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January 15, 2013 2:10:21 PM

Hey guys! A little backstory here; I am doing a new build for internet/light gaming(GW2 and Diablo 3). Watching streams however not looking to stream or anything like that. I have bought parts but I am stuck at the PSU.

Currently I have no plans to SLI/Crossfire or Overclock hence the 3470.

I wanted to make sure I will have a seamless install and that everything will work together. I also left out the Ram because I bought some Kingston HyperX 8GB however was told it was a higher voltage than the CPU could take?

The parts I have currently are these:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($110.52 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($155.16 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ Computer Valley)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($18.70 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2431WM 23.6" Monitor ($161.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $780.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-15 11:06 EST-0500)

Any Suggestions on a Decent PSU? I am Located in London, Ontario(Canada), and I can buy online or at a Canada Computers/Tiger direct store. I am looking to buy today or within the week thanks!
January 15, 2013 2:21:34 PM

for psu you should get something along 500-550 watts. its a good idea to pick up a bigger one like 600-650w so in future when you will be upgrading the graphics you wont have to buy another power supply
as far as ram its voltage should not be above 1.5 volts as the memory controller is integrated into the cpu so with higher voltage you can burn something inside
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January 15, 2013 2:45:14 PM

Get a Seasonic S12 II 520watt PSU and you'll be set. Also get a pair of G.Skill RipjawsX 8gb RAM and you'll be all set
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January 15, 2013 2:55:38 PM

heres a more solid rig for the price :)  with better powersupply, monitor and videocard.

and good hard-drive :) 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/xJHA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/xJHA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/xJHA/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Canada Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($178.94 @ NCIX)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.48 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($151.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $759.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-15 11:55 EST-0500)

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January 15, 2013 3:02:59 PM


BTW, buy everything from one source (i would pick NCIX... free instore pickup FTW), and perhaps newegg.ca. forget obout the other non local sellers.

antec platinum 450..(bought it myself... great efficent PSU, 90 dollars at canadacomputers.com (amongst others))
and don't buy a PSU with the idea of futureproofing! ...

the idle rate on your system is probably 40 watts. (only drawback for the PSU , the fan is always on)
and get an SSD... fantastic for bootup speeds!
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January 15, 2013 3:03:23 PM

+1 iceclock
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January 15, 2013 3:04:08 PM

eh it depends, theres alot of different deals at different places, and u can get cheap or free shipping for all.

and thats a nice powersupply but doesnt fit in his budget :) 

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January 15, 2013 3:04:09 PM

thanks alvine :) 
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January 15, 2013 8:09:38 PM

Thanks for the replies guys! As for picking a new build for the Price I actually already Own all of those components! I've gotten parts all at Bargin prices on Black Friday/Christmas Eve and sales. Spent roughly $400 CAD On all of this.

Thanks for the input on the PSU's I am going to take a look and see what I can get. I feel like going for the 650-700 Watt PSU's seeing as most say that I will need that in the future.

As for ram, is there a "go to" brand for ram?
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January 15, 2013 8:45:32 PM

Kingston, Corsair, G.skill
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January 15, 2013 8:55:51 PM

so whats left to order powersupply and ram?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/xMYE
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/xMYE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/xMYE/benchmarks/

Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $120.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-15 17:55 EST-0500)

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January 16, 2013 1:20:35 AM

Best answer selected by kimmeleh.
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January 16, 2013 1:22:24 AM

Thanks alot! I do have a 8g of kingston ram here it's the KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX I would like to use it but Don't know if it works with my I5-3470 Processor
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January 16, 2013 2:24:03 AM

is it 4x2gb or 8gig stick?

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January 16, 2013 10:20:28 PM

It is 2x4GB Stick the Item number on the package is

KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
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January 16, 2013 10:49:31 PM

than yeah if uve got 4 memory slots u can use ur old 1600, i beleive its the same model :) 

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