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How much PSU and UPS do I need (Specifications given)

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I am about to build my new rig.
Usage:-- Gaming and Music Recording.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Processor: AMD FX6100

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 EVO

RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB 1600 mHz X 2

Graphics card: Sapphire HD 7750 1GB GDDR5

HDD: WD Blue 1TB (Wish to add another 1 TB in future)

SSD: Kingston 32 GB

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 412 Slim

DVD Burner: LG GH24NS72

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat with additional 4 fans.

Monitor: Dell IN2030M

Speakers: Altec Lansing MX6021

Keyboard: Logitech K200

Mouse: Belkin M100

Other Components: Roland Quad-Capture USB 2.0 Audio Interface (For Music Recording). Will use Rode NT2-A condenser microphone, which will be powered up (phantom power) by the Audio Interface. So basically, I think, they both will consume some amount of power from PSU. 2.5 GB external HDD will also be used.

PSU: (preferably corsair. Not sure about how much wattage I need)

UPS: (Preferably APC. Not sure how much VA/watt I need)



HDD, SSD, CPU cooler, USB 2.0 Audio Interface and the condenser microphone have already been bought. Will use my old keyboard and mouse.

I know more the PSU will be stronger in wattage, more it will let itself and other components stay cool enough. I know its good if I keep a safe margin between required wattage and available wattage. But considering the fact that I am going to build a mid range gaming rig, how much of wattage (PSU) I really need to keep the whole system real cool even on overclocking? worriedsmiley.gif

Also, how much of VA/watt (UPS) do I need? worriedsmiley.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-3470 ASUS P8Z77-V Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1 GB GDDR5 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital LG GH24NS72 Cooler Master Hyper 412 Slim windows 7 ultimate 64 bit Edition 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell IN2030M Logitech K200 SeaSonic S12II-520 Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat Transparent Side P... 
MouseAudioOther
Belkin M100 Altec Lansing's Expressionist Ultra MX6021 Roland QUAD-CAPTURE: USB 2.0 Audio Interface 
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GRANDARIG
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-3470 ASUS P8Z77-V Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1 GB GDDR5 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital LG GH24NS72 Cooler Master Hyper 412 Slim windows 7 ultimate 64 bit Edition 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell IN2030M Logitech K200 SeaSonic S12II-520 Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat Transparent Side P... 
MouseAudioOther
Belkin M100 Altec Lansing's Expressionist Ultra MX6021 Roland QUAD-CAPTURE: USB 2.0 Audio Interface 
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The sweet spot here for the PSU is about 400W because your video card doesn't add much to the power draw at all.  You could even use a ~350W PSU like SeaSonic's 360W G Series and still be more than fine.  This does not mean that you should get a 450W or a 550W just to be safe.

 

I recommend not limiting yourself to Corsair.  They're not the best.  Plus, when it comes to PSUs, it's not about brand names.

 

The VA you will need is up to 600.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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