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How many watts do I need? i7-2700K - Will 430 Cut it?

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February 21, 2012 7:13:04 PM

Last piece of the puzzle is the PSU for my build. Would an Antec EarthWatts 430W Bronze Plus cut it? Here are the specifics:

i7-2700K CPU
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Mobo
Kingston Technology HyperX 16 GB Kit (4x4 GB Modules) 16 Quad Channel Kit 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM RAM
Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT128M4SSD2
Antec 302 Case
Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler
Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST
No Video Card for now, using integrated, or I might use a simple low end dual monitor card
2 case fans (Maybe more in the future)
I then have 3 to 4 internal SATA/IDE type drives ranging from 1TB to 500GB WD Caviar Black, etc

I don't game much, but I use photoshop and plan to do some personal video editing eventually.

My budget is around $75+/-. Planning to buy from Amazon Prime if eligible, or NewEgg.

Any tips appreciated.

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February 21, 2012 7:17:32 PM

Yes, it will be more than enough.
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a c 274 ) Power supply
February 21, 2012 7:24:59 PM

Yes the psu will be fine.
Any tips?
Yes buy a 2600k the 2700k is a waste of money for 100MHz speed difference.
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February 21, 2012 7:28:22 PM

Any other PSU's that are recommended that may be modular, have nice cable options, or anything like that?

Davcon, I got the i7-2700K for $179 as a price mistake that was honored, so I'm in the green on that one ;) 
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February 28, 2012 3:13:31 PM

Best answer selected by itakey.
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February 28, 2012 3:57:24 PM

The Antec is great. Compare prices and reviews and get the cheapest quality PSU. Modularity is only worthwhile if you're constantly opening your case to modify stuff.
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