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Hello everyone! Recently I decided to build my first gaming pc. I don't know much about computer hardware so after deciding much of my pc specs I am not able to decide on how much psu should I use. My computer specs are as follows :
Motherboard - Asus h97 pro gamer
Processor - Intel i5 4570
Ram- g.skill ripjawsX 8gb
HDD- WD caviar blue 1 tb
GPU- Nvidia GeForce gtx 770

Please tell me the psu I should use with these specs.
Also feel free to comment on my specs if you think I should go with something else as I have just decided about these specs and not purchased them yet.

Also if anyone of you can tell me if I need a fan with these specs. And if yes, then which one.

Thanks in advance to whoever comments.
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    siddharth gupta said:
    Hello everyone! Recently I decided to build my first gaming pc. I don't know much about computer hardware so after deciding much of my pc specs I am not able to decide on how much psu should I use. My computer specs are as follows :
    Motherboard - Asus h97 pro gamer
    Processor - Intel i5 4570
    Ram- g.skill ripjawsX 8gb
    HDD- WD caviar blue 1 tb
    GPU- Nvidia GeForce gtx 770

    Please tell me the psu I should use with these specs.
    Also feel free to comment on my specs if you think I should go with something else as I have just decided about these specs and not purchased them yet.

    Also if anyone of you can tell me if I need a fan with these specs. And if yes, then which one.

    Thanks in advance to whoever comments.


    Even though you wont be overclocking, the stock cpu cooler is subpar imo. I'd spend a couple of bucks on a
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $34.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    A good system deserves the speed of an SSD
    SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB $139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147248

    Seasonic 650W ATX12V v2.31,EPS12V v2.92 80Plus Gold Certified Active PFC Power Supply -- OEM - OEM
    $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151125&cm_re=power_supply-_-17-151-125-_-Product
  2. Thanks drkatz42 about the cooler.
    But do you think 650w will be enough as I was thinking of adding another ram to my pc later on.
    And about SSD do you want me to replace my wd HDD with this one or you want me to add this.
    And if you want me to have both HDD and SSD then which should be my os drive.
  3. siddharth gupta said:
    Thanks drkatz42 about the cooler.
    But do you think 650w will be enough as I was thinking of adding another ram to my pc later on.
    And about SSD do you want me to replace my wd HDD with this one or you want me to add this.
    And if you want me to have both HDD and SSD then which should be my os drive.


    More ram won't necessitate a higher watt PSU. I would use the SSD for the OS and games(you will appreciate how quickly windows boots and games load). I'd use the extra drive for storage.
  4. drkatz42 said:
    siddharth gupta said:
    Hello everyone! Recently I decided to build my first gaming pc. I don't know much about computer hardware so after deciding much of my pc specs I am not able to decide on how much psu should I use. My computer specs are as follows :
    Motherboard - Asus h97 pro gamer
    Processor - Intel i5 4570
    Ram- g.skill ripjawsX 8gb
    HDD- WD caviar blue 1 tb
    GPU- Nvidia GeForce gtx 770

    Please tell me the psu I should use with these specs.
    Also feel free to comment on my specs if you think I should go with something else as I have just decided about these specs and not purchased them yet.

    Also if anyone of you can tell me if I need a fan with these specs. And if yes, then which one.

    Thanks in advance to whoever comments.


    Even though you wont be overclocking, the stock cpu cooler is subpar imo. I'd spend a couple of bucks on a
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $34.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    A good system deserves the speed of an SSD
    SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB $139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147248

    Seasonic 650W ATX12V v2.31,EPS12V v2.92 80Plus Gold Certified Active PFC Power Supply -- OEM - OEM
    $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151125&cm_re=power_supply-_-17-151-125-_-Product


    Thanks for solving my problem. But the psu you recommended is not available in my country. I have founded one by myself similar to that you provided. Can you please tell me if this is a good option.
    http://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/s/ref=is_box_?k=CORSAIR+RM+Series+RM650+650W+ATX12V+v2.31+and+EPS+2.92+80+PLUS+GOLD+Certified+Full...
  5. siddharth gupta said:
    drkatz42 said:
    siddharth gupta said:
    Hello everyone! Recently I decided to build my first gaming pc. I don't know much about computer hardware so after deciding much of my pc specs I am not able to decide on how much psu should I use. My computer specs are as follows :
    Motherboard - Asus h97 pro gamer
    Processor - Intel i5 4570
    Ram- g.skill ripjawsX 8gb
    HDD- WD caviar blue 1 tb
    GPU- Nvidia GeForce gtx 770

    Please tell me the psu I should use with these specs.
    Also feel free to comment on my specs if you think I should go with something else as I have just decided about these specs and not purchased them yet.

    Also if anyone of you can tell me if I need a fan with these specs. And if yes, then which one.

    Thanks in advance to whoever comments.


    Even though you wont be overclocking, the stock cpu cooler is subpar imo. I'd spend a couple of bucks on a
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $34.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    A good system deserves the speed of an SSD
    SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB $139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147248

    Seasonic 650W ATX12V v2.31,EPS12V v2.92 80Plus Gold Certified Active PFC Power Supply -- OEM - OEM
    $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151125&cm_re=power_supply-_-17-151-125-_-Product


    Thanks for solving my problem. But the psu you recommended is not available in my country. I have founded one by myself similar to that you provided. Can you please tell me if this is a good option.
    http://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/s/ref=is_box_?k=CORSAIR+RM+Series+RM650+650W+ATX12V+v2.31+and+EPS+2.92+80+PLUS+GOLD+Certified+Full...


    Corsair is a very reputable brand and the specs/warranty are excellent.
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