by coincidence we almost have similar systems .. and I'm running a corsair AX1200 watt. I think and I'm not sure 850 watt is a limit for my system but I bough the 1200 watt to have the opportunity to upgrade to a quad SLI when needed coz my motherboard support only quad double GPU.
I think that .. 800/850 watt .. will run your system .. what's your budget anyway ? if you can afford $299 then go with the 1200 watt.
How much watt's would be needed for this setup?
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560Ti 2GB
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 7.1
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Power Supply: Corsair TX750
Optical Drive: Asus 12x Blu-Ray Burner
A normal 120MM fan.
The dual PCIe slot motherboard opens the possibility to SLI/CF in the future so your choice of the Corsair TX750Watts is ideal. Go for it.
This is my first computer I am building so I need to make sure I get the correct watts needed because if I don't, my computer will get ruined and I've been through alot to get this. Any more suggestions?
Well you don't mention anything about SLI in your first post, so I am going to go off of the assumption that you are not necessarily looking for that. In which case this calculator: http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine puts you at a max of ~600 if you overclock, ~500 if you don't.
Like wise if you did SLI, then you would need ~750 with overclocking and ~650 without overclocking.
You are probably more than fine with a psu like one of these:
LOL I'm a CG artist and I need that 2600K to render using 3dsmax .. but I used to play from time to time .. that's why and anyway I'm upgrading the GC each time I find a good occasion so instead of buying everything in a once .; I do buy by piece .; I hope for my next upgrade to buy an SLI 590 gtx cause my problem is that my motherboard supports only quad SLI .; and believe me I bought in an error, I mean I jsut read some specs about it and BOM I payed LOL I read just about the socket coz I needed one to my CPU.
between 50 and 60 amps should do it........ don't purchase the Palit card. I and someone else I knew had the same problem with this brand. The back end of the card got too hot ( lack of heat sinks on circuitry ) causing erratic game play. Was no fix for it. RMA/s
funny, because the reviews made on it showed the card with that 15 cent heat sink on it but retail they removed it..... bad, bad, bad....... won't buy Palit anymore.