX-500W 12cm----------- PSU

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo----------- CPU COOLER

Arctic Cooling F12 Pro PWM----------- 2 FANS 120MM
November 18, 2012 12:37:23 PM

If using Corsair Vengeance RAM, would recommend low profile CML models. The high heat-sinks on some can clash with Cooler. Whilst 500w PSU is adequate; if you want scope to overclock both AMD processor, and GPU, the small added expense of a 550w PSU, is justified, to have one that's working less hard.
November 18, 2012 1:22:11 PM

what is that, low profile cml models?
November 18, 2012 6:10:09 PM

phantompony said:
do you think this case http://www.chiptec.net/incs/verproduto.php?id=10310&ses... ?

I presume it is locally manufactured, I don't know it. From the price, I would suspect quality is "basic". My biggest concern is it's quite narrow, I doubt the 212Evo will fit. On that site, which is not the easiest, the cheapest case that I would begin to call "reasonable" would be the Zalman Z9.
November 18, 2012 8:16:03 PM

i've been researching it actually fits A-OK XD
if it doesn't i know the owner of the store and he gives me another one (diferent of course) :) 
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