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Question regarding power distribution to the CPU, along with the rest of the system.

Last response: in Components
June 8, 2013 7:24:38 AM

Hiya everyone.

My current build (in progress) is:
Gigabyte 990FXAHUD3 motherboard
MSi NVIDIA 560ti graphics card
Antec 300 series black steel case
Enermax ETD-T60 CPU Cooler
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz 125w CPU

I'm purchasing a Kingwin Lazer 1000w PSU. I'm curious to see if this is a good choice (enough power, essentially) to power the board and the cpu.

Thanks :) 

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June 8, 2013 7:37:13 AM

You could run your system twice, plus have reserve, with a psu that size.

You really don't need any more than 500w of a quality psu (corsair, seasonic, antec, etc.) for your rig.

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June 8, 2013 8:02:38 AM

All of the Kingwin Lazer 1000W units have gotten good reviews from Jonnyguru(there is a gold and a platinum version beyond the basic unit)

It is also significantly more than you need, underload you will likely draw less than 350 W. Unless you are getting the unit for pretty cheap i would drop down to a more efficient 500-600 watt unit, it will save you money up front and power in the long run.