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The Green Series is not very good. The only good Rosewill PSUs are from the Capstone series. Also, the GTX 480 requires more power than the GTX 580. Try this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051&Tpk=earthwatts%20750w

the rosewill green 630w has good reviews. For a single videocard gtx480 the psu 630W can provide an ample power for it, so you dont have to worry about it here's a link gtx 480 system power, I check it before posting it.... if you can really fork out for more budget on it then go ahead, its better....


for the dvd drive lite-on, i dont recommend it, i have 2 liteon, their build quality is bad, the disc tray sags once open. unlike those of lg or samsung
Edited by xnuw - 3/12/12 at 1:08am
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the rosewill green 630w has good reviews. For a single videocard gtx480 the psu 630W can provide an ample power for it, so you dont have to worry about it here's a link gtx 480 system power, I check it before posting it.... if you can really fork out for more budget on it then go ahead, its better....
for the dvd drive lite-on, i dont recommend it, i have 2 liteon, their build quality is bad, the disc tray sags once open. unlike those of lg or samsung

Ok, everytime I think I have the build figured out everything changes tongue.gif

What are your thoughts on using this CPU instead? Would it leave me more room for upgrades later?
Edited by AndrewJ - 3/12/12 at 9:59am
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i have that board, its a solid board if your going for the K series of i5 or even plan to upgrade later to ivy bridge cpu's, the z68 is basically a p67+h67 mobo's all in one plus additional features
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the rosewill green 630w has good reviews. For a single videocard gtx480 the psu 630W can provide an ample power for it, so you dont have to worry about it here's a link gtx 480 system power, I check it before posting it.... if you can really fork out for more budget on it then go ahead, its better....
for the dvd drive lite-on, i dont recommend it, i have 2 liteon, their build quality is bad, the disc tray sags once open. unlike those of lg or samsung
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The Green Series is not very good. The only good Rosewill PSUs are from the Capstone series. Also, the GTX 480 requires more power than the GTX 580. Try this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051&Tpk=earthwatts%20750w
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Are you crazy? Do you want him to fry his components?! The GTX 480 runs on MORE POWER than the 580 fermi, which requires a 750W recommendation, and 2 580s require 1000W, so that should give you a good indication that your suggestion would be a very risky and unwise move.

Whoa there azeem, green series not good? GTX 480 requires 750w... rolleyes.gif

Card PSU recommendations are based on the fact that crummy PSU manufacturers grossly overstate/outright LIE about Max wattages.

Rosewill green/hive/capstone lines do most definitely not fall into that category. In fact the 650w HIVE is shown here supplying 790w @ low ripple and noise @ 50*C @ ~80% efficiency so don't run around spouting misinformation.
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i have that board, its a solid board if your going for the K series of i5 or even plan to upgrade later to ivy bridge cpu's, the z68 is basically a p67+h67 mobo's all in one plus additional features

Thats what I was thinking, I might end up going with a 2500K if I can figure out a way to get windows at a VERY LARGE discount. wink.gif
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^ ivy bridge might launch by the end of april or delayed june, you can wait for 2nd hand corei5 2500K seller if you want, and nvidia kepler videocard will lauch by end of march hopefully replenishing the rank of the 5xx series to 6xx, so you can also want to wait a little bit, for 2nd hand seller of 560ti and above or even gtx 480, if you miss its sale, for a good bargain price
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^ ivy bridge might launch by the end of april or delayed june, you can wait for 2nd hand corei5 2500K seller if you want, and nvidia kepler videocard will lauch by end of march hopefully replenishing the rank of the 5xx series to 6xx, so you can also want to wait a little bit, for 2nd hand seller of 560ti and above or even gtx 480, if you miss its sale, for a good bargain price

Thanks for the tip. How big of a discount do you think I would score on a i5 after the Ivy bridge launches? I know one website has them for 200$$ right now.
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if your asking for discount they might not drop, since intel cpu right now have no competition in performance, your best bet are 2nd hand seller that upgrade their cpu to the upcoming new ones. its juz a hunch not sure though rolleyes.gif

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if your asking for discount they might not drop, since intel cpu right now have no competition in performance, your best bet are 2nd hand seller that upgrade their cpu to the upcoming new ones. its juz a hunch not sure though rolleyes.gif

Oh I meant discount from a 2nd hand seller, didnt word that very well. The only problem is im really trying to order tonight so I could get the PC by this weekend and im not very patient.
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Are you crazy? Do you want him to fry his components?! The GTX 480 runs on MORE POWER than the 580 fermi, which requires a 750W recommendation, and 2 580s require 1000W, so that should give you a good indication that your suggestion would be a very risky and unwise move.

Haha, check out this comedian! thumb.gif

You won't need more than a good 400-500W PSU at most. Just stick to a decent manufacturer and you will be all set.
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Element Gaming Palladium XFX 650W XXX Zalman Z9 Neo Gigabyte M6980 
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Asus Xonar DS + Gigaworks T20 SII Speakers  
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