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Old 07-31-2011, 02:17 AM   #1
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Default PSU Help!

Im building my first computer here is what I am thinking of:

Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz

Graphics:XFX Radeon HD 6850

Memory:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL
Will be getting another stick when I have the spare money.

Hard drive: 1 TB SATA

My problem is the psu: as of now i have a cooler master extreme power plus 550w but was told in another forum that this is a bad psu. He recommened a xfx core edition pro 650w but ive seen pretty bad reviews on it. I think i will get a cooler master GX 650 instead, is this a good idea?

I would like to play recent games like Black Ops and Battlefield, and upcoming titles like Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Skyrim and Star Wars: The Old Republic. Ill appreciate the input.

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Old 08-01-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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I would go for the Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W, since the 750W will enable you to SLI in the future, and since its on sale, its pretty cheap!

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Old 08-01-2011, 01:10 PM   #3
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xjoex93, the Coolermaster 550w isn't a bad power supply, and would be fine for your build. I would caution against the 750 watt for now, unless you really want to spend the extra money for Crossfire later on, it isn't necessary for you yet.
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