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Old 02-18-2012, 09:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning to build a gaming pc but im not sure if 650watts is enough..

Cpu: intel core i5 2500k
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Ram: Corsair 8 GB Vengeance Red PC3-15000 1866mHz 240-pin Dual Channel DDR3
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Cpu Heatsink: Noctua DH 14
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Headphones: Logitech G35 7.1 channel surround sound headset
Speaker: Cyber Acoustics Subwoofer Satellite System (CA-3602)
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For a power supply i pick OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance

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I live in UK but im buying all of this in amazon.com cause its cheaper dan in uk version
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Yup, will be fine.
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Yes but if you ever want to SLI i think you should get 750watt plus just to be on the safe side and allow room for future upgrade.
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Default Re: Is 650watts enough for this build?

Who really wants SLI anymore. Single cards today are more than adaquate.
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Who really wants SLI anymore. Single cards today are more than adaquate.
I wasn't trying to suggest SLI or say it was needed But if he did want SLI I was just suggesting a better PSU.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Should be fine, as the guys said above, if you want to SLI (which you really don't need to at the moment) then get 750 Watt + but 650 is perfectly suited for that build.
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u guys have a point but maybe in the future i might put another gtx 570 if the price goes down..thx for da tips guys
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by the time you think you need more performance, a single card solution will be cheaper and faster than the 570's sli'd.
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yh but it cost more nd i dont want to waste dat graphic card aswell
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Default Re: Is 650watts enough for this build?

Not usually, as the 570 wouldnt have dropped in price.

Plus sli/xfire really dsoes nt scale well at all.
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