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PSU for my rig! Suggestions?

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November 29, 2010 2:56:12 PM

Hello all,

I'm putting together a gaming rig and would like some input on which power supply to buy. It's really the only piece that has not already been determined for my new build. Here's what I have:

HAF 932 Full Tower case
Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler
i7-950 3.06 mhz CPU
GA-X58A-UD3R mobo
MSI GTX 470 GPU
8GB (4 x 2GB) G.SKILL 1600 DDR3 RAM
2TB (2 x 1TB) WD Caviar Black HDD's
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R DVD-ROM

I have in my possession an Antec EarthWatts 750W PSU that I picked up on the cheap on BF ($35 AR). I've been doing some research and I'm not sure if it will suffice given the rest of my rig setup.

Will this PSU be sufficient power for my setup? I have plans to overclock. Down the road I would like to SLI another 470. If this PSU won't work, does anyone have suggestions on a solid PSU for the price? Thanks in advance for your advice.

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November 29, 2010 3:01:51 PM

So that PSU is plenty for your current build but if you plan to kick it up and do SLI you will more then likely need a better with more Watts. At least 850 watts. Of course there are calculators out their like this one http://support.asus.com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalcula... from Asus. This also helps determine parts. Asus really doesn't make power supplies so theirs no reason for them to lie and make you buy a more expensive one like a lot of people claim calculators do.
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