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PSU Wattage for this build is it ok

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September 8, 2013 4:10:29 PM

build looking like:
i5 3570k with 2x4gb corsair vengance 1600mhz
z77 mobo undecided which.
nvidea gtx 670 with either twin frozr or windforce x3 cooling
1ssd, 1 7200 sata drive
basic dvd rw drive, network card, 5 120mm led fans.

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite says:
Minimum PSU Wattage: 328 W
Recommended PSU Wattage: 378 W

is that accurate, would i get away with something like corsair cx500 watts?

(the corsair site calculater recommends 600w)

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a b ) Power supply
September 8, 2013 4:12:49 PM

Kieee said:
build looking like:
i5 3570k with 2x4gb corsair vengance 1600mhz
z77 mobo undecided which.
nvidea gtx 670 with either twin frozr or windforce x3 cooling
1ssd, 1 7200 sata drive
basic dvd rw drive, network card, 5 120mm led fans.

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite says:
Minimum PSU Wattage: 328 W
Recommended PSU Wattage: 378 W

is that accurate, would i get away with something like corsair cx500 watts?

(the corsair site calculater recommends 600w)


You'd be fine with the CX500. I have it and I can vouch for it.
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September 8, 2013 4:13:20 PM

I would go for a little extra.Both made by the best SEASONIC.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $44.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 19:13 EDT-0400)


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $59.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 19:14 EDT-0400)
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September 8, 2013 4:15:38 PM

The site linked below recommends a 500W for the GTX 670. If it is a high quality 500W like a corsair, then yes, you will be fine. Since you do have the k version of your cpu, and a z77 board, I assume you also plan to overclock? If so, personally, I'd up to at least 600W. Some will say overkill, but that's what I'd do. (I have a 750W powering my system similar to yours).

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
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a c 2133 ) Power supply
September 8, 2013 4:16:47 PM

I wouldn't consider any CX Series high quality.
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a c 117 ) Power supply
September 8, 2013 4:18:02 PM

Good point. CX is average at best.
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September 8, 2013 4:18:41 PM

Yep CX is Corsairs budget series with only 3 years of warranty! There is a reason why the warranty is shorter.
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September 8, 2013 4:21:13 PM

A single 550 watt power supply will be more than adequate to power your system. You'd be expected to pull 350-420 watts while gaming with an overclocked system.

SSR-550RM:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00918MEZG/?tag=pcpapi-20

Depending on your next GPU upgrade or if you plan to SLI then you may want a higher watter/amp unit. If you want something low priced, then Blackbird made 2 great recommendations.
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