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How many psu watts do i require for this build?

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September 16, 2013 9:09:04 AM

So im building my pc and i wonder how many watts i will need for this specs

Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M
Ram: 12 gb 1x vengeance 8gb 1600mhz and 2x2gb unknown brand less than propably 1333/1066/800 MHz)
Cpu: Intel core 3570k (Will overclock)
Gpu: Sapphire HD7950 With Boost(Should i overclock more?)
Case: Master cooler k380
Cooler: Evo 212

My thoughts about a psu is the Corsair Builder Series CX600 600W PSU 80+ Bronze But will it be enough?
a b K Overclocking
a b ) Power supply
September 16, 2013 9:15:53 AM

100W for the OC'd CPU, 200W for the OC'd GPU, 50W for everything else so about 350W actual load. Since PSUs are most efficient in the 40-70% range, you want to aim for a good quality PSU in the neighborhood of 550-650W.
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September 16, 2013 9:41:57 AM

InvalidError said:
100W for the OC'd CPU, 200W for the OC'd GPU, 50W for everything else so about 350W actual load. Since PSUs are most efficient in the 40-70% range, you want to aim for a good quality PSU in the neighborhood of 550-650W.


Is the Corsair Builder Series CX600 600W PSU 80+ Bronze a good quality cpu?
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September 16, 2013 10:35:12 AM

That is an entry-level power supply. Corsair has traditionally been an excellent brand, but if you read some recent power supply reviews, you'll see that they are beginning to skimp on the low end stuff (not that any of it is "bad"). I actually bought that power supply and then returned it after multiple people convinced me to return it in favor of the PC Power and Cooling mkIII 600 W unit. Look up some reviews, it may not look as nice, but it is a more solid unit than the Corsair. If you are going to overclock, I would buy a quality power supply as the demands will be substantially higher.

http://www.amazon.com/PC-Power-Cooling-100-Percent-Capa...
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September 16, 2013 10:46:33 AM

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That is an entry-level power supply. Corsair has traditionally been an excellent brand, but if you read some recent power supply reviews, you'll see that they are beginning to skimp on the low end stuff (not that any of it is "bad"). I actually bought that power supply and then returned it after multiple people convinced me to return it in favor of the PC Power and Cooling mkIII 600 W unit. Look up some reviews, it may not look as nice, but it is a more solid unit than the Corsair. If you are going to overclock, I would buy a quality power supply as the demands will be substantially higher.

http://www.amazon.com/PC-Power-Cooling-100-Percent-Capa...


wow ok thank u for that, any other suggestion of a psu cause it doesnt exist at 600 watt in my country.
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