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December 21, 2012 6:26:19 PM

Here's the build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jQLk I think 850W might be overkill, how low should I go on this build?

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December 21, 2012 6:30:17 PM

If no plan to add another card, 600w will be more than enough.

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December 21, 2012 6:33:53 PM
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There are several sites doing the calculations for you.

e.g.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...
http://nl.msi.com/service/power-supply-calculator/
http://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx

Don't rely 100% on them, but they give a very good indication. OCing might change numbers quite a bit though.

Grtz

Edit: So does your PSU brand, AFAIK a corsair silver or gold version does prove to be more resilient as a shitty no brand gold series ten million watts. And it helps your power bills stay down :) 
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December 21, 2012 6:35:48 PM

pcpartpicker will also tell you when you put your build together..off to the right hand side.
December 21, 2012 7:22:01 PM

Thomaski said:

Edit: So does your PSU brand, AFAIK a corsair silver or gold version does prove to be more resilient as a shitty no brand gold series ten million watts. And it helps your power bills stay down :) 

I don't quite understand what you mean by this, but thanks everyone I feel like a retard now lol.
December 21, 2012 7:22:45 PM

Best answer selected by Gravytrain.
December 21, 2012 9:10:26 PM

No retarding in this forum I hope, everybody started as one :) 

I meant that in case of a psu a cheap version is not always the best.

Notice psu come in different ranges. Most of the time brands refer to them as bronze, silver and gold.
And in most cases, a proper brand 750W GOLD version actually can compete with a NO NAME brand 1000W version.

It's like a Audi S8 vs a Mustang, both really nice cars, but the Audi wins every race, and the Mustang breaks down too fast.

Hope you understand now.

Grt
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