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Power Supply and Graphics Card Sufficiency

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November 6, 2011 1:51:13 AM

My friend recently bought his desktop and runs his EVGA GTX 560 Ti on a Cooler Master 600W Silent Pro. It has been 2 months and it seems to be doing fine.

Here's the build I plan to go with this month:

CPU: Core i7 2600
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68 M-PRO
RAM:2x4GB Kingston 1333MHz
Case:Thermaltake A60
Graphics Card:EVGA GTX 560 Ti
Monitor:21.5" Samsung Syncmaster
PSU:Cooler Master 600W Silent Pro

Lastly around 5 120mm LED fans and 1 140mm LED fan.
Will the power supply be sufficient for this current build? I have no plan to mess with overclocking nor SLI, but I might add 2 more sticks or 4GB RAM.

Many Thanks.

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a c 878 ) Power supply
November 6, 2011 1:56:09 AM

Yes it will be sufficient but I recommend Corsair, Antec or Seasonic PSU if you do not already have the CM.
a c 275 ) Power supply
November 6, 2011 3:08:19 AM

Yep you have plenty of power and the CM Silent series psus are decent.
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a b ) Power supply
November 6, 2011 3:15:42 AM

If you want to objectively, accurately and scientifically determine what PSU power is required for your Vid card and PC in both watts and 12v rail amps., the forum Utility link below will show you how easy it is to calculate this information and objectively determine which PSUs are quality built, reliable PSUs that can meet your needs. Be advised that the available 12v rail amps. is just as important as the total PSU wattage. You need both to be correct.
November 6, 2011 1:19:15 PM

Best answer selected by armormesh.
November 6, 2011 1:19:23 PM

Alright thanks guys! I have carefully considered each of your advices.
a b ) Power supply
November 6, 2011 2:41:55 PM

The coolermaster gold are great psu's, don't let the fanboy trolls convince you that you need a corsair or antec.
a c 255 ) Power supply
November 6, 2011 3:05:11 PM

Here's a review on a Coolermaster Gold PSU. The 8.0 performance rating puts it below the 8.5 I'd want for a budget build.

I'd do a 2500k if it's a gaming build and DDR3-1600