What wattage psu should I get for new AMD 8350 build?

Hello

I will build a pc with a AMD 8350, 8 gigs of ram(not sure what speed), dvd or blueray drive, probably liquid cooling, ssd drive and maybe 2 hdds, maybe a sound card, not sure what gpu, periphiels such as Intros Tablets, etc.

What size psu with what power for the +12v rail/rails should I look for?
I want to make sure it has enough power for upgrades to the pc. Only want to get what is needed, not too much.

I have a couple of years old 750 watt psu with a 54 +12v rail that is bronze certified that is in the old computer I am going to keep. Should I use that one or buy new one?
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  1. 750W is way more than enough, even though you didn't specify few key stuff:
    - What GPU do you have?
    - Are you OCing the GPU/CPU/Both?
    - What company is your PSU?

    The company makes a big difference here. Some 750W are worse than the SeaSonic S12II 520W.
    It all depends on the quality build.
  2. Omga4000 said:
    750W is way more than enough, even though you didn't specify few key stuff:
    - What GPU do you have?
    - Are you OCing the GPU/CPU/Both?
    - What company is your PSU?

    The company makes a big difference here. Some 750W are worse than the SeaSonic S12II 520W.
    It all depends on the quality build.


    Its a Scythe, good one. Yes I plan to oc the cpu and mabe the gpu too.
    I do not have a gpu yet, it is a new build. I dont know which one.
    I might keep the old psu for the old computer, wanted to check just in case I dont.
  3. It honestly depends completely upon your GPU. I would say a 650W from a good brand would be enough for any single GPU setup and mild overclocking though.
  4. Specific model would be much more helpful.
    Even Corsair has their ups and downs...

    But Basically I believe that you will do just fine with the 750W.
  5. Drew010 said:
    It honestly depends completely upon your GPU. I would say a 650W from a good brand would be enough for any single GPU setup and mild overclocking though.


    Omga4000 said:
    Specific model would be much more helpful.
    Even Corsair has their ups and downs...

    But Basically I believe that you will do just fine with the 750W.


    So a 700watt or 750 watt is good if I plan to oc alot or if I get a gpu like a 780 or sli other gpu's?
  6. g335 said:
    Drew010 said:
    It honestly depends completely upon your GPU. I would say a 650W from a good brand would be enough for any single GPU setup and mild overclocking though.


    Omga4000 said:
    Specific model would be much more helpful.
    Even Corsair has their ups and downs...

    But Basically I believe that you will do just fine with the 750W.


    So a 700watt or 750 watt is good if I plan to oc alot or if I get a gpu like a 780 or sli other gpu's?

    Seems like it's getting a bit scattered..

    OC requires one thing and SLI requires another.
    "other GPUs" is very random mate. 7850 is also another GPU.
    So do you mind share your thoughts with us? Be specific maybe?

    What EXACTLY are you planning on doing? What specific models are you thinking about?
    Stock GPU won't require as much W as an after-market OC 4GB version of the same GPU.
  7. Omga4000 said:
    g335 said:
    Drew010 said:
    It honestly depends completely upon your GPU. I would say a 650W from a good brand would be enough for any single GPU setup and mild overclocking though.


    Omga4000 said:
    Specific model would be much more helpful.
    Even Corsair has their ups and downs...

    But Basically I believe that you will do just fine with the 750W.


    So a 700watt or 750 watt is good if I plan to oc alot or if I get a gpu like a 780 or sli other gpu's?

    Seems like it's getting a bit scattered..

    OC requires one thing and SLI requires another.
    "other GPUs" is very random mate. 7850 is also another GPU.
    So do you mind share your thoughts with us? Be specific maybe?

    What EXACTLY are you planning on doing? What specific models are you thinking about?
    Stock GPU won't require as much W as an after-market OC 4GB version of the same GPU.


    I am looking at the 670 or higher and mostly NVIDIA.
    I will be gaming, video editing, 3D design, 3D animation rendering
  8. I would suggest a 700W PSU then, here is one that is 750W but super reliable and a very good price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151107
  9. Drew010 said:
    I would suggest a 700W PSU then, here is one that is 750W but super reliable and a very good price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151107

    He could get the Full Modular Plus Gold XFX 750W Black Edition for the same price.
  10. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: Cooler Master V700 700W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $139.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-01 20:52 EDT-0400)
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