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March 16, 2011 6:07:42 AM

hello,
is my 600w psu enough? i have a minimal budget, but wanted an i7 950 thats why i came up with this specs..
-i7 950
-intel x58og
-evga gts450
-12gb kingston ddr3(6 stick)
-1 WD sata6.0gb/s 500gb
-1 samsung dvdrom
-rs9 devil red chasis(5 led fans)
-fsp everest 600w 80plus modlar

thanks alot...

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March 16, 2011 6:54:58 AM

Recommended for a system like that might be around 450W. At 600W you'll be fine even with a few extras/upgrades down the road. NP
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March 16, 2011 2:24:45 PM

oby20 said:
hello,
is my 600w psu enough? i have a minimal budget, but wanted an i7 950 thats why i came up with this specs..
-i7 950
-intel x58og
-evga gts450
-12gb kingston ddr3(6 stick)
-1 WD sata6.0gb/s 500gb
-1 samsung dvdrom
-rs9 devil red chasis(5 led fans)
-fsp everest 600w 80plus modlar

thanks alot...

12 GB of RAM is overkill unless you are running Photoshop or other memory intensive applications. 6GB would be enough for gaming & such.
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March 17, 2011 2:59:36 AM

wribbs said:
Recommended for a system like that might be around 450W. At 600W you'll be fine even with a few extras/upgrades down the road. NP


yeah i believe a 600w is capable until i saw a psu calculator and say my system requires 700w and i cant believe it, is that accurate? i have no plans of overclocking, and sli, but maybe in the future upgrading my evga gts 450 to a much higher single card, like an evga gtx560, is my fsp everest 600w (80plus modular) enough?
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March 18, 2011 7:55:24 AM

The two largest power users are your CPU (about 10 amps) and your GPU (about 8 amps). That's about 220 watts at full load. Everything else will not use more than 100 - 120 watts.

You have plenty of power available. Most of the PSU calculators give results that are highly pessimistic.
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March 18, 2011 1:18:52 PM

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