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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As long as the PSU is of good quality, you should be fine. What is your budget for a power supply?
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..
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.
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..