Hi, I'm just confused in choosing a PSU for my build. I don't know what PSU should I buy because I don't know how much total power(wattage) will be used by my build I am really a newbie
Here are the parts that I've picked CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme 4 GPU Card: Probably an AMD R9 280x or AMD HD 7970 OC Edition Case: CM Storm Scout II Black ( Already Purchased ) Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 1866mhz 8gb Dual Channel Memory Kit Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 RPM Accessories: 5x 120mm Case Fans
I will be slightly overclocking my system.
Q: How much total power(wattage) will my build use ? Q: What PSU will you recommend ?
Lately, I wandered on some reviews and found a PSU Wattage Calculator, which recommended a PSU with a wattage of 549 W.
Q: If my build only uses a wattage of 540-600 W does a PSU with 600 W is enough ? or Must I consider a PSU with a wattage of 10-20% higher than the calculated total wattage of my system ? Q: Which PSU is better the Corsair CX600M or the Antec HCG620M if a 600 W PSU is enough?
I will be considering buying the Corsair TX750m if my build uses a wattage of 600+
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
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Thank you so much for your help guys ! I will be looking forward buying those PSU's that you've all mentioned. As you know I am from the Philippines and those PSU's are really hard to find especially the XFX Power Supplies. But If I find one I will surely buy it )