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Windows 7: How many watts would my pc need? help!!?


28 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How many watts would my pc need? help!!?

here are my pc's specs

hard disk:
hitachi 500gb sata3
western digital 80gb sata

ram:
gskill ripjaws 4gb dd3 with heatsink

processor:
amd trinity a10-5800k 4.2ghz fm2 black edition, stock heat sink and fan

motherboard:
gigabyte ga-f2a75m-d3h

video card:
sapphire hd 6670 1gb gddr5 128bit

2x 80mm fan, 1x 120mm fan

*it is running in dual graphics mode (amd radeon hd 7660d + 6670 dual graphics)

im currently using a GENERIC 600w psu..(i read from some articles that a generic psu can only handle 250w of power, dont know if its true .. I play games like bf3, skyrim, assassins creed3, black ops 2 and run it in high settings

judging from my specs and heavy gaming,do i need to buy a non-generic/branded psu like hec, huntkey etc? or continue using my generic psu?

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28 Dec 2012   #2

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I'd plug all that into this: eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

Also, I would go with a good PSU since you have some quality parts. a generic psu will get you by, but a good psu will have overvolt protection. Also note to make sure you get a power supply with at least 10% extra headroom so you aren't running at full capacity full time and since PSU's will degrade over time.
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28 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
I'd plug all that into this: eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

Also, I would go with a good PSU since you have some quality parts. a generic psu will get you by, but a good psu will have overvolt protection. Also note to make sure you get a power supply with at least 10% extra headroom so you aren't running at full capacity full time and since PSU's will degrade over time.
thanks! furthermore my pc restarted 3 times randomly this day, i dont know if its processor, vidcard, ram, motherboad or psu that caused it.. what can i do to determine the problem?

and if i buy a branded psu, is hec cougar cougar 600w atx psu okay?
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28 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Stick with Corsair, Seasonic or Antec for the PSU. Also, make sure whatever you pick out is at least 80+ or better, ie 80+ Bronze, Silver, Gold. 550-600w will be more than plenty.
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28 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64 (both laptops)
 
 

My build has a 750w PSU. At max (CPU-100% GPU-100%) my computer fluxuates between 400-420. Obviously 750 was an overkill.
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28 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

"I'd rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it"...........wise words
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29 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

a true rated psu then! thank you for all the reply and suggestions. happy holidays!s
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