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  1. b2345

    b2345 New Member

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    ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM Intel Z77 Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express
    Powercolor Radeon HD 7970 V3 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
    Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50GHz (Ivy Bridge)
    8GB ( ARIAnet 1333MHz CL9 DDR3 Module
    Pioneer BDC-207DBK 8X BluRay Combo Internal Drive
    Fractal Design 120mm Silent Series Cooling Fan x2
    Sharkoon 2-in-1 Kit 30cm Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps Case Modding

    what 750 watt psu would go well with this
     
  2. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    What is the purpose of this machine?

    If it's gaming then you could quite happily change to a 3570K without any visible difference to the games' performance. You might also consider upping the RAM to 1600MHz and investing in a 650W power supply (which is overkill anyway).

    What case are you going to use and are you intending to overclock at any point?
     
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    If you want the best go with something either from or built by SeaSonic.

    The SeaSonic X750, Corsair AX750, and XFX Pro 750 Black are the same models if I recall, although I think Corsair has a longer warranty on theirs (7 vs 5). Those are all Gold rated. You'll also find the XFX model cheaper most times.

    I'd also look at the SeaSonic XP-750 or Corsair AX760 too which are both SeaSonic Platinum PSUs (note: the AX760i is not made by SeaSonic), but you'll pay a pretty penny for them (upwards of $175). For personal use I'm buying Platinum rated PSUs now. In my case I have the SeaSonic Platinum-860, and it's been one of the best PSUs I've ever bought.
     
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    tits going to be mainly used for gaming and 3d animation and im building a custom case
     
  5. najiro

    najiro blah blah expert

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    I would also suggest getting better rams. 1600mhz is like the typical ram used today. 3d animation you say? That's kinda heavy. You should even consider 1866mhz ram kits. PSU? No problem as long as you don't go beyond that. :)
    CCFL are bright and are nice but I would recommend LED lighting modules instead. THey consule less wattage and are less lasts longer. I had CCFL lamps before and they do get busted unlike LED lights. NZXT have led strips I believe. YOu can also do a DIY led strip since most of them use 12v anyway.
     
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    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    In that case, scratch the 3570 idea and stick with the i7.
     

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