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So I am going to be buying a new rig to build this weekend. Here is what I have so far.

CPU: i5-3570k - $189.99
Mobo: Asrock Z77 extreme 4 - $79.99 (Microcenter is giving 50 bucks off if you buy a CPU with Mobo)
Case: CM Storm Enforcer
GPU: EVGA 2gb Geforce 660
Ram: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600

How big of a PSU do I need? I will do some OCing but not crazy stuff just for best performance in gaming. Also, I was wondering if you would recommend I get a Gigabyte UD3H mobo instead of the Asrock. Its only 15 dollars more.

Thanks.
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  1. A 500W PSU will do fine. Make sure you get 8 gigs of RAM. As for motherboard, either one will work great.
  2. The asrock z77 extreme 4 is a good board, you don't need to pay 15$ more the the gigabyte.
    For a psu : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031
    50$ after promo code, 30$ after rebate, the promotion ends it today.
    I would get the crucial ballistix sport ram in microcenter for 42$, if that ram is more expensive.
    Also for gaming, i would get the 660 ti, like this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127697
  3. Yeah I should have stated I am getting a 2x4gb kit for Ram to upgrade later to 16gb. The vengeance is only 5 dollars more than the ballistix right now for the same kit.

    Thanks for the suggestions I will look into PSUs that range that are modular.
  4. So you want a modular psu ?
    This one is good : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132
    It allows you for even two 660 ti in sli.
    Also for now 8GB of ram is suffice, the crucial in microcenter is dual channel, the vengeance might not be a good choice if you want to add later an air cooler because of the tall heatsinks.
  5. Ok! thanks for that PSU recommendation I will go wit htat Rosewill. But since I am going to order it from Newegg. Should I go with this RAM since its lower profile. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546. I was only getting my RAM from Micro Center b/c of waiting for something to ship. But that Rosewill PSU is a better choice than what MC has at my local store.
  6. Best answer
    That ram is good, but it's more expensive, this one is not a low profile ram, but it's not as tall as the corsair vengeance, it has clearance for even large air coolers : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    Bottom line both will do.
  7. Best answer selected by Beoden.
  8. OK thanks for all of your input. I really appreciate it =D
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