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June 15, 2012 12:49:27 PM

Hey, I'm building my new PC over the summer, and I'm really not sure whether a 650w psu would be enough for this setup.

Specs:
Zotac GTX 680 Amp!
I5 3570k @ 4.5 ghz
G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 8gb
Asrock z77 pro4
WD 1tb black
Crucial m4 60gb
Hyper 212 Evo
NZXT phantom 410

Thanks anyone who responds!

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a b ) Power supply
June 15, 2012 1:05:34 PM

A good quality 650W PSU would be mor4e tan adequate for this setup. You could even get by with a 550W.
June 15, 2012 1:27:16 PM

Here is a website I use for helping people I know choose the right PSU for their system. It may be complicated but it gives a good conservative comprehensive estimate.

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Minimum PSU Wattage: 418 Watts
Recommended Wattage: 468 Watts

Thats with everything on your post factored in with aging over a 2 or 3 year period. Sorry I'm a overkill pro. So a 550W would be just fine as stated earlier unless in the future you wanted to get another 680(In which case a 650W would be not enough).

NOTE: ONLY FOR INFORMATION. There are more complicated things dealing with the rails and their output amperage, but that really only applies to overclocking, multi-video card setups, and having loads of peripheral devices(aka you should be fine). Also if you plan on building many systems in the future buying a PSU tester is not a bad idea because a bad PSU can make you cry when you start the system.



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a b ) Power supply
June 15, 2012 1:31:34 PM

A good 450W PSU would be enough for all but the most power-hungry non-SLI setups. 650W should be a non-issue unless the PSU is outrageously horribad.
a b ) Power supply
June 15, 2012 1:41:20 PM

EmmetCBS said:
Hey, I'm building my new PC over the summer, and I'm really not sure whether a 650w psu would be enough for this setup.

Specs:
Zotac GTX 680 Amp!
I5 3570k @ 4.5 ghz
G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 8gb
Asrock z77 pro4
WD 1tb black
Crucial m4 60gb
Hyper 212 Evo
NZXT phantom 410

Thanks anyone who responds!

Get 600W to be safe, the prices are good.

This one will do fine and leave u room to run it cool.

Why to run it @ 90% if u don't have to.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 15, 2012 1:44:04 PM

Thanks everyone who replied, very much appreciate it!
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