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December 4, 2011 8:31:35 PM

Hi,

How much power do I need for this setup?

Intel i5 2500k

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 (with possible purchase of mSATA SSD 20GB in the future if they will be cheaper)

Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card Overclocked in SLI

CPU Cooler - Thermalright Silver Arrow

2 x SAMSUNG SpinPoint F3 Desktop Class HD103SJ 3.5" internal hard drive

Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600MHz CL9 4x4GB

Case - Fractal Design Define R3 USB 3.0

PSU - BeQuiet Pure Power L8 630W '80 Plus Bronze' Modular Power Supply - With 120mm Silent Wing Fan Built in
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PSU - BeQuiet Pure Power L8 730W '80 Plus Bronze' Modular Power Supply - With 120mm Silent Wing Fan Built in

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December 4, 2011 8:41:10 PM

A power supply by corsair or antec would be a better choice. Try the antec high current series or the corsair tx series. 750-850watts would be what I would reccomend.
December 4, 2011 8:44:04 PM

Thanks will have a look. But why is it better choice?
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December 4, 2011 8:55:11 PM

80 plus bronze (clue, does not indicate high quality)

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December 4, 2011 10:14:54 PM

I believe we are making the same point here.... Corsair and Antec are big name brands that have a pretty good reputation.

I don't see why anyone would buy less than a gold standard PSU if you are using expensive components, therefore bronze, no-name brand is not recommended.

I suppose my previous post was a bit light, this is what I meant...
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