I have the corsair cx500 in mind, but not sure if it is good enough. The cooler master gx-550 has 44A on its only +12V rail, while the corsair has only 38A on its.
Both have only a single 12V rail each
I couldn't find any reviews on either psu but I trust corsair to be good as well http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Thanks for all the help.
I guess I'll close this thread in a a few hours if I don't get more opinions about the motherboard choice, and open a new thread under motherboards.
Wish you could tell me if either of these mobos have any OCing potential. If they could increase the base clock by about 200, 300MHz
If there is such potential in one of them I'd rather buy that one, and save up for a cooler in addition to the SSD
I know that I can't OC via the multiplier, but I thought maybe I can increase the base clock.
I can't increase my budget to accommodate the K processor and the Z77 mobo. Which is why I'm going with the 3470 and B75.
I thought I could increase the base clock but I guess I'm wrong, if you are right. I'll ask around in the mobo section just to be sure. I don't mean any disrespect to you.
tiny voices said:
you cannot overclock a 3470. you need a "k" series chip. The 3570k for example. Overclocking also requires a z77 motherboard. Neither of the boards you listed will overclock.