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Would this PSU be enough for my build?

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August 7, 2012 9:50:01 PM

So i decided to get a 600W Alpine PSU:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/best-value-alpine-600w-...

Im not really sure how you calculate the wattage , so i turned to this website for help. Here is my build:

Case:Gigabyte GZ-G2 Gaming Case Plus with USB 3.0 Ports & 2 Front Fans (2x120 front fans and 1x120 fan on top)
Motherboard:Gigabyte B75M-D3V S1155 Intel B75 DDR3 mATX
RAM:Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) HyperX Blu DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9
HDD:Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 7200RPM Hard Drive
CPU:Intel Core i5-3570 S1155 3.4GHz 6MB
GPU:GeForce GTX 560Ti 900MHz 1GB

Also I went over several calculator sites, but the results differed. Thanks in advance :) 

!!!Also I don't plan to OC!!!

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a c 76 ) Power supply
August 7, 2012 11:22:00 PM

The wattage would be ok, but that's a piss poor quality unit. Only 34A (408W) max on the 12V rail. For a supposedly 600W unit, that's terrible.

Some good advice that you should absolutely follow: DON'T cheap out on the PSU! It's THE most important part of your system and quality definitely matters. Yes, quality costs more, but it's absolutely worth it. You don't want a bad PSU failing catastrophically and taking all of your other components with it.

Now, any 500-550W unit from SeaSonic, Corsair, Silverstone, Antec, PC Power & Cooling, and XFX (also a few from OCZ) would be just fine and is what I would recommend.

Like this (SCAN link): 520W Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520, 88% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.3, PSU £55.82 Inc. VAT

A good bit more expensive, but just trust me that it's worth it.
a b ) Power supply
August 7, 2012 11:40:21 PM

OMG, I can't believe you are actually considering that Alpine POS. Please, please stay away from it.
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August 8, 2012 12:37:37 AM

Don't Alpline make car speakers and amps?
a c 76 ) Power supply
August 8, 2012 12:39:57 AM

jay_nar2012 said:
Don't Alpline make car speakers and amps?


Yeah, but I don't think that's the same company (I honestly have no idea, but I can't believe THAT company would make computer PSU's, lol).
a b ) Power supply
August 8, 2012 12:45:23 AM

Na its a different company.



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