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December 28, 2012 3:36:00 PM

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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a b ) Power supply
December 28, 2012 3:44:40 PM

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).
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December 28, 2012 4:01:22 PM

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-p...

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
a c 260 ) Power supply
December 28, 2012 4:02:20 PM

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-p...

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...

http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-650w-xxx-edition-semi-...

http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-650w-gold-professi...

a b ) Power supply
December 28, 2012 6:12:09 PM

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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