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November 19, 2012 12:28:02 AM

:hello:  Building a new gaming rig. Here are the specs:

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU HEATSINK/FAN: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-103-...
CASE: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD DRIVE: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=22-136-...

I was thinking of getting this power supply, but not sure:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS's power supply calculator says that I need 700w minimum. 5 fans, 3 devices being used by usb ports and u have the other info as posted above.
http://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx

I would like to know how accurate their estimation of power usage is. Recommend me a reliable brand PSU that exceeds my needs, but is not overkill. Keep in mind that power usage UNDER LOAD is going to be much more than idle. Oh, and I only buy from newegg, so it has to be available there.

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November 19, 2012 1:02:24 AM

You could probably run that system on a 600W or 500W.

The TX650 should be fine.
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November 19, 2012 2:36:39 AM

Thanks for your input Deemo13 and maestro0428. As for anyone else reading this, I'm very interested to hear what you have to say! Please post!
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November 19, 2012 2:56:49 AM

ASUS power supply calculator tends to overstate the PSU requirements. Try this PSU calculator instead: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp It's more accurate. Based on your post, it suggests about 435W is necessary so a 500W PSU would be adequate.
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 19, 2012 2:58:38 AM

A good quality 550W for a single GPU is more than enough. Plus, 600 series cards are power efficient cards.





This should do it: SeaSonic G Series 550W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Nice article about system power consumption and how little they really are:
"Debunking Power Supply Myths" - http://www.anandtech.com/show/2624
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November 20, 2012 2:54:22 AM

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