What power supply do you recommend? and what wattage? i checked on the newegg calculator and it said 457w but i dont feel like its reliable for some reason. i think 700w should do but im really not sure. here's my build: Case: Rosewill Thor V2 (4 fans) Motherboard: Asus Z87 Gryphon Micro ATX CPU: Intel Core i5 4670k 3.4GHz & a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for it Video Card: nVidia GeForce GTX660 Ti RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5 7200 RPM Optical Drive: just a random $20 DVD drive which power supply do you recommend that is modular, affordable and with enough power for this build?
For a GTX660 Ti, nVidia recommends a minimum of 450W with two 6pin PCI-e card power connectors.
As it is never a good thing to stretch a power supply to its maximum output, I suggest getting a 600W.
I always get a PSU at least 100W over my actual power requirement, for lower temperatures and less fan noise. This also leaves some room for future upgrades (SLI, etc). Last but not least, due to capacitor aging, the actual power output will decrease over time.
Cheap, no name, generic power supplies tend to grossly overstate their power output and they can spike or crap out and fry your key components.
Only buy a reliable brand name like Corsair, Thermaltake, Cooler Master, Enermax, Antec, XFX, Seasonic, OCZ, or Silverstone.
Make sure it's an 80 plus certified power supply (80 plus means guaranteed over 80% of rated power in actual output)
It is also preferable to get a modular power supply, to eliminate cable clutter and allow for better air flow in your box.
NEVER CHEAP OUT ON YOUR POWER SUPPLY, it's the engine that drives your entire computer.
Also, may I suggest for such beautiful build to upgrade to the new GTX770 card??
So much better...
If you decide to get GTX770, upgrade power supply to a 700W or 750W, as nVidia recommends a minimum of 600W for GTX770.
For power supplies, I'm a big Thermaltake fan, IMHO much more reliable than Corsair.
I just got the fully modular 850W Thermaltake SMART M Series SP-850M for my future build (still in the mail), $140 on Amazon, $150 on Newegg:
I also have a 750W modular in my 2012 build, that has worked excellent so far. Very quiet and stay cool enough. For that one I paid $60 after $20 rebate:
i ave likely the same congfi and its better to go for 700 w because i know for us (Gamer) HDD space after some is always a problem so if u upgrade ur HDD from 1 tb to 2 tb later 700 w will not affect ur PC as compared to 500 W ... If u upgrade anything later there will be no need to upgrade ur working power supply again ,,,
i have VIP 700 W Power supply its great .. so go for it .. now its up to u ... ::)