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Minimum power supply for i7 2600k

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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  1. Best answer
    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.
  2. Its a decent unit and plenty for a standard system but as acer says need other details inc gpu model to confirm.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 500w will be plenty for that setup. :) Antec is pretty good, as is this PSU;

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139018&cm_re=corsair_psu-_-17-139-018-_-Product

    500w Corsair
  6. Earthwatts is fine.
  7. 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 :)
  8. 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?
  9. Should be fine.
  10. Best answer selected by FirstTimer3244.
  11. Thanks for the best answer! Much appreciated.
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