PSU Requirements?

Hello,
I am planning on making a build for pretty much gaming, I am going to use the amd phenom II x4 3.4 ghz with and asrock 970 extreme and a 550 ti graphic card, my question is how much watts do I need. I am looking at the Raidmax hybrid 530 watts and dont know if that enough. Thank you
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  1. Hi :)

    ANY decent make 500 would do...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. ah okay, cool. I was worried I might have got one less than what I need, also I think I should have added, that in order to use my ram (8gb ddr3) at 1600 mhz i would need to OC. Would 530 watts still be enough then? Thanks btw
  3. thalos said:
    ah okay, cool. I was worried I might have got one less than what I need, also I think I should have added, that in order to use my ram (8gb ddr3) at 1600 mhz i would need to OC. Would 530 watts still be enough then? Thanks btw



    Hi :)

    Overclocking the ram or graphics card makes no difference to power...ANY 500.. etc

    Personally I would go for a better graphics card though...

    All the best Brett :)
  4. I see , thanks again. :D I would go for another G card but to be honest im kinda on a 700 dollars budget lol, and my build so far is 697 lol. I am shopping from newegg, so Idk if there are any better sites, but as far as i know, newegg is the way to go, except im kinda scared im going to get a doa item
  5. thalos said:
    I see , thanks again. :D I would go for another G card but to be honest im kinda on a 700 dollars budget lol, and my build so far is 697 lol. I am shopping from newegg, so Idk if there are any better sites, but as far as i know, newegg is the way to go, except im kinda scared im going to get a doa item


    best thing to do is use partpicker for pricing/etc.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/

    Tom
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