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560W PSU. Would it be sufficient?

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January 30, 2012 2:41:05 PM

I want to know if the Seasonic X 560 (560Watts) would be sufficient for the system I intend to build:
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K
MB: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
RAM: DDR3 G.Skill 8192Mb (F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR) 1600MHz, PC3-12800, CL9, (9-9-9-24), 1.5V, (Kit:2x4096MB), Sniper series
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1Tb WD1002FAEX (WD1002FAEX)
GPU: not decided yet, but it would be something high-end (GTX 590 or HD6990)
Case: CoolerMaster Silencio 550

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a c 104 ) Power supply
January 30, 2012 2:51:48 PM

As you are undecided on your graphics card its impossible to guess,

are you overclocking anything, or intend to?
it may be worth your while reading the Psu sticky and/or using an online Psu calculator once you decide what card you're getting
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/284314-10-power-sup...
http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
Assuming you are going to be overclocking and have a powerhungry card, I'd say you are looking at a 650/750w decent brand unit at least

**yup, the 6990 links I'm getting all say a minimum of 750w**
Moto
January 30, 2012 2:55:50 PM

I would lean toward a 650 or better with that kind of video card plan.
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January 30, 2012 3:02:39 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
As you are undecided on your graphics card its impossible to guess,

are you overclocking anything, or intend to?
it may be worth your while reading the Psu sticky and/or using an online Psu calculator once you decide what card you're getting
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/284314-10-power-sup...
http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
Assuming you are going to be overclocking and have a powerhungry card, I'd say you are looking at a 650/750w decent brand unit at least

**yup, the 6990 links I'm getting all say a minimum of 750w**
Moto

No, I will not be overclocking anything. But still, I have not decided on the GPU. Do GTX 590 and HD6990 have that different power consumption?
January 30, 2012 3:11:25 PM

totalknowledge said:
This unit is less than the 650 right now (for the people who can order from Newegg)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I cannot, unfortunately.
I just tried the calculator, and for both 590 and 6990 the result is around 530 Watts. Do I really need a 650-750?
a b ) Power supply
January 30, 2012 3:13:10 PM

You are probably fine with the 550... just not a lot of wiggle room for upgrades.
January 30, 2012 3:16:02 PM

Its a quality PSU so you should be fine.
a c 243 ) Power supply
January 30, 2012 3:28:29 PM

Ch00k said:
I cannot, unfortunately.
I just tried the calculator, and for both 590 and 6990 the result is around 530 Watts. Do I really need a 650-750?

Average power consumption of a GTX590 is around 320 watts, that's close to 60% of the X560's rating, go bigger.
January 30, 2012 7:01:53 PM

I've ordered a Seasonic X-660 :)  Thank you all!
a c 104 ) Power supply
January 30, 2012 7:56:31 PM

No problem,
Moto
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