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November 23, 2013 12:42:04 AM

hey guys, this is my first own budget build and i wanna ask you some questions about my build.
here they are:
i3 3220 3.3 ghz
4 gb ddr3 ram at 1333mhz
msi h61 motherboard
one 500 or 1tb hardisk ( wd or seagate probably 5400rpm or 7200rpm speed.)
one 24x dvd r/w
1 case with 450-500 watt genric psu and case.

i am thinking of getting a gtx 650 ti boost 2 gb paired with it soon.

my question to you guys is how much will be my total power consumption of this whole system. seen on reviews that the total power consumption maxed at 300w under gaming load on legitreviews!! that will surely not be able to get handled by my psu)since i know its crappy brand..not like antec,corsair cuz here psu prices are really high)
one antec 380w+ watt psu costs 80$ !!

so please guys this is my first build..i just want to know how much total power consumption it eats so that in coming days i might hook it up with a good psu, fortunately..

and thanks to all guys for replying and will be updating when my build is complete.

November 23, 2013 12:53:58 AM

if you are going to use dedicated GPU, dont use any generic PSU
even if it is labelled as 500, 700, 1000W

upgrade your psu first to
Corsair CX500/600
or XFX 550
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November 23, 2013 1:32:23 AM

AMD Radeon said:
if you are going to use dedicated GPU, dont use any generic PSU
even if it is labelled as 500, 700, 1000W

upgrade your psu first to
Corsair CX500/600
or XFX 550


+1 for this
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November 23, 2013 5:58:06 AM

yeah..i am thinking of getting one. is antec ea-380d green enough for my setup?? and whats the total watts consumed by my build?? and thanks for the quick replies..
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