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Choosing a power supply

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June 17, 2010 4:41:49 PM

ok how do i find out how big of a power supply i need does everything have how many watts it needs? if so do i just add all that up?

or do i just get a 1000w one and be done with it lol.

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June 17, 2010 4:52:27 PM

Well, has a "power supply calculator". Go to "power supplies" in newegg and then there should be a little box in the middle of the left hand side that says " what power supply do I need?" Click on it and it should show you. 1000w is almost WAY overkill for any system.
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June 17, 2010 5:08:06 PM

WOW thats showing way lower wattage than what iv been reading about ppl using.
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 77 ) Power supply
June 17, 2010 5:18:11 PM

You have to look at the calculator and the recommend PSU requirements from your Graphics Card to truly come up with your requirements. You can run with the lower wattage, but I wouldn't recommend less than what the GPU calls for... IMO.
a c 122 B Homebuilt system
a c 144 ) Power supply
June 17, 2010 6:29:52 PM

What parts are you planning on using?