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Old 03-17-2012, 08:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My current setup im looking to buy is a gaming rig using the following:
  • intel core i5 2500k
  • gigabyte geforce gtx 560ti
  • ASUS maximus IV Gen Z mobo
  • Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2x4 gb) DDR3 1600 MHz
If you could recommend me how much wattage i would need for this rig. It will also be used for a bit of overclocking.


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Old 03-17-2012, 08:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What PSU will i need?

I'd go for a decent 550W one at least; go for a 750W if you think you'll add another GTX560 Ti at some point.

Here's a suggestion: Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply

I would've recommended something a little less powerful but since that's on sale it's about the price of the lower-end ones anyway.

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I ran close to that on 520W Corsair, so as Yami said 550 for long term use, 650+ if you think youre going to need more power in the future, aka next 3yrs.
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