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How much watts would I need in a psu?

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May 22, 2012 1:02:12 PM

Hey all I'll be making a new build with these components:
Cooler Master Storm Scout(Because I already had for a while)
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Fan:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: I have like 2 already think they were either 5400 rpm or 7200
GPU: Radeon HD 6870

I was wondering how much watts I would be running at full load and if you guys reccomended any PSUs? I'd prefer cheap but I know I shouldn't be doing that with a psu lol.

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May 22, 2012 1:04:41 PM

Forgot to mention that I'll most likely be overclocking in the future lol. Thanks for your time!
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May 22, 2012 1:45:59 PM

You realized that's a clocked down low power processor right?

You don't want the S version. It's also more expensive than a regular version, and you can't overclock it.

You need a K version to overclock.

A 500w psu would be more than enough. Do you plan on Xfire in the future?
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May 22, 2012 2:51:10 PM

geekapproved said:
You realized that's a clocked down low power processor right?

You don't want the S version. It's also more expensive than a regular version, and you can't overclock it.

You need a K version to overclock.

A 500w psu would be more than enough. Do you plan on Xfire in the future?


Oooh never knew much about intel cpu's. Thanks for that little info! :D 
Yeah I plan on getting another gpu in the future. Also I'm thinking of using a Corsair H60/70 instead now after research today lol.
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May 22, 2012 5:49:34 PM

U want the 3550 or if you want to overclock you want the 3570K.

I recommend this psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$70 after rebate
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$62 after rebate and promo code

Both are made by Seasonic and both have a 5yr warranty.

The XFX is the better unit though.
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May 22, 2012 11:14:40 PM

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