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How much power will I need for this gaming system?

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Last response: in Components
January 7, 2013 11:37:25 PM

Hey all, I am planning to build a new system for gaming and regular use. I have pretty much picked out everything I want except for the power supply, because I don't know how many watts I will need and which ones are good. Here are the components of my build:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V
Graphics Card: 1x EVGA GeForce GTX 670
Memory: 8GB Corsair Vengeance
Hard Drives: 250GB Samsung 840 SSD and 1TB WD Caviar Black
Cooling: Either a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or a Corsair H80i
DVD Drive: Some simple Samsung drive
Case: Corsair 600T

I was looking at either the Corsair HX650, GS700, TX750M, or the Silverstone Strider Essential 700w. Thanks for reading this post!

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a b ) Power supply
January 7, 2013 11:45:24 PM

Any of those will be enough power, but I go for one the Corsairs, the Silverstone has some mixed reviews

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a b ) Power supply
January 7, 2013 11:45:54 PM

A reliable 550W PSU will do unless you plan to SLI later on, then you need to go with a 750W.
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January 7, 2013 11:46:58 PM

Alright, thanks for the awesome and quick replies! 550 watt will also save me a couple bucks hahaha
a b ) Power supply
January 8, 2013 12:11:00 AM

ANY decent make 500 will do...
January 19, 2013 9:31:43 PM

Best answer selected by tchan4.