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April 3, 2013 8:03:26 AM

Hi,

Just looking for a quick answer to this.

Most of my build here > http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Oa2F

My GPU will either be 7870xt joker edition, or sapphire 7950 Vapor x

Overclocking both the CPU and GPU eventually.

Looking at XFX 550w Core Edition. Will it do?

Thanks,
Gary

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April 3, 2013 8:10:53 AM

It will work but personally I would go with 650+
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April 3, 2013 8:11:07 AM

Since you are overclocking both the CPU as well as the GPU, I suggest a 650 watts (or higher) PSU of a known good brand like Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, XFX.
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April 3, 2013 8:17:38 AM

Ubrales said:
Since you are overclocking both the CPU as well as the GPU, I suggest a 650 watts (or higher) PSU of a known good brand like Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, XFX.


Okay, so your saying a 650w would just about cover it? I want room to expand Hard drive space and possible add SSD's into the mix at some point.
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April 3, 2013 8:19:24 AM

Gary Lowe said:
Okay, so your saying a 650w would just about cover it? I want room to expand Hard drive space and possible add SSD's into the mix at some point.


A good 650 watt will work. I personally stick with 750 watt psu just because I like to have room to upgrade.

The best brand I have used is seasonic. But I know alot of the corsair and xfx psus are the same thing for a bit less money.
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April 3, 2013 9:35:09 AM

Gary Lowe said:
Ubrales said:
Since you are overclocking both the CPU as well as the GPU, I suggest a 650 watts (or higher) PSU of a known good brand like Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, XFX.


Okay, so your saying a 650w would just about cover it? I want room to expand Hard drive space and possible add SSD's into the mix at some point.


Hard drives take about 12 watts each; SSDs even less.

Look for a name brand PSU 650 watts or higher. Sometimes on sale 750 watts PSUs will be offered at a lower price. Check sales and promos on Newegg and other sites.
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