I'm building a new system, and was wondering how many watts the system needs
CPU: AMD Phenom ii x4 960
Motherboard: MSI 880G-E45
GPU: GeForce GTX 460
RAM: Corsair DDR3 1333 8GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda Green 5900 RPM 2TB
No Optical Drive
PSU: ??? Maybe: OCZ 600W ModXStream
I've used the Newegg power supply calculator, and i get a number of 550W, but is that much really necessary in my system? It seems if the cpu uses 95W, and the gpu uses 150W, the mobo, ram,and the psu shouldn't use up the remaining 300W. So any suggestion on the wattage, or how what brand of power supply I should use (in the 25-35$ range)? Also, looking at those specs, are there anything that will be bottle-necking the rest of the system? This will be mostly used for gaming, multimedia, and software (photoshop etc.)
You're going to need a decent psu with 2 x PCI-E 6 pins for a GTX 460.
Quality 500W+ units have that feature,anything below that won't have 2 6pins.
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W = good deal! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I own two of these and never encountered a problem yet.
don't cheap out on a critical component=you'll be sorry!
so for me to have a good quality 400-500W psu, i'll most likely have to look into the 35-50$ range, right? i've also noticed alot of the less popular brands on the market, which offer 500w+ for nearly half the price. would you say they are worth the price?
so for me to have a good quality 400-500W psu, i'll most likely have to look into the 35-50$ range, right? i've also noticed alot of the less
You're going to have to spend $60 to get a good unit.
The ones i linked are good quality units and have MIR's.
Even the good Rosewill units cost that much.
Do what you like,i gave you my recommendations.