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Marwan5418 February 7, 2012 01:16 PM

New build, help please
So I plan on building my comp in the near future, I have everything but idk what psu to get. I want it full modular and something reliable too so here are the parts to get. Btw should I get the sapphire 7970 or the overclocked xfx 7970?
Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 200mm top fan, 1x 200mm side fan, and 1x 230mm front fan
Mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
SSD: Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
RAM: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
Hard Drive: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
PSU: Need help on that one
and an extra fan for my case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan
GPU: Newegg.com - XFX Black Edition FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card or Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 21197-00-40G Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card what do you guys think? Thanks for your opinion :)

AmuseMe February 7, 2012 02:21 PM

For a PSU, I'll recommend you to look at the SilverStone Strider series. I have used a 750W, 850W and am getting the 1200W Gold soon. 100% modular.

Marwan5418 February 7, 2012 02:24 PM

how many watts do you think I would need?

dandelioneater February 7, 2012 02:30 PM

for a single video card system, a good quality ~600W power suppy is more than enough.
If you think you might get a second 7970 later, then maybe get a 750W or 850W unit

SugarJ February 7, 2012 02:31 PM

A 750 watt PSU is plenty for a single card. A 650 would do it. A 850 would give you room to add a second GPU at a later date.

Marwan5418 February 7, 2012 02:42 PM

awesome I think I'll go with the 850 just in case I want to add another 7970 in there

musicman February 7, 2012 02:51 PM

For psu you should look at corsair AX series. They're fully modular 80+ gold and look really nice. Plus you can sleeve them relatively easily.

Apathetik February 7, 2012 06:02 PM

XFX has better warranty and customer service should a problem arise, where the Sapphire is just a tad ahead of it in frames in benchmarks with no real world difference. That is unless Sapphire has changed their customer support and the way they deal with RMA.

nasfara February 8, 2012 09:13 AM

nice build..like everyone said you should get 750-850 watt psu.for future use.

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