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Is a 600 Watt PSU good enough for this build?

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July 3, 2012 2:34:06 AM

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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July 3, 2012 2:41:15 AM

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.
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July 3, 2012 2:48:18 AM

600w is plenty of power. And as ct said, get a couple of extra case fans.
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July 3, 2012 3:21:49 AM

Are you sure? The GPU alone says minimum 450W or greater PSU.
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July 3, 2012 3:37:03 AM

that is for the entire PC not the GPU. the GTX560 will draw about 160w at peak

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July 3, 2012 3:46:43 AM

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!
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July 3, 2012 4:00:45 AM

One more question, could I go as low as 500w and still be safe if I add a SSD down the road?
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July 3, 2012 4:00:57 AM

Best answer selected by Brandon514.
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July 3, 2012 4:13:48 AM

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=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

these make nice paper weights

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 3, 2012 4:25:25 AM

Thanks again, I guess going cheap isn't the best route with a power supply.
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July 3, 2012 4:46:10 AM

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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