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What wattage psu would you recomend

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January 27, 2012 2:50:51 PM

My power supply has just died. So i want to replace it quite quickly. It was a AXP-630P12P 630W and i was just wondering if it was capable of powering my build. the specks are

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz Black Edition 125W
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA79OX-UD3P
GPU: Sapphire HD 4870 Vapor-X 1GB
HDD: WESTERN DIGITAL WD Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB, Seagate Barracuda 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 320 GB (ST320DM000)
RAM: Corsair CL5 PC2-6400 XMS2 Xtreme Performance TwinX Matched 2x2Gb

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 27, 2012 4:32:22 PM

SeaSonic M12II 650 SS-650AM 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply
$129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO750W (P1-750S-NLB9) 750W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$114.99 and a $25 rebate makes it $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$89.99 and a $15 rebate makes it $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can spend as much as you want or as little as you want it's your choice but here are some good quality psu's to look at and you can choose any of these and get a good reliable psu.
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January 27, 2012 4:32:54 PM

Minimum PSU for you is 500W with 32A on the 12V rails.
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a c 122 B Homebuilt system
January 27, 2012 6:03:05 PM

One of my systems has an OC'd Q9550, 4 GB RAM, a GTX260 - a card with slightly lower power requirements than yours, a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P motherboard, 3 hard drives and an optical, and a Soundblaster card all powered by a Corsair 750TX.

Running 3 instances of Prime95 to load the CPU and 3DMark06 to load the GPU, it pulls 375 watts from the wall as measured by my Kill-a-Watt meter. Figuring 80% PSU efficiency, the system pulls 300 watts from the PSU.

I figure a similar system with a 4870 would pull about 30 watts more. A good 500 watt PSU would be operating at around 65% of capacity.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 27, 2012 6:17:49 PM

Indeed, can't go wrong with a Seasonic unit.
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