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Minimum power supply for i7 2600k

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January 12, 2011 4:37:45 AM

Hello,
I am considering upgrading my mATx form platform with i7 2600k w/Geforce GPU. I currently have an Antec Earthwatts 500 power supply. Is this enough power, or will I need to upgrade? Suggestions on units that will fit within an mATX form?

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January 12, 2011 8:13:08 AM

Need to know your full spec to give you a good PSU suggestion. You might be able to run the PSU, but not the 10 HDDs you're not telling us about ;) . List your spec and we'll say if you can run it.
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a b ) Power supply
January 12, 2011 9:26:53 AM

Its a decent unit and plenty for a standard system but as acer says need other details inc gpu model to confirm.
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January 12, 2011 12:15:17 PM

Without any other information and assuming the only thing you are upgrading is the motherboard and CPU, then no, you do not need to upgrade your PSU.

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January 15, 2011 4:45:36 PM

acer0169 said:
Need to know your full spec to give you a good PSU suggestion. You might be able to run the PSU, but not the 10 HDDs you're not telling us about ;) . List your spec and we'll say if you can run it.


ACER, thanks for the help. My full spec is as follows:

1 - ASUS 1.3 Slim AV card
1 - 500GB Boot Drive
1 - Barracuda 1.5TB 32MB 3.5" HDD
1 - GeForce GTS250 Graphics Card
6 - GB Corsair Dominator DDR3
Windows 7

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a b ) Power supply
January 15, 2011 4:56:23 PM

Earthwatts is fine.
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January 15, 2011 8:22:05 PM

FirstTimer3244 said:
ACER, thanks for the help. My full spec is as follows:

1 - ASUS 1.3 Slim AV card
1 - 500GB Boot Drive
1 - Barracuda 1.5TB 32MB 3.5" HDD
1 - GeForce GTS250 Graphics Card
6 - GB Corsair Dominator DDR3
Windows 7


You're just fine with the power supply you've got now. If you ever upgrade to have a second GPU or another few drives, it might be worth looking at Corsair 650W PSUs as they're pretty cheap.. but no you're good for now :) 
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January 19, 2011 8:01:59 AM

how about

58016 (WE11) ASUS P8P67 Pro ATX P67 LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GBLAN Motherboard [P8P67 PRO]

57078 (WC22) Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit [CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9]

56309 (WF22) MSI Radeon HD 6870 900MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI 2XMINI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E DirectX 11 Video Card [R6870-2PM2D1GD5]

50895 (WB12) Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM [WD1002FAEX]

46792 (WF11) Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM [SH-S223C/BEBE-OEM]

45271 (WC11) Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM [GFC-00599]

24294 (HB11) (25 lb) Antec Sonata III Black ATX 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 500W 120MM Fan [SONATA III 500]

57960 (WC13) Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Sandy Bridge 8MB [BX80623I72600K]

will this bw ok, or and if i overclock?
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a b ) Power supply
January 19, 2011 11:15:35 AM

Should be fine.
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January 22, 2011 11:59:48 AM

Best answer selected by FirstTimer3244.
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a b ) Power supply
January 23, 2011 8:13:45 AM

Thanks for the best answer! Much appreciated.
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