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Looking for opinion of how much power I need, and what psu is good

4gb g skill ripjaws x 1333mhz 9-9-9-24 ram

3.5ghz amd 8 core vishera core cpu 8320fx

2gb amd r9 270x toxic grapics

1tb hard drive

asrock fatal1ty 990fx killer mobo

Apevia hermes case

dvd/cd rw drive

two blue cold cathodes or 2 neon cathodes

Can someone give me an idea of how much power i will need, and also what psu would be a good one to go with, this is my first build and i would like not to screw up my build with not enough power.
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  1. Best answer
    Good 550w PSU will be enough.
  2. maurelie said:
    Good 550w PSU will be enough.


    what about if I am also thinking about adding another graphics card and more ram in future for now I think that build will suit my needs and thank you for a fast reply.
  3. Radeon R9-270X - 24A and a 500W psu minimum recommended (the 24A refers to the 12v rail which powers the cpu and gpu) also fx8320 is a power hungy cpu so you need a quality psu like this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9 . with 44A on the 12v rail also easily gives you the opportunity of o/c. if you could spend more there are better and more efficient but xfx is a solid - quality unit made by seasonic:) also you brtter go with 2x4gb cause 4gb wont be enough especially for multiplayer games.
  4. chris987 said:
    Radeon R9-270X - 24A and a 500W psu minimum recommended (the 24A refers to the 12v rail which powers the cpu and gpu) also fx8320 is a power hungy cpu so you need a quality psu like this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9 . with 44A on the 12v rail also easily gives you the opportunity of o/c. if you could spend more there are better and more efficient but xfx is a solid - quality unit made by seasonic:) also you brtter go with 2x4gb cause 4gb wont be enough especially for multiplayer games.


    chris987 said:


    thank you for your answer so 650w is fine when i do wanna do cf and for now 550w is fine I like your choices if I went with the 650w now and cf later will it be fine to do so or should i go with 550w till I want to cf?
  5. I would rather get 650w and buy better GPU latter. Some games don't run great with SLI/Crossfire, dual GPU setup generates more heat, draws more power. 650w will give you more headroom for future GPU's
  6. maurelie said:
    I would rather get 650w and buy better GPU latter. Some games don't run great with SLI/Crossfire, dual GPU setup generates more heat, draws more power. 650w will give you more headroom for future GPU's


    thank you thats exactly what i needed to know 650w it is :) thank you
  7. if adding later an other 270x or even upgrade to a better gpu you should buy a 650w from start skip the 550w to save money. also the 650w psu i posted can run easily a single 290x or a 780ti plus o/c
  8. Thank both of you for you input it is greatly appreciated I will post pics of my build after I finish it. somewhere on this forum lol i know there's a place for it. :)
  9. also in case you guys are wondering I'm probly gonna go with the
    Rosewill CAPSTONE-650 650W Continuous Power supply
  10. chris987 said:
    if adding later an other 270x or even upgrade to a better gpu you should buy a 650w from start skip the 550w to save money. also the 650w psu i posted can run easily a single 290x or a 780ti plus o/c


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