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How many watts do I need in my PSU?

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August 24, 2014 12:59:24 PM

I am getting to the point where I am about to pull the trigger on my first build (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7cNV23) and I was wondering about my PSU. I always see people with a similar build have at least 750W on their PSU. On my build though, pcpartpicker says it is only 437, so shouldn't a 600w 80+ Bronze PSU be sufficent?

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August 24, 2014 1:11:18 PM

600W is plenty for your system. The only reason you'd want any more would be if you know you'll be doing SLI in the future.

I would suggest you consider a different PSU though. The CX lineup is a good entry level PSU, but it isn't designed for high end gaming machines, especially ones that will be overclocked. It has come cheap capacitors in its construction.

Good price right now on this high quality PSU
XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition $49.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650snlb...
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August 24, 2014 1:20:19 PM

jimthenagual said:
600W is plenty for your system. The only reason you'd want any more would be if you know you'll be doing SLI in the future.

I would suggest you consider a different PSU though. The CX lineup is a good entry level PSU, but it isn't designed for high end gaming machines, especially ones that will be overclocked. It has come cheap capacitors in its construction.

Good price right now on this high quality PSU
XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition $49.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650snlb...


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