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Ok, so I got a really good deal on this GPU @ newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102873
($105, before rebate + free shipping)

It's going to get here this week, and I realized I need to upgrade the PSU that came w/ my case because 300W aint gonna cut it. Can anyone suggest a good PSU, I'd prefer it to be from micro center (since i don't wanna wait to play with my new toy!)

I was looking at this one:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0300530

It seems pretty good, enough power, and the 6 pin PCI output that the card needs. What do you guys think?

Also, I wanted to upgrade my RAM down the line, but I can't figure out what kind I need, I know it's DDR3 1333, but speccy says its PC3-10700, I only see like PC3-10600 and PC3-10666 RAM on newegg and Micro center. Does it matter?

Heres the screen shot of my RAM in speccy:


Thanks in advance guys. BTW the rig is the one in my sig if it matters
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From what I have read your board supports max 16GB of DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, or DDR3-1333 standard, overclocking it can go up to 1600mhz. So I would get you a set of 1333mhz sticks, a 4-8GB kit would be plenty depending on budget.

Kinda confused as your sig rig says 2x2GB but the above pic says only single 2GB module is installed? Also it says Kingston in the sig but Crucial in the pic? Am I missing something here....

I would get a higher quality PSU then that I do not trust a PSU of that price with the hardware you are running. Check out Corsair or Seasonic some of the best you can buy. There is a PSU calculator online that will help you figure how many watts you are running. Go with a PSU that is slightly higher to allow for future expansion and its not good to run a PSU at max load anyways. 500-600W should be plenty and check the amps per rail to see if it matches your cards requirements. Also a PSU with single rail is ideal since there is no need to worry about how you hook it up.

Your board I presume:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0342512

PSU calculator:
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
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I've just upgraded my rid recently aswell and I fould this guide handy

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html

I eneded up going for a Corsair PSU. From all I have read it seems a PSU is not something you want to cheap out on one. Spend the extra money and go for a good quality one.
 
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Yeah, I have 2 2Gb sticks, I only expanded one in speccy. The other got chopped off in the pic i guess.

The calculator (http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine)
Put me at 283W, So it seems like that one should be plenty. I found the PSU on newegg:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121041 it's got some pretty good reviews and 4/5 eggs.

Are you saying to add 4-8gb of ram? I've already got 4gb, should 8gb be enough to run w/e's out now? And would ram like this be ok? http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0353218
Even though it's not pc3-10700 or what ever?

Sorry to ask so many questions lol
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Yeah, I have 2 2Gb sticks, I only expanded one in speccy. The other got chopped off in the pic i guess.

The calculator (http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine)
Put me at 283W, So it seems like that one should be plenty. I found the PSU on newegg:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121041 it's got some pretty good reviews and 4/5 eggs.

Are you saying to add 4-8gb of ram? I've already got 4gb, should 8gb be enough to run w/e's out now? And would ram like this be ok? http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0353218
Even though it's not pc3-10700 or what ever?

Sorry to ask so many questions lol
Yes that RAM will run great on that board fit in the listed criteria for memory. I was trying to say 4GB up to 8GB is plenty. 4GB will do most if not all of what you plan to do. However you have the option to run 16GB total if you need any more in the future. If you get a 2x2 GB kit then later can add in another 2x2GB if needed. Far better then buying 4x1 GB stick then all your DIMMs would be full. It is also harder on the memory controller iirc, although that might just be when overclocking.
    
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OK cool so I think I'll just stay with the 4gb of RAM that I have.

You guys really don't like the PSU? I really don't wanna drop ~$70 on one, after I just sprung for that new HD 5770

Ok so i guess its down to this one http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...0301545#rebate $50 after rebate

and this one
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0352677
$58

The OCZ is $8 cheaper after rebate and 80% certified, it also supports SLI but i've got an ATI card
Edited by tykenfitz - 4/19/11 at 8:49pm
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OK cool so I think I'll just stay with the 4gb of RAM that I have.

You guys really don't like the PSU? I really don't wanna drop ~$70 on one, after I just sprung for that new HD 5770

Ok so i guess its down to this one http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...0301545#rebate $50 after rebate

and this one
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0352677
$58

The OCZ is $8 cheaper after rebate and 80% certified, it also supports SLI but i've got an ATI card
Spending 70 on a quality PSU is better than buying a 20 dollar one (just an example) and having it kill your whole rig including your new gpu. There may be mixed emotions on this but I LOVE my Raidmax PSU. Very high quality for the price. The rx-700AC would be more than you would need with plenty of room to expand. Just food for thought.

P.s. I do like the ModXStream Pro though. Active pfc, modular, really good 12 volt to everything else ratio, and 80+ certified. But if your willing to wait, the one in my signature is better IMO.

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Edited by Roll Cam Tide - 4/19/11 at 10:46pm
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