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How many watts should my PSU be in this build?

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July 29, 2013 8:26:22 AM

For this build, how strong of a power supply should I get, or is recommended?

CPU-AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor

Motherboard-Biostar TA970 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Memory-A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Hard drive-Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

GPU-EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card

Optical Drive-LG GT80N DVD/CD Writer

OS-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit)

Case-Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case

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July 29, 2013 8:32:37 AM

If you are not running a second Video card, then a 650w Corsair or Seasonic would be plenty. You need to make sure you have some headroom on the rail for the Video card.
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a b V Motherboard
July 29, 2013 8:34:04 AM

I would not go lower then 550W.
If your budget is tight, get a 550W, if you can spare a bit more money, I recommend a 750W

Good psu brands:
Corsair, seasonic, xfx, antec
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a b V Motherboard
July 29, 2013 8:38:36 AM

Why not try out this PSU calculator(its fairly accurate): http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...

Your build will be in the 350 watt range of power draw without any overclocking. A quality 500 watt PSU will be more than enough.
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a b V Motherboard
July 29, 2013 8:44:33 AM

For about just 50 dollars, this is an awesome PSU which should be able to handle it pretty easily. Also it is of very good quality, so just get it. Should not be a problem.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $49.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 11:42 EDT-0400)

Is there anything else in which I can help you? I would be happy to help. :) 
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