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How many watts for this build

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July 2, 2012 1:55:31 AM

Hello, I am trying to decide on a PSU for this build. How many watts would you recommend I get?

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($122.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer V193WEJb 19.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Acer V213HLBJbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($121.19 @ Mac Connection)
Total: $1084.96
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

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a b ) Power supply
July 2, 2012 2:09:16 AM

A good 500w or above power supply will do.
July 2, 2012 3:16:20 AM

thank you
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a c 158 ) Power supply
July 2, 2012 11:43:26 AM

A good 500W PSU will likely work, but the GTX 570 is a power hog. Nvidia specifies a 550W PSU; the PSU should have a t least 40A on the 12V rails and two 75W 6-pin PCIe power connectors. Most 500W PSUs do not have 40A on the 12V rails. IMO the best PSU in that range that meets the 40A requirement is the Seasonic M12II-520: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Great deal is still going on at Newegg.
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