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i5 2500K
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MSI 560 Ti OC Edition
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G-Skill 16GB 1600 Mhz RAM (4GB x 4)
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Avermedia Game Broadcaster HD Capture Card (PCI-E)
ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card (PCI)


Things that may require more power that I'm considering:

Overclocking 2500K to 4.5Ghz
Overclocking 560 Ti


What is the bare minimum I can safely run this with? I tried 4-5 wattage calculators which greatly varied in their read outs.

Thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 31
400w

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post #3 of 31
Get yourself a quality 650 w 80 Plus Gold PSU and call it a day.

That will give you headroom for overclocking both CPU and GPU and even to upgrade to a top of the line GPU later if you want. Besides, being 80 Plus Gold will give you efficiency and last long while taking good care of your components.

The Seasonic X650 or the Corsair AX650 are good bets.
 
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http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
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Land the Capstone 450 and be merry
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post #6 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by tpi2007 View Post

Get yourself a quality 650 w 80 Plus Gold PSU and call it a day.

That will give you headroom for overclocking both CPU and GPU and even to upgrade to a top of the line GPU later if you want. Besides, being 80 Plus Gold will give you efficiency and last long while taking good care of your components.

The Seasonic X650 or the Corsair AX650 are good bets.

This exactly.
post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by PR-Imagery View Post

This exactly.

No he can get a 2nd 560Ti w/ a 650w, That isn't answering his question at all.

This is a heavily OC'd 580 LE:

Prime & Furmark: 480w / 89% = 427w
Gaming (BF3): 395w / 89% = 351w

So a 560Ti or even a 570, can be done on a 450w, Large OC's included.
Edited by jagz - 3/29/12 at 5:56pm
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post #8 of 31
500w - 550w.

I barely use 550w with 2x 6950 OC and 2500K @ 4.5Ghz when gaming.
post #9 of 31
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Yes, I should have been more clear and that is my fault.

This is a budget Rig. I actually have a Corsair AX-750 right now but I need to sell it to finish buying the last few parts so I'm looking for the cheapest, yet dependable way to power the Rig. If 400-450w will do it just fine, then that's all I need. If I upgrade in the future, I will have to buy a new case anyway because this one can't fit any more GPU's or HDD's.
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post #10 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melee View Post

Yes, I should have been more clear and that is my fault.
This is a budget Rig. I actually have a Corsair AX-750 right now but I need to sell it to finish buying the last few parts so I'm looking for the cheapest, yet dependable way to power the Rig. If 400-450w will do it just fine, then that's all I need. If I upgrade in the future, I will have to buy a new case anyway because this one can't fit any more GPU's or HDD's.

If you're looking for cheap and decent, you could grab something like the 550w OCZ ZS or Corsair CX500 V2. They're not amazing, but they're reliable enough and they'll get the job done for cheap.
Edited by nubbinator - 3/29/12 at 6:20pm
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