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Old February 7, 2012, 12:16 PM
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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 :)
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Old February 7, 2012, 01:21 PM
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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.
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Old February 7, 2012, 01:24 PM
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how many watts do you think I would need?
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Old February 7, 2012, 01:30 PM
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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
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Old February 7, 2012, 01:31 PM
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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.
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Old February 7, 2012, 01:42 PM
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awesome I think I'll go with the 850 just in case I want to add another 7970 in there
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Old February 7, 2012, 01:51 PM
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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.
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Old February 7, 2012, 05:02 PM
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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.
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Old February 8, 2012, 08:13 AM
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nice build..like everyone said you should get 750-850 watt psu.for future use.
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