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February 4, 2012 10:14:53 PM

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

Optical Drive: Asus 12x Blu-Ray Burner

A normal 120MM fan.

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February 4, 2012 10:22:52 PM

Hi :) 

500 TO 600 WATTS...

All the best Brett :) 
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February 4, 2012 10:25:45 PM

Hi there,

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.

hope this help
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February 4, 2012 10:26:59 PM

though your cpu seems a bit high end compared to the rest of the setup

if its for gaming you could save a fair bit by getting a 2500k instead of 2700k
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February 4, 2012 11:07:22 PM

Woops, how much watts now?
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February 4, 2012 11:10:50 PM

A good 650 W unit can run a system with a strong CPU and 2 GTX 560 Tis in SLI, the TX 750 will do just fine.

Total power draw from the wall at max load with that current setup is probably about 350 W, adding another GTX 560 Ti would bring you up to about 550 W.
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February 4, 2012 11:15:11 PM

storm slider said:
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.
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February 4, 2012 11:23:36 PM

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?
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February 4, 2012 11:54:14 PM

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:

Budget: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
High Efficiency: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (discount ends 2/5)
Premium: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For future planning with SLI or overclocking:

Budget: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
High Efficiency: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Premium: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 5, 2012 1:05:08 AM

A quality 500W will run a system with one GTX 560ti.
For SLI a quality 650W is sufficient.
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February 5, 2012 4:03:08 AM

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.

Best hopes :) 
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February 5, 2012 6:21:03 AM

A quality 600-700w psu will run your system and will support sli. Get something by corsair, xfx, antec, seasonic. Do not get anything by raidmax, diablotek, and cooler master.
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February 5, 2012 6:55:17 AM

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.
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February 5, 2012 1:34:11 PM

Ewww... palit... that's horrible. Sorry for your lost, swifty.
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February 5, 2012 2:42:05 PM

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February 5, 2012 4:24:43 PM

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