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Hello all,

I'm going to be building my first PC in the next few days and needed help with a power supply question. First I'll list what I plan on using in the build and any suggestions you might have I'd appreciate. Keep in mind this is a budget build want to keep it around 1000 and thats with a system builder version of Windows 7. I will be adding stuff later just the initial cost I want to keep around 1000.

-AMD FX 6100 processor
-Biostar TA990FXE Socket AM3+ 990FX ATX AMD Motherboard
-AZZA Hurrican 2000 ATX Full Tower Black Computer Case
-Kingston HyperX blu 8GB DDR3-1600 4gbx2
-LG 22x DVD±RW Burner with Dual Layer Support
-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 7,200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
-Gigabyte ATi Radeon HD 6850 1024MB GDDR5

OK what I was curious about is if I wanted to add a second 6850 later in crossfire and another hard drive too what would be a good choice for a PSU? I was looking at:

Corsair Gaming Series 800 Watt High Performance ATX Power Supply

But would that give be enough room later to add the 2nd 6850 and a hard drive?
post #2 of 10
Where are you buying from? GS800's good but there may be better/newer options.To answer your question yeah 800w is way more than enough, guaranteed. Your rig can run on a good 650w PSU (w/ 2 6850's), I'm pretty sure. The only reason I'm not 100% sure is because the conflicting reports on OC'd FX CPU's power consumption. However, I'm still pretty sure. You'll probably have to run furmark/prime95 simultaneously to go over 650w.


This may be over budget, but if you are buying from Newegg.. $120 for Seasonic X 750 Gold Class Modular is. so. much. win.

- Actually that's about the same price as the GS800 @ the egg.
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Well I was going to go to Micro Center since I have one about 20 minutes away and I like dealing with people face to face over ordering from a website. Dont get me wrong I know Newegg is a great site still just like face to face dealings more(if i didnt live near a Micro Center I would go Newegg). If you could, could you suggest a PSU from their site for me?

Would this be a good choice from there? http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0377236
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Well I was going to go to Micro Center since I have one about 20 minutes away and I like dealing with people face to face over ordering from a website. Dont get me wrong I know Newegg is a great site still just like face to face dealings more(if i didnt live near a Micro Center I would go Newegg). If you could, could you suggest a PSU from their site for me?

Would this be a good choice from there? http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0377236

get a 700W 80+ bronze or better,
that will be plenty.
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Alright guys thanks for the quick response and help. thumb.gif
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Alright guys thanks for the quick response and help. thumb.gif

btw...
596
unless you fold 24/7, a 600 would do, but its always smart to buy a psu with good headroom.
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Well I was going to go to Micro Center since I have one about 20 minutes away and I like dealing with people face to face over ordering from a website. Dont get me wrong I know Newegg is a great site still just like face to face dealings more(if i didnt live near a Micro Center I would go Newegg). If you could, could you suggest a PSU from their site for me?
Would this be a good choice from there? http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0377236

You go to the same MC as me. Rockville MD, Right? (that's what it linked me to). I can tell you this much, their PSU selection is kind of out dated. They carry some of the nice AX series but aside from that It's old GS series like you are looking at. Let me give you some good advice, Opt for a 2500k/Motherboard combo deal. You'll spend no more than you would for 6100 & 990FX chipset board I'm betting. The PSU's there are also overpriced, so if you do get something there, see if they can price match it because it'll likely be cheaper on Newegg and other online retailers.

That's assuming they still have the 2500k/Mobo combo for $60 off. Also, seriously grab the X series. It's one of if not the best in the business. Gold Class, Modular, basicly the same price as the GS800. It's a no brainer to me but I hear you on wanting face to face.
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No I go to the St Davids/Philly one. And the cpu/mobo deal is over from what I've seen on their facebook page. They just had a deal on there to for an i7 2600k for 229 too. If I had caught that I would have went that way I think. And after looking at the PSU you suggested I might opt to order that one afterall. I do like modular.
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I would suggest using newegg and saving some money and get one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%20600006304&IsNodeId=1&Description=nzxt%20phantom&name=ATX%20Full%20Tower&Order=BESTMATCH
they are cheaper and are amazing looking.
i have the 410, and i love everything about it.
any questions about the full-tower? go here
http://www.overclock.net/t/876350/official-nzxt-phantom-club
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post #10 of 10
First off, do you hate yourself!?.. if not, then why are you spending money on trash like Bulldozer?

On topic, from microcenter this is your best choice.
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