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post #11 of 28
The best corsair PSU is the Gold Plated AX series. Rated at Minimum 90% efficiently. The TX series is rated at maximum 90% efficiency.

Other than that, you should check that the case has 210 mm at the mimumum for the NOCTUA

You can even save if you like simple cases like that Corsair 605D:
500
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The best corsair PSU is the Gold Plated AX series. Rated at Minimum 90% efficiently. The TX series is rated at maximum 90% efficiency.
Other than that, you should check that the case has 210 mm at the mimumum for the NOCTUA
You can even save if you like simple cases like that Corsair 605D:
500

Simple cases are not my thing.
post #13 of 28
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Any specific one that you have in mind?

OCZ 850 ZX 80+gold @ $140 AR (got mine for $86 on a shellshocker deal): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341044
NZXT Hale82 850w 80+ @ $140: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116016

You can deviate from Corsair/seasonic but check for a "hardware secrets" review to get the dirty details about the psu in question. They disassemble and really torture test each psu they review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/NZXT-HALE82-850-W-Power-Supply-Review/1439/11

For a single card even these 850w units are overkill - I'm recommending these with sli 570 in mind. Obviously the corsair units are typically good quality but their dominance in the market means they're getting the confidence to overcharge... so many people overlooking other good manufacturers means there are lots of psu deals. I've seen people recommend antec earthwatts so that's worth looking into.
Edited by TehStone - 12/13/11 at 8:03am
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Any specific one that you have in mind?

OCZ 850 ZX 80+gold @ $140 AR (got mine for $86 on a shellshocker deal): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341044
NZXT Hale82 850w 80+ @ $140: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116016

You can deviate from Corsair/seasonic but check for a "hardware secrets" review to get the dirty details about the psu in question. They disassemble and really torture test each psu they review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/NZXT-HALE82-850-W-Power-Supply-Review/1439/11

For a single card even these 850w units are overkill - I'm recommending these with sli 570 in mind. Obviously the corsair units are typically good quality but their dominance in the market means they're getting the confidence to overcharge... so many people overlooking other good manufacturers means there are lots of psu deals. I've seen people recommend antec earthwatts so that's worth looking into.

Oh god. I forgot to write that I will SLI the two GTX 560's, my bad.
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OCZ 850 ZX 80+gold @ $140 AR (got mine for $86 on a shellshocker deal): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341044
NZXT Hale82 850w 80+ @ $140: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116016
You can deviate from Corsair/seasonic but check for a "hardware secrets" review to get the dirty details about the psu in question. They disassemble and really torture test each psu they review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/NZXT-HALE82-850-W-Power-Supply-Review/1439/11
For a single card even these 850w units are overkill - I'm recommending these with sli 570 in mind. Obviously the corsair units are typically good quality but their dominance in the market means they're getting the confidence to overcharge... so many people overlooking other good manufacturers means there are lots of psu deals. I've seen people recommend antec earthwatts so that's worth looking into.

So I checked out a few "Antec Earthwatts" and I don't know why but something to them doesn't attract me to buy them. I'll buy one of the two you recommended cause they seem pretty convincing.
post #16 of 28
This is just what I'd do in this current situation: I'd forget the HDD that costs 150 bucks and put that on a bigger ssd. The price difference between crucial 128 and 256 is around 150-170 bucks IIRC. So I'd just get the 256gb crucial m4 and leave that as my only drive until HDD prices come down (or if you need buttloads of space, get external drive for movies etc).

Also the power supply. I'd take a modular NZXT HALE90 unit, 750W ought to be more than enough for SLI 560ti's. HALE90 units are made by Super Flower which is at least as good as seasonic quality-wise. Also if you like leds, I'd suggest to check Super Flowers golden green units if you can find them somewhere near you, they have blue leds on the fans (but the nzxt unit doesnt have as far as I know).
Also, it'd look awesome with the white phantom biggrin.gif
Edited by Blizlake - 12/13/11 at 9:30am
post #17 of 28
a $2000 build with a single 560 ti? seriously? lemme try to build something better real quick smile.gif
 
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a $2000 build with a single 560 ti? seriously? lemme try to build something better real quick smile.gif

That ain't actually bad considering it has too big (=expensive) psu, monitor, ssd and a $150 hdd.

My friend ordered his parts without asking me, he got a ref 560ti and 965be on his rig which cost him 1800 euros (over $2k) excluding any peripherals, just the pc biggrin.gif I didn't know whether to cry or laugh when I saw what he had bought and built.
post #19 of 28
CPU- i5 2500k
CPU Cooler- Corsair H100
Mobo- ASrock P67 Extreme4
RAM- G Skill Ripjaw X 8gb
GPU- EVGA GTX 580
PSU- Corsair AX850
SSD- Crucial M4 128gb
HDD- Spinpoint F3
Case- NZXT Phantom
DVD- Asus 24x
Monitor- Asus VH236H

Total= $1745 before rebates/ shipping.

You could also change the GPU for 2 570's or 6970's and not pay much more and get better performance.
 
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Guys, guys. I forgot to add the x2 on the Graphic card. Of course I'll use SLI on them. What kind of PC would I build if I used only one? tongue.gif
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