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Which Brand Power Supply and what is needed,watts,etc?

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January 19, 2012 7:42:48 AM

Intel Core i7 2600k
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970
Z68
Apple Wireless Keyboard
Apple Magic Mouse
2TB HDD
1TB HDD
4gb x 2 1600mhz DDR3 Ram
DVD Writer
LG IPS LED 27inch 1080p

Long period usage,overnight for many days


1)How many Watts needed?

2)Is all this needed 80+ GOLD,BRONZE,SILVER?

3)Any extra cables to buy?

4)Which brand? - not to cheap out,just detail if cheap is good or expensive ones are good

5)in-Brand specific - Which model of that brand and what series?






Give another recommendation for the following things added to the above config:


Dual Display connected to GPU
bluetooth card
Wi-fi card
SSD
Speakers
Headphones
USB Mouse
USB Keyboard
a b ) Power supply
January 19, 2012 8:00:47 AM

650-750 watt Bronze or Gold from Antec, Seasonic, Silverstone, XFX, or Corsair.

Also double check to see if your motherboard is PCIe 3.0 to take full advantage of the new card.
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January 19, 2012 8:12:07 AM

personally id sugest a wired keyboard and mouse for gaming. they usually die when you are in the middle of a game


a 750watt should be more than enough


this antec one is cheap on offer at the moment at £80

http://www.ebuyer.com/159921-antec-truepower-new-750w-m...

i bought this one http://www.ebuyer.com/264510-ocz-zs-series-750w-80-bron...

reasonably quite, a lot quiter than old pc and stepdads and way quiter than a gigabyte psu (dont buy gigabyte psu, they are noisy and expensive
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a c 111 ) Power supply
January 19, 2012 8:52:44 AM

Stay away from raidmax, cooler master gx psu, and certain ocz psu's. Buy corsair, antec, seasonic, and xfx!
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a c 274 ) Power supply
January 19, 2012 2:30:18 PM

What's your budget?
Where do you shop?
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a c 1194 ) Power supply
January 19, 2012 3:58:58 PM

Minimum Power Supply Requirements:

For a system using a single Radeon HD 7970 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 36 Amps or greater and have at least one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

For a system using two Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards in 2-way CrossFireX mode AMD specifies a minimum of an 750 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 57 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin and two 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.


Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important.

Do you plan on running a 2-way CrossFireX system anytime in the future? Plan ahead so that you won't regret purchasing a power supply that is only able to handle a single Radeon HD 7970 and isn't sufficient to handle two Radeon HD 7970.

Do you want modular cabling?

Stay away from the low end series of all brands.

Get a power supply with 80 PLUS BRONZE or better efficiency.

Antec
High Current Gamer Series
True Power New Series
High Current Pro Series
Signature Series

Corsair
Enthusiast Series TX
Professional Series HX
Professional Series Gold AX

Enermax
Pro82+
Modu82+
SGALAXY EVO
PRO87+
MODU87+
REVOLUTION85+
REVOLUTION87+
MAXREVO
Platimax
NAXN82+

Seasonic
S12 II Bronze Series
M12 II Bronze Series
S12D Series
M12D Series
X-Series
Platinum Series

XFX
All Series
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