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Will this PSU be enough for this build?(Core i5 3470,Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 Ghz Edition)

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August 27, 2013 10:17:49 AM

Hi guys,so basically i would like to know if this XFX 550W PSU will be enough for this build... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wROr

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($175.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)

Thanks in advance!!!

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August 27, 2013 10:20:05 AM

Yes it will be perfectly fine. It is a very high quality unit.
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August 27, 2013 10:25:30 AM

Good quality PSU manufacturer, it will be fine and power your system as norm. If you are thinking on adding a second graphics card or using multiple drives then you may nee to consider acquiring a PSU with more watts, but for this system it is fine. You can use this calculator to work out how many watts your system will consume and what the recommend PSU wattage is,

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...
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August 27, 2013 10:26:35 AM

The PSU gets a 9.5 jonnyguru rating so you're good there

But I can't say it any better than this reviewer did here:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/252/msi-z87-mpower-max-moth...

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I don’t think there’s any compelling reason to move from an Ivy Bridge or even a Sandy Bridge based system to a Haswell system– there simply isn’t enough performance and feature differential to justify it. On the other hand, if you’re building a new rig from scratch, there’s little point in investing in end-of-life platforms, so going Haswell/Z87 makes sense.
Read more at http://benchmarkreviews.com/252/msi-z87-mpower-max-moth...


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August 27, 2013 10:35:43 AM

Azrael47 said:
Good quality PSU manufacturer, it will be fine and power your system as norm. If you are thinking on adding a second graphics card or using multiple drives then you may nee to consider acquiring a PSU with more watts, but for this system it is fine. You can use this calculator to work out how many watts your system will consume and what the recommend PSU wattage is,

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...

Thanks for replying,im' not going to add or overclock anything
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August 27, 2013 10:37:07 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
The PSU gets a 9.5 jonnyguru rating so you're good there

But I can't say it any better than this reviewer did here:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/252/msi-z87-mpower-max-moth...

Quote:
I don’t think there’s any compelling reason to move from an Ivy Bridge or even a Sandy Bridge based system to a Haswell system– there simply isn’t enough performance and feature differential to justify it. On the other hand, if you’re building a new rig from scratch, there’s little point in investing in end-of-life platforms, so going Haswell/Z87 makes sense.
Read more at http://benchmarkreviews.com/252/msi-z87-mpower-max-moth...




Thanks for helping me out,i already ordered Motherboard so i can't change it now...
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August 27, 2013 10:38:37 AM

Thanks to all of you guys for helping me out,i hope you won't get angry ,because i'm going to choose the fastest answer as a solution...i'm sorry
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