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Old 09-28-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default HELP! What power supply do I need?

I am building a computer for the first time and I need to know what power supply to get, mainly what wattage I will need, these are the components I am buying...
Any other general help would be great too thanks!

Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard
Intel I5 3570K Processor
16GB DDR3 (4 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance LP Blue Memory
Thermaltake chaser mk-i
EXDISPLAY Gigabyte GTX 550 Ti 1GB GDDR5 (maybe two of them)
Crucial 64GB V4 SSD (for windows 7 ultimate)
Seagate 2TB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive

Please help!

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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You left out a vital ingredient....what is the limit of your budget?

If money is not a deterrent, I'd suggest an Antec, or Corsair PSU....both very reliable brands. Approx. 650 watt will do nicely, if you have no intention of over clocking, or adding a second graphics card in the future. If you think you may want to over clock, or SLI, think more in terms of a 1kw PSU.

1600 MHz DDR3 is a fine price vs. performance balance.

I'd go with one of the 600 series video card like the GTX 670, if you're into gaming, because the 550 series, will be rapidly coming to life's end in the next year or so, and you don't want to be buying another card in just 8 or 10 months.

Crucial is a fine SSD, as is Samsung and a few others, but 64GB isn't a very good price point anymore. Your best bang for your buck is a 256GB SSD.

I'm not familiar with the Thermaltake case you've chosen so it's not fair of me to comment.

Well, that's basically my 2 cents!
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