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May 31, 2012 9:19:59 PM

Hi,

I need suggestions on a PSU for a new build used for gaming and home recording. The components so far are:

Intel i7 2600k
ASUS Sabertooth Z77
MSI GTX670
Kingston Hyper X 8GB
Samsung SSD 256GB
Corsair H100
8 fans
Maybe a 1TB HDD
Maybe a Blu-ray burner

I would like to know the min- max wattage recommended for the build. Also a little room for extra wattage for future SLI would be nice.


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May 31, 2012 9:30:00 PM

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply


was: $119.99 ->$89.99 -> $69.99 after mail-in rebate card + FREE SHIPPING


Required is 500W and this one will give u what u need for a great price.

http://www.nvidia.in/object/geforce-gtx-670-in.html#pdp...

May 31, 2012 10:36:30 PM

How do I know how much power my rig will consume?
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May 31, 2012 10:37:26 PM

http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index...

That's a great link to figure out a rough idea of how much power your rig will use. It doesn't have the 670 on the list, but the GTX680 has roughly the same power consumption (a bit more, but gives you a rough idea).

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May 31, 2012 10:37:53 PM
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Thermaltake Power Supply Calculator

Input your data here @ http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
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May 31, 2012 10:39:20 PM

I don't like the newegg calc, it always show much more than few other calc's : )
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May 31, 2012 10:42:35 PM

nikorr said:
I don't like the newegg calc, it always show much more than few other calc's : )


That's true :lol:  but I like the newegg calculator since it tells you the recommended wattage of the PSU, not the power consumption itself.

The rig listed on this thread uses around 360 watts of power (Using that thermaltake link of yours), so I would usually recommend a 500-600w PSU, which is what newegg also recommends :) 
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May 31, 2012 10:45:36 PM

mocchan said:
That's true :lol:  but I like the newegg calculator since it tells you the recommended wattage of the PSU, not the power consumption itself.

The rig listed on this thread uses around 360 watts of power (Using that thermaltake link of yours), so I would usually recommend a 500-600w PSU, which is what newegg also recommends :) 

Right : )

It is recommended as 500W by nVidia


http://www.nvidia.in/object/geforce-gtx-670-in.html#pdp...
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May 31, 2012 10:54:42 PM

nikorr said:
Right : )

It is recommended as 500W by nVidia


http://www.nvidia.in/object/geforce-gtx-670-in.html#pdp...


Yup! [off topic] Though I must thank you for that thermaltake link, I've been looking for that for AGES but I couldn't find it (probably due to laziness and wrong way of searching). I get curious on how much power some of my rigs consume at times - not just a recommended PSU :lol: 
June 1, 2012 12:28:17 AM

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June 1, 2012 12:30:06 AM

Thank you all very much. What do you think about the Corsair HX650?
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June 1, 2012 9:10:58 AM

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