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1000W or 1200W?

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Hi. I'm new here, so please let me know if I do anything wrong.

I'm going to be building a new rig and need to figure out how big a PSU I need.

Here's the planned specs. Forgive the names, copy/paste from NewEgg.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0)

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

HDD:
1. Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
2. SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
3. 1.5 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD (old drive, for backup and emergency boot)

PSU: ?????

Optical Drive: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B – OEM

Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM

Monitors: 1. Samsung 22" @ 1680x1050 2. Samsung 23" @ 2048x1152

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP

Peripherals:
Razer DeathAdder
Razer Black Widow Ultimate
Razer Carcharias
Logitech Flight Stick
Insignia desktop speakers
Please note I plan to SLI the 580 in the future.

Any and all help is appreciated!

Oh, and these were the two I was looking at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139007

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139014

Thanks!
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post #2 of 32
Why such a stupidly high wattage when a 550w psu would be enough?

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post #3 of 32
Corsair TX 750, or any other good 750 watt PSU will run that rig with ease even with the 2nd card.
    
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post #4 of 32
Quality 650w unit will suffice. 1000-1200w is really if you plan to get three gtx 580s.

edit: for sli, like most are suggesting, 850w.
Edited by wermad - 8/5/11 at 3:35pm
post #5 of 32
Your good with a quality 700w bro.. and with that u can sli/crossfire too
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post #6 of 32
You do NOT need anything over 650. If you went 2 GPUs maaaaybe then you might need one. Look at my sig rig, I only run 650 on that. This one is perfect, and probably cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371044

If you really want more or you think you might need more

Pick up this one which is "compatible with your CPU"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371026
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post #7 of 32
Get a quality 850w psu in case you want to ever sli that 580 with another and you will have plenty of overclocking headroom.
post #8 of 32
I would go with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9015&Tpk=ax850
1000w is way overkill. You could probably get away with even ax750 if you go sli
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post #9 of 32
1000W or 1200W would be overkill for SLI 580s. A quality 750-850W PSU would suffice.
post #10 of 32
Corsair AX850 would be #1 to use.
Also that sound card... hope you not planning to buy it? As there is much better ones out there.

Also don't see a CPU cooler, stock just dont cut.
    
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