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Old 08-14-2012, 03:32 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Ok I'll see what I can do because my rig is coming out a little more expensive than I thought lol
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:21 PM   #32 (permalink)
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So for right now I'm going with

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350

Motherboard: Asus p8z77-v

GPU: evga gtx 560

Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-1

RAM: Corsair vengance 8GB

Hard Drive: not sure what brand but 1 TB

With all of that would a 650 watt power supply be enough for all of that and then adding case lights and other accessories? Also is going way over on the wattage a bad thing?
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:46 AM   #33 (permalink)
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for a hdd, i like the samsung spinpoint f3, but the wd black are nice too. but seeing as the f3 is $20 cheaper, i think it's an easy choice.
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going way over in wattage isnt bad, but typically it's a waste of money. sort of like buying a ferrari if you just commute to the kwik-e-mart across the street. It will never stretch its legs. 650 watts is more than you need. you could do well with a high quality 550 watt.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:32 AM   #34 (permalink)
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The only time going overboard with a PSU is fine is when you are certain you will upgrade later on. For instance, if you are going to double up on some 560s in a few months and you know for sure, then go for a bigger PSU. If you only intend on keeping single card setups then really no point in bigger PSUs.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:52 PM   #35 (permalink)
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The only time going overboard with a PSU is fine is when you are certain you will upgrade later on. For instance, if you are going to double up on some 560s in a few months and you know for sure, then go for a bigger PSU. If you only intend on keeping single card setups then really no point in bigger PSUs.

Ya I'm definitely going to get a second video card when I have the extra cash, and like I said I'm going to have lighting with a controller too. So I was thinking about a 750 watt PSU.
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Lighting, fans, and drives don't really put too much strain on a PSU at all. Only CPU and GPUs.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:24 PM   #37 (permalink)
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So with the setup I have above do you think that 650w would be enough with two 560s?
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If it's a quality one, sure. But when going with 2 cards eventually, 750 wouldn't be considered overkill by any means.
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Ok yea, I was thinking I would have to bump up the PSU a little if I wanted two cards.


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Terrible. If you are buying anything online, just go Newegg. If you want to try used parts, look on Craigslist.
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