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?
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.