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November 16, 2012 7:45:41 AM

so guys if i have a 446 watt system which minimum power supply should i have???and is ocz good in power supply???

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a c 131 ) Power supply
November 16, 2012 8:01:25 AM

OCZ is a very reputable brand which come highly rated. Just want to clarify before recommending a PSU here... Your system's power usage, it would be much easier to give you a specific PSU recommendation knowing what the full computer specs are; CPU, graphics cards (if any), and various drives and fans
November 16, 2012 8:03:13 AM

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB
Case Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply OCZ 550W ATX12V
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
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a c 131 ) Power supply
November 16, 2012 8:12:59 AM

You're set with the OCZ 550 there I'd say - if wanting to add another video card later in X-Fire, you'll probably have to get one with higher wattage but for what you have there - I see no problems
November 16, 2012 8:14:28 AM

not even if i am adding a couple of extra fans and a ssd??
a c 131 ) Power supply
November 16, 2012 8:45:52 AM

You should have enough "headroom" there to add quite a few fans, another optical drive, an SSD or two, couple of hard drives and go to to water cooling - just the addition of a second HD7970 would make a PSU upgrade necessary.
November 16, 2012 9:33:59 AM

I would actually recommend a cooler master silent pro 600w which leaves room for upgrade and extra consumption if you intend to OC the system. Also this psu is better than most of the OCZ ones and gold rated in efficiency meaning it going to save you some money in the long run. If you don't have the budget to get it at least get 550w 80plus silver rated PSU.
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