I am building my first pc (This is also my first post on the forum) and I need some help. Every power supply calculator the I try is having very mixed results. Along with forums on the internet seeming to say different things and I need a definite answer.
Here is my build-
600w corsair power supply
GTX 470 GPU
intel i5 2500k CPU
ASUS P8Z77-V LK Motherboard
2x4 gb corsair vengeance ram
And an old dell hard drive and dvd-cdrw from another pc, I will be upgrading the hard drive when the budget allows.
My question is, do I need a better power supply? Or not? I have seen people saying that 600w is fine for even more stuff, and I have also seen people saying that that is not enough for even less stuff. Then I have the Extreme PSU calculator saying I need 678w. And Newegg's calculator saying only 542w.
I figure someone on here would better know from experience than a website. Do I have enough? Will it be risky? If so, how much do I need?
Hi - as you've already discovered from Bret's reply and prototype's calc, these PSU calculator's tend to inflate the actual
wattage need. Generally, if you are not going to CF/SLI a 600w quality unit is more than enough.