PSU - Corsair GS or TX r2 series? 700w enough or overkill?
Hey guys just thought I'd ask your opinion as I'm close to ordering my PSU. They are roughly the same price and I would be getting the 700w version.
Corsair GS700/TX750 r2
If you can suggest anything around $120 or lower that would be better than those two psu's please say!
My specs are:
Zalman z11 plus case, 2 LED 120mm fans, 1 120mm fan, 2 80mm fans Asrock 970 extreme mobo And phenom ii x4 965 BE Corsair vengeance 1600mhz 2x4gb Parts yet to order.. HDD (unsure, possibly 500gb Western digital) GPU (between gtx 660ti / HD 7870) 300mbps WiFi card Possibly fan controller bay? Possibly DVD rw drive, (already have an external USB DVD drive so I don't think I'll need one)
Do you think 700/750w is enough/overkill? Also, same question again if I was to crossfire in future
Thank you for your help guys and I have ordered the one proximon has suggested!
Best answer selected by fort90.
I've also ordered my 7870 iceQ x turbo and a Benq 24" inch hd 1080p monitor. Also sent back the 970 mobo and gone for the 990fx extreme4. What you guys think, solid build?
Be sure that you have a good cooler on that CPU, as you will want/need to overclock.
I don't plan on over clocking. From what I've read, the CPU shouldn't really bottleneck the gpu, if it does.. Not by much?
I think you will be surprised. All those benchmarks are done with pristine OS installations. No one measures performance when in the middle of a RAID in your favorite MMO with AV running a scan in the background and various other programs running simultaneously.
I've seen a lot of people coming through with Phenom II X4s that find they want to upgrade. For every one, there are ten that are totally happy... so I'm not trying to talk you out of it. I'm just saying that the gains to be had from a moderate OC are VERY LARGE and you might as well have the cooler installed up front so that you don't have to mess with it when you decide you need it.