Recommended PSU for New Build

I'm finishing up the design for my new build and now looking for a PSU. According to my graphics card, it looks like I'll need a 500 Watt PSU. Here is my build specs so far:
  • COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3
  • ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
  • Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155
  • SAPPHIRE 100354XTL Radeon HD 7870 XT w/Boost 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600
  • SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD
  • Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive


Any recommended PSU that I should look at? I'd like to get something that has modular cables so I can do proper cable management and not have unused cables laying around. Would like something with good energy efficiency. I know Thermaltake has been a good manufacture in the past. Any suggestions?
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  1. Looking around Newegg, it looks like high ratings for a manufacture called Rosewill. I've never heard of them, but it's been many years since I've done a build.
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207022

    Perfect for your build , is Modular and made by Seasonic
  3. Thanks for the suggestion. I assume Seasonic is a good brand? When I look at the link, it comes up as XFX, not Seasonic. Seems like I wouldn't need 650 Watt PSU, but I could be wrong. I was looking at something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182068

    What are your thoughts on Rosewill brand PSUs?
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139048 CX600M
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139050 CX500M

    Nice Corsairs that are modular ^ Would be good fits for your build

    Seasonic , Corsair , Antec are all good choices , XFX PSU's are made by Seasonic.

    http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers

    Who is the manufacturer of your PSU? ^
  5. Thanks for the suggestions. What's the best way to determine what wattage PSU I should get? Is there any negative of getting one that's more powerful the necessary (e.g. higher electric bill, damage to computer components)?
  6. A 500 watt will run your system , but if you want extra headroom get the 600 watt,The ones I listed are Bronze Certified.
  7. Thanks for your help!
  8. SAPPHIRE 100354XTL Radeon HD 7870 XT w/Boost 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 < Nice card I have that in my Intel build.
  9. One of the very few 7870 XT available. Keeps going out of stock, glad it's back in stock so I can purchase. Need to buy soon before it's gone again. Glad you like it.
  10. I'm going to get another one from newegg for my AMD rig.
  11. Just checked Newegg. Looks like it's out of stock again. DOH!
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