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Do I have enough watts?

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June 30, 2012 2:18:17 PM

Hey, for my build I'm planning to get a 600W PSU. Is it enough or should I get more. I don't want to use more than €90/$90 dollars on the PSU.

Intel Core i7 3770
Asrock z77 Pro4-m
4GB, Corsair Vengeance
128GB, Crucial M4
2TB, Seagate Barracuda
Asus HD7850 DC2

I'm also planning to put some LED case fans and are there any recommendations for quiet CPU coolers?


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June 30, 2012 2:31:17 PM

Yes, 600 watts is enough. it'll work fine.
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June 30, 2012 2:34:37 PM

For $90 you can get the Corsair TX650V2
Its a very high quality unit & will provide enough power to your rig & will also be sufficient for two 7850s if you plan to crossfire in the future.

As for the CPU cooler, the stock cooler should be silent enough & it cools well too.

Edit: If you're looking for a cheaper PSU, then get the Seasonic M12II 520W
Again, A very high quality unit, quite sufficient for you rig & its modular as well.
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June 30, 2012 2:39:06 PM

600W is plenty. That system shouldn't pull any more than 300W.

CPU cooler - The stock cooler is fine in the vast majority of instances. You will only need an aftermarket cooler if you bought an OEM cpu, plan to overclock, or have a case with airflow restrictions/problems.
June 30, 2012 3:30:54 PM

Alright thanks everyone! :)