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Is a 600 Watt PSU good enough for this build?

CPU: I5 3570 K

GPU: Zotac Geforce GTX 560 2gb

MoBo: Gigabyte Z77-DS3H

Case: Cooler Master Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive STBD2000101


RAM: Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit


OPTICAL DRIVE: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk without Software

Also, I heard this GPU runs hot, any solutions? Thanks, I'm new to the community and I hope I posted this in the correct form.
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  1. that case only comes with one fan so look into getting one or two more more fans for better cooling in a gaming PC otherwise a solid 600w PSU will be more then enough for you as you won't break 350w gaming for total system power, probably not even 325w.
  2. 600w is plenty of power. And as ct said, get a couple of extra case fans.
  3. Are you sure? The GPU alone says minimum 450W or greater PSU.
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    that is for the entire PC not the GPU. the GTX560 will draw about 160w at peak

  5. Thanks a lot for all the help, I'm not familiar with wattage usage and all that stuff. I'll be going with a 600w thanks to your help, much appreciated!
  6. One more question, could I go as low as 500w and still be safe if I add a SSD down the road?
  7. Best answer selected by Brandon514.
  8. brandon514 said:
    One more question, could I go as low as 500w and still be safe if I add a SSD down the road?


    if it's a quality PSU, the cheap 500w door stops you find on newegg won't cut it

    something along these lines will work
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703035
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030&Tpk=antec%20520w

    these make nice paper weights

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159062
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817101047
  9. I was looking at this one, http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4365851&CatId=1079

    If that isn't a good 500w, do you have any suggestions?
  10. brandon514 said:
    I was looking at this one, http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4365851&CatId=1079

    If that isn't a good 500w, do you have any suggestions?


    if you take out the internal junk and add a little carpet, it makes a fine home for a gerbil

    see my links above

    or try this unit
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=422168&CatId=5431
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
  11. Thanks again, I guess going cheap isn't the best route with a power supply.
  12. brandon514 said:
    Thanks again, I guess going cheap isn't the best route with a power supply.


    a video for your amusement
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTVEtr14FEA
    and a good article on the differences in a PSU
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3985/three-550w-psus-for-different-prices

    the antec i linked above is a good PSU and my personal choice for a budget model, although the corsair is decent and will do the job.
  13. LMAO, I think I'll spend the extra money and go with Corsair. You've been extremely helpful, thanks for the suggestions and your time!
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