PSU Wattage?

My build is composed of the following, how many watts should I look for in a PSU?

Case - Cooler Master HAF 912
CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k
MB - ASRock Z77 Pro4
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 480
RAM - Patriot 2x4GB DDR3 1600
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200rpm
Optical Drive - LITE-ON DVD Burner
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  1. Hello qwertz323;

    A quality 600W power supply with 1x 6pin and 1x 8(or 6+2)pin PCI-e power connectors.
  2. Would the Corsair CX600 work ok?
  3. Yes it will. Has 2 x 6+2-Pin PCI-e connectors which will work nicely with the GTX 480.
  4. qwertz323 said:
    My build is composed of the following, how many watts should I look for in a PSU?

    Case - Cooler Master HAF 912
    CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k
    MB - ASRock Z77 Pro4
    GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 480
    RAM - Patriot 2x4GB DDR3 1600
    HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200rpm
    Optical Drive - LITE-ON DVD Burner


    The amps on the 12v rail(s) is more important than the watts. Look at that first. And yes, the PSU's listed so far are all good.
  5. For a system using a single GeForce GTX 480 graphics card nVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 600 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 42 Amps or greater and that has at least one 6-pin and one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important factor.
  6. 480 power
    Card/System
    Idle - 51 / 190 Watts
    Load w/Furmark - 94 / 420 Watts

    So Yes any quallity 500->650 Watts is good for single card, If thinking of going SLI then consider 650 Watts as Min.

    Hoping that the 480 performs better than a 6870 as total loaded system power (i5-2500k) is only around 350 Watts.
  7. other said,550w is enough,i would suggest xfx pro 550w-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&Tpk=xfx%20550w
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