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  • 52 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/P9rR7P

This is my build so far. Ideally I'd like to get the psu for under 100, and I originally had a thermaltake bronze 850w but some people expressed concern over whether that would be powerful enough. So looking for PSU suggestions.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your budget?

You won't need 16gb of RAM if you are just gaming.

A good 650 will easily power a single 390.

The Corsair RM650x is an excellent power supply. It's usually pretty pricey but has a nice deal with it currently, if you are willing to use rebates.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cp9020091na

Review for the 750w model: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=452

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

agree!! but if you consider he is getting 16 gigs for 72 bucks , i don't think 30 bucks is going to make the difference in making this a better build. I would honestly go with 16 gigs.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can afford to get the extra stuff like an i7 or more RAM, and you aren't sacrificing any parts for it, you might as well go for it.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

exactly. I remember when i bought 8 gigs of ram for 40 bucks and several months later kaboom, it was double the price for several years until now that prices have gone down considerably. I feel thats a good deal for 16 gigs of ram.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

DDR4 used be be significantly more expensive when it first came out.

Slowly, it's going down to DDR3 prices.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I originally had a thermaltake bronze 850w but some people expressed concern over whether that would be powerful enough.

650 watts is more than enough for this build. Im sure the concern was regarding the quality of the thermaltake PSU.

this would be a great option EVGA B2 750

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-110b20750vr

now this one has the be the best 750 watts (best bang for your buck) and with the mail in rebate it goes down to 78 bucks. I don't think you can get anything better and consider that the EVGA G2 750 has a 10 year warranty. So if you can afford the G2 this is a no brainer

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the difference in those two significant? This is my first PC so I'm not that familiar with how pwoer supply works.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

yes sir!! The EVGA G2 has a 10 year warranty and the B2 has a 5 year warranty. The EVGA G2 you can say is a tier 1 (the best).

jonnyguru (best place for PSU reviews) gave the G2 a 9.8 so you can imagine how good it is

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=380

the b2 a 9

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=393

Both are great options and will work but in terms of everything the G2 is a superior unit.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright in that case I'll stretch a bit for the G2. I'm still hoping cyber Monday discounts some of my items as originally I was shooting for 1300.

How long do you think a build like this would last without upgrading? Because ideally spending this much id be able to game for a long time.

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