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hi, im planning to build a new gaming pc, but i dont know what wattage power supply to get.

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May 11, 2014 7:04:22 AM

All the components so far; gigabyte nvidia gtx 750ti, intel i5 4670k, seagate barracuda 2tb hard drive, corsair 2x4gb ddr3 ram, zalman z11 series usb/fan controller, zalman z11 plus case, msi z87m motherboard.
Are the parts any good?

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May 11, 2014 7:06:58 AM

u r good to go with a 450watt PSU. Not more than that. The 450 Watt PSU should be from a good brand.
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May 11, 2014 7:09:17 AM

U dont need an unlocked i5 when u have just a gtx 750 ti. The i3-4130 or the i5 4570 should be good.
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May 11, 2014 7:11:08 AM

charanjit1998 said:
U dont need an unlocked i5 when u have just a gtx 750 ti. The i3-4130 or the i5 4570 should be good.

Dont get an i3 low end CPU's , if you can afford what you picked get it.
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May 11, 2014 7:13:18 AM

cabudinen said:
Yes, but you need at least a 500w PSU to make those parts work, make sure it is 80 plus certified. Here's one,

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500...

lol no you dont. for that build 300w is more than enough the 750 ti doesnt require any more power, over and above what the pci-e slot normally provides (up to 75w) as the gpu maxes out at 60w
you pair it with a low wattage intel part and you will see you dont need much in the way of a psu at all.
although i do recommend 550-650w for a gaming rig most of the time for this build i would say if he isnt gonna upgrade to a new gpu soon to get a good quality 80+ bronze or better 350w unit.

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May 11, 2014 7:19:59 AM

Yeah, the i5/750TI combo is a bit odd for gaming. The CPU is MUCH stronger than that GPU. You would do well to try to upgrade the GPU, even if that means getting a weaker CPU. If you keep that combo the power draw will be 250W or less. Any quality 380-450W PSU will have no problem with that setup.
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May 11, 2014 7:22:40 AM

cabudinen said:
charanjit1998 said:
U dont need an unlocked i5 when u have just a gtx 750 ti. The i3-4130 or the i5 4570 should be good.

Dont get an i3 low end CPU's , if you can afford what you picked get it.


There is a thing called 'bottleneck'. I think u might have heard of it. The cpu mentioned is capable of maxing out every game but the gpu isnt. So games cant be maxed out due to the weak gpu when compared to the cpu. Why do u need to waste money on something u wont be using fully?? If that pc is gonna be upgraded for a better gpu later then this cpu might be the right choice.
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May 11, 2014 7:47:07 AM

Both of GIGABYTE's GeForce GTX 750 Ti cards (i.e. GV-N75TWF2OC-2GI and GV-N75TOC-2GI) require a single 75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector. This allows for a maximum theoretical power draw of 150 Watts. When these cards are heavily overclocked they can reach a power draw of over 125 Watts.

Seasonic G Series 360W G-360 (SSR-360GP Active PFC F3)
• OEM: Seasonic
• maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps
one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector
• Modular Output Cables: No
• Official Intel Haswell Compliance: Yes
• 80 PLUS GOLD Efficiency Certification
• 5 Year Limited Warranty
• Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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