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Is this enough power for me? I don't trust calculator

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March 12, 2011 6:00:57 PM

CPU-i5 2500k---------------------------------------------$248/$252
MOTHERBOARD-AsRock P67 Extreme4---------------$176
GRAPHICS CARD-GTX570-------------------------------$379
CASE-Antec 300------------------------------------------$55 (Questionable)
PSU-Antec TruePower 750W---------------------------$139 (Questionable)
RAM-8G 1600 G.Skill-Ripjaws--------------------------$121 (Questionable)
MONITOR-LG 2353V-PF 23"----------------------------$169
HDD-Seagate SATA2 3.5" 1TB--------------------------$59
OS-Window 7----------------------------------------------$99
DVD RW-SATA Blu-Ray Combo Samsung-------------$59
CPU Cooler-CoolerMaster Hyper212+----------------$33

Keyboard- Sidewinder X4-------------------------------$44

Antec TruePower 750W <-------------------- Is this much power too much? Will it be safe to go with Antec EarthWatt 650?

And while you're at it please take a moment to examine and comment on my build :) 

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March 12, 2011 6:09:11 PM

If you have no plans for a second card the 650W should be sufficient. There's also any extra fans or peripherals, but it looks like you'll be fine.
If you are hesitating because of the cost of the 750W, I wouldn't because you really want to get a quality PSU that can handle any overclocking or expansions in the future. I recommend getting the 750W as it will be with you for the next 5 years.
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March 12, 2011 6:10:55 PM

^ +1
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March 12, 2011 7:58:13 PM

buzznut said:
If you have no plans for a second card the 650W should be sufficient. There's also any extra fans or peripherals, but it looks like you'll be fine.
If you are hesitating because of the cost of the 750W, I wouldn't because you really want to get a quality PSU that can handle any overclocking or expansions in the future. I recommend getting the 750W as it will be with you for the next 5 years.


so 650W is too small for mild overclocking?
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March 12, 2011 8:04:02 PM

Nutmegman said:
so 650W is too small for mild overclocking?



No 650w is fine for any overclocking. 750w is only necessary for futureproofing against adding a second graphics card. Look for Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling,XFX, or Enermax for top quality.
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March 12, 2011 8:40:07 PM

anort3 said:
No 650w is fine for any overclocking. 750w is only necessary for futureproofing against adding a second graphics card. Look for Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling,XFX, or Enermax for top quality.


Don't forget OCZ's Z-series & Fatal1ty.
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March 13, 2011 5:34:25 AM

davcon said:
Where are you shopping for that TP 750?
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W - $99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Personally i wouldn't pay $40 for a blue fan if you're looking at TP New Blue.


well, it's Australia, and also I think this is the NEW TP750. Now I'm going to use the Antec EarthWatts 650. Will that be enough for my i5 2500K mild overclocking?
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a c 259 ) Power supply
March 13, 2011 5:50:24 AM

The Earthwatts 650 is fine for 1 x GTX570 and heavy overclocking.
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March 13, 2011 6:10:39 AM

Nutmegman said:
well, it's Australia, and also I think this is the NEW TP750. Now I'm going to use the Antec EarthWatts 650. Will that be enough for my i5 2500K mild overclocking?

Yes the EA650 is a good unit it may not be pretty but does the job.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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March 13, 2011 6:23:31 AM

davcon said:
Yes the EA650 is a good unit it may not be pretty but does the job.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...


OK, thanks guys. I've gotten all the answers I want from this thread. I've decided to go with EA650 as I am not going to add another GPU anytime soon.

Can close this thread.
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March 13, 2011 8:07:41 PM

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February 23, 2012 6:43:56 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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