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Hey guys, I was wondering which power supply I would need to choose between a 500 or 600 watt PSU. Right now I plan on having an I5 2500k with a gtx 560 to. I don't plan on doing any overclocking or changing anything, would a 500 PSU work fine?
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As long as it is a decent brand, then 500w is more than enough.
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even 400w would do fine if you dont oc....
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What they said. I tend to use alot of These two Antec PSU's

So far they have worked great in budget gaming builds, best part is they are Continually rated PSU's so they can peak at higher than the rated wattage.. One site got the 620w to pull just over 700w before it started to have issue's.
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Hey guys, I was wondering which power supply I would need to choose between a 500 or 600 watt PSU. Right now I plan on having an I5 2500k with a gtx 560 to. I don't plan on doing any overclocking or changing anything, would a 500 PSU work fine?

500W PSU would be fine, but stick with a reputable brand.
 
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Check out the link my description, OP.
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When in doubt, install this program. Created by a fellow member here.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1140534/psu-calc-final-release
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I already have it installed so I went ahead and ran it using the information you provided. An i5 sandy bridge overclocked 40% or more and a GTX 560ti overclocked and over volted required 500w. To be on the safe side, I would get a solid 550-600w.

Using that program, I am supposedly running about 865w under max load for my main rig. I burnt through 2 Corsiar HX850's in less then 3 months. After that Corsair upgraded me to the HX1050.

Give yourself some leeway.
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post #9 of 9
560 Ti = 200w on 12v
2500k = 125w on 12v

need at the bare minimum, 325w on the 12v
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