Is a 600 watt psu enough?

I will soon be building a pc for my first time and I'm wondering if 600 watt is enough for this setup:

Intel core I7-950 3.06 ghz
8 gigs ram 2x4
Cooler master rc 692
Msi x58a mb
1 tb hard drive
Asus DVD burner
Sapphire radeon 1 gb graphics card gddr5 (idk what model yet)
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  1. As long as the PSU is of good quality, you should be fine. What is your budget for a power supply?
  2. Firstly, opt for a triple channel set for memory.. X58 boards have triple channel memory compatibility.. You can get a 3 x 4GB ram set for a decent price.. Now for the PSU, you need to be sure of which video card you are gonna buy and what are your future plans (like putting up a dual video card setup etc)..

    A 600W PSU (provided from a good brand) will be enough to handle any single video card based configuration.. However, if you are planning on never opting for SLI or Crossfire then go for a Sandy Bridge build instead..
  3. my budget is preferably under $80 but if i have to i will go to $100. I am thinking about getting a cooler master silent pro m600. my graphics card will probably be a sapphire hd 6870.
  4. easily under your budget, more then enough power to run two 6870 (with adapters), and then the CM, while being a better PSU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044&cm_re=antec_650w-_-17-371-044-_-Product

    this unit actually has plenty of power for your specs above
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035&cm_re=antec_500-_-17-371-035-_-Product
  5. I have the silent pro 600 in a system that has more of a power demand than your build, so I can assure you that you'll have no worries with it.
  6. Alright thanks guys that is reassuring I think I'll stick with the silent pro, sounds like it will be plenty.
  7. luke100 said:
    Alright thanks guys that is reassuring I think I'll stick with the silent pro, sounds like it will be plenty.

    You should be fine. Good luck!
  8. ct1615 said:
    easily under your budget, more then enough power to run two 6870 (with adapters), and then the CM, while being a better PSU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044&cm_re=antec_650w-_-17-371-044-_-Product

    this unit actually has plenty of power for your specs above
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035&cm_re=antec_500-_-17-371-035-_-Product

    An Antec above a Cooler Master Silent Pro? Sad and funny. Read the entire post before you reply.
  9. jockey said:
    An Antec above a Cooler Master Silent Pro? Sad and funny. Read the entire post before you reply.


    an easy decision for someone who knows PSU, a difficult one for an idiot like yourself.
  10. The cooler master silent pro 600 is one of the better units from the CM camp.. For a 100$ budget however, you will be hard pressed to find a unit better than the Antec TP 750.. Its a steal at that price, even if you do not need that much power..

    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025
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