Which PSU for my new custom gaming pc build?

Mephikun

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Get this build instead.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1022.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 01:28 EDT-0400)

Upgraded to a Haswell CPU and Z87 Motherboard as there is really no reason for you to buy parts behind one generation. The PSU I selected is a solid, modular PSU built by Seasonic, one of the absolute best PSU manufacturers around.

Good luck with your build.
 

Bad_Kitty13

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i assume you kept the z77 chipset for sli in the future but you could go with this and it will still support and you wouldnt have to upgrade the psu
it also has the haswell i5 and z87 mobo

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3d3d5
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3d3d5/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3d3d5/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $945.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 01:32 EDT-0400)
 

Coremega7

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Is the Haswell a big improvement? i may have already ordered a processor, there was something going on with the order process so I'm not too sure. Also modular is just for less mess and better airflow? how does that work, are cables detachable with modular that are not with non modulars? thx for the input guys.
 

Bad_Kitty13

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if you already ordered it haswell has about a 7% performance increase over ivy bridge so i wouldnt worry about it
modular psu can be for good air flow but if you have good cable management it doesnt really matter so long as they are out of the way. imo you can get the same airflow with none modular with good case management it is really for case cleanliness. and the cables you dont use you just wouldnt attach to the psu so it would be like 1 sata line 1 molex line that wouldnt be connected in your case. so its not really that big of a deal when you can just run the extras around the side of the hdd rack and ziptie them to it for good airflow
 

Coremega7

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nice u went with xfx though. is that what u intended to pick?
 

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