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first GAMING pc, need help on picking PSU

Last response: in Systems
March 17, 2013 9:09:05 AM

hello all, i have decided to build a gaming PC to go in my room instead of a work PC in my office, so i put together a build, but i cant seem to find a good PSU in my budget. but i don't know what parts i can take money from to go toward a PSU. so, if you have any suggestions for a PSU, or any other parts in my build then then please let me know, its greatly appreciated :) 

my budget is to stay as close to $800 as possible, but i would prefer less.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.10 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: HEC 585W ATX12V Power Supply ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer V213HLBJbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($137.58 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.98 @ Outlet PC)
Mouse: A4Tech D-600X Wired Optical Mouse ($8.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $808.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 12:08 EDT-0400)

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March 17, 2013 9:12:15 AM

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March 17, 2013 9:37:46 AM

Cold_War said:
This should do:

Much better than the one you got there.
Maybe think about spending less on the memory and HDD and get a better GPU?

i have thought about that, but im honestly cannot find any RAM or HDDs that are significantly less. i bet its just because i am stupid though haha. if you could reccommend one that would be great