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Picking a PSU

Any tips on picking the right wattage of a PSU? So far all I do is check the watt specs of the hardware I use and guesstimate from there.
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  1. There are calculators out there that will absolutely make certain you select a powerful enough unit. Just google "psu calculator" :) They usually calc high.

    Or, list your cpu choice and graphics card(s) and we'll help.
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    Go to new egg go to psu area and enter your pc stats and it will give you power recomendations. from there a good antec earthwats or a corsair modular power supply should do ya well.
  3. Or simply consider that a good 550 - 600 watt PSU (Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, etc.)will power any CPU and any video card with a single GPU.
  4. You Can Buy Corsair Or thermal tech PSU For Your Computer
    I preferred you to have a corsair 750W PSU. Its Realy Good
    & You doesn't need to think about about your PC's Power
  5. all you really need is a 500 watt power supply

    it dosnt matter what you use as long as you dont have mroe than 1 graphics card and if you do you wouldnt be asking here for it

    its better to go for a higher wattage than you need becasue it only draws as much as it needs to and no more
  6. Best answer selected by spooky2th.
  7. Doom3klr said:
    Go to new egg go to psu area and enter your pc stats and it will give you power recomendations. from there a good antec earthwats or a corsair modular power supply should do ya well.



    This is just what I did. Newegg estimated that I need a 631watt psu. I think I'm gonna go with a 700watt or higher depending on price and etc.
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