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How many watts do i need for my PC?

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November 19, 2011 7:49:22 PM

Here are the specs :) 

Intel Core i7 2600k
ASUS MAXIMUS IV GENE-Z
KINGSTON 1600C9 HYPER-X 8GB
1TB W.D. BLACK 64M 7200 RPM SATA3 (6Gbps)
SAPPHIRE HD6950 2GB D5 256BIT
SAMSUNG DVD DRIVE

I will really appreciate your help :)  thank you!

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November 19, 2011 8:02:59 PM

The 6950 doesn't draw a lot of power. 500W or 550W will be plenty. Get a PSU from a reputable name, though. The best are Corsair, Antec, and Seasonic.
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November 19, 2011 8:19:50 PM

For a system running a single Radeon HD 6950 graphics card the power supply should have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 34 Amps or greater and with at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

If you're going to be overclocking the CPU and GPU then you should be considering a power supply unit with a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of at least 38 Amps or greater.

It's not the power supply's wattage that determines if it is able to properly power the system. The power supply unit's combined +12 Volt continuous current rating specification is the most important. The +12V rail(s) supply all of the power used by the CPU and GPUs.
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