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 Post subject: Build configuration and question about PSU
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:47 am 
Klamath
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Hi,

This is what I configured so far. It is a relatively inexpensive system and I'd like to keep it under $800, which I did (after rebates) from newegg.com. At any rate, I was wondering if a 620w Antec PSU would be enough for this system. Thanks in advance for any help.

Recycling Blu-Ray Drive, Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor

Intel Core i5-3570K CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819116504

MSI B75MA-E33 LGA 1155 Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813130654

PNY Geforce GTX 660 Ti Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814133466

G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1866 Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231455

Seagate Barracuda 2TB Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822148834

Antec 620w Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817371031

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 ATX Mid-Tower Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811119233

Total = $736.91 after rebates


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 Post subject: Re: Build configuration and question about PSU
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:08 am 
Little Foot
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The eXtreme PSU calc puts you at 306W min / 356W recommended so the 620W is overkill but will work just fine and last through several upgrades (or generations for that matter), it's a killer deal I picked up one of each (a 400w and 620w) myself this weekend too.

The k-series is screaming for some z77 for OC potential, I usually use the b75's for budget i3 or pentium g-series builds. You could, get the non-k series i5 and bump up to an h77 for a more balanced budget build, and for most quads I throw in a cooler like the hyper212 just to keep quiet coolness when the load demands rise.

I am sure there will be other suggestions, cheers mate


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 Post subject: Re: Build configuration and question about PSU
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:56 am 
Smithfield
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500W-550W is where I would put this build, where under a nominal load the PSU should be floating at its most efficient area. But 600W should be fine. You can even add more powerful hardware down the road if you like.


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 Post subject: Re: Build configuration and question about PSU
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:41 am 
Klamath
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Thanks for the suggestions and answer to my question. I'll take them into account.


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 Post subject: Re: Build configuration and question about PSU
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:59 am 
Clawhammer
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Nice build spec. Only tweak would be to upgrade to a Z77 board for native sata III and the current day accoutrements. The Asrock Pro4-M can be had for $60 at Microcenter when you also cart their $190 3550K. Also you don't need to pay for 1866 dimms, snag some 1600 magic ram instead and just crank them up for GBPS delight.


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 Post subject: Re: Build configuration and question about PSU
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:49 am 
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cpu cooler? looks like a great rig..


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