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i3 2130, gigabyte Z77, one HDD, 4GB RAM, couple of USB devices, and 2x 5850's

Would 600W cover that, or should I go 650W ?
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post #2 of 40
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Originally Posted by dogbiscuit View Post

i3 2130, gigabyte Z77, one HDD, 4GB RAM, couple of USB devices, and 2x 5850's

Would 600W cover that, or should I go 650W ?

You can find out how much power you need with this http://extreme.outervision.com/

But i would say 650 to 750 watts is what you sould be looking at
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post #3 of 40
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

You can find out how much power you need with this http://extreme.outervision.com/

But i would say 650 to 750 watts is what you sould be looking at

That^^ and i think you are well covered. also after you have known how much you want. go ahead and have a look Here to see if your psu is in the list or not... Have fun
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post #4 of 40
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Well, the calculator tells me my system would only use 473W with everything at 100% load.

Wouldn't a good quality 500/550W unit be OK ?
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post #5 of 40
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Originally Posted by dogbiscuit View Post

Well, the calculator tells me my system would only use 473W with everything at 100% load.

Wouldn't a good quality 500/550W unit be OK ?

550 watts then is min but i would feel better with a little more then that if it where me

Anything from this list you can pick and be sure its not crap http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Something like the Super Flower Golden King Pro 600W would be very good but its not cheap by any means

The Silverstone Strider Plus Silver 600W or the FSP Aurum 600W could also be something if you can find any of those 3?
Edited by shilka - 3/20/13 at 3:32pm
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post #6 of 40
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Yes I will be looking through that list for recommendations thanks.
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What websites will u be buying from? and are you in the USA?
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post #8 of 40
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Oh the UK, probbly ebay or amazon - I'm cheap and lazy. I don't need the best enthusiast gear, just something reliable.
Edited by dogbiscuit - 3/20/13 at 5:14pm
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If you want ultra quiet then this is very good http://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Quiet-Dark-Power-650W/dp/B007Z1DOX2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1363824848&sr=8-2

This is also very good http://www.amazon.co.uk/Super-Flower-SF600P14PE-80plus-Golden-Platinum/dp/B0071OU4NG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1363824953&sr=8-6

But those are not the cheapest you can find so the question is can or will you spend that much?
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post #10 of 40
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It's impossible to really tell how a thing will work out anyway, I've got cheapo PSU's that are really quiet, I had a quality one that was noisy, my cheapo's have been going for a couple of years now with no problem. Still, the more gear I power, the more a blow out would cost me so something decent may be needed - but not as pricey as those boys you linked to.
I just saw that the Dark Power 850 I was watching on ebay went for £48. A nice bargain like that would do me.
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