What PSU would i need in my new build?

Tyreese Sweeney

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My current build as stands includes :

Optical Drive - Lite-On 24x CD/DVD Burner

Case - Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior - $140

GPU - Nvidia Geforce GTX 770 2GB Video Card - $380

Storage - Seagate 600 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk - $170 Don't worry about this, I'll be importing an old hard-drive after i wipe it.

RAM - Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory - $90

MOBO - Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Z87 DDR3 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 HDMI CrossFireX/SLI SATA3 USB3 Motherboard - $195

PSU - ?

Processor - Intel Core i5 4670K Unlocked Quad Core 3.4GHZ Processor LGA1150 Haswell 6MB - $240


If you guys have need for peripherals i'm running a standard mouse, a Logitech G930 headset and a wireless microsoft keyboard along with a NETGEAR wireless adapter.

Before further investigation I was considering buying a 900 watt PSU, and a 1200W PSU
 

Leonell12

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1200w for that build!?????.....no way, that is wayyyyyyy too much..The maximum you'll need is 550w or maybe 750w if you plan on sli'ing in the near future. I would recommend the Corsair AX/HX series or Seasonic X series. very nice power supply units ...
Seasonic X http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

Corsair AX http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139016&cm_re=corsair_AX_750-_-17-139-016-_-Product

Corsair HX http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010R&cm_re=corsair_HX_750-_-17-139-010R-_-Product
 

toyftw

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Hi - Leonelli is correct - that build will run fine on a good quality Haswell ready 550w unit. if you want additional headroom (OC, etc), you might want to consider a good quality Haswell ready 650w unit.


 

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3 great choices:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $59.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 18:13 EDT-0400)


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $59.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 18:14 EDT-0400)


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $59.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 18:14 EDT-0400)
 

Leonell12

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I'm not a big fan of the EVGA Supernova series, their voltage regulation isnt as good as maybe a Seasonic psu, and crossload test results, the supernova doesnt do terrible but it also doesnt do particularly good...I'm not invalidating your post Blackbird, just saying that i think the psu should be one of the most expensive things inside your cabinet (obviously after cpu/ gpu etc)...and for power supply units, i would not trust anyone apart from Corsair or Seasonic, maybe in some cases XFX with their professional series
 

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well yes i'm aware the cx series is one of the worst from Corsair, i was talking about the Corsair AX/HX and Seasonic X series :)
all i was saying was that i'd rather pay couple of dollars more to get something i really trust, personally i would never go for a psu that has a voltage regulation of anything above 1% ...the ones i mentioned are about 0.6% or something (even in above average room temperatures)...having only a single 12v rail is also helpful, saves you from having to upgrade your psu again and again
 

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Leonell12

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right, i wasnt trying to prove you wrong or anything blackbird, i have personal experience with the Seasonic x series and Corsair's AX (the HX on a friend's build) and would highly recommend those because i know they're pretty good....the one you just posted right now obviously seems to be a really good one as well and i would recommend the OP to consider this psu as well
 

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