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Build Advice How much power do i need? Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by james888, 14 Mar 2011.

  1. james888

    james888 What's a Dremel?

    13 Mar 2011
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    I'm in the USA. The system I've designed costs $1125 or, about, 700 pounds. I made it kinda in between the February 2011 buying guides Enthusiast overclocker and Gaming workhorse with, of course, my own input. They used a 650 watt power supply on both but online calculators (which aren't perfect) say I need at least 750 watts. I might upgrade some components.

    So how much power do I need? 650-750?
    Any build suggestions?

    Here's the system:

    • COOLER MASTER HAF 912 ATX midtower case
    • ASUS Black 24X 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner
    • Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W (Should I instead go for a 650 watt? :confused: )
    • Intel Core i5-2500K Desktop Processor
    • Asus SABERTOOTH P67 motherboard (All reviews I've read say the cover does work some. I can always take it off. Want a bit-tech review of it. Has yet to come out anyway.)
    • MSI Hawk GeForce GTX 460 (factory overclocked to 1GB)
    • A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory
    • Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard drive
    • Widows 7 home premium oem 64 bit
    • Scythe "KAZE Q" Fan Controller
    • COOLER MASTER Intel GeminII S (motherboard does best with a top down cooler)
    • COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 200mm (2 of them for haf 912)

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