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Can you all give me advice on this build..is the PSU overkill? I don't plan on doing real heavy overclocking in the immediate future, but eventually would like to.
post #2 of 8
My thoughts...

That PSU isn't really overkill, its overpriced and unfortunately suffers from ripple under 400+W load(which for a unit rated @ 700W is quite bad, especially since I owned one ><).

You can't go wrong with corsair... ZZF has several models priced better than the other etailers; HX620 for $124.99 (after $20MIR), the HX520 can be had for $98.90 (after $10MIR), and the VX550 for $78.90 (after $15MIR) and they all ship free .

Here some Jonnyguru reviews for the various corsair models, HX series = modular; VX non-modular cabling. IMHO corsair(aka seasonic) makes some of the best PSUs on the market.

The only other item on your list I take issue with is the GFX card... You can pick up better performing, cooler running and cheaper card(s).
XFX PVT88GYDF4 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) for $299.99 after $20MIR + free shipping

Linskingdom has a great 8800gt(G92) info thread, to help you out... Long story short, that XFX 8800gts is only ~$20-$30 more expensive than any current 8800gt. So I would probably buy it over an 8800gt, since you get 128SP(stream processors) 16 more than the 8800gt and a dual slot cooler which is far more effective and quieter to boot.

Finally, I would buy an e6750 over an e6600. First the e6750s are guaranteed G0(G0=stepping; which means they have a higher thermal spec @ 72°C and generally OC better). Also, they are somewhat cheaper ($189.99) and if you don't plan on OCn immediately they have a higher stock clock speed(2.66ghz).

Everything else looks good .
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I would get an E6750 over a E6600.

As for the PSU, you could try getting this one:

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply 90

Single 12v rail rated @ 41.
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Originally Posted by chuckcalo View Post
I would get an E6750 over a E6600.

As for the PSU, you could try getting this one:

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply 90

Single 12v rail rated @ 41.
Will that 550w hold me back in terms of overclocking and powering a high end gpu?
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550 will only hold you back if you have Dual GPU's
    
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I agree with MasterKromm, look for a G92 800GTS 512mb and you will be much happier. XFX or eVGA, cant go wrong.
Check this one out.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130312
    
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Will that 550w hold me back in terms of overclocking and powering a high end gpu?
Of couse it won't hold you back
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Now this would be overkill for a PSU.
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