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April 26, 2012 2:41:11 PM

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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a c 139 ) Power supply
April 26, 2012 2:46:50 PM

Hello qwertz323;

A quality 600W power supply with 1x 6pin and 1x 8(or 6+2)pin PCI-e power connectors.
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a c 139 ) Power supply
April 26, 2012 3:02:02 PM

Yes it will. Has 2 x 6+2-Pin PCI-e connectors which will work nicely with the GTX 480.
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April 26, 2012 3:10:10 PM

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.
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a c 1173 ) Power supply
April 27, 2012 12:36:10 AM

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.
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a b ) Power supply
April 27, 2012 2:33:45 AM

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.
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