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How much wattage do I need? (+advice)

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March 19, 2014 3:01:25 PM

Hi, I'm about to build my first rig with these planned parts with a few quentions:
CPU: fx-6300 (212 evo)... maybe (overclock??)
GPU: R9 270X (Toxic Boost Edition)
8Gb ddr3
Mobo: I don't really know yet, any suggestions around €50-60? ($70-80)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 usb 3.0
1Tb hdd
64gb ssd (suggestions for any particular model?)

But how much wattage would my psu need? Will 500W do the trick? I've got my eye on the Corsair CX500M, but if you think that there are better ones just tell me :) 
Thanks in advance

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March 19, 2014 7:11:54 PM

The CX500M is a poor power supply with cheap capacitors.

Made by the best SEASONIC.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $59.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-19 22:11 EDT-0400)
a b K Overclocking
March 19, 2014 9:46:43 PM

^ +1
As Blackbird pointed out, xfx makes great power supplies, and 550w is plenty for that build
March 20, 2014 11:02:50 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
The CX500M is a poor power supply with cheap capacitors.

Made by the best SEASONIC.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $59.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-19 22:11 EDT-0400)


That psu is $100 where I live, so thats a no-go. Anything else maybe?
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