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Please give me some advice on my first computer

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April 3, 2013 1:53:44 AM

1. 8350
2. Msi gd65 990fx
3. nzxt kraken x40
4.corsair vengense 1600 8gb single module (2nd question about this) CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600...
5. sentey optimus 6000 (4 fans.3 led x2 120mm x1 140mm x1 180mm)
6 7950 saphire
7. kingston heyper x 3k
8. XFX pro core edition 550 watts (1st question about this)
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12...

Will the power supply be enough with the liquid cooler and case fans on top of the 8350 and 7950? The wattage calculators online all say yes, but reading reviews about the cpu and gpu, I see on some charts that they both can consume a combined 500 watts, just those 2!


I'm really on a budget as I've saved for 9 months of working to build a pc that will last me.... well a long time. This is my first computer though I've wanted since 12 (now 27) so I'd like some feedback on what you think about how well and if the power supply can handle it

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April 3, 2013 3:29:23 AM

Select your parts in pcpartpicker please

Always buy 2x4gb ram and dont go with 1x8gb
Case looks cheap


Your psu is enough
Your gpu and cpu dont consume 500w

Cpu max 125w
Gpu max under 200w
~ gpu and cpu at 100% load less then 325w
In games the cpu is under 20% load so ye plenty power
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