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Which power supply would be sufficient enough for my build?

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October 6, 2013 10:26:33 AM

I am currently building a pc, mainly used for producing music. I have a 10000rpm hard drive, 16gb ram, i7 3770k processor and an atx motherboard. Would I need to get a PSU any higher than 400watts to efficiently power this build (gold or silver certified)? Also, are there any recommendations for a suitable pSU?

Thank you so much for any answers ;) 

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October 6, 2013 10:28:31 AM

Are you using a graphics card?

Great price on this 550w unit , that will give you plenty of extra power.

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 2013-10-06 13:29 EDT-0400)


Or if your not going to use a card get this.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $37.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-06 13:30 EDT-0400)
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October 6, 2013 10:29:23 AM

If you are not using any discrete GPU then any 300watt and up will power the system. You have a budget in mind?
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October 6, 2013 10:54:14 AM

Thanks for the answers, I don't have a budget in mind, it is a possibility that I will be getting a graphics card, if so I will probably get an asus hd 7770 2gb
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October 6, 2013 10:57:34 AM

xfx 550w looks rather good, thank you for your recommendation! ;) 
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October 6, 2013 10:57:46 AM

The 430w I posted above would be fine to pair with a 7770.
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