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How many watts should I need for my psu in this rig

-i5 4670k
-cooler master hyper 212 evo
-msi z87m gaming
-8gb corsair venegance 1600mhz
-1tb western digital black
-120gb samsung 840 evo
-msi geforce gtx 770
-corsair 350d

P.s. Plannig to overclock and to add a custom loop later
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  1. Best answer
    You need a MINIMAL, 600w, the 770 draws a lot of wattage. If you see yourself expanding the build with sli configs and/or overclocking the GPU/CPU, you might want to consider something a little higher, 750w would be overkill for now, but very future proof for expansion. And seeing as you do want a custom loop cooler and OC, you will want to go with something more than 600w.

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Series-Modular-TX750M/dp/B005E98FVS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1388108799&sr=8-5&keywords=750w

    Great 750w modular PSU right there, will be perfect because you don't need all the cables at the moment, but in the future you can easily add.
  2. phhhttttt. a 500w psu is enough for this build, even for a little overclocking. But if you want to do a lot of overclocking then 550 or higher is preferable. If you want to run another 770 in SLI in the future then a 750w psu would be preferable

    Based on the following measurements
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-gaming-pc-core-i5,3708-17.html
  3. airplanegeek said:
    phhhttttt. a 500w psu is enough for this build, even for a little overclocking. But if you want to do a lot of overclocking then 550 or higher is preferable. If you want to run another 770 in SLI in the future then a 750w psu would be preferable

    Based on the following measurements
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-gaming-pc-core-i5,3708-17.html


    He is looking to expand the build with Open loop cooling and overclocking so I think it would be safer for him to look ahead.
  4. still though, unless he wants to SLI then 550w would power anything and everything
  5. for sli water pump fans e other things you need a extra room. 800W but if you don't want get all these things 550W is the right power supply to you.

    Remember when u buy a power supply The best spot is the middle usage. if u get a 80 plus silver you will get 90% efficiency
  6. If you are not going to SLI get a 600w, you will be able to overclock all you want as well as be able to add a water loop cooling system. 550 will limmit you a little more when it comes to overclocking.
  7. Sevenater said:
    If you are not going to SLI get a 600w, you will be able to overclock all you want as well as be able to add a water loop cooling system. 550 will limmit you a little more when it comes to overclocking.


    150w isn't enough for overclocking and water loop?
  8. airplanegeek said:
    Sevenater said:
    If you are not going to SLI get a 600w, you will be able to overclock all you want as well as be able to add a water loop cooling system. 550 will limmit you a little more when it comes to overclocking.


    150w isn't enough for overclocking and water loop?


    Ok, then why are you recommending a 550w? He said in the question that he will be upgrading to a water loop.
  9. im asking why is it not enough
  10. airplanegeek said:
    im asking why is it not enough


    Oh, sorry, I'm not saying it isn't enough. I'm saying it is enough, just not for an SLI config.
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