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post #1 of 11
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I am starting my first build and I am quite new to this so I was wondering how many watts I would need for my build. I am planning on getting the i5 2500k, with the p67 motherboard and the gtx 570. As well I will be using the h70 water cooling unit from corsair.

Thanks for the help.
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I am starting my first build and I am quite new to this so I was wondering how many watts I would need for my build. I am planning on getting the i5 2500k, with the p67 motherboard and the gtx 570. As well I will be using the h70 water cooling unit from corsair.

Thanks for the help.
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A 600w would be the lowest you could go, and I would recommend a good brand like Corsair, silverstone, antec, etc.

But I would really like to see 850w in there for expandibilty for SLI, etc etc.
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post #3 of 11
Any decent 650W will be fine, probably for a second GTX 570 as well. I should mention that I was recommending a 650W for the future proofing of SLI down the road.
Edited by TH3_H4NGMAN - 5/2/11 at 6:55pm
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post #4 of 11
The people recommending 650W as a minimum are mistaken. Your system could run on a quality 450W. A 650W would suffice for SLI.


Do you have a budget?
post #5 of 11
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Any decent 650W will be fine, probably for a second GTX 570 as well.
A single 570 could in theory get away with 500w of quality psu.

If there's a 600 that is just a screamin good deal compared to a 650 there's no reason not to get it.

700w would be as low as I am willing to recommend for SLI.
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post #6 of 11
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The people recommending 650W as a minimum are mistaken. Your system could run on a quality 450W. A 650W would suffice for SLI.


Do you have a budget?
Oh wait, Phaedrus has spoken

Ignore me, I tend to be a little overcompensating on psu's. But hey, more than enough is better than not enough, right? Cheers.
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post #7 of 11
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Oh wait, Phaedrus has spoken

Ignore me, I tend to be a little overcompensating on psu's. But hey, more than enough is better than not enough, right? Cheers.
You ninja'd me. I was just about the say that.
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post #8 of 11
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Thanks for all the help and replying to phaed I am looking around a 1400 dollars budget, I started out with a 800 dollar budget and deicded to expand it to allow for more power.
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Is that your total system budget?

You can get a good power supply for your system for between $60 and $100, though you could go up to $150 if you were to get something like the SeaSonic X650 or X660, which would allow SLI and have all the bells and whistles.
post #10 of 11
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Is that your total system budget?

You can get a good power supply for your system for between $60 and $100, though you could go up to $150 if you were to get something like the SeaSonic X650 or X660, which would allow SLI and have all the bells and whistles.
Just for my own reference, would an Antec TP-650 provide antiquate power for GTX 570s in SLI? I know the rest of the system is important as well, but imagine an average, if there is such a thing, system.
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