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What is the minimum psu I should use for this build?

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March 24, 2011 1:56:21 AM

I am want to know what the minimum psu I should use for this set up:
Intel core I7 3.06 ghz
2x4 ram. So 8 gigs
1 tb hardrive
Cooler master rc 692 case
Msi x58a mb
Asus DVD burner
And a 1 gb sapphire graphics card ( idk what model yet)

This is my first build and I am thinking about getting a 600 watt but is that enough?

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March 24, 2011 2:04:47 AM

Your psu requirements are almost entirely driven by the graphics card/s you select.
Which one did you have in mind?

A quality 600 or 650w psu will drive most single graphics cards out there.
Quality units come from Corsair, PC P&C,Antec, XFX, and Seasonic to name a few. There are others.

The wattage is not as important as the amps on the 12v rails, and poor psu's do not deliver the wattage there.