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How much power would I need for this build ?

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November 20, 2012 4:18:10 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor.
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler.
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard.
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory.
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive.
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk.
Video Card: Evga GTX 680
Case: HAF X. (plan on buying 2 or 3 more fans)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer.

I was planning on buying the Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V but Ive been told that it isnt enough. I plan on overclocking the cpu to probably 4ghz more or less. Which power supply should i get ?

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November 20, 2012 5:57:36 PM

Newegg has the antec 750w high current gamers in their current email promo, which expires today for $55 after rebate and promo code, but you have to be registered for it to work. That should be plenty. They also have the corsair tx650w for about the same price. I like the antec earthwatts 650w for around $70; it should also be plenty unless you plan to sli your system later.
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November 20, 2012 9:09:21 PM

Hi :) 

500 would easily be enough... as long as a good make...

All the best Brett :) 
November 21, 2012 8:03:12 AM

500 watts is enough if you are not planning on going for SLI or Crossfire. :)  That Antec High Current Power is enough. :)