I'm building my first pc and I spent the last week catching up with current pc technology (i.e. lurking on this site, etc). I think I've got things squared away except for dealing with my power supply.
I'm building a semi-powerful gaming/multimedia system while being budget conscious. Thus, I avoided mobos with 2+ PCIe slots because I wouldn't invest in dual video cards. That decision led me to purchase a 600W OCZ PSU. And from there I bought these parts.
HDD would be a western digital Caviar black 1tb and burner would some LG combo, though I know those are kinda negligible.
The Newegg power calculator said I needed 531 W for: -High End Mobo -1 HD -4 GB DDR3 -Radeon 5830
I want to keep my case really cool because I'm worried about the huge 5830 heating up the case. Thus I want to get 3 of those case fans. The big thing I'm wondering is that will having 3 of those fans put a decent strain on my PSU?
Am i cutting it close or am I just overthinking things?
Any help/advice would be appreciated.
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More aboutpower 600w radeon 5830
YOu can overclock and still have power to spare. No worries
BTW, "High End Mobo" Biostar is amongst the worst companies to buy a mobo from, the only one worse in my opinion is foxconn.