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This is going into a consumers pc. Whats the lowst watt psu i can get away with?

Asus p6t motherboard
core i7 920 no oc
6gb ddr3 1600mhz
gtx 260 watercooled no oc
Pump 4 120mm fans
3-4 Hard drivesdvd drive

What watt psu can i get away with and still have piece of mind everything will be ok.

Thanks for the help
    
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Originally Posted by Gamerface View Post
This is going into a consumers pc. Whats the lowst watt psu i can get away with?

Asus p6t motherboard
core i7 920 no oc
6gb ddr3 1600mhz
gtx 260 watercooled no oc
Pump 4 120mm fans
3-4 Hard drivesdvd drive

What watt psu can i get away with and still have piece of mind everything will be ok.

Thanks for the help
Excellent 400W unit or a solid 450W.
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Right now, the sweet spot in pricing is for the 600 watt models from the sales I've been seeing. You can often find high quality 600 watt for $50, so I don't think there's any reason to get a lower wattage psu. A 600 watt will be powerful enough to follow you into your next rig as well.
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think big, and plan for upgrades...

I would suggest a quality psu ~750w (modular if possible)
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Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy View Post
think big, and plan for upgrades...

I would suggest a quality psu ~750w (modular if possible)
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thanks everyone
Don't go by that 750W suggestion.. he doesn't know what he's talking about but feels compelled to post.. 750W will run dual GTX 570s on that platform.
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Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin View Post
Don't go by that 750W suggestion.. he doesn't know what he's talking about but feels compelled to post.. 750W will run dual GTX 570s on that platform.
Not true, always buy a PSU slightly higher than your needs for future upgrades. Which is what the guy was enforcing...

But based on the OP's question: "what's the lowest watt psu i can get away with?" a 450 would be fine for his needs, but i'd feel safer with 600 myself.
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post #8 of 11
I think you should buy the PSU in my for sale thread.

It's a 750w Seasonic built PC Power & Cooling power supply. (825w peak) Well more than enough power and its quiet too. Has enough to hook up 2 dual pcie connector cards or 4 single connector ones.

Overkill? Yeah a little, but its always better to have too much than not enough.

Please note that the rating on a power supply DOES NOT mean thats how much power its going to supply constantly. That is the capacity of how much IT CAN supply.
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post #9 of 11
I'd either go with a 600W! Or plan ahead for Sli/CFX and go for 850W
750W imo is too big for a single GPU, and a bit low power for Sli.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin View Post
He was not 'enforcing' anything.. read the OP and stop giving **** advice, you're not helping anyone.

GTX 260 ~ 180W
stock Nehalem ~ 130W
everything else he listed <70W

^and that's with everything at full load.
I see you only partially quoted me, and please don't speak to me like that when i clearly was helping him. Dunno who you think you are.
 
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