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February 8, 2013 12:22:48 PM

I am building a new machine that I plan to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I purchased a Corsair CX600 as my power supply and I am starting to wonder if that will be enough.

My Build (So Far):
Case: Corsair Carbide Series Black 400R
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB)
Windows SSD: Crucial m4 256GB
Ubuntu SSD: OCZ 128GB Vertex 4 Series
Data HHD: Western Digital 1TB Black
Heat Sync: Cool Master 212 Evo
Power: Corsair CX600

At the moment, I am going to use the motherboard graphics, so no video card. I do plan to add a mid-level video card in a few months. Do you think the CX600 is enough power for this system?

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February 8, 2013 12:25:34 PM

Yes it is. More than enough. Depending on what card your adding it should also be enough for a mid level card as well. Id say maybe a 660 ti or a 7850 or 7870 (maybe even a 670 if you wanna push it). You would have to put it all into a wattage calculator though. You can find one here.

Extreme Power Supply Wattage Calculator
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February 8, 2013 12:28:05 PM

If you never planned on using a graphics card, you could use a corsair cx430 easily.
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February 15, 2013 1:27:28 PM

Best answer selected by atlchris.
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