How many watts?

Hey guys, how many watt psu do i need for this setup:
Ati HD 5670 1gb
AMD Phenom™ II X6 1055T
4gigs of ddr3-1066mhz ram
A western digital 320 gb drive WD2500AAKX
Another 160gb old samsung drive
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  1. A good 400 watt PSU with 28 - 30 amps on the 12 volt rails would work.
  2. See this site:
    http://support.asus.com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

    What about future upgrades?
    Are you a gamer?

    A 450 or 500watts would be more than sufficient for the present config
  3. I'm a gamer and probobly going to upgrade the GPU when something really good comes out.
  4. Aim for 600, but if there's a minor price to get 700 or 800, do it. Most PSUs are crazy efficient now-a-days and paying and extra $20-$40 for peace-of-mind can be worth it. But 600 should be overkill for your current setup and fairly future proof.

    Make sure you review it first and get name-brand. Lots of PSU reviews from jonny guru/etc
  5. How much do you have to spend.? For your current setup, a unit like the Corsair VX 450 will be plenty..
  6. jsc said:
    A good 400 watt PSU with 28 - 30 amps on the 12 volt rails would work.


    +1
  7. Quote:
    I'm a gamer and probobly going to upgrade the GPU when something really good comes out.


    well it would be good to have 30amp on 12v rails and max 600watts unless you do SLI or CrossfireX for more than 2 gpus.

    Rest you can simply calculate from the site i already mentioned with upgrades in consideration.

    Dont forget that a good psu with 600watts should cater any future needs unless you buy any cheap quality where you can avoid
    any problems by having a higher power rating.
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