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matthewdnee

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I am building my first computer from scratch, I have done minor upgrades or low end builds, this is my first serious build. I am looking into and i7 2600, 16GB ram

ram:
Patriot 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PSD34G16002H

cpu:
Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600

mobo:
ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

and of course a blu-ray drive and 2 or so hdds,

my question:
what kind of psu do i need?
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phillpower2

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Hi matthewdnee :D
Looking at the video card upgrade options your MB has http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139005
This PSU will provide you with good clean stable power and it also allows you upgrade potential for adding GFX card/s.
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matthewdnee

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Thanks, looks good, a friend had said I needed a $180 power supply so this is nice to hear, also thanks for the quick reply.
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No worries, the one thing that people do seem to be unhappy about with this PSU is the fact that it is not modular, here is a modular option http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139012 for me the extra outlay does not make sense, I would just use the cable ties that are provided to keep things tidy.
For your own peace of mind you could use a PSU calculator to find what the recommended output PSU is for your system
http://www.antec.outervision.com/ these are only recommendations and do not allow any headroom for future upgrades, allow 100 to 150W over and above and you know should be safe, if you use the PSU calculator let us know what it suggests.
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