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How many watts of a PSU should I get for this build?

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May 11, 2014 8:53:26 PM

The build is:


Intel Core i5-4670k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
ASRock Z87M Extreme 4
Corsair Vengeance (Black) 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 ti 2GB FTW ACX
Fractal Design Define MIni
Samsung CD/DVD Reader/Writer



- I will upgrade the CPU to a i7-4770k later in like 2 or 3 years.
- I will add a H80i .
- I will add more RAM to make it 16GB .
- Add an 120GB SSD and maybe more storage.
- Upgrade the GPU to a 770 .
- I will do some light to moderate overclocking.


Also I wanted to know if the estimated wattage in pcpartpicker is accurate?

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a b ) Power supply
May 11, 2014 8:57:16 PM

The wattage is a somewhat accurate approximation based on what each manufacturer recommends; real watts consumed will likely be lower on idle and higher under heavy load.

Wattage of the PSU isn't all that matters; construction and durability can change a lot from brand to brand, and in fact cheap power supplies can explode even when not running near their advertised capacity.
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May 11, 2014 9:00:04 PM

Rationale said:
The wattage is a somewhat accurate approximation based on what each manufacturer recommends; real watts consumed will likely be lower on idle and higher under heavy load.

Wattage of the PSU isn't all that matters; construction and durability can change a lot from brand to brand, and in fact cheap power supplies can explode even when not running near their advertised capacity.



You're talking about the pcpartpicker average right?

As for Brand of PSU's I am going with the XFX brand. A lot of people on these forums tell me to go with that or seasonic, silverstone, and antec.
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a b ) Power supply
May 11, 2014 9:02:26 PM

This is WAY more than what you need but with the promotional price on Newegg I will recommend it as you will be all set for future upgrades: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-hx750

But what you want is a quality PSU from XFX, Seasonic, or Corsair(I recommend getting a Professional Series if you go with Corsair)
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May 11, 2014 9:08:48 PM

I would recommend a XFX XTR 550w if you want fully modular and Seasonic G 550/Cooler Master VSM550w/Rosewill Capstone 550M if semi modular will do.
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May 11, 2014 9:10:15 PM

VolvoDoto said:
I would recommend a XFX XTR 550w if you want fully modular and Seasonic G 550/Cooler Master VSM550w/Rosewill Capstone 550M if semi modular will do.


I allready know what PSU brand and series model I am going to get I just need to know how many watts I should have for light to moderate overclocking and the upgrades I listed above.
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