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post #1 of 11
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Hi all

I'm bulding new comp and was wondering what psu do i need?

Components:

CPU - FX-6100
MOBO - Sabertooth 990FX
GPU - Zoltec GF 460
HDD - Samsung 1TB 7200RPM 32MB S300 3.5"
DVD - Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD-RW SATA
Cooling - Akasa Venom VooDoo
Case - Corsair Carbide Series 400R

Just wondering if 500W is enough or do i need to go for 600/700W??

Tks for all the help
post #2 of 11
It is enough for that setup but doesnt leave room if you wanted a sli setup in the future, something to keep in mind...
Edited by l3ubba - 5/15/12 at 7:09am
post #3 of 11
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Tks l3ubba, was thinking about 600-700W anyway. Dont know if i will do any sli, but it safer to have some room for improvements.
post #4 of 11
IMO ..PSU Is the important thing in the computer..If you think you'll be ..err expanding/heavy duty OCing..
A quality 800-1000w unit would be good.I'm a fan of "single rail"..some have enough amps on the multi-rail..some don't.
 
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post #5 of 11
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Hmm idk really, for sure will want to OC the cpu a little, but thats about it. PSU is giving me the most problem now. dont know which one i should buy lol.
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

IMO ..PSU Is the important thing in the computer..If you think you'll be ..err expanding/heavy duty OCing..
A quality 800-1000w unit would be good.I'm a fan of "single rail"..some have enough amps on the multi-rail..some don't.

Judging from his components, he won't need anywhere near ~800 not even if he SLIs that 460.

Besides going for a "single rail" ~800+ unit is a bad idea when the 12V has to supply >45A, it could easily pose a risk. Multi rail is what I would prefer for large hefty PSUs, but if it's only ~550-600w unit then it's fine. smile.gif

OP: I'd suggest a nice 80+ Gold modular PSU such as the Corsair AX650 or the SeaSonic X series. General rule of thumb, never skimp on the PSU. biggrin.gif
Edited by dipanzan - 5/16/12 at 12:07am
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Originally Posted by dipanzan View Post

Judging from his components, he won't need anywhere near ~800 not even if he SLIs that 460.
Besides going for a "single rail" ~800+ unit is a bad idea when the 12V has to supply >45A, it could easily pose a risk. Multi rail is what I would prefer for large hefty PSUs, but if it's only ~550-600w unit then it's fine. smile.gif
OP: I'd suggest a nice 80+ Gold modular PSU such as the Corsair AX650 or the SeaSonic X series. General rule of thumb, never skimp on the PSU. biggrin.gif

+1 for Corsair AX650 thumb.gif
post #8 of 11
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Hmmm, well I bought Corsair GS800 80+. Hope that's a good one. Don't want to know if I made mistake with this one wink.gif lol.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Suzzuka View Post

Hmmm, well I bought Corsair GS800 80+. Hope that's a good one. Don't want to know if I made mistake with this one wink.gif lol.

You could have done better for the money. 550 - 650W is all you need if you SLI in the future. (Hell you could even SLI 680's on a quality 650W). You could've gotten a higher efficiency (silver, gold) 650W PSU for the same price or maybe slightly less depending on brand.


EDIT: Quick example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121094

Probably the absolute best 550W you can buy.
Edited by iinversion - 5/16/12 at 1:53am
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

IMO ..PSU Is the important thing in the computer..If you think you'll be ..err expanding/heavy duty OCing..
A quality 800-1000w unit would be good.I'm a fan of "single rail"..some have enough amps on the multi-rail..some don't.
Posts like these are very misleading, there's absolutely no reason to get a PSU that powerful for the system mentioned in the OP even with SLI taken into consideration in which case a 600-650 watt PSU would be plenty with ease. On top of that it's recommended to get a multi-rail PSU at or above 750 watts because of the safety net it provides in the event of a short that would cause excessive power draw on the rail.

The idea is that you buy a PSU to fit what you plan to build, not for a bunch of what-if's that will likely never happen because then it just ends up being a waste of money.
Edited by bR0ken_pr0Jector - 5/16/12 at 12:10pm
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