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

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December 26, 2013 5:42:16 PM

-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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a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 5:45:55 PM
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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...

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.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 5:53:36 PM

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-gami...
a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 5:55:08 PM

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-gami...


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.
a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 5:56:48 PM

still though, unless he wants to SLI then 550w would power anything and everything
December 26, 2013 6:03:17 PM

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
a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 6:08:52 PM

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.
a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 8:05:04 PM

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?
a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 8:09:02 PM

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.
a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 8:19:11 PM

im asking why is it not enough
a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 8:26:04 PM

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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