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July 9, 2012 12:38:08 AM

MOBO: ASRock Z75 PRO3
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007P709YI/ref=ox_sc_a...

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EHWMP6/ref=ox_sc_a...

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003O8J11E/ref=ox_sc_a...

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KZDV8E/ref=ox_sc_a...

RAM: Corsair 8GB XMS3 1600MHz
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005G9C4K4/ref=ox_sc_a...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200rpm
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=ox_sc_a...

PSU: Corsair Builders Series CX600
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2UQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

My biggest concern like the title says is do I have enough power to run this build, because I know that the gtx 480 uses like 250 watts so do I have enough power?

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July 9, 2012 12:42:06 AM

600W is PLENTY. I mean, it is like more than enough.
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July 9, 2012 1:04:42 AM

Oh ok thats good.
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July 9, 2012 1:07:58 AM

What about a 500w power supply?
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July 9, 2012 1:16:50 AM

Jordannn15 said:
What about a 500w power supply?
nope cutting it to close 480 is a powerhog
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July 9, 2012 1:20:15 AM

that a reliable psu?
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July 9, 2012 1:30:07 AM

better PC Power & Cooling PPCMK2S750 Silencer Mk II Power Supply - 750W, 80 Plus Silver, 135mm Fan, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active PFC
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... way more than you need but not overkill this is what my son uses with his 480 the OCZ ZT Series 650W unit i linked is made by a company called Great Wall. The PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK II 750W is built by Sirfa/High Power.
Out of those two I would buy the PC Power & Cooling unit because it has a longer warranty, probably has a quieter fan, higher efficiency.
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July 9, 2012 1:54:10 AM

Corsair Builders Series CX600 will do the job if you want to buy a bottom of the line barley decent PSU buy that it will do
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July 9, 2012 1:57:28 AM

Okay i will go with the second one you posted
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July 9, 2012 2:01:21 AM

Jordannn15 said:
Okay i will go with the second one you posted
good choice you won't regret it :) 
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July 9, 2012 2:09:05 AM

Jordannn15 said:
Ok thanks!
no problem your very welcome!If you don't need anymore help please select a best answer so the mods can mark this thread as solved ;) 
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July 9, 2012 2:23:04 AM

bigcyco1 said:
1 GTX480 and a system uses ~506 watts at load.
http://www.techspot.com/review/263-nvidia-geforce-gtx-4...

pssst
Core i5 Test System Specs
- Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition (Overclocked @ 3.70GHz)
- x3 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 9-9-9-24)
- Asus P6T Deluxe (Intel X58)

drop 100 watts for a sandy platform . .
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July 9, 2012 2:30:09 AM

so 409 not 509 like he said?
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July 9, 2012 2:32:02 AM

Anonymous said:
pssst
Core i5 Test System Specs
- Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition (Overclocked @ 3.70GHz)
- x3 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 9-9-9-24)
- Asus P6T Deluxe (Intel X58)

drop 100 watts for a sandy platform . .
awe good looking out thanks :) 
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Anonymous
July 9, 2012 2:38:14 AM

nothing wrong with the PSU bigcyco1 suggested, just gave him a poke.

you will find it better to go with the ZT, will provided a little better power for all those case fans you're gonna need :lol: 
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July 9, 2012 4:02:50 AM

I was gonna go with a hd 7850 but which is better the gtx 480 or the 7850 2GB?
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July 9, 2012 4:04:09 AM

Jordannn15 said:
I was gonna go with a hd 7850 but which is better the gtx 480 or the 7850 2GB?



got it?
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July 9, 2012 4:06:47 AM

Got it gtx 480 thats good because its cheaper yay! xD
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July 9, 2012 4:31:17 AM

Jordannn15 said:
I was gonna go with a hd 7850 but which is better the gtx 480 or the 7850 2GB?
The 480 eats a 7850 for breakfast!And, it's a two year old card ATI fan boys eat your heart out :kaola:  kidding! :lol: 
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July 9, 2012 4:33:37 AM

Best answer selected by jordannn15.
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