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How much power do I need?

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I am looking to build a computer and overclock it with the following parts

Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...atedMark=False

Leaning toward the $189 Sapphire as it is cermaic and has more heat sensors being that I plan on overclocking everything... But really could not tell a difference between all the boards listed

CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849

GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121466

RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220597

HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148725

Also need to leave some buffer for eventually adding 1/2 more video cards and another set of ram down the road.
post #2 of 4
A solid 550 Watt will be more than enough power for your needs.

Take a look at this list to get an idea of what you need:
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
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Western Digital Blue Corsair H80 Windows 8 Pro Iinc 28" 
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AMD Athlon 64 x2 6400+ @3.4ghz MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+ 790FX Saphire reference ATI Radeon HD4850 @stock G-skill 2x2 DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
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Ended up going with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341018. 700W probably a bit of overkill for now, but will ensure sufficient buffer for overclocking and dropping more ram and graphic card in. Also recommended unit with a rebate
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