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Need a bit of help choosing a PSU

Robotfood
  • 47 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $300.98 @ Newegg Canada
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler -
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $250.50 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $76.99 @ NCIX
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $51.65 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card $389.99 @ NCIX
Case Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case $44.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $92.14 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1337.21
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $1267.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-26 15:04 EDT-0400

This is essentially the build I was thinking of going with, however I wasn't too sure about the PSU. I stuck an R9 390 to see if my fall back plan would work, I'm just not sure I should go a bit bigger as I do want to do some OC'ing. The other option I was considering for PSU would be the EVGA 650 GQ. Both PSU's are within about $10 of each other in Canada and were both very well reviewed. Would jumping up 100watts be the better choice here?

***Should also note that I stuck random drives in just to get an idea of power requirements, and the prices can all be ignored (been hitting deals when I see them. ie. I bought the motherboard for $154 cdn)

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get 650W to be safe with OC'ing. I can recommend the RMx 650W, or the EVGA G2/P2 650W

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I have an EVGA P2 1000w, love the thing. Maybe I'll see if they pop up on sale at some point, I'm not in a huge rush on this one.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

would you recommend that over the EVGA?

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough, the 550w was my first choice for this build. I'll short list it; NCIX sort of has it on sale. The JonnyGURU review of it is pretty glowing.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, sorry, glowing is usually pretty good when it comes to reviews.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I don't remember when I added that particular SSD in, just left it in to get an idea on what power I'd need. I actually already have a Samsung 850, was just too lazy to change it.

I know we don't have specs for it yet, but do you think a GTX 1070 would change the 650 recommendation?

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