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What kind of power supply do I need?

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June 19, 2012 11:58:19 PM

Hey everyone. I was hoping people could give my their feedback of what kind of power supply they think I need with my current specs? I don't overclock and I don't plan to in the future.

Here are my current specs:


GPU:
EVGA GeForce GTX 470 (x2)

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (x3)

HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x

BD/ROM: HP 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA BD Combo Model

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June 20, 2012 12:02:07 AM

I ran this through my PSU wattage calculator: http://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx

And it says minimum 950W needed for 2 x 470 - so you'll need something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 20, 2012 12:07:15 AM

Okay thanks a lot! I didn't know Asus had their own Power Supply Calculator. Do you think I should go a little higher just in case or is this plenty?
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June 20, 2012 12:09:39 AM

You don't need to go higher, you could run that setup on a good 750w. But go for that PCP&P 950w, it's unbelievably sexy and a great deal.
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June 20, 2012 6:19:14 PM

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June 21, 2012 4:50:56 PM

cuecuemore said:
You don't need to go higher, you could run that setup on a good 750w. But go for that PCP&P 950w, it's unbelievably sexy and a great deal.


Yeah I have that same PSU - it's a great deal and it's actually made by Seasonic so you know it's quality.
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