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Economical PSU for my Intel build

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January 2, 2013 5:11:20 AM

Please suggest an economical PSU for the following build (Also consider that I will run another graphic card on SLI in the future when I have to upgrade)


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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $808.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-02 02:09 EST-0500)



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January 2, 2013 5:22:50 AM

I'd be looking at seasonic.

By the way, is this for gaming? If so, the i7 can be worse, and at best is no better than an i5-3570k. The only difference is that the i7 has hyperthreading, which games don't use.

If you drop to an i5, the $100 savings of wasted money can go to buy a GTX 670, which will get you significantly better performance with no losses.

(Oh, and do you need a blu-ray reader? Just asking, cuz that's another $40 in your pocket.)
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January 2, 2013 5:45:53 AM

Thanks for your reply.

Its for gaming, work and some novice video editing.

Is GTX 670 significantly better than 660 Ti? Both of them are identical except for the memory bandwidth.

Blu-ray reader is another thing huh, darn, I thought the writer works both ways.
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January 2, 2013 6:48:58 AM

Blu ray isnt really that worth it, just download high def movies and you are pretty much good.

670 is a lot better than 660 Ti and worth that extra cost.

don't look down on i5 3570k just because people say i7 3770k is better at video editing and stuff. While that is true i5s are still very great with video editing and a great way to save some money/spend it somewhere else.

Also that i7 deal is at in store only.

If you can buy it instore then get an i5 3570k+asrock extreme4 for around $300

and while you are over there you might as well just pick this up
http://www.microcenter.com/product/382101/Ballistix_Spo...(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)
or
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/mushkin-memory-996995
if you want to save that little dollar

For PSU i would go for this one
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750bnlg...

and for the 670
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx670dc22...
this one would seem the best right now given its price and high stock speeds out of the box meaning if you don't want to Overclock your GPU this one is already overclocked for you and if you still want to Overclock this one can still be pushed quite a bit or you can get this one

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn670...
(may experience coil whine but nothing to major)
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