I'm building a new PC and I'm trying to calculate my PSU needs. Now I've used a couple of the online calculators like the one Thermaltake provides on their website, but I'm not sure about their results. So I need some help trying to figure that part out.
I'm thinking of using with the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W, but according the calculators, I'm going to be needing just over 1000w!
According to some of the guides I read on Tom's, 850w should be enough, so I figured go with a 1000w for some future proofing.
Also, I'm going to be using the Corsair 700D case. I'm little concerned about the size of the case and PSU cable lengths. If anyone has any experience with that, please do share!
Thanks in Advance for Your Assistance!
**Edit/Update: I'm still reading and just read that I'm an idiot and have been looking at Wattage, when I should be looking at Amperage, but either way, the question still stands.
My personal opinion on the Corsair 700D is that it is not so good when it comes to air cooling.. Better check on that.. As for the PSU, you won't need more than a good 650W power supply to handle your rig even considering a healthy amount of overclock on the CPU.. Thus, getting a good 850W PSU will provide enough wattage for now and future.. You can select the Corsair HX 850W for that.. Another option is the XFX Black Edition 850W..
Very interested in the Corsair HX 1000W as there are some really good reviews on it.
I have an Antec Quattro 850W laying around right now and it's still working fine. Being that it's an older PSU, would there any problems with it running new videocards like the dual 560 Ti, Sandybridge chipset & the i7 2600k?
@ Emperus - Reviews have said that the cooling should be fine, especially being that I'm watercooling - Any alternative case suggestions? (FYI, I like classy simple, looking cases!)