What PSU I should buy?

Hello,

Building a new gaming computer would like some advice on what PSU I should buy?

The build so far is as follows;

antec 900 case
Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard
FX-8150 CPU
16GB DDR3 Ripjaws X Ram
GTX 670 GPU

Thanks in advance
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  1. I'd say anywhere from 500 watts to 600 watts would be more than enough. In truth, you need to pay more attention to the amps on the 12 v rail (s). You want at least 30 amps on a combined 12v rail (with everything else). State your budget and we can help you find a suitable power supply. Also state your country (to determine website).
  2. Thanks for the fast response.

    Country - UK
    Budget - £100-150ish

    no need for something like this then?
    http://www.dabs.com/products/ocz-technology-1000w-max-performance-modular-psu-7H47.html?src=3

    Thanks once again.
  3. No need for a 1000w watt power supply for that build.

    Something like this will do just fine.. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-037-CS&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=

    Moley
  4. anunnakii said:
    Thanks for the fast response.

    Country - UK
    Budget - £100-150ish

    no need for something like this then?
    http://www.dabs.com/products/ocz-technology-1000w-max-performance-modular-psu-7H47.html?src=3

    Thanks once again.

    1000w maybe if you overclocked your cpu to 5.5Ghz and had 2 670's overclocked to the max even then you would be using about 800w,850w at max
  5. anunnakii said:
    Thanks for the fast response.

    Country - UK
    Budget - £100-150ish

    no need for something like this then?
    http://www.dabs.com/products/ocz-technology-1000w-max-performance-modular-psu-7H47.html?src=3

    Thanks once again.


    Absolutely no need for that - fox is correct, a quality 550w
    unit is plenty, no harm in going a little more than that, but
    it isn't necessary.

    Quality brands: Seasonic, XFX, PC p&cooling, Antec, most Corsair's, Enermax
    and a few others. And you could do very well at the lower end of your
    budget amount.

    Tom

    http://www.dabs.com/products/antec-ea-550-platinum-8284.html?refs=405790000&src=3

    http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-650w-xxx-edition-semi-modular-80--bronze-psu-89YH.html?refs=367860000&src=2

    http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-650w-gold-professional-series-80plus-gold-modular-psu-8710.html?refs=367860000&src=3
  6. anunnakii said:
    Thanks for the fast response.

    Country - UK
    Budget - £100-150ish

    no need for something like this then?
    http://www.dabs.com/products/ocz-technology-1000w-max-performance-modular-psu-7H47.html?src=3

    Thanks once again.

    OCZs are not so great PSUs.

    Seasonic M12II-620 £74.34

    no need to go any higher in wattage . . .
  7. You got yourself some excellent recommendations provided by toyftw and looniam, too bad I wasn't in time to give one myself....damn skyrim eating up all my time :lol:

    Anyways keep below 650 watts, 650 is pretty much the tops for a single high end GPU (as far as I know), when you go over 650 you start to satisfy the needs of crossfired cards and overclocked systems.
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