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Old 08-10-2011, 08:36 AM   #1
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i'm looking to build myself a computer, but i'm not sure what size power supply i should need. could you offer some suggestions? i may do some overclocking, but i'm not sure. thanks for the help.


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Old 08-10-2011, 08:57 AM   #2
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You realistically need a 600 watt 80 plus Silver. However, I would go with a 850 Watt 80 plus Silver / Gold for the future upgrades. Also, overclocking will only kill your CPU faster unless you have a really good cooling solution.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:44 AM   #3
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Agreed on the rough wattage. You are running a fair bit of kit. Ideally you want a reliable brand of PSU, (Corsair, Antec, Coolermaster, something like that) and around the 800w mark, will be ideal. Dont cheap out on unknown names to save yourself a couple of bucks, it really isnt worth it.
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thanks for the replies. i plan on getting a corsair brand.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:49 PM   #5
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If you arent planing to SLI just go with 550W-650W.

Get the Corsair hx650, its awesome.
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