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  • Started 1 year ago by CianED
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CianED
Posts: 4

So I'll hopefully be building my new PC soon but I haven't found the right PSU. Mainly because I don't know how much wattage I need for my parts. I'm going for a GTX 570, 16G of RAM(4x4G), A 2600k i7,1TB of storage (7200rpm hard drive) and an MSI ATX motherboard. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here's the list:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer.....ition=used
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-.....=pd_cp_e_0
http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ.....#38;sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.com/Crafted-.....s=PC+Cases
http://www.komplett.ie/Komplet.....tails.aspx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813130674

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

This one will suffice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....alParent=1

PS: I would add a 120GB SSD for the OS.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

WRONG CPU.

You have matched up a Generation 2 Processor with a Generation 3 Motherboard.

This is the CPU I think you were looking for.
Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7.....dge+3.5ghz

Also these Two Sticks of Memory is all you need for 16GB DDR3-1600
Timing 9-9-9-24, Cas Latency 9, Voltage 1.5V
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820233299

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

ClanED, you can use this to get a idea of your needed wattage then go from there. I would buy a good brand, Antec, Corsair, SeaSonic. http://images10.newegg.com/Biz.....index.html

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stinger608
stinger608
Posts: 13

@Raphoenix:
There is nothing wrong with him using a 2600K processor in his choice of motherboard. The motherboard is a Z77 chip which is a socket 1155. The 2600K chip will work fine in that motherboard. However, the 3770K will give better performance and better USB 3.0 support.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@stinger608,

With 10 postings on the board, I don't believe you are in a position of knowledge to give advice to anyone. :)

Rick P.

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stinger608
stinger608
Posts: 13

what ever you say Raphoenix. Just because I only have 10 posts in this specific forum I don't know nothing; is that what your stating? So I guess this is the ONLY forum with knowledge on the entire internet? And if you don't have 14 thousand posts ya don't know sh1t?
Okay, what ever you say man.

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Stinger, don't get upset. Rick can be rough at times, but he is a good man - knows his hardware.

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

@stinger608, State your case. No need for in fighting.

Posted 1 year ago
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stinger608
stinger608
Posts: 13

What case? That fact that a 2600K chip will work in a Z77 chipset motherboard? There is no case to be made I don't believe. That is a well known fact. :-)

It seems he was just be arrogant in saying he knows everything and because I don't have a billion posts on "these" forums that I don't know sh1t and shouldn't be advising people on product purchases?

If he knew my background of what I do and where I am then he would have a reason to post an opinion about me. Period!

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

Maybe post that information in your profile then. But he did say what he said with a:)

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Please stop. It doesn't help the OP at all.

Posted 1 year ago
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CianED
Posts: 4

Thanks for all the help guys ;) I have somewhat of an idea to do now.

Posted 1 year ago
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CianED
Posts: 4

So the NewEgg wattage calculator said the system requires 512w, so what wattage should I actually go for? I was thinking maybe 600w or 650w just in case I wanted to get a better CPU cooler to overclock. P.S. The first suggestion that said the 650w, I think it says it doesn't come with a power cable. I which case I don't think I will bother because this is my first build and I don't have a spare power cable. I don't think.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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650+ would be good.

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