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PSU: How much watts does my computer need?

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June 9, 2014 3:20:05 AM

I'm building my first gaming computer but I'm not sure whether to get 500v or 600v. What PSU should I get? How much has does it need?
Specs:
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P

CPU: AMD FX-8350 FX-Series

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti Superclock

Tower: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus-Mid Tower

Hard drive: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)



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June 9, 2014 3:26:48 AM

500w psu from a GOOD brand (corsair, antec, ...) will do
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June 9, 2014 8:27:16 AM

Did you consider to get the fx 8320 and put the extra money into a better gpu? I mean the r9 270(X) for instance.
The same goes for the 16gb's of ram.Maybe you need them,but just mentioning it.
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a b V Motherboard
June 9, 2014 8:44:00 AM

Vic 40 said:
Did you consider to get the fx 8320 and put the extra money into a better gpu? I mean the r9 270(X) for instance.
The same goes for the 16gb's of ram.Maybe you need them,but just mentioning it.


+1 with the money you save you can indeed get a better gpu and the performance difference between an fx 8320and 8350 is not much
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a b V Motherboard
June 9, 2014 9:39:42 AM

isn't that that psu that can go to 600w without a problem and +1
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June 9, 2014 10:00:16 AM

jaslion said:
isn't that that psu that can go to 600w without a problem and +1

It's not your place to choose best answer,That's the right of the topic starter.I got a slap on the wrist when i did that and a mentioning of possibly getting banned if i made a habit of it.
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June 9, 2014 10:03:28 AM

UNSELECTED don't choose the BEST Solution unless it's your thread , it's for OP and Admins. ONLY.
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a b V Motherboard
June 9, 2014 10:16:08 AM

Oops sorry i didn't know that. Lesson learned thanks for warning me about this. Why do they give you this option then?
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June 9, 2014 10:16:37 AM

It's just there for convenience , thanks for your cooperation.
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June 9, 2014 10:22:47 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
SR-71 Blackbird has edited this post 3 minutes ago.

I'm glad i'm not the only one who's making a habit of that.:D 
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a b V Motherboard
June 9, 2014 10:26:05 AM

No problem and thanks for the warning. And yeah its only human to make mistakes.
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