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Is a 700w power supply enough for my PC set up

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September 26, 2012 8:39:32 PM

Hello, Im going to build my first PC in a couple of weeks and since i have never built one before i really dont know what power supply i need for my setup, right now I have just guessed 700W but dont know if im right. My setup is:ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel® Z77 ATX Motherboard - 1155 socket, Intel I5 3570K Processor, 8GB DDR3 (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance LP Blue Memory, ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660TI Overclocked Edition PCI-E Graphics Card - 2 GB, Toshiba 1TB Hard Drive, Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo AMD Socket AM2 AM2+ AM3 AM3+ FM1 Intel 775 1155 1156 1366 Processor Cooler and a Casecom 6788 All Black Case

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a b B Homebuilt system
a b ) Power supply
September 26, 2012 8:42:50 PM

500W would easily suffice.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 26, 2012 8:50:12 PM

easily even if you sli you will still have enough power
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September 26, 2012 9:05:22 PM

thanks I think I'll go for Antec VP 550W PSU
a b B Homebuilt system
a b ) Power supply
September 26, 2012 9:09:33 PM

Sounds good. As long as it is a quality unit.
September 26, 2012 9:16:35 PM

Wattage is way over-rated for power supplies. Quality and amperage is what you need to be concerned with. As stated, a roughly a 500w (ar 40 amps or higher) will run that without problems.

What's more confusing is most power supplies will tell you a wattage rating and it's the total power deliverable by the 12v, 5v, and 3v rails. The good ones will tell you a wattage and it's the deliverable amount by just the 12v rail (the important one btw). Meaning that the latter example delivers a total power output well past the number of watts advertised. Only way to differentiate what's what is to compare amperage output with same-wattage units. Get something with 40 amps or higher and you should be set for most anything short of a high midrange SLI/crossfire GPU set up.
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