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#115382 24-Mar-2013 10:02
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Looking to make a computer build but not entirely sure as to what PSU to get, and/or what is a good deal for one.

Currently parts list as follows:

CPU - i5 3570k
Graphics - Nvidia GTX 660 TI
Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
Hard Drive - 2TB Seagate Barracuda (7200 rpm)
Ram - 32GB Vengeance 1600 Mhz
Other - Few little extra fans, standard DVD writer

In the future possibly would consider SLI, and also a SSD to be added.


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Uber Geek

  #786250 24-Mar-2013 12:21
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With that kind of rig, you could probably get away with 600. But with the extras and SLI plus the bigger more power hungry cards of the future, I would go 850W.

EDIT:  If you go 850 or 1000, get a decent one!  You will regret buying cheap.  I have a Corsair 850 and had a Silverstone before that.  Both great brands.  With Corsair, you pay for the name a bit though.

Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!

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  #786297 24-Mar-2013 14:44
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Seasonic are good.


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  #786486 25-Mar-2013 06:59
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Have a play with this;

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  #786500 25-Mar-2013 08:46
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I'd say your current requirements are very low, but go big with the PSU now and you won't be touching it for years. The same is true especially for the case. Don't go cheap with it because the case is probably the only part that will still be there after 10 years.

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