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How much watts would I need in a psu?

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=N82E16813138355
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116507
CPU Fan:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
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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  1. Forgot to mention that I'll most likely be overclocking in the future lol. Thanks for your time!
  2. 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?
  3. 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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    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=N82E16817139020
    $70 after rebate
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014
    $62 after rebate and promo code

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

    The XFX is the better unit though.
  5. Best answer selected by nate_great.
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