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So here's what i want to put in my PC when i build it
my only problem is determining what power supply i should get
what is a good rule of thumb to follow when it comes to buying a power supply for a pc ?
Are there any factors that go into determining what you should get or how many watts and such ?


Thanks for the answer btw

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Posted on Thu Jul 18, 2013 08:00:08
Normally you find out how many watts the system will need at full load... And then get something about 25% more then what you need.

You may be able to run the system with a 450 watt psu. But that all depends on what you plan on sticking to it. Anyone else want to shed some light also?

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Posted on Sat Jul 20, 2013 06:40:16
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Normally you find out how many watts the system will need at full load... And then get something about 25% more then what you need.

You may be able to run the system with a 450 watt psu. But that all depends on what you plan on sticking to it. Anyone else want to shed some light also?


If you look at the link, it lists all the things i want in my build

But incase you didnt look, ill tell you

Antec mid tower with usb 3.0
MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming LGA 1155 Intel Motherboard
GeForce GTX 660 Video Card
Intel i7 3.5Ghz (3.9ghz turbo)
G.Skill ram sticks 2x8gb - 16gb total
2x2TB hard-drives

& probably replace the stock fans in the tower for something a bit more stronger

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Posted on Sat Jul 20, 2013 07:28:03
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By GrkManga49 [10856]
Normally you find out how many watts the system will need at full load... And then get something about 25% more then what you need.

You may be able to run the system with a 450 watt psu. But that all depends on what you plan on sticking to it. Anyone else want to shed some light also?


If you look at the link, it lists all the things i want in my build

But incase you didnt look, ill tell you

Antec mid tower with usb 3.0
MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming LGA 1155 Intel Motherboard
GeForce GTX 660 Video Card
Intel i7 3.5Ghz (3.9ghz turbo)
G.Skill ram sticks 2x8gb - 16gb total
2x2TB hard-drives

& probably replace the stock fans in the tower for something a bit more stronger


I did take a look at the link. I managed to get 450 watts min from it. What I was referring to when It said it all depends on what your sticking in it, is if you plan on sticking more stuff then the ones you listed in there. Let's say in the future you plan on adding more hard drives or adding another graphics card, naturally, you'd want a bigger psu.

You'll be fine if you get a 550 watt power supply if your skeptical on running near the peak capacity. 550 watts will be more then enough to power your system.

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Posted on Sat Jul 20, 2013 16:36:11
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Normally you find out how many watts the system will need at full load... And then get something about 25% more then what you need.

You may be able to run the system with a 450 watt psu. But that all depends on what you plan on sticking to it. Anyone else want to shed some light also?


If you look at the link, it lists all the things i want in my build

But incase you didnt look, ill tell you

Antec mid tower with usb 3.0
MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming LGA 1155 Intel Motherboard
GeForce GTX 660 Video Card
Intel i7 3.5Ghz (3.9ghz turbo)
G.Skill ram sticks 2x8gb - 16gb total
2x2TB hard-drives

& probably replace the stock fans in the tower for something a bit more stronger


I did take a look at the link. I managed to get 450 watts min from it. What I was referring to when It said it all depends on what your sticking in it, is if you plan on sticking more stuff then the ones you listed in there. Let's say in the future you plan on adding more hard drives or adding another graphics card, naturally, you'd want a bigger psu.

You'll be fine if you get a 550 watt power supply if your skeptical on running near the peak capacity. 550 watts will be more then enough to power your system.


Alright thanks for the tips

I got one more question though:
What is a good rule of thumb when it comes to buying a psu for a computer build ?
How do you determine whats "enough"

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Posted on Tue Jul 23, 2013 08:11:49
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By Dave_ [77503]
By GrkManga49 [10856]
Normally you find out how many watts the system will need at full load... And then get something about 25% more then what you need.

You may be able to run the system with a 450 watt psu. But that all depends on what you plan on sticking to it. Anyone else want to shed some light also?


If you look at the link, it lists all the things i want in my build

But incase you didnt look, ill tell you

Antec mid tower with usb 3.0
MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming LGA 1155 Intel Motherboard
GeForce GTX 660 Video Card
Intel i7 3.5Ghz (3.9ghz turbo)
G.Skill ram sticks 2x8gb - 16gb total
2x2TB hard-drives

& probably replace the stock fans in the tower for something a bit more stronger


I did take a look at the link. I managed to get 450 watts min from it. What I was referring to when It said it all depends on what your sticking in it, is if you plan on sticking more stuff then the ones you listed in there. Let's say in the future you plan on adding more hard drives or adding another graphics card, naturally, you'd want a bigger psu.

You'll be fine if you get a 550 watt power supply if your skeptical on running near the peak capacity. 550 watts will be more then enough to power your system.


Alright thanks for the tips

I got one more question though:
What is a good rule of thumb when it comes to buying a psu for a computer build ?
How do you determine whats "enough"



bigger is always better.

especially if its for gaming. just go as big as you can. my current rig has an Antec 620 in it, and i still want to bump up to 750-800w and imho, the price increase isnt all that bad. i paid less than $100AUD for mine, and the Modular version was only $5 more (still trying to understand why i didnt get it)

also, use this to help figure it out.

www.thermaltake.outervision.com/

Asus, MSI, Thermaltake and Coolermaster all have their own PSU calculators, its just all about finding one you like. but they all do the same job


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